Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blog tour: A Slither of Hope (Angel Sight #2) by Lisa M. Basso

Welcome to our stop on A Slither of Hope blog tour hosted by Chapter By Chapter. We have our review and there's a tour-wide giveaway. Have a great day!

A Slither of Hope (Angel Sight #2) 
by Lisa M. Basso
YA paranormal
Paperback/eBook, 321 pages
Publication date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Rayna struggles to piece her life back together, but hiding in plain sight from the police, the SS Crazy, and the Fallen isn’t a foolproof plan—something Kade, the World’s Worst Roommate, reminds her of everyday. The late nights of failing to teach Ray how to protect herself against the Fallen are getting to Kade, changing him in ways he doesn’t like, and after a family emergency sends Ray back into Cam’s arms, Kade decides he’s had enough. News of Rayna’s resurfacing brings both angels and the Fallen to San Francisco by the dozens, all eyes scouring the city for the girl with the gray wings. Rayna will need both Kade and Cam’s help to ensure her family’s safety, navigate the new dangers and enemies springing up all over the city, and manage the surprises that arise with her new set of wings.


Books in this series: A Shimmer of Angels, book #1 (my review)

In book one, A Shimmer of Angels, I became a fan of author Lisa M. Basso and her novel. As a fan of tomes angelic and such, I became enchanted by Basso's take on the Fallen, Angels and Seraphim. Rayna, 16, believed she was mentally ill since she could see wings on certain people. When she learns that celestial beings actually exist and she has a unique gift called The Sight, the novel took off as readers meet the dark Fallen angel Kade and the glorious angel, Cam. Both men are great looking and develop some level of affection for Rayna. What exactly is Rayna? By book's end, we know she has something special, but exactly what and why she has developed said gift is a mystery.

Book two, A Slither of Hope, begins with that mystery as Rayna and all those involved with finding out more about her, also delve into the important role she is to play in this supernatural world. The word "war" is mentioned by both sides and Rayna, now estranged from her family because of what ensued in book one, is now living with Kade. When Cam returns, the dynamics of her already-messed up life intensify as both angel and Fallen need to unearth exactly what is going on and why their kind are increasing in the city of San Francisco.

Rayna or Ray as she's called, grows in this installment into a stronger, very inquisitive young woman. She's angry, filled with questions, and is tired of being treated the way she has by the angels she's encountered. Her feelings for Kade have changed and she tries to figure out exactly what's going on as he tries to teach her how to defend herself. Cam returns and this time I wasn't as taken with his white means good angel mystique. None of the guys in her life can be fully trusted, including her so-called best friend Lee. When an accident has her returning to her family, the drama and mysteries unfold and I knew something big was coming about her mother. 

The writing as usual had me glued to each word. I love Basso's descriptions and have grown to love Ray's voice and her strange situations. The setting of San Francisco only increases my interest in the story. Kade also grew on me and a part of me still cares for Cam. I did wonder why such older beings would like a sixteen year old human girl, but this is paranormal and reality concerns always take a back seat to wonder and mystery. The fantasy world the author has created continues to draw me in as I wonder what will happen in the third book. 

With that certain discovery about her mom and cliffhanger ending, I cannot wait to grab a copy of A Matter of Time as soon as it is available. Suspenseful with a different take on angels, A Slither of Hope has only strengthened my admiration of the Angel Sight series and my place in the fandom of Lisa M. Basso. Don't worry about the title and the usage of the word "slither" becasue by the book's close, everything will make sense. Thanks to Month9Books for bringing readers this captivating series!

Rating: 4

Cover comment:
Considering how Ray changes in this book, the cover art actually makes a lot of sense and I like it.

Book source:
I received a promotional copy.


Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend FiancĂ© that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 Winner will be drawn August 29, 2014

· Four (4) winners will receive a digital copy of A Slither of Hope by Lisa M. Basso (INT)

· One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of A Slither of Hope by Lisa M. Basso AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)
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