Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: Unbreakable Love By Angela Carling

Title: Unbreakable Love
Author: Angela Carling
Published: 2011
Genres: YA, Paranormal
My Rating:
Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.

In fact, Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must first become close to her – but not too close. The rules for Protectors warn against physical contact and strictly forbid falling in love. But the more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions – and Jennie's – get in the way of completing the task for which he was specifically chosen?

Unbreakable love was a classic story of how love conquers all! While angels have become a very popular topic to write about, Carling puts her on little twist on the story. Nate is put in Jennie’s life to protect her for a tragedy that is soon to come. While Angels have some pretty awesome perks Nate must follow many rules. 
1. He can’t touch Jennie skin to skin. 
2. He can’t reveal what he is.
3. He can't Fall in Love.
4. He can’t have pets. 
5. He can’t keep evidence of past jobs.
…and the list goes on and on. 
But as the reader finds out, Nate isn’t great at playing by the rules.
Jennie has recently been hurt by her ex and hasn’t had the best luck with men in general, so when she meets Nate she is suspicious of this handsome guy who claims to only want her friendship. Nate eventually proves himself by saving her life one night at a party and from that moment on, that are inseparable. As their friendship grows Jennie realizes she has stronger feelings for Nate than an average friend, but does Nate love her back?
Nate has been an angel for decades and has never fallen for one of his assignments before…so why is Jennie different? Nate struggles with his feelings for Jennie and her family but is under strict supervision from Celeste, his snarky and intimidating boss. As the story progresses you begin to learn about the strict world the guardian angels live in and even some secrets about Celeste’s past even Nate wasn’t expecting.
The characters were very developed and engaging. You will fall in love with Jennie’s kindness, laugh at Celeste’s dry humor and feel sorry for Nate as he struggles with the right thing to do. My favorite part about the book is the main characters don’t fall in love at first sight. While becoming friends right away Nate and Jennie take their relationship slow and the book takes place over many months. Sometimes I get tired of the clichés a love story involves, with the fast romance and happy endings. Unbreakable Love also breaks the other cliché by having a rather tragic, bitter sweet ending.
Readers will love to cuddle up with this book and take in the romance. I really hope to read more from this author!
I LOVE turquoise and pink (they are even the colors I incorporate into my blog) so I have to say, I’m a Big fan of this cover! Its romantic and the title really pops which some book covers lack. I give this cover an A+
I highly recommend this book to paranormal YA lovers! If you liked this book I suggest trying Fallen by Lauren Kate.

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 -With Unbreakable Love, Angela Carling has created a captivating story for young adult readers, with a refreshing twist on relationship issues. It is an ode to the magical power of true love, a tribute to belief in a benevolent higher power that watches over us and surrounds us every day of our lives.

 Thanks so much for sending me this fabulous book for an honest review!


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Celine said...

Ooo! This book sounds like a great read! I haven't heard of it but I am so interested in reading this book! Awesome review, Cass! ♥ So glad you enjoyed it! :)

I'm also a new follower! Just found your blog and really love it! Looking forward to read more of your reviews! :)

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