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Since man first walked the earth, the Angels of Moirai have watched over them. Born human, they are taught never to feel, never to become attached, and never to become emotionally compromised. Eighteen-year-old Lila Kingston is haunted by dreams of a mysterious angel. Suddenly the dramas of her broken family and the snobby rich kids at her school fail in comparison to theSince man first walked the earth, the Angels of Moirai have watched over them. Born human, they are taught never to feel, never to become attached, and never to become emotionally compromised. Eighteen-year-old Lila Kingston is haunted by dreams of a mysterious angel. Suddenly the dramas of her broken family and the snobby rich kids at her school fail in comparison to the challenges she must face. Hailing from the Angels of Moirai, James Taylor has been entrusted with the fate of lives from around the world for over a thousand years. His sole purpose is to ensure every mortal follows their designated path, but when Lila puts that very purpose at risk, he must make a choice—a choice that ultimately leads to the devastating consequences of a love never meant to exist. The choice was never easy. Those kind of choices never are…...

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  • Christine Delilah (Maramochabooks)
    2018-10-18 00:43

    DNF at 60%I don't know what it was that steered me so far away from this novel. Maybe it was the MC's constant whining about her privileged life, like how her parents wanted to get her an expensive car (which is totally unfair!) and she just wanted a regular one.Could it of been the odd romance that turned me off? There was a scene the MC was heart broken over the fact that her love interest looked at her like a stranger, may I add that they'd only spoken briefly a few times. Perhaps it was the fact that there was more dialogue than description?I'll never know.I'm not going to get into all my problems with this read, but I will say it was very rushed. I think the author had a lot of ideas, but didn't know how to get them out there. The plot and characters definitely needed more work. Overall thoughts:(Received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Athena Shardbearer
    2018-11-11 17:19

    Nope, not for me. DNF @ 45%Such a beautiful cover to such a horrible story. RTC

  • Mercy
    2018-10-27 21:34

    Full Review | Website | TwitterWelcome to the new Twilight. *Sigh*Angels of Moirai had me at its summary since I'm one to fall for the whole angel-like stuff in books, but did it live up to my expectations?I want to first talk about the characters which, in my opinion, had no depth. I couldn't connect to literally any of them and it really impacted the rating from the beginning considering that without connections to characters, I really couldn't care less about what happened throughout the whole story. Lila (aka Bella) was your ordinary teenage drama character who rebelled against her parents because they were too busy and rich to really care for their children. That part is fine because it's logical; if my parents treated me the way the parents treated her, I would have rebelled hardcore (more than I had when I was still a teen). James Taylor (aka Edward) is your typical... (more via website)

  • Ana Esteves
    2018-10-16 21:32

    *The publisher provided this book in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley.*Eighteen-year-old Lila has been rejected by her parents and is currently dreaming about a mysterious angel. She is shocked when she arrives to school one day and sees that angel standing in the parking lot.James Taylor is an Angel of Moirar, he has been taught never to feel and only obey the Creator's ordeers, while assuring the fate of lives from around the world during over a thousand years. His only purpose is to assure that mortals follow their destiny. What he wasn't counting on was to fall in love with Lila, a mortal.What will they do when their love wasn't supposed to happen?This book has some problems in the begginning, despite the fact that the story has an enormous potencial it feels like it advances too quickly and there are some connective scenes missing. I love stories about love at first sight but this happenned way too quickly!I'm not saying that the characthers are not interesting, because they are. Lila's familiar dynamic is all but normal and her mind is quite interesting, as it is discovering who James is and his story. I loved them and all the side characthers that make this story so beautiful.The writing was ok, it had some repetitions where they weren't necessary but it wasn't anything very bad. The descriptions and the ambiance where very interesting and captivating.I have to congratulate the author on her ability to mix several beliefs and create the Angels of Moirai!Taking everything into account this book was good and the story too even though it had it's flaws so I'm planning on giving the next book a chance, I hope it will be better and I'm very curious to see what comes next for these two lovers.This is a good book to all YA fans who like books about angels and love! Give it a try because the story is very good and interesting!On my blog at:http://thebewitchedreader.blogspot.pt...

