Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: Redemption

Redemption by Veronique Launier

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

GoodReads Synopsis: Guillaume - For five hundred years I've existed as a gargoyle. Perched atop an old Montreal church, I've watched idly as humanity wanders by. With the witch Marguerite gone, there is no one left to protect, nothing to care about. I never planned to feel again. But then a girl released me from my stone restraints, allowing me to return as a seventeen-year-old human boy. I must find out all I can about this girl's power . . .

Aude - Getting attacked twice in as many days is strange in itself, but even stranger is the intriguing guy I keep running into. There's something so familiar about him, like a primal drum rhythm from my dreams. But spending time together only raises more question-about my heritage, a native Mohawk prophecy . . . and an unearthly magic threatening our city.

My Thoughts: Paranormal is incredibly popular of late. Never would I have thought to build a story around Gargoyles, but, I’m so glad that Veronique Launier did! Now I’ve never read about gargoyles before so I had no preconceived notions and absolutely loved the mythology Launier came up with. Especially the Iroquois angle.

My one complaint would be that I found the characters to be extremely self-centered and not very likeable…at least at the beginning. All Aude cared about was her music to the point of alienating her two best friends and bandmates. Guillaume was equally self-centered in his previous life with Marguerite as well as with his single mindedness where Aude was concerned. The character I fell for the hardest was Garnier.

I will check out the next book in the series, because I want to see where the prophecy goes next and I did like Aude and Guil by the end of the book.

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