I am sorry for the inconvenience but I don’t have the time to read this anymore and have lost interest in the concept. I believe that it would benefit your book more if I did not skim your book and write a rushed review. Again, I am sorry for the inconvenience.
Christopher Halt has done a wonderful job of weaving a story of supernatural beings trying to blend in with our society in The Angriest Angel. For decades everything has been fine until now when anger begins to infect their tranquil existence.
Great storyline and well-written characters. I hope to read more by this author in the future.
The MC of this story is Chase, and I can't connect to him at all. Sure he can resist the aliens, but he's so messed up, and shallow and the ADHD didn't help him at all. The aliens are odd, and they don't feel like why fit the story and I had a terrible, terrible time trying to finish this book. I almost didn't pass you a review on it, because I just struggled with this one so much!
I had a few issues with this book, first I never got super hooked, with that being said it wasn’t a bad story. The main character was ok, maybe other readers would enjoy this more but it wasn’t my cup of tea. I enjoyed reading about ADHD, there is a lot of that in the story, so reading Ana seeing things from that perspective was a plus. Thanks for the copy!
This was a decent story about aliens living among us on Earth with some action, some danger, and a hint at romance. The POVs were well-written and all felt different, and Chase's stood out the most. The book just wasn't really for me though.
I disliked Chase, not because of his criminal activity or sarcasm or rule breaking, but because of how he treated Avery for most of the book. He kept saying things to her that I think he thought were compliments, but to me they just sounded vaguely (or not so vaguely) condescending and like his mindset was, "I'm a man and you're a woman, therefore you should want my approval, so I'm going to give it to you in bits and pieces to keep you wanting more." Which is fine, characters don't have to be perfect people, but it still hindered my enjoyment some. Eventually his compliments and kindness did start to seem more genuine at least. And even if I didn't like him much, I found him believable and his POV somewhat interesting.
Avery was the opposite: likeable enough---pretty, kind, smart---but not super interesting.
Some things were a bit silly, like when the aliens panicked because, "He heard us speaking our home language! He's going to know we're different!" But they were just speaking Latin.
There was a lot about ADHD since both the main character and the author have it, and I enjoyed learning about that and seeing through that perspective.
Overall, I had some issues and never got super hooked, but it wasn't a bad story, the main character felt believable, and others may enjoy it more.
I really did struggle to read this.
The editing was so poor that at times I had to walk away.
I realise I might be in the minority and the story itself was reasonable.
But sometimes poor editing and grammar can be unforgiveable.
This was an amazing story and an amazing trilogy. I didn't know what to expect with the title because it sounds like a child's story. But it certainly isn't (in a good way)! Halt's story is one of the most unusual I've ever read and I couldn't put it down. Then I promptly read the next two in the series and they did not disappoint.
The main character is unconventional, to say the least. The aliens, who are central to the story, are different than those generally seen in movies and read about in books. That's not to say some aren't sinister. To say they're frustrated by their inability to influence the main character is an understatement and forms a central part of the story.
And then there's the love between the main character and a beautiful alien. Many obstacles are put in their way. How will it all end?
I strongly recommend this book. It is unlike anything you have ever read.
DNF. I didn't like any of the main characters. While ADHD is explored it was also used by the character not to tale responsibility for his action. The angel part is secondary and is the best part. But instead we get scenes on a seedy bar with someone who fights people and lacks empathy (which is something people with ADHD I know have.).
I was really disappointed in this story.
The main character was unlikable. The aliens were one-dimensional. The character development was non-existent and the female alien, Avery, had more focus put on her beauty than her skills. Ugh. That's a tired story that in this day and age should be eliminated.
The concept of ADHD as a benefit to the character against aliens is really cool. I'm sorry to say that the story itself just fell flat for me.
Interesting story that subtly incorporates societal issues and social norms through reality and science fiction. The main character, Chase, has ADHD and is likable and misunderstood, as so many who live with ADHD are. He is impulsive, witty, and always seems to be getting stuck in a trap of his own making.
The plot is multidimensional yet everything comes together for these characters in the end. A great way to look at and learn about ADHD in a fictional way, well done.
For the life of me I just couldn't read this book. I DNF at 26%. The story took too long to get into, I was bored. After 2 attempts I decided it just wasn't for me.
Sorry, this was a DNF for me at 58%. The story was interesting and the characters were engaging... but everything moved along too slowly. Than you for the reading opportunity!
Mysterious and captivating, The Angriest Angel hooked me from the beginning. The characters are well developed and they all pulled at my heartstrings. Wonderful job!
I found this book very hard to read and even harder to enjoy. The story centers around a man with a learning disability and initially with his troubles with drugs, alcohol, and crime. He is a very unsympathetic character and I kept wondering where the author was going with him. It turned out there are these aliens with psi power who are interested in him because, unlike most humans, he can resist their psi powers. The aliens are particularly badly drawn. They spontaneously spout Latin as if this is something an alien would do, Mostly they behave just like humans and have no interesting features whatsoever. The characters in this book are weak, the plot is very thin, and the world building is nonexistent. Do yourself a favor and don’t read this book.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this title for an honest review.
This one was just an ok book,but just did not work for me. It seemed like a just set up to sell book 2. The premise was ok but the story never grabbed me like it should have. I felt the story has no "meat" and did not give the reader the ability to do and thinking. The characters were shallow and I just could not get to the point I liked any of them. The premise is good just not well executed.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it had what I was looking for in a mystery. I thought that the main character was well written and I thought that the story was unique and well written.
Interesting story and well written but exceedingly poorly edited. It was actually a problem in reading what was really a unique story of living with ADHD but set in a world with embedded aliens. Sounds strange but the story actually works and is quite interesting. The central character is high functioning but exceedingly self destructive in almost every aspect of his life. He is brilliant at his job predominantly because he can at times concentrate in a way normal minds can’t and he can see patterns, problems and events in a somewhat unique and different way because of his ADHD.
When he encounters aliens who appear to be human, he is unable to have them control his mind and is thus both intriguing and a potential danger to this society who has learned to control feelings such as anger and hostility. They are highly embedded in the earth society and culture but their ability to control their anger is beginning to weaken.
I really enjoyed the premise as well as the way the problems of ADHD are discussed and explained. Really quite an unexpected read.
This one was alright but just didn’t work for me. It seemed like a set up for another book. The premise was ok but the story never grabbed me like it should have.
Really enjoyed this from the moment I picked this up. Great characters, unpredicable plot, and a lot of suspense.
I found this book captivating and a really easy read. The psychological implications of the psy ability of the "angels" is almost overloading to the character Chase. This book is very thought provoking. I really enjoyed it and look forward to start book 2. Thanks to everyone who helped in this excellent book.