  • Emma
    2018-11-06 18:37

    I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.First off, the cover is amazing, it's the main reason I requested this book. The book started off really well and then went down hill a little at the half way point. There were quite a few similarities to Twilight. I know books can have similar traits and still be original, but it was in some of the details, so did annoy me a little, there seems to be too many books like that these days.Anyway back to the book at hand. I liked the characters and the writing style. I could have done with more on the setting, I have no clue as to where this takes place other than America, and that's just an educated guess. I wish there was a little more interaction between Lila and James in the beginning. Her feelings just seemed out of no-where. I did seem like it was trying to reflect the connection between Edward and Bella. James was hot and cold with Lila and their relationship was a little odd.I enjoyed the history of the Angels, I just wish there was more of it. I know it's only the first book so hoping there will be more in the next book.The book is aimed at YA readers and if you are a Twilight fan you should like this book.3.5 stars out 5

  • Stacey Kym
    2018-10-23 01:47

    ARC kindly provided by Victory Editing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Review Ok, so I was PRETTY STOKED about getting to read ‘Angles of Moirai’! (Hey! Don't point fingers at my slang! I'm proud to be an Aussie *winks*) I came across it one happy, book-starved day on Netgalley and the cover looked absolutely ENCHANTING! It was so enchanting in fact that I just HAD TO zoom in and then look for a better quality image of the cover so I could just stare at it and then LATER scrutinise every little single bit on it (aka the feathers) and figure out what everything is!I'd also like to clear something up: the Angels of Moirai are MYTHOLOGICAL not BIBLICAL! Their existence stems from the Greek and Roman myths and the Three Fates. This was BOUND to make the novel more interesting!Call me a traditionalist and old-fashioned, but when I opened up the .mobi file and looked through I opening pages (I know strange right?) I saw that the author, Nicole Salmond, had included TABLE OF CONTENTS! I got pretty excited... (I know – weird.) You don't see a table of contents very often in novels these days but I miss seeing them very much. (I admit now: I'm a tiny, itty-bit eccentric...)I loved the author’s style: intriguing, sophisticated, compelling and beautiful. It had that posh school and mystery lingering in the atmosphere which reminded me a lot of Lauren Kate's ‘Fallen’ series and Becca Fitzpatrick's ‘Hush Hush’ series. The style was also a tiny cliché. There was a bad-boy angel and the good-girl human. The novel becomes awesome from the get-go. The author was able to grip my interest and make me read on through a series of flashbacks that left me questioning and curious. I would wonder who exactly this Lila character was and would learn so much about her in a short time. It let me connect with her and forge that funny reader-character bond that made me admire her character, personality and attitude. I loved that the author made the transition from the REAL world as we know it to the FANTASTICAL world a smooth one when Lila learns about the Angels of Moirai from James. Sooooo many fantasy novels often make an abrupt change from one world to the other world for their main characters. I SERIOUSLY dislike this; it is the reason why I rarely give a five star to fantasy novels with angels. But Nicole Salmond has made this novel just right for me.Ok, so there were SLIGHTLY cheesy moments that made this novel seem a bit like Twilight with Bella and Edward: “I am angel, Lila. An angel who has spent over a thousand years watching from a distance what love can do to a man and a woman, a true form of life itself. I was at peace with what I did, my role that I play in this world. I was never to experience the emotions of a human again after my death; we are not designed that way. The moment I saw you in the forest that day… it was like everything I had ever known to be true, suddenly changed, and I began to question everything. I tried endlessly to stay away, to keep my distance, but the more I stayed away, the more I wanted… I needed to be near you. I don’t know what will happen next, but I won’t deny my feelings for you any longer.”At times the novel was bittersweet; very sad, too. It was a LOVELY romance story with that hint of fantasy and paranormalcy that made it A GREAT READ. ‘Angels of Moirai’ was also pretty short; I read it in under 3 hours. It had GREAT PROSE and EXCELLENT GRAMMAR; no spelling mistakes but a few typos.Even though I rates this novel a four star, there really is NOTHING that I hated or disliked about it. I did wish, however, that it could have been better and I felt like the complication of the novel was slightly weak. I also didn't see much I James’ ‘Angel’ world and there really is not as much action in the novel as you would expect. The story was really VERY romantic and concentrated mainly on Lila and James. I, however, DO believe that some more action or drama could have spiced the novel up.The ending and the resolution of the novel was VERY satisfying but also a bit confusing for me: it seemed to drag on a bit. JUST when you thought that the novel ended – and in an awesomely epic way too – it then continued on to the next chapter and brought a bit more drama with it. I did wonder what the point of it was.Congratulations to Nicole Salmond on an EXCELLENT beginning to a series! Rating Plan1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.2 star : Didn't like it, didn't find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.3 star : An average book. Wasn't bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

