Thursday, August 2, 2012

Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough

Publisher: Scholastic

Genera: Paranormal/Humor

Subjects: Supernatural, heaven, angels, guardian angels, death, souls

Length: 295 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “There is a great legend of the guardian angel who traveled across time and space for the human girl he loved, slaying those who would threaten her with a gleaming sword made of heavenly light.
This is not that story.
Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine's guardian angel. Sort of. He's more of an angel trainee, in heaven's soul-rehabilitation program for wayward teens. And he's just about to get kicked out for having too many absences and for violating too many of the Ten Commandments for the Dead.
Heidi, meanwhile, is a high school junior who dreams of being an artist, but has been drafted onto her basketball team because she's taller than many a grown man. For as long as she can remember, she's heard a voice in her head - one that sings Lynyrd Skynyrd, offers up bad advice, and yet is company during those hours she feels most alone.
When the unthinkable happens, these two lost souls must figure out where they went wrong and whether they can make things right before Heidi's time is up and her soul is lost forever.
Martha Brockenbrough's debut novel is hilarious, heartbreaking, and hopeful, with a sense of humor that's wicked as hell, and writing that's just heavenly.”

My Rating: êêê1/3

My Review: This book was funny and entertaining. I really enjoyed reading it, though it wasn’t the best thing I ever read. There wasn’t really any romance. The only kind of love was the caring kind. The plot was pretty good. Jerome was definitely not fit to be anyone’s guardian, but in the end he tried his hardest to save Heidi. This is a story of redemption, the afterlife and ridiculous stuff that’d you’d have to read to believe.

Jerome’s not very smart, maybe because of the arrow in his head, or just a poor education. He really screws up big time. Heidi tries to cope with being dead, and tries to figure out how to say goodbye. At some point she possesses her dog. I really thought that was ridiculous. And the dead souls can’t swear. Chevy, apple, flasker! Lol.

If you liked Eternal (sequel to Tantalize), the Kissed By An Angel series, or There is No Dog, this book might interest you.

Cover Art Review: Love the colors. Perfect for the book. That arrow that killed Jerome, in his head, as they walk into the light. Like the guardian angel in the purple inside cover.

~Haley G

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