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  1. says:

    Having read Paradox The Angels Are Here, I feel I ve been left with a different world view on angels, heaven and spirituality There is no easy way to sum up the plot, so I shall just say that the story focuses on two elements one being the war between the different angel houses and how they interact with humans Some are good, others are evil, and so they fight each other in their quests to become the stronger house The second part focuses on Grace, a little girl who s gone through a lot in life, and whose life is about to be turned upside down.While the angels part focuses on world building and description and setting a solid background for the next books in the series, Grace s part emphasises her emotions based on a deep loss, her relationship with her family and the actions that rise into a dramatic crescendo, inevitably leading to an ending that will leave you wanting to read the book all over again because you just couldn t see it coming.There s no doubt Patti Roberts is someone who knows how to build strong characters and a vivid setting I liked the darker side of some of the angels It was a unique and convincing way to view spirituality and the angels role within humanity I also liked how they were connected to Grace and Grace s role within the larger picture I do agree with others who said some questions were left unanswered, but I feel that was necessary in order to be able to explore those in detail in books to follow.All in all, this was a great first book in the series with interesting characters that invite further exploration It was a touching read that I would recommend to all fantasy readers, and I eagerly await the next book in the series.

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    Paradox The Angels are Here Review Just a day ago, I entered the wonderfully, dark, enchanting world of Patti Roberts, Paradox The Angels are Here For three hours, from the first page to the end, the book felt real and I felt like I had actually left earth and entered the world of the ancients For anyone who wants a very different story, Patti Roberts, definitely will not disappoint, that is if you have an open mind The first book was definitely a whirlwind of adventure From the opening sentence in Chapter one, We are introduced to someone named Juliette, and while she tells us the story, she herself becomes a quiet mystery The hook 900 years ago, my world was a different place But one thing, regardless of the passing time and unimaginable distances that separates remains unchanged And that is Love My name is Juliette, and I would like to tell you a story that stretches over a vast passage of time I was created long before the spoken language was used for communication A time when magic existed and myths, and legends and the gods roamed the planets and walked freely among us Long before the great floods consumed the earth Long before the Tower of Babel was built, the stairway to the gates of heaven Right from the get go I knew the story was going to be fantastic With the opening statement though, do not let the story fool you into thinking that it is a first person narrative The story is written in third person and has so much depth involved The characters are quite complex and the author really got to know her characters.The story centers around Grace Grace is a little girl with a destiny A destiny that still has yet to be answered What I really loved about Grace was that Grace is a very different heroin from most books in today s world of literature Grace is young She is not a teenager What makes Grace a complex character is that her past remains a shady past and the visions that follow I still don t even know what role Grace plays in this story The author hid her role very well Grace has an imaginary friend in the beginning that only she can see and her name is Hope I really bonded with Grace and her family After a tragic accident that occurs in her life, I wanted to tell Grace that everything would be ok There is to Grace s story than meets the eye and I love that the author didn t automatically reveal what role she plays Several other interesting characters consist of the following Theria, Abaddon, Pandora, Wayde, Brian Grace s father , Kate Grace s mother , and Angela After a tragic incident that happens in Grace s family, Angela appears to calm down the family and get them back on track Hope vanished in the beginning out of Grace s grief There is to Wayde than meets the eye and it bugs me because I think he has some connection to Grace s father, but again, the real identity of the characters remained concealed The only identity that was revealed, was Theria and Angela I ve never read a book that left you guessing about everyone else There was no indication to state what other role the other characters play which in my opinion is awesome.The author s writing style comes off as poetic Her writing was beautiful, and not distracting It conveyed the message of the story perfectly What I did not like about the story was the back and forth thing between Grace s visions, memories, and then the world of the ancients Towards the very end of the story, the author ties up everything with Abaddon asking Theria what she knew about Grace One thing I think the author is going to have problems with when her book skyrockets is the love interest between Abaddon who is like centuries old, and Theria who is seventeen when she returns back to her world The ending was very different from everything I have ever read It s nothing mind blowing but it s questioning and I couldn t help but give a disgusted face at what I read But hey, the ending was still very good and very different I m just warning you.This story is a must read This is the kind of story that will leave you questioning and thinking outside the box Patti Roberts has become one of my newest favorite authors and I will be keeping up to date with her progress on future books Just read the book and see for yourself what this author can do With this author there is no limits with her writing and world building, and character development You laugh, you will cry, and you will feel disgusted This story is a must read One of the bests I have read so far The story deserves 4 and a half stars only because I wish it was a much longer read 3 3 3 3

