ARC Review : Hear The Crickets ( The Gibborim Series #1) by BJ Sheldon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Fast Paced. Enticing. Action Packed and Suspenseful
Okay. How am I supposed to start this review ? I mean, I’m still a bit bedazzled by what I’ve read. It has been a while since I last read a book this great – okay, not that much, but still.
This is my first encounter with BJ’s writings and I must say that she is something. I can now declare myself her fan.
The book is very well written and the characters are strongly developed. It is full of surprises and every page promises to keep you on edge and sometimes even drive your heart over the cliff without mercy.
At first I didn’t know what to make of it, but on the course of it, I fell into the story. I could hardly get myself to turn off my e-reader. That’s how good this book is and how bad it got a hold of me.
It all begins after an archeology professor and his students dig up the old remains of The Fallen Angels, that are being buried somewhere in the Badlands. From there, to the point where they are being executed with cold blood by Azazel’s Hybrids isn’t long. They are not the typical Hybrids, they are some kind of modern ones since they all dress up only in black leather.
Then, we have Skyy a “girl with wings” as she refers to herself who carried on living for centuries wondering what her sole purpose on this Earth is. Never being able to go out in the world in daylight cause of her wings – she finds herself painting most of the time in the comfort of her trailer in the middle of nowhere – and after many failed suicide attempts she decides to leave it the way it is. She also made friends with a human, a great guy named Sean, in fact they saved each other – but she does not know that, yet.
As days go by, something extremely unexpected happens at her trailer. Two of Azazel’s associates ambush Skyy and she struggles to beat them both in an unfair battle, until Lilith and her handsome brother, Dorian appear out of nowhere and help her. Standing there dumbfounded by the appearance of the two and Azazel’s accomplices she begins to ask herself various questions. She is not to give up that easily until she doesn’t get her questions answered.
Lilith doesn’t like her in the least, which leads them to fight every time they come across each other’s path. Looks like Skyy is more than just a girl with wings or a freak, she is the main key that can awaken The Fallen. But in order for that to happen, Azazel needs to get his hands on the spear that Skyy’s mom had so well hidden.
Sean wants to tag along with them at the burial site, and after a few close arguments between the four of them, they take off to the Badlands, where they run into Sam. The apparently teenage boy tells them what happened and afterwards they settle for a camp a few feet away from the burial site.
It’s not long before Raja, Azazel’s right hand shows himself, and puts out an ultimatum for the spear. An ultimatum that sets Skyy on edge, fearing for the ones she cares about – mostly Sean and Sam. The battle between good and bad is not far itself either and it has everyone sitting on pins and needles.
Fighting off for a human cause without knowing what you really are, what you were brought into this world for and how strong you can be until the very last moment, can drive you mad and it can distract you from the present.
If Skyy will stop Azazel from raising The Fallen and bring on the extinction of the human race, remains to be seen.
THIS BOOK IS EPIC AND I NEED THE SEQUEL !!