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Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

Goodreads Summary

This is a classic take on heaven versus hell with a more modern twist. Lailah is a girl that is confused on who she is and where she came from and her "angels and demons" are not helping. Gabriel and Jonah are two guys in her life right now trying to get Lailah's attention and she needs to figure out which team she is playing for. It is a great story with many plot twists that will keep you interested and intrigued.

I liked the parallels in this book to biblical story lines with contemporary add-ons. It really kept the book fresh and exciting compared to other "heaven vs. hell" stories out there. Lailah is believable yet still retains her supernatural aura as though she is meant for something more than mere mortal life. I love how she knows that something fishy is going on but needs to retrace her steps piecing the parts back into the puzzle. Gabriel and Jonah add another twist that truly keeps the story interesting and puts a whole new meaning to the good vs bad love triangle we have seen many times before.

3.5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. Britt said...:

    I am practically convulsing for this book. It keeps calling to me. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review. Even though Dan wasn't thrilled by it it just filed my want even. More. Can I have it ? jK! (Unless u say yes)

  1. Arra A. said...:

    This is interesting. I wonder who she'll choose or how she'll find out about herself. :) Have a nice day!

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  1. Yes, I was googling my own name and book title… and yes that's how I found this!! Wanted to say thank you, I thought that was an awesome review and it's going in the scrap book! :) Nikki Kelly xox

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm am really excited for Lailah. I am going to buy a copy of it as soon as it comes out.

  1. This does sound Like a pretty good story. I love the great cover, and the story sounds good. It might not be great, but it sounds good enough to me!

  1. Bube said...:

    So exceted about this book!
    Can't wait to be published :)
    Thanks for the very nice review :)

  1. Unknown said...:

    I am really excited about reading this book it sounds and looks AMAZING!! I have never read any books by Nikki Kelly so I am excited about reading a book by her!! :)