Friday, September 2, 2016


 Good Friday morning all  welcome to the last long weekend of the summer . Today we are going to give you a book that your teens will really enjoy. GARGOYLE REDEMPTION by Isabel Castruita .

                           BOOK BLURB

Trying to fit in at a new private school is hard enough for eighteen-year-old Shinka Fox, a rising music star. But she soon learns there is more to her new life than classes, homework, and time in the recording studio. Someone she thought she could trust betrays her, a strange secret group is out to kill her, a boy—Abel Lapis—she is infatuated with always seems to be around when she’s in trouble, and even her famous mom isn’t who Shinka thought. To make her life more chaotic, even Abel has a secret.

                          MY REVIEW
       This story had me hooked from the first page.  I mean it has everything , gargoyles . dragons . hunters slayers and of course humans . This is the first young adult book I have read by this author . I must say I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with this story. We have all the elements of a teen age romance and all the angst that goes along with it then throw in the fact that most of the characters are duel natured .  The story line is good and you will get slept away into the lives of these characters,
this high school makes your high school seem boring.
     I really liked the characters in this book . Abel Lapis is the gargoyle prince who can also change into a person during the day . He is a high school hottie and all the girls try to be with him . I must say he is a loner that will break your heart, he is kind of gruff and kind of sexy in his own way. I really liked him and I wanted to protect him and just make life better for him . Shinka Fox is the new girl in school all she wants to do is finish classes and record her album. Oh did I mention that Shinka is an up and coming pop star.  She is pretty kick ass from the very beginning and won't take no for an answer. She is also a teenage girl and yes she does get a broken heart every now and then. You totally can't deny the chemistry between Abel and her, they are a hot couple. Then there is Drake sent to help out Abel and Shinka, he has his own secrets . I so don't want to tell you about Drake you will find out about him as you read . He is a cool guy and is the thorn in Abel's side all the way through the book .
Then there is Kaitlin she comes off as a good girl , best friend want to be but oh she has a dark side . She is evil in her own way . You want to kind of slap her a few times .
    This is a fast read that both you and your teen would like . The story takes you on an adventure that you will enjoy . There is one thing I found and it could just be me but it seemed a little choppy in an few areas . Transitioning from chapter to chapter at the beginning but after 4 chapters it gets better an the story really flows then .
  Over all I really enjoyed this book. I had a vested interest in the characters and loved how the author developed them.  It has a great mystery going on and there is romance, and all the teen age trials that go on everywhere now a days .  The author made me giggle and actually feel for the main characters . I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to find out what happens next for these characters. So if you want a good book for a lazy fall afternoon. Or you are looking for a good book for your teen to read to pass the time . Check out Gargoyle Redemption by Isabel Castruita

1 comment:

  1. Great title. I have a gargoyle at my writing desk that looms over me. His 'redeeming' features -- claws at they ready, furrowed brow and flaring nostrils keep me in frenetic writing mode. A great motivator!