Title: The Watcher
Author: Lisa Voisin
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Publication date: March 4, 2013
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.
Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.
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After studying English literature at the University of Toronto and creative writing at Simon Fraser University, Lisa Voisin had the great fortune of being mentored by Nancy Richler and A.M. Dellamonica through Betsy Warland's Vancouver Manuscript Intensive solo program. She is also a teacher of meditation with the Training in Power Academy
A member of the SCBWI (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), she can usually be found writing at a local cafe in her home town of Vancouver, B.C.
A self-proclaimed coffee lover, when Lisa's not writing, you'll find her meditating in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!
It was my own desire that made me kiss him, but his response tingled and rushed through me like a spell. I was playing with something strong and tempestuous and I wanted to be consumed by it. My life. Me. I didn't matter. This mattered.
There is something that just appeals to me on a whole other level when it comes to Angels and Demons. I'm truly a sucker for these types of books, so as soon as I heard about The Watcher I knew that it was a book that I would definitely read. So when Lisa Voisin contacted me about being a part of the blog tour and reviewing it, I was beyond excited.
Mia Crawford is not your typical teenage girl. Yes she has a great group of friends and is part of a fairly popular crowd, but what sets her apart is the fact that she sees things that none of her friends do. The Watcher starts off with Mia stumbling upon a body and coming face to face with a red eyed creature in the park. Catching sight of a boy lurking in the trees, Mia is surprised when the new boy at school Michael Fontaine turns out to be the same boy that she saw it the park but when she questions him about it, he claims to have no idea what she is talking about.
Sitting across from me, he didn't seem too dangerous, unless you could kill someone with good looks. In which case he was lethal.
But Mia feels a connection to him and can't help but be drawn to him. Michael seems to always be pushing Mia away and for a little while there I was confused as to where their relationship was going.. Especially when there was the introduction of bad boy Damiel who is in no way backward in his intentions when it comes to Mia. But Michael has secrets and Mia is determined to find out what they are.
Mia is such an amazing character. At first she come off as a bit meek and mild, but as we get to know her better she is really anything but. As we learn what the past connection is between her and Michael and then the things that she endures in the present, you really get an understanding of her true strength.
The struggles that Michael was going through had my heart breaking. He was so torn between what he wanted and desired against what he perceived to be the right thing to do. To be so in love with someone and to believe that you can't be with them. To have an overwhelming need to care for them and protect them. Michael and Mia were beautiful together. There was friendship, tenderness, love, desire, heat and passion. If you don't fall in love with Michael than there is something seriously wrong!! He is deliciously appealing!!!
"Every day on earth, as beautiful as it is, can never touch the beauty of Heaven."
Lisa Voisin has written a fantastically engaging story. The Watcher was a book that I fell completely in love with and I was incredibly sad to see it end. If you love the idea of good verses bad and right verses wrong combined with a love that defies the constraints of time, then The Watcher will capture your heart the same way that it did mine.
5/5 madly in love with Michael stars!!
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