  • Janelle
    2018-11-04 00:20

    **I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**3 ½ stars Life for 18 year old Lila Kingston has been far from happy…while her family may have a lot of money, it certainly hasn’t bought happiness for her or her little sister Hayley. Raised by maids and nannies, the sisters have always know they may not have their parents around very often, they would always have each other. At the prestigious top school of Eden College, Lila is constantly harassed by the “popular kids”, but she is satisfied with just getting through high school and go to a local college to stay near her sister while she finishes school. However, when Lila’s success-driven parents insist that she fit into the mold they want her in, she rebels and pushes her parents even further away. And when Lila begins having weird yet wonderfully haunting dreams of a beautiful angel whom she is vaguely able to communicate with, she begins thinking she is crazy – that is until he walks into her class, as real as the nose on her face.With the strange and sudden appearance of James – the angel/ boy from Lila’s dreams – she is unexpectedly drawn to him. And bizarre things start happening to Lila now that James has mysteriously emerged from her dreams to her real life – like seeing beautiful lights that no one else can see, sudden bouts of lightening out of the blue, and finding out that not only are angels real, but so are demons. And when James reveals himself to Lila and they begin developing feelings for each other, the two must keep their love a secret – or face the consequences that knowing the future can hold. While James and Lila’s world continues to be flipped upside down, the demons are clandestinely showing up to destroy them and everything they care for…their forbidden love included.Let me start by saying that sci-fi and ya are two of my favorite combinations. Add in a good forbidden love for good measure, and it’s should add up to the right number. Unfortunately, this story – while enjoyable – fell flat in some areas for me. The dialog and conversations were a little stale and at times difficult to follow. I adored the story of James and Lila, but never felt like there was a “why” with regards to their connection or even why James came into Lila’s life. I loved the cliffhanger ending – while they infuriate me, they also tend to peak my interest into the next book in the series.

  • Catina Lewis
    2018-11-12 00:37

    "Angels of Moirai" was about a girl named Lila Kingston. Her and her sister are from a rich family and just like the school she goes to are made up of rich kids, except for her friend Jackie. She has a ton of family drama back at home, she never really sees her parents. But, during lunch Lila accidentally fell asleep so to speak. When she looked up she was still at the school but it was like time had stopped. She was approached by an angel named James, but she didn't know that at the time. James is an Angel of Moirai, his job is to make sure people stay on their fated path. But Lila wants to be different she is swaying from her designed path. James appears at her school and starts to attend there and she is going crazy. Lila and James fall in love, which is a big no no, James is not allowed to have any feelings or be in love. Well the demons noticed just that and to get to him, they get to Lila first. Towards the end everything goes to hell, Lila almost died in the hands of a possessed Dean. James saves her but tells her something he wasn't suppose to tell her and her fate has been altered when it wasn't suppose to. The characters were great, I really felt bad for Lila though, I wish no kid to go threw with never seeing their parents. Their parents are suppose to play a big role in their lives and help guide them. In the end when her parents seemed to have turned around. Her mom texted her something sweet and apologized and said that they will see her soon. The only thing that I didn't like about the book was how it ended. It made me cry for both Lila and James, I hope in the next book they are able to be together again. Everything about the book was great. I truly enjoyed reading this book. I can say that I cannot wait until the second book comes out.

  • Angelspearl
    2018-10-27 20:44

    As you know I like stories about angels and this one was truly no exception, I enjoyed reading about the characters in the book. I wont lie at some point I kept wondering what the point of the story was and if I was doomed to read about a forbidden high school love story and then BAM!! It all went down!It is a very clever plot not like one I have read about before and that for me was what kept me going with the story. It started off a little slow but as the story unfolded it just kept getting better and better.James was just so super awesome, not because he was an angel or anything, his patience and the love he had for Lila was just soothing. I found Lila very annoying, her insecurity and her impulsiveness will teach her a very hard lesson in the story. And you know her heart is in the right place but she just needed to take a step back and think before she acts. Then again I probably would have the same reactions she had. The story is one that reminds you that a forbidden love always has consequences or rather our actions always have consequences/reactions either good or bad.The book ended on quite a lingering note…. I need book 2 as soon as possible as I need to know where the story will lead to.A fantastic read that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end.

