Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Double Review: Evolution: ANGEL by S.A. Huchton

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This book was recommended to me by my soul twin, Christy Lynn Foster. I love anything about superheros and adding romance to the mix makes me one happy camper. This wasn't your usual cookie cutter romance either. I would say is was more 70% story and 30% romance. Candace has been wanting to be an ANGEL for her whole high school career. Her cousin Gabe was accepted the year prior and she was anxiously awaiting her acceptance. ANGELS, or AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution, are people that have been genetically altered with a serum to heighten certain parts of their DNA, essentially giving them super powers. I love how everything is explained in such detail that I felt like I was there watching it unfold. Candace surely is one of a kind. I was so tired of female characters being weak and whiny. She is stubborn, strong, and hilarious.

Here is my favorite quote from the book:

Candace scowled at him. "Why are you still here? Don't you have books to torture or puppies to kick or souls to eat somewhere?"

I was like a highlighting fiend! There were so many lines that were gut busters. Now, onto my favorite character, the person of Candace's frustration in the quote above, Jackass Jackson! I feel like there was so much that we don't know about him, yet you get little snippets. He's not that bad of a guy even though I'd like to gut him for dog-earing a book. I feel like something big is coming in book two.

My bestie here hates cliffys, but I love them. I was saddened by the outcome but it had to be done. I'm at war with myself trying to decide if it was for the greater good or if the author just likes killing peoples puppies. In the end you're left with a truly awe inspiring tale that will leave your heart in shambles.



In S. A. Huchton's "Evolution: ANGEL" you are taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you engulf your brain with the thoughts and feelings of, the main character, Candace. Candace has spent her whole life reading comic books and dreaming of becoming a super hero, and after high school her dream becomes reality after she is accepted into the ANGEL program. In the ANGEL program, Candace discovers her super powers, and falls in love with another ANGEL trainee. This was truly a page turner, and in a way I wished the ANGEL program was real. I mean, how awesome would it be if you can go through a program that would make you into a super human? Granted there would probably be some horrible side effects, like what Bruce Banner goes through being the Hulk, but you could use your powers to do good. The author brings every moment to life with her very detailed descriptions of Candace's daily interactions. Page after page I was on the edge of my seat because I couldn't wait to read what was going to happen next. I, personally, enjoyed this book and hope to read the continuation. The only issue I have with the book is the end, which I will not give away, because it made me cry a little. I was so caught up in the moment that I allowed myself to feel the emotions of the characters. I would recommend "Evolution: ANGEL" to those of you that enjoy reading science fiction with some sexual content. I give this book 4.5 stars because I loved it, but I despise cliff hangers.


A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. Her first novel, The Dreamer’s Thread was released as a full cast audiobook podcast, becoming a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. After releasing short fiction of steampunk, noir fantasy, and other varieties, she released the first three books of the Sci-Fi Romance Endure series in 2013. All three books of the Evolution series will be released in 2014, as well as a Steampunk Fantasy novel, Master of Myth (the Antigone’s Wrath series, book 1), which was the first place winner of the Crested Butte Writers’ contest, The Sandy, in 2012.

When not writing, Starla trains three Minions, a black lab, and a military husband whilst designing book covers for independent authors and publishers at Designed By Starla.