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    I ve should have done my homework first I was requested to review this book and give a honest review I noticed it was only a little over one hundred pages, so I figured this will be a quick and fun read.Ummm, about fifty pages in, I was so utterly confused There were beings with mystical powers, Angels I think, humans, previous incarnation flashbacks All seemingly interesting but not composed systematically I found myself questioning my motivation to finish this book I had no idea how all this tied together or where the story was headed I m not into mindless reading for the sake of giving some kind of review so there was no way I was going to force myself to go through the motions of reading a story I wasn t feeling Then I decided to read the synopsis I don t normally read the whole synopsis prior for fear that it ll contain spoilers READ THE SYNOPSIS BEFORE READING THIS BOOK It is seriously a must The synopsis is the legend for the entire book Needless to say, I had an AHA moment and decided to start over from the beginning NOW it makes sense This completely changed my view on the story It s actually pretty good concept and over all story However nothing is straight forward and in the end you re still left with a lot of questions.

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    After reading dozens of Angel based books, I cannot recall a time when I said, hey I like this Well, surprisingly, I loved this This book is up there on my list of favorites First of all, the writing was excellent, I was literally flabbergasted and felt inferior in anything I ve ever written There s no slow parts, just a mind blowing of information you devour with willingness I don t know too much about Angel history, but it sounds like research was done and I m going to take Roberts word for anything she tells me about Angels from here on out, truth or not This is how much I became sucked into this world And with all my disappointment, it ended Just like that, I was like no way That cannot be it, and it isn t because then I remembered she has a sequel coming out Grace, is a character I can very much relate too, and even as a little girl, it s obvious she will grow to be a wonderful adult Cannot wait to see what s in store for the lovely Grace.

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    I absolutely hate to give this low of a rating to a book I thought I would really enjoy Paradox because I love Angel stories, but I couldn t make sense of what was really happening throughout the entire book I have a feeling that Grace will play a major role in the battle between good and evil, but I can t really be sure of anything There were just too many changes in point of view that left me feeling confused The timelines were also confusing for me This had a feeling of high fantasy which isn t my perferred genre That being said, Patti Roberts writing flows seemlessly It was the story line that left me questioning what was happening I think this has potential, but it didn t really capture my heart.Thanks so much to Patti Roberts and Shut Up and Read Group for the chance to review This might not be my type of story, but you may feel differently.

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    The definition of Paradox A seemingly illogical or self contradictory statement or suggestion, that may, in fact, be very true As the book opens we are introduced to Abaddon, a handsome man with yellowish eyes, and an extremelly cruel soul and blood that bleeds black, as do all the Grigorians in his family Siena, his cousin and Theria, his sister Now we have not yet met his brother Cerebrus who is High Ruler, but he is mentioned quite a bit as Abaddon loathes him and wants everything that is his brotherseven his sister in law A war is in progress, this war is between the the fallen House of the Grigorians and the House of the Bulguardians, in the ancient city of Altair, in Aquila Constellation We then move onto Grace and the start of her story, Juliette, an angel who starts as the narrator of the story, and Grace, a human child with strange nightmares and angels constantly flocking to her, Hope is one of the first Angels that come to oversee the protection of Grace, and Grace, unaware just thinks Hope is an imaginary friend Her father is aware of what s going on and is happy to see Hope as Grace has no real friends at school or at home and knows Hope will protect his daughter.After the huge loss of Graces father, Hope is no longer able to help Grace, and along comes Graces second Angel to help her, Angela, and the Police Officer that broke the news about her fathers death to her Mother and to Grace Now I haven t quite figured out wheither or not if he is an Angel, or something else, Angela knows, but is not revealing yet, I am hoping book 2 will give me of him as I really like his character The book flips back and forth from Grace, to the war, and the Grigorians and family, I don t feel it confused me, but you have to read very carefully, it is a read that makes you think outside the box and take a look at what you always thought, or believed in I love how we get to grow up with Grace, as it starts when she is little and ends off when she is eleven or so years old, and has come to have a great friend in Angela I laughed out loud in parts at the interaction with Grace and Angela, as Angela is not your everyday average little girl, a little weird at times, but Grace never noticing I teared up when Grace lost her father, as I also have lost my father, not at such a young age, just 4 years ago so I could relate to her pain and grief The way Patti described both Grace s grief and Kate s Grace s Mom grief it was hard for me to read, it brought up a painful time in my life.While having some questions, I also kept in mind knowing book 2 is on its way soon, and like all good books that have than one book, all will be revealed in good time, and that is why I am so super excited to read the next book I absolutely loved this one, I wish it was a bit longer, but knowing is to come it only has made me anticipate the next book even It sets my imagination to wonder, what will be revealed next, will we find out about the Police Officer, will Angela reveal who he is Will we figure out why Grace keeps traveling in and out of her body to different times and people And lets not forget that cliffhanger at the end OMG I closed the book and said to myself, I have to have right now LOL I love Patti s style of writing, it is a book you have to read slowly and carefully, but only so that you don t miss anything, Patti does such a phenomenal job at describing every detail, and I am dying to figure out how a war 900 years ago revolves around a little girl and her Angel friend.The book is 115 pages, and is an introductory to much to come, it was meant to give the reader a chance to get to know Grace a bit better, and what a wonderful job Patti did with that I have to thank Patti for allowing me to read her novella and I would recommend this book to all It is a superb book and I think you will all enjoy it as much as I did.

