Blaming God for the death of her father, sixteen year old Elizabeth Bridges denounces her faith and vows never to utter His name again. She tries to distance herself from anything spiritual, but the events that occur after an unwanted move make that difficult. First, the dreams come – dreams of evil creatures, and rendezvous with the gorgeous stranger she thinks her mind cBlaming God for the death of her father, sixteen year old Elizabeth Bridges denounces her faith and vows never to utter His name again. She tries to distance herself from anything spiritual, but the events that occur after an unwanted move make that difficult. First, the dreams come – dreams of evil creatures, and rendezvous with the gorgeous stranger she thinks her mind created to escape her miserable life. But her first day at Glacier High proves there’s more to it than that.Elizabeth meets Riel, the boy from her dreams, and he knows more about her than is humanly possible. He says she possesses a coveted gift that all of Hell is clamoring to seize. The monsters she dreams of are real, and they’re battling for her soul. Soon, Elizabeth is thrust into a spiritual realm where she doesn’t know friend from foe. She battles demons in the storage closets of her high school, with Riel, her only protection. Will Elizabeth be able to trust Riel and help him save what matters most, or will they both join forces with darkness and turn their backs forever on the only One who can offer them the love and peace they so deeply desire?...
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saving elizabeth Reviews
I have never been much of a reader until I read the book Saving Elizabeth. The moment that I opened the book and read the first paragraph I was hooked. The book starts out explosive and full of adventure. Throughout the entire book, I found myself wrapped up in each character. The comparison of the characters in the book to our everyday life is so real. Even though we may not be struggling the in the same way that Elizabeth was, the same spiritual battle for our soul is ever present from day to day. Amy Machelle hit a HOMERUN with the book! Hanging on for the next!!!
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He says she possesses a coveted gift that all of Hell is clamoring to seize. The monsters she dreams of are real, and they’re battling for her soul. Soon, Elizabeth is thrust into a spiritual realm where she doesn’t know friend from foe. She battles demons in the storage closets of her high school, with Riel, her only protection.Will Elizabeth be able to trust Riel and help him save what matters most, or will they both join forces with darkness and turn their backs forever on the only One who can offer them the love and peace they so deeply desire?Doesn’t that sound like yummy YA material? I know I LOVED it!MY RATING: 5 out of 5 My Thoughts:When I was asked to participate in this book/blog tour, I was THRILLED. I was worried, however, that I would have to review a bad book. I was WRONG. This book, is now one of my favorites! I’m so excited to be sharing it with you today A wonderfully written, exciting, romantic and adorable story, it kept me reading until the very last page. It was beautiful and inspirational, with important themes, morals, and lessons. A brilliant YA book recommended to any YA, paranormal, Christian, or fantasy reader! A great book for fans of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Halo by Alexandra Adornetto, or Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly.First of all, I loved that it was written from two points of views (Riel and Elizabeth). The *only, and I mean only* thing that bothered me was that my mind was being a bit slow, and it took me a few minutes to realize it was from two points of view. But I loved the double-sided take on the story! As for the characters, I felt that they were so relatable and true. The tests of faith that they went through were admirable and inspiring. There was nothing boring or dull about any character, they were all wonderful. Wonderful. I especially loved Elizabeth and Riel! Another thing that I really liked was the Creator’s helping voice and Lucifer’s evil voice woven into the story, which made Riel’s mission seem more unearthly and angelic, and Elizabeth’s struggles more real. Elizabeth’s and Riel’s struggle with the dark forces, and themselves, makes the novel exciting and thrilling! Demons, dreams, visions, desires, oh my! The story was wonderfully original, with many twists and turns that kept me reading. It was unbelievably adorable and exciting. Elizabeth’s struggle to reassert her faith in God was relatable and touching. Many people today struggle with their faith for different reasons, and it was inspiring to see how Elizabeth got back on her feet and became strong again.Specific Comments (SPOILERS):I really loved the dream/vision aspect of the story, and how Elizabeth knew who Riel was from her dream. And I loved how Riel frantically tried to explain to Elizabeth what was going on with his mission, and how Elizabeth thought he was absolutely crazy, and beautiful. Hehe. I enjoyed the other realistic school elements, like Brad being, well, Brad. It was funny until the party, were I was like “YOU IDIOT BRAD.” I thought Riel was very well composed during that whole situation, while I would have been frantic.I LOVE Riel. One of my new book boyfriends, seriously. I should make a list of those. Anyway, I