Sunday, December 6, 2015

Angels of Moirai by Nicole Salmond

Since man first walked the earth, the Angels of Moirai have watched over them. Born human, they are taught never to feel, never to become attached, and never to become emotionally compromised. 

Eighteen-year-old Lila Kingston is haunted by dreams of a mysterious angel. Suddenly the dramas of her broken family and the snobby rich kids at her school fail in comparison to the challenges she must face. 

Hailing from the Angels of Moirai, James Taylor has been entrusted with the fate of lives from around the world for over a thousand years. His sole purpose is to ensure every mortal follows their designated path, but when Lila puts that very purpose at risk, he must make a choice—a choice that ultimately leads to the devastating consequences of a love never meant to exist. 

The choice was never easy. Those kind of choices never are…

Rating: 1/5 Stars

I was kindly provided with a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


It's been a long time since I've experienced Twilight nostalgia, and frankly I've kind of missed it, especially these memes, they were the shit back in the days. I loved how people always came up with ridiculous and over-the-top ideas to make new weird-ass jokes.

Angels of Moirai reminded me of a meme similar to this but regarding Fifty Shades which said "And you can't even use "Better love story that Twilight" with this one." (Sorry, I can't seem to find the original one!).
The similarities came from the fact that this reads pretty much like Twilight fanfiction but with more slut-shaming, girls going against girls for no reason at all other than sexism, and abundant dozes of teenage drama that makes me wonder if I was ever as annoying as these guys when I was their age.

The story is as follows; the main character, Lila, starts the book crying inside a pool because her life is miserable. She's a beautiful eighteen year old with loaded parents who give her and her sister all the freedom and money they could ever desire so, clearly, Lila is devastated by her crappy life.

Nobody understands her and honestly, I don't blame them. Lila could have everything and yet there always something "missing", my guess is a brain and common sense, but this is YA so, of course that what is missing is a brooding and mysterious guy who has a unique connection to the MC, and who she’ll fall in love with after two encounters... BUT! He will immediately turn cold on her to cause drama and she'll desperately worry about their super-special love being lost forever, and her life totally ruined.

I was honestly surprised by the Twilight similarities, there were just too many to be a simple wink at the Twilight culture. From the meeting with the love interest, to the full obsession caused after sharing one conversation and her idea that, after they talked, the guy was somehow so affected that he stopped going to school, only to return and be cold and indifferent to her, much like Edward with Bella.

Lila was a character I could not connect with. Maybe I'm getting too old for Young Adult, or maybe the characters are getting more stupid and over the top with each book, or both, but for the life of me I could not understand this girl’s problems!
Her parents work hard to provide for her and her sister so they could have a nice life, and Lila never appreciated the sacrifice that they made. She could only think of what she wanted and whined over why her parents wouldn't just put everything on hold to please her every whim. She even goes as far as to demand her parents to quit their jobs on the spot so "they would prove they care about her" and when they, thankfully, don't Lila turns into a mess and is absolutely convinced that her parents don't love her and resents them for it.

I didn't really care about the plot since I felt like I had read it a thousand times before. All you need to know is that there is a hot and mysterious dude who cares about Lila and Lila only... even though he treats her like crap. Every girl besides her friend is a "slut" (which is baaaaaad, say it like a sheep would) and that even includes her little sister... yikes.

“No matter how strict the school uniform was, there would always be those girls who found a way to make it sexy somehow. Unfortunately, my sister happened to be one of those girls.”

There is a mean girl who wants to have the hot and brooding James all by herself (why the hell would she, I wonder?), so she's of course threatened by our MC with no personality or remarkable traits. 

Then, it turns out the hot guy doesn't even like her after all? 

“I looked straight at him, wondering if his return meant something, and also feeling some sense of relief that he was ok, but he looked at me like I was nothing… like I was no-one.”

Unbelievable! they spoke three motherfucking times!!! 

But then, he does like her? Funny how he shows interest in her again when another guy shows up in Lila’s life...

And more drama! Fated to be but somehow not because it’s forbidden... ish.

I would recommend Angels of Moirai to Hardcore Twilight fans or hardcore angel lovers, that is probably the intended demographic instead of me, who would be more than happy to have Lila's financial estability and loving environment. 
Sue me.

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