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    Please note I read this book in July 2011 from a copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Trigger Warning Sad cat moment My Synopsis Juliette has been around since the world was young she saw the rise of civilization, and the fall when, after the Great War, so much knowledge was lost She is here to tell a story sshhh let s listen in.The story begins in the early 12th century on the planet Altair which is in the Aquila Constellation and in the Imperial City of Empyrean A war has raged for 99 days between the House of the Bulguardians the Royal Guard of Empyrean and the fallen, rebellious House of the Grigorians thousands had died so far, and were to come as the battle continued to rage We are then taken to the 21st century, Australia, where we meet Grace Most of the rest of the story involves her, and her life, and the machinations of others around her I think many of them are angels of various types, but there weren t enough clues for me to really figure out who was who, or if we were even aware of who was who at least in many cases My Thoughts Overall I did enjoy the story the writing style is good, the descriptions engrossing, and once I settled in I went through the bulk of the book in no time The characters are all distinct, with different styles of speaking and acting, which allows us to feel of a connection to each of them There are many events noted throughout this book based upon actual disasters in history.My Issues There were two main issues that caused this story to miss a star First, Abaddon, the leader of the Grigorians, is unrepentantly evil I like an antagonist that has depths and layers, personally that allows the reader to develop a certain amount of sympathy for the character Perhaps that will change in future volumes in the series Secondly, there are some startling transitions within the story that made me than a little confused Grace has visions that isn t a problem, however, there is another point in the course of the story where a couple paragraphs are just thrown into the middle of things that are suddenly in first person, with no explanation, and then just as suddenly go back to the third person I deduced that this was supposed to be commentary by Juliette, but since there are no transitional phrases or any indication that these paragraphs are separate from the remainder of the page they are on, it was confusing There were also some editing issues, although they weren t enough to throw me out of the story I also must warn people who are highly sensitive that there is a sad cat moment in this book while it fit in with the story, if I d known it was there I would have skipped that section altogether, as it was very disturbing to me.My Recommendations That said, I would recommend this book on its merits and to people who are interested in urban fantasy especially relating to angels and paranormal events It is well written overall and I think many people will enjoy reading this novella.

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    My first giveaway book and I do not regret a second of it.Patti Roberts had introduced me to a fascinating world of angels and Wafe read the book XD so I would have to say I m particularly interested in reading of this beings As the story is mostly narrated from a third person s Point of view, it centered mostly around an 8 year old child, Grace who had lost her dad in an accident Grace has become of my favourite character as I read about how matured she was, she showed strength in overcoming her father s death, and maturity when she thought of her mother To see her suffer such grief and pain was unbecoming I also found a soft spot for Angela who showed real kindness when she has something else to hide I find her to be a perfect addition in the story Overall, the story was written smoothly, Patti managed to keep me guessing and ponder over the mystery, but I thought the story was a bit too short, I wish it was elaborated though There are several parts which I find to be rather rushed and I was left confused by whatever happened But, that didn t stop me from having a good time Also I love that Patti included memories Flashbacks from the past, those are actually one of my favourites in this book because it shown suffering and torture that people from the past has to endure I was appalled when I read about those history.I m definitely interested in Progeny of Innocence

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    I thought that Paradox The Angels Are Here was a terrific book Fast paced and easy to read, it only took me hours to get from start to finish.Within the pages of this book, there are 2 worlds One ancient and one new.The intricate way in which the author has created and connected these two worlds is beautiful I find myself at a loss for words with which to describe the story within these pages I don t want to give too much away really, it would be a shame to give too much away Plus, I feel the story speaks for itself.Once you read the first page, I defy anyone not to be hooked I could hardly bear to put it down Even reading it whilst I was eating I was lucky enough to receive the book from Patti, and I am ever grateful that she gave it to me because this glorious first installment in her story has left me desperate for I am truly glad that I don t have to wait too long for Paradox Progeny of Innocence as it s hopefully out on 30th November I am really looking forward to reading the next installment, as I have already read the preface and the first few pages, which you will find at the end of this one I hope to find out about both worlds and how one will inevitably impact upon the other I have to say, I already believed in Guardian Angels before reading Paradox But now, I have an even firmer belief in them.