love his innocence and determination to be good, and to follow God. Although it’s forbidden, I absolutely adored how he fell in love with Elizabeth. It make me “aww” so many times, and the whole “I love you, but I can’t be with you” aspect just killed me! It was even more adorable when he said the only thing that potentially could have made Riel cross over to the dark side was Lucifer’s offer of allowing Elizabeth and Riel to be together. But then I was like, NO! Don’t do it. Kill Lucifer! Thankfully, Elizabeth was there to save the day, though it was insanely evil when Lucifer used her deceased father to lure her out. I loved the ending, and how Riel got another chance with her. But I’m so upset they can’t be together. I seriously can’t wait for the next book *crawls into a corner*.END SPOILERSBOOK TRAILER: I think it’s amazing!Interview:As part of the Saving Elizabeth book/blog tour, I’m proud to be hosting an interview with the author, Amy Machelle:1. If you could describe your book in three words, what would you say?AMY: Oh, wow! I’d like to think it’s inspiring, intriguing, and timeless.2. What was your inspiration for writing Saving Elizabeth? Did you know what it would be like before starting it, or did you figure it out along the way?AMY: I started writing Saving Elizabeth for the girls in my husband’s youth group. I wanted to give them a faith filled paranormal romance, but that’s pretty much all I knew in the beginning. I wish I could say I had some elaborate idea mapped out that I got to work on right away, but that’s just not how it worked for me. I’m a complete pantster, and Saving Elizabeth was more like an elaborate puzzle. I had a few of the pieces in the beginning. I knew I wanted elements of faith, fast paced action, romance, and creatures from the spiritual realm. I just had to find a way to fit the pieces together.3. Did any people or events in your life influence your characters or plot?AMY: There weren’t any specific friends or family members I had in mind while writing. Elizabeth is sort of a combination of people really. She’s strong like my mother, spunky like the girls in our youth group, and stubborn like me. She’s a very human character whose response to tragedy is similar to many of ours. As far as the plot is concerned, I can’t say it was inspired by actual events. I’ve never had conversations with demons, thank goodness, and my parents are still alive. However, I’ve watched friends go through horrible losses, and I do believe there is a spiritual battle between good and evil that takes place for us every day. Saving Elizabeth sheds light on that battle and gives a physical portrayal of what we face spiritually and emotionally.4. Your book is so inspiring and uplifting! What advice would you give someone who has lost their hope or faith?AMY: I’m so glad you were inspired by Saving Elizabeth. I’m not sure this can be considered advice really, but I think it’s important to know that it’s natural to question why certain things happen in our lives. Sometimes, bad things just happen to good people. We won’t always have answers, at least, not this side of eternity. We just have to remember that God is big enough to handle our occasional doubts and insecurities. Questioning does not equal giving up.5. Will there be a sequel? *Crosses fingers hopefully.* Or perhaps another book project?AMY: Yes! There will be a sequel! I’m so glad you’re looking forward to it. Elizabeth has a lot of growing left to do. I can’t wait to continue her story.6. Did you ever think that you would become a writer? What would you say to YA writers trying to publish their own book?AMY: At one point in my life, I seriously considered journalism, but I never imagined I’d be writing YA fiction. My words of advice are simple. NEVER GIVE UP! Rejections will come, but keep pushing forward to reach your dream. Consider the waiting a blessing, for it’s in the waiting that we realize just how tough we are and how beautiful our writing already is.7. Many authors seem to have a preferred writing environment, whether it be outdoors or indoors, whether they listen to music or not, and so on. What is your preferred writing or reading environment?AMY: The only requirement for me is silence. I can write almost anywhere if it’s quiet. 8. What types of books do you like to read in your spare time?AMY: I read anything I can get my hands on if it’s well written and holds my attention. My preference depends on my mood. I love good clean romances, thrillers, young adult fiction, and don’t be surprised if you catch me with a middle grade or children’s book in my hand.Author 1011. Good, sweet male characters or tortured, mysterious male characters? A good, sweet male character with a mysterious side )2. Movies or books? Books3. Books or eBooks? Books at home, e-books on trips4. YA or adult books? YA5. Sweet, savory, or spicy foods? Spicy6. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or water? Coffee & Tea7. Typing or writing by hand? Typing8. Winter or summer? Winter9. Cats or dogs? Dogs10. Teaching or learning? I’m a teacher! Both! lol11. Reading to remember, or reading to forget? “I divide all readers into two classes: Those who read to remember and those who read to forget.” – William Phelps. Reading to forgetThanks again, Amy, for the wonderful interview!A little thinking question: If you ever met an angel, what would you ask them? Leave your thoughts in the COMMENTS!
