A Short, But Honest Review
Now, like another person, I've grown a bit tired of the science-fiction genre, thanks to the overflowing numbers of sci-fi themed video games, films and books. Fortunately, this book kicked any notion of vast disappointment aside and I was treated to a well-written, realized sci-fi story.
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Like others, I liked the main character, Gabriel and thought he was well realized, as well as the rest of the cast of characters like Chance, Fairy and Charlie. The world as well was realized fairly well and it didn't feel out of place for this story.
However, the story did have a drawback at the end. Like AkatsukiFreak31, I felt that the ending was rushed and did leave a sort-of sour feeling after reading a good story. I felt that if the ending was more fleshed out and was matched up in quality like the rest of the book, I would've given the writing style a four. That ending, do... that ending. I know it's hard to end such a long, intriguing story, but, remember for the sequel: don't rush the ending. It'll be worth it once the proper time is given to how the tale ends. I recommend writing the sequel from the ENDING first so that you can avoid rushing or under-writing the end (I know my ending was sort-of rushed in my book, High School Wars, so I shouldn't be saying this to you... HOWEVER, it is still great feedback and advice nonetheless)
Overall, the quality of the book is good. There are some parts here and there in terms of grammar that could be improved upon and I do feel that the ending itself impacted my final impression on the overall experience, but it didn't ruin it at all... just hinder it in a sort-of major way. :)
It's a good break away from the vast wave of cheesy, nonsensical and totally underwhelming wave of teenage romance/sci-fi books that are being turned into films for NO REASON AT ALL. It's no the best sci-fi book I've read, but it's one of the great ones that stick out to me.
Archangel gets an:
-A breath of Sci-Fi fresh air
-Some small numbers of grammatical errors