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    Title Paradox The Angels Are HereAuthor Patti RobertsFormat EbookPublished by Patti Roberts via Smashwords 2011Genre paranormalISBN 0011154802The definition of Paradox A seemingly illogical or self contradictory statement or suggestion, that may, in fact, be very true.There s something different about Grace s life but she doesn t know it For some reason she can t ever make a friend and the only one she does manage to make is someone she has to keep secret Why Because she is an angel that no one else can see.Grace s father seems to know why Grace is different and why there are angels surrounding his precious daughter but unfortunately he never gets the chance to tell Grace anything about her life her destiny.When Grace s time with her father is unexpectedly cut short and her life falls apart, the young girl doesn t wonder why she suddenly makes friends with the new girl next door She doesn t wonder why the girl is wise beyond her years She also doesn t realize that her father s death might not be an accident Years before Grace was born a great battle between the Gods raged The God s were raging a battle over the humans and the humans were not winning AbaddonGrigorian is searching for someone amongst the battle a human a girl He believed that once he possessed this girl that he would Reign Supreme over everyone including his brother, Cerberus, the current ruler of the city But first he had to find her.Let me start off by saying that the cover art and the book trailer to this book is fabulous You can find the trailer here Book TrailerParadox The Angels Are Here is a novella For those of you who aren t familiar with that term a novella is a short story The epub book that I read was one hundred and fifteen pages It is in this reviewers opinion that this story would have been better suited as a full length novel Why Because a full length novel has time More time to really get to the meat of the story and really give the reader something to grasp While I really enjoyed the premise for the story I felt like it had only just begun I realize that because this is a short story it was meant to be the beginning of a series of novellas with each one unfolding of the plot However, this book never really gave the readers any answers it left us all questioning everything To me, the reader has to understand some things in order to want to find out the rest The book started out with a woman or angel named Juliette telling the reader a story about her life 900 years ago Then we move to the preface about a young woman not identified listening to a story told by a stranger A story that she realizes answers a lot of her questions would be answered by a missing girl I am assuming that this missing girl is Grace though it is never clarified Then chapter one begins in the year of 1080 AD with the Gods and the fall of the Imperial City.While, I loved all the parts of the book, it jumped around a bit as you can see It wasn t hard to follow, but I did have a hard time understanding why and how all these parts were linked together Then the story takes us to 2001 with an eight year old Grace The story then continues to progress and by the end of the book Grace is eleven During the rest of the book the chapters switch between Grace and 1080 AD with the God s.I really enjoyed reading about Grace I liked her character I thought she was very believable and the things that she endured during her young life were heartbreaking I thought that Patti Roberts did an excellent job writing about the grief of a young girl over the death of her father I really connected with this because my own father died when I was eleven, and I had felt a lot like Grace had Some of her inner thoughts about her father s death really struck a chord within me and brought a tear to my eye I was also moved by the poignant loss that Grace s mother, Kate, displayed at the loss of her husband I really feel like this story could have been made better by a really good content editing There were some places in the story where the narrative POV shifts and it is confusing Most of the book is written in third person but sometimes it seemed like first person slipped in These errors interrupted the flow of reading and sometimes made me pause to figure out who was feeling or thinking what At times I noticed that the tense of the novella shifted from past to present, which also created an interruption of reading.I really enjoyed the chapters from 1080 AD The world of the Imperial City and the Gods are something that I was really drawn into The way they thought, the way they lived and interacted with one another was so different than what we know now I found it fascinating and almost wished there had been about them The detail was rich and all the characters were striking and strong even when they were being vile incest anyone I really found myself wanting to crawl into their minds to see what made them tick I think the biggest downfall for me with this book is that I never really understood how Grace could possibly be connected to something that dated all the way back to AD I mean, is Abbadon still alive Is he still looking for the girl could it be Grace reincarnated over the centuries If so, why Why did angels seem to rally around her and why aren t all of these angels good I never really could see how the God s world connected with Grace s world I think that the chapters sometimes switching between present day and AD would have worked if the reader had been able to see some sort of parallel between the characters or the worlds When I put the book down I just didn t see how all these people were connected And I want to know.I think this is an original plot line I love the Gods and the angels involvement I really want to know how all of this centers around one girl I would recommend this book if you are looking for an interesting plot line and if you are a patient reader Do not expect to get answers to any of your questions from book one I am hoping that book two comes together and really shows the reader exactly how these people s lives connect.This review is written by Cambria Hebert

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