The Kissed by an Angel Trilogy, by Elizabeth Chandler

Reviewed by Libby, age 14, Wisconsin

What would happen if you could feel an angel's kiss? Originally released back in the '90s, the Kissed by an Angel trilogy by Elizabeth Chandler was recently released with the three books all wrapped up into one binding. The story is about a girl named Ivy who has a fascination with angels. But it isn't until she's kissed by one that she knows they're real.

Ivy is the type of girl who finds it hard to open up. It isn't until she falls in love with Tristan, the school swim star, that she knows what it's like to love someone. But it all ends soon as Tristan is taken away from her by accident. She's left alone, and gone with Tristan is her belief in angels. But was his death really an accident? Is her coping with Tristan's death leading her closer to hers?

What I love about this story is it's your typical love story, backed by an amazing plot. At the same time, it's not the Romeo and Juliet or Edward and Bella that we idolize as the ultimate love story. It's real, and it involves what it's like to have love in your life, and then to have it torn out of your hands. Ivy experiences what it's like to know that she will never have the man she loves hold her again. At the same time, it's funny and suspenseful. I was flying through page after page waiting to see what would happen next.

And the best part of it, it wasn't predictable. The one thing I always do is to try predicting the outcome of the book I'm reading. Either that characters going to die, or that one is the murderer. And to my annoyance, I'm usually right. The good thing about this book: I wasn't. As much as I wanted to believe that 'this character' would end up 'this way', I was wrong. And the best ending to a good mystery is one you can't predict.

So why should you read Kissed by an Angel? Besides the love story, attractive characters, and plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat, it's an altogether well written story. If you're unsure, I do highly recommend this book. Surely it will help you feel the kiss of an angel.

I give the Kissed by an Angel trilogy 5 stars (of a possible 5).

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March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

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- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
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- Reasons I love writing for SDM
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- An airport anniversary: a true story
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- Dear John
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- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
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