The story line was very interesting. It wasn’t what I was expecting. I was expecting a shabby love story and nothing that seemed real to me. Instead I got a very realistic love story and some action/adventure mixed in, which I loved! Well realistic minus falling in love with an angel.. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised!
The writing was what got to me though! I love how it switched POV’s throughout the story, but it didn’t have any rhyme or reason to it. One paragraph it would be Jacks, the next it would be Maddy, and then it would some drunk on the side of the road. Which I mean it all had somewhat of a purpose but it gave me a sense of whiplash.
The characters were all very different, and some were very two-faced. It was nice to see that all the angel’s weren’t perfect and that they did make mistakes. Even if they weren’t gorgeous and perfect in the lime light.
Maddy is human though, and she is one of those girls who covers up her beauty with sweatshirts and jeans. But she is strong willed and very very stubborn. She isn’t caught up with the glitz and glamour of the angels and particularly doesn’t care about them. Then she meets Jacks and everything in her life changes. Yet she stays the same girl. She is still strong willed and stubborn. Which was nice to see that she saw him as a real person and not some way to get famous quickly.
Then there’s Jacks. At first when I saw his name I did a double take. Is the ‘s’ on the end a typo? Or is it supposed to be there? I had no clue! Then I read farther into the book and figured out that it wasn’t a typo.. Jacks is the type of guy that is dedicated to his job. Well.. His soon to be job. All he’s thought about since he was twelve was getting that Guardian Ring. He loves the thought of helping people and doing his duty, but then he meets Maddy and well.. His life changes a little.
All in All: I loved this book! It is that type of read that has a good surprise in store and has things that you would never guess. I read it in about one sitting and loved every moment of it! Immortal City will leave you wanting more. It swept me off my feet and I don’t want to come back down yet. It wasn’t what I was expecting and that was a good thing. It took me by surprise, even if it was a little predictable at times, you never knew the big things that were going to happen. Check it out! 5 out of 5 tacos!
— Samantha, age 14
About the Book:
Title: Immortal City
Author: Scott Speer
Release Date: 04/2012