Angel Evolution (The Evolution Trilogy #1) by David Estes

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Title: Angel Evolution
Author: David Estes
Publish Date: October 17, 2011
Publisher: Mandorla Publishing
Pages: 263
Other Books in the Series: Demon Evolution (The Evolution Trilogy #2), Archangel Evolution (The Evolution Trilogy #3)
Buy the Book: Amazon 

When Taylor meets Gabriel at college, she is in awe of the subtle glow that surrounds him. No one else, not even her best friend, seems to notice.

Something about him scares her.

Is all as it appears? While Taylor struggles for answers, she finds herself in the middle of a century old war centered on one miraculous revelation: evolution.

Unlike most stories where the light is good and dark is bad, the lines are blurred within the story that causes you to question everything you find ethical. I thought that the idea and story behind it was unique, definitely different than what I expected. While the idea was special, the writing wasn't quite what I would have wanted especially when there was such a story that needed it's backing. I loved the idea though, sometimes enough to look over the flaws.

The characters were interesting and enjoyable as well as their relationships. It was nice that to see a main character that didn't quite fit into a specific stereotype even though she sometimes came off as more of a child than an adult. The quick changes made in the relationship between Gabriel and Taylor felt unrealistic. I feel that a relationship takes time to progress to a certain point and I felt that a lot of key things were missed because of that. My favorite couple and characters were those that were minor and so it depressed me to find that her family had such a tiny part. 

It's greatest attribute was one simple factor--there was no love triangle which has become all too common in the YA genre and maybe in most genres as well. The best love story is a simple one without all the complications that are added by another person. This is not to say that love triangles are any less interesting than a normal relationship but sometimes it takes away from the story and makes you focus more on the relationships. I liked that I could focus more easily on the plot in this story.

About the author

Bailee is the type of person you would expect to find with her nose buried in a book or a notebook and a pencil in hand. She loves reading and she loves reviewing the books she reads. This is certainly becoming a passion of hers.