Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blog Tour: Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

Until Next Time by Amy Lignor
Series: The Angel Chronicles #1
Published: February 1st, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books
295 pages (ebook)
Genre: Young adult fantasy
Acquired this book: From Tribute Books as part of the Until Next Time tour
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Synopsis: How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.

I have really mixed feelings about this book. I thought the concept was really interesting and unique, but something in the execution was lacking. I can't really figure out what it is, but Until Next Time just didn't wow me.

I found the story kind of confusing, especially with the way it jumped around and went back and forth between heaven and earth. Emily kept saying Matt was the one she was destined to be with, but she loved Jason and would always love him and they would be together again. Well, which was it? I still have no idea who she was really meant to be with. I never quite knew where the story was going, or what the purpose was in a lot of what was going on.

I wasn't really able to connect with any of the characters, but I did find them all likable. I enjoyed the relationship between Liz and Faith - their loyalty to each other and their sisterly bond. Charles and Jason were an interesting, amusing addition, and for the most part the dialogue was believable and moved the story along nicely.

There were parts that were action-filled and exciting. I especially enjoyed when the foursome went to Dublin and we were introduced to new characters, and we finally learned some of the secrets the story had been leading up to. That was definitely my favorite part, it just took a long time to get there, and it went back to being confusing after that.

Overall, this book didn't blow me away. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. I spent too much time being confused and wondering what was going on and what the point was. There were a few exciting bits, but the parts that dragged outweighed the good parts. From my experience, people either love or hate angel books - I haven't read enough of them to make an informed decision, but if you really enjoy angel books, I'd say this one might be worth a try.

About the author: Amy Lignor began her career at Grey House Publishing in northwest Connecticut where she was the Editor-in-Chief of numerous educational and business directories.

Now she is a published author of several works of fiction. The Billy the Kid historical The Heart of a Legend; the thriller, Mind Made; and the adventure novel, Tallent & Lowery 13.

She is also the owner of The Write Companion, a company that offers help and support to writers through a full range of editorial services from proofreading and copyediting to ghostwriting and research. As the daughter of a research librarian, she is also an active book reviewer.

Currently, she lives with her daughter, mother and a rambunctious German Shepherd named Reuben, in the beautiful state of New Mexico.

Have you read this book? What did you think? I mentioned that people seem to either love or hate angel books - how do you feel about them?


  1. Marie, I wanted to thank you for giving the angel/warrior team a chance. I'm sorry it wasn't yur cup of tea, but perhaps Book II will offer you a better explanation of the world Matt and Emily have to inhabit. Again, thank you for the time you took!

  2. Marie, I'm glad you enjoyed the Dublin section. That was my favorite part too :)


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