  • Steffy
    2018-10-20 18:42

    Review: I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewSadly this book is only getting a 2 stars and the main reason why it lost stars is not even due to the author herself but at the editing. Was this book even professionally edited? If it is the case I believe the author deserves a refund because it felt more like reading a decent fanfiction that an actual book and the reasons are as follow: - The overuse of ‘said’. Every dialogue ends up with he said/she said/I said it was getting extremely annoying. There are over 200 words to use instead of ‘said’ please use them. - The flow of the story and sentence structure. In one paragraph the author refers by name 6 times to ‘Eden College’. 4 of these ‘Eden college’ were not necessaryI could go on with editing issues which really took a toll on the story. I couldn’t help but notice them as I kept on going which may be why I didn’t manage to connect with the characters and found them quite unidimensional.Moreover, even if the story itself had potential it is falling in a lot of the cliché making the story quite predictable. In Conclusion: I had high hopes for this story but the flawed editing, the repetitions, the flat characters and the predictability of the story made it very hard for me to enjoy. I will not continue the series. Stars 2/5

  • Nicole Salmond
    2018-11-01 23:30

    Pre-order your copy now!! Amazon

  • Suzie
    2018-10-17 22:28

    ANGELS OF MOIRAI is one outstanding book! From page one I was captivated with all this book has to offer. I loved how the author was able to weave a paranormal element into a young adult romance. I feel this book has the substance to be turned into an award winning novel. I can see a highly successful series beginning with the strong foundation this book offered. This is the first book I have read by Nicole Salmond but it surely will not be my last. Her unique writing style has earned her a lifelong fan.

  • Emily Jones
    2018-11-05 21:26

    I really liked this book. I've haven't read YA in ages, but glad I picked this one up. Yeah there were a few spelling mistakes but I tend to look past all that and focus on the story. I loved Lila and feel sorry for her. It was a bit of insta love, but I really connected with the characters. The reason why I'm dropping 1 star is because it ends on a major cliffhanger which i hate! But by looking at the next books summary it looks like things are going to get crazy and can't wait to read it.

  • Lovella
    2018-11-02 20:37

    Visit either my Tumblr or Wordpress to see my review!P.S. This post will contain the duet. Enjoy reading!xx Lovs

  • Phoenix
    2018-11-15 23:40

    The fuck? That ending; what the hell??Proper review + rating to come.

  • Jessi
    2018-11-08 00:29

    This book had me sucked in from the start. i read it cover to cover in one sitting. and cannot wait for the second one! Hurry up Nicole! hehe.

  • Yasmine
    2018-10-28 19:28

    Review also appears on: SceneSisters blog*Book: Angels of Moirai (Book one)Author: Nicole SalmondPublished: 18th April 2015Publisher: Victory EditingSource: eARC provided via NetGalleyPages: 370Rating: 2/5 starsLet's start off by saying that I really wanted to love this book, like really. Angels? Great. Epic love story? Sold. And by far my favourite parts of the book were those that focused on the mythology - the contrast between angels and demons - however, unfortunately, there wasn't enough of that in this first novel.Firstly, when I started reading this book, I was intrigued. I liked the opening and the main character seemed interesting in her rejection of her lavish lifestyle, and her pursuit of an actual reciprocal relationship with her parents.However, after the first chapter or so, the storyline devolved into a melodramatic high-school setting full of typical "bitchy" girls and boy-drama. Now, I know this type of plot might appeal to some, however I was hoping for more of a fantasy-heavy book, as opposed to a teen melodrama. Things started to heat up again when the main love interest is introduced - I mean he's an angel for god's sake (pun intended) - however, unfortunately, the spark fizzled out after a couple dozen pages. I think the main problem was that I didn't believe their romance - I couldn't understand the attraction apart from the fact that he was smoking hot? He had barely said two words and suddenly every girl in the school was swooning? Even our main gal Lila struggled to look past his pleasing aesthetic. The book had an intriguing opening and a suitably engaging ending however the entire middle section left me feeling underwhelmed. I found myself willing things to pick up, and apart from a few dark moments, the plot was fairly light and breezy, not the tension I was expecting. If the second book has more of a focus on mythology and a faster-paced plot (which I'm sure it inevitable considering that ending) then I might consider reading the next installment. Ultimately, if you're going into this expecting something similar to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, you'll be disappointed. However, if you're a big fan of dreamy angels and teen romances, then this might just be the book for you, even if it's not my cup of tea.

