Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dominion by Melody Manful

Dominion (Guardian Angels, #1)
Dominion (Guardian Angels #1)
By Melody Manful 
Published February 16th, 2013 by Melody Manful 
Kindle Edition 
443 pages

3.5 to 4 stars - Interesting story!

I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you...
They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really, should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?


I found Dominion before it had been released and found the cover to be intriguing. Then I read the summary and found that to be even more intriguing. After finally being able to read this book I'm not sure whether to give it 3.5 stars or 4 and I'll tell you why. 

I really loved the whole story line and I enjoyed the characters but I feel like some things could be improved. Dominion is told by Abigail, Gideon, and Tristan and we get to see each of their perspectives. In the beginning it's pretty spaced out but then it seems that the book is more about Gideon and Abigail, which makes sense because of their characters. But...I would have liked to learn a little more about Tristan's character because for being an actual guardian angel and supposed "good guy" he seemed a little different. I would definitely like to learn more about him in the next book. 

I did like reading about Gideon and watching him grow as a character and he is also completely good looking, just like Tristan. I mean, look at the cover! But really, Gideon is kind of unlikable in the beginning. Abigail is an interesting female lead because she is definitely more than meets the eye. She's strong and smart and pretty kind as well. She knows how to kick some butt and that is always awesome to see in a female character. But throughout the story she starts to figure out what she really feels and her true thoughts. She starts to realize who she really is. Tristan is kind and funny and is one of the only people not afraid of Gideon. A lot goes on between all three of them and it's pretty interesting to read about. 

The story line is interesting as well and I can't wait to see where the author is going to go with it. I feel like we only learned the beginning of the whole guardian angel history and I'd love to learn more about what's going on in their world. I also feel like a good part of the book had to do with Abigail and a love interest and while I enjoyed that, I also would have liked a little more into the world of the angels and other creatures. 

All in all Dominion was a great start for a promising series. I'm looking forward to see where Manful takes these characters that I've grown attached to. The ending was a cliffhanger and leaves you wanting to find out more. So check it out now!


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