"Saving Elizabeth" is a story about the struggle between good and evil. Elizabeth is dealing with some life changing issues. First there is the tragic death of her father. He passed away after fighting cancer. Her mother uproots her from her home and friends in California to move to a small town, then she has to deal with the strange dreams and feelings that she is experiencing.Help is on the way in the form of a guardian angel. Gabriel has been assigned to help Elizabeth fight the evil that is trying to win her over to it's side. She has a gift that Lucifer and his minions crave. One of the big obstacles that Elizabeth and Gabriel have to overcome is their blossoming attraction for each other. It is against the rules for a Guardian Angel to have a relationship with his project.The story alternates points of view. Each chapter will be in either Elizabeth or Gabriel's points of view. Amy takes the ending circumstances of the previous chapter and lets us know how the other felt and interpreted the events. It is a very interesting technique. It helps us to better understand the two main characters and their feelings and thoughts.This is a very clean and sweet story. It illustrates the power of Satan and how he tempts and tries humans. There are some powerful statements and illustrations geared to empower teens in their quest to a life overcoming temptation.
I'm totally stoked about Amy Machelle's voice in Saving Elizabeth. Her writing style makes for a terrific read and the story bursts with action from page one. I'm more than excited to see how far this new author will go. She has built a solid story with plenty of angst to keep you reading! A great new addition to the paranormal YA market.
I had the opportunity to read some of the book while she was writing it. I must say I was amazed!! I love Amy's writing style and the story is wonderful. I am in the process of reading the finished book and I love it. Amy is an awesome writer and a very spiritual person. She is a great example to others and I can't wait to read more of her books.Angela Binkerd
Christian fiction-let alone-Young Adult fiction has a small niche and a very select audience. As a whole, secular and religious works and or with strong religious undertones are clearly separated and isolated from each other. Yet authors such as C.S. Lewis and J.R. R. Tolkien have shown that it is indeed possible for works that are spiritual in nature or have Christian allegories and themes can thrive exceptionally well in both markets (Secular and Religious) along with being enjoyed by many different types of people regardless if they are atheists, Christian, or nondenominational. Whether Saving Elizabeth can thrive in a secular as well as a religious market will be discussed in the review. Elizabeth Bridges lost her faith in God after the death of her father and wants nothing to do with any spiritual or religious. Elizabeth’s problems with her faith and coming to grips with the death of her father is very believable and something that many can relate to. The death of the love one is always tragic and sad but for Elizabeth, it turned her whole world upside down. She was taught to believe that God is good and loving yet she is frustrated with the fact that her father was taken away from her. Her prayers for her father to overcome cancer went unheard and Elizabeth blamed God for the death of her father.At the same time, the roles between the mother and daughter changed. Elizabeth for the longest time had to serve as a mother to her own mother who was an emotional wreck after her husband's death. Elizabeth is less than keen on moving away from her familiar places and faces but she doesn’t say anything. Elizabeth’s angst serves as the catalyst for the whole story. She meets a young boy named Riel-who is the gorgeous stranger from her dreams.(view spoiler)[...Spoiler Alert! First of all, I loved the main villain, Lucifer. Nowadays, the Devil himself has been sissified, being turned into this Byronic character. Lauren Kate’s Fallen series is one of the prime example where the Devil is watered down and utterly pathetic. If it is not that, the Devil is shown as being really over the top clichéd villain who just rambles on and on and on. But this is not the case in Saving Elizabeth. The depicting of Lucifer was spot on. He was the suave, charismatic trickster and master deceiver. Yet at the same time, he could instill fear in his minion’s hearts and isn’t afraid to unleash his powers, showing that he is not to be trifled with and poses as a serious legitimate threat to the main heroes in the story. Saving Elizabeth’s version is fairly accurate to the entity in Christianity. Riel AKA the Archangel Gabriel actually sounds like and even behaves for the most part like an angel. A big problem is that young adult fiction has depicted angels-even fallen angels-having the maturity of a bratty teenager. But this isn’t the case for Saving Elizabeth. The ending-which will not be revealed-was brilliantly executed.(hide spoiler)]Earlier in this review, I would say whether or not can Saving Elizabeth thrive both in a secular and religious market. The answer would be yes. In recent years, stories with religious undertones and themes or ideas that drew inspiration from religion are becoming more mainstream and have a huge following behind them. The Ao No Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) manga which revolves around the fact that the main character who is the son of Satan along with demons and exorcist-being very popular in Japan as well as in the US and the U.K. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a fantasy action video-game that is based off the Book of Enoch and other religious texts. El Shaddai is rather quirky but has a small but growing fan base behind it. Saving Elizabeth can do exceptionally well given the chance and with enough promotion. If you are looking for a great YA Christian paranormal romance, I’d recommend Saving Elizabeth.
I've worked so hard to share Elizabeth's story with the world. This novel is my baby, and what kind of mother doesn't brag on her baby? lol Please forgive this moment of shameless plugging, but I'm an author who believes in the message of her work. If I didn't, I wouldn't have submitted it for publication. Saving Elizabeth is my pride. It's my joy. It's my message to the young people of this world. I truly hope Elizabeth's story changes you as much as it has changed me. Enjoy!