  • Cindy
    2018-10-24 18:26

    *I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* "I promise you, if I could, I would never leave your side"Lila is a normal girl with a complicated life, her parents travel around the world and think that the material things are the most important, so they have filled the empty spaces in her life with things, Lila tries to live a normal life with all the responsibilities that she has with her sister, she doesn't care about being popular, is more of low profile person, so when a strange event change all and makes her see things that she think doesn't exist, she prefers to no share with anyone till the protagonist of that event appears in the school as a new classmateLila thinks that all is a coincidence, but as the days pass more weird things continue to happen, and then she realized that it's not only destiny, with James the new boy all is more simple for Lila, so they start a friendship, but Lila knows that behind the friendship is something more so she asks to James for the true and the connection of him with the past event in her lifeJames seems to be a normal boy, but in reality he isn't even a human, he's an angel, at the beginning he doesn't even know for what reason Lila can see him, or why the demons are trying to attract her, he only knows that he is capable of everything in exchange for the possibility to spend more time with her and save her of that attacks, so they start to spend more time together and know each other, and they start to feel more sentiments for the other, but Lila knows that the relationship between them can't be eternal and easy, so when James realizes what is the reason for Lily to see him and for what Lila can have that relationship with him all of this is in danger, because Lila takes a decision that can separate them forever without nothing he can do about itThe end of the book leaves you with more expectation for the second part, Nicole writes books that are impossible to stop reading when you start, i think that i really want a little bit more in the end but i understand that is because the book has a continuation, there are a lot of things to resolve in the next books that i hope end with Lila happy.

  • Reviews ofA Shameless Fangirl
    2018-11-06 17:40

    I didn't love this book, which made me sad because based on the description I really thought that I would. We have our protagonist Lila who has been thrown into a life of luxury at the expense of her family, and her freedom. Her parents became obsessed with work, instead of being parents and she and her younger sister had been raised by Nannies ever since. Your classic poor little rich kid beginning, which is fine, or at least it can be.In this case it was not fine. I was annoyed with Lila within the first chapter of the book. From reading this book it sounded like a girl just hating on people. Her own sister included. It read like a very silly girl who was going out of her way to complain, about girls at school, her parents, etc. It just felt unrealistic to me. Your parents bring you out to this super nice restaurant and okay, maybe it was a set up with a cute guy with good connections and maybe your parents have these unrealistic expectations of you or whatever but WELCOME TO LIFE.Read the full review: http://www.yafangirlreviews.com/2015/...

  • C.E. Dimond
    2018-11-15 18:27

    I didn't love this book, which made me sad because based on the description I really thought that I would.Unfortunately, for me this book was not well written. I was not drawn into the story because there was too much repetitive description or dialogue, such as using 'said' too often where it could have been replaced with 'whispered, exclaimed, cried, snarled, muttered' and I could go on. Things were mentioned by name far too often in on paragraph and you ended up just giving up on it all together because you already knew what school they were talking about you didn't need to read the name 4 more times.Full Review: http://yafangirlreviews.blogspot.ca/2...

  • Jo
    2018-11-03 23:17

    As an 'mature' (a subjective opinion!) adult reader of this particular Young Adult novel, I wasn't keen. I felt that I'd read it all before; the dream sequences vs. reality, the forbidden love between the real world and the supernatural, and for me, there wasn't enough originality to keep my attention.. However! The 'Angels of Moirai' had all the right ingredients for a Young Adult novel, and I know that the teenage me would have loved it. Therefore, based on my above observations I have decided to rate this book three out of five stars.

  • Mercedes
    2018-10-22 21:32

    It was pretty good. I definitely got hooked on it, but the story was a little jagged it felt like.