Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Tour Review & Giveaway: Taking Angels by C.S. Yelle


Taking Angels by C.S. Yelle
(The Angel Crusades #1)
Publication date: March 26th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Book 1 in The Angel Crusades Series by CS Yelle

Britt Anderson went along with everything the doctors said for nearly four years, but she was still dying at eighteen. The cancer had won leaving her without a future, without any options, and without control. No control, except for how she would leave this world. As Britt tries to end her life by going into the frigid waters she realizes her mistake. She struggles to get back to shore, to cry out for help, but her atrophied muscles are useless and the frigid water steals the breath from her chemo-scarred lungs. Despite her father’s attempts to reach her, she flies over the waterfall.

When Allister Parks finds Britt’s fragile body on the riverbank something calls out to him. Ignoring the warnings of his sister, Allister brings Britt back from the edge of death. The only problem is that an Eternal like Allister isn’t allowed to touch those who have already passed from this world. It is forbidden; an infraction punishable by death.

As Britt relishes her new cancer-free life and senior year of high school, her very existence threatens Allister’s place in this world. Allister struggles to keep Britt a secret from the Eternal Council and out of the hands of the only Eternal who already knows the truth: the one who stole her guardian angel.



** 4 Stars**
In the bloom of her adulthood at 18 years old, Britt is dying of cancer. On a last camping trip with her parents, Britt attempts to end her misery and is instead saved by a mysterious stranger. Thus starts her crazy transformation and entry in to the supernatural world. With an inner glow and pull towards those of the supernatural world, Britt finds herself entwined in a race to save the boy she loves and the friends and family she loves. Ultimately sacrificing much of herself and her former life, Britt is faced with a multiple of choices that that can save her or those she cares the most for.
A fun mix of angels, an immortal race, and the evils of both of the races, Falling Angels is a fun young adult paranormal adventure. Britt is a strong female lead and I definitely connected with her at the beginning of the book. The mystery that surrounds her healing will keep readers intrigued and the supporting characters and their backgrounds help keep the book moving. My only complaint is every new male character seems to gravitate toward/fall in love with/long after Britt and she sometimes plays on those feelings to get what she wants. It’s a bit of a tug of war between the three main boys in the story, but her love for Allister prevails in the end. Fun YA story!



C.S. Yelle was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN, the “almost” middle child of six.  He attended Grand Rapids Senior High School where he enjoyed music and sports.  He received his BS in Chemistry from Mayville State University, Mayville, ND in 1987.  He taught 7-12 Science and coached for six years in several North Dakota schools and currently works as an Executive Account Manager in the Water Treatment Industry where he has been for nearly seventeen years.  He is the father of four and grandfather of one.  He writes novels, screenplays, and an occasional short story.  He has been writing seriously for over ten years and plans to continue until his fingers are unable, maybe longer.  He currently resides in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with his wife Jennifer and their rat terrier, Holly.

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(1) ebook copy of Taking Angels. Open internationally. Random pick from comments on this post, to be drawn June 10th, 2014. Posts until June 9th, 2014 will be accepted. Thanks!

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