The Second Sign ~ Elizabeth Arroyo
Bred to believe in the war between angels and demons, Gabby has come to the conclusion that love is responsible for war, jealousy, and all the other deadly sins she can think of. So when she’s exiled to the middle of nowhere for getting kicked out of her fifth school for fighting, she doesn’t expect to meet Jake. Much less fall in love. But Jake is quickly drawn to the eerie beauty of her violet eyes while Gabby is unsettled by their undeniable connection.
When a demon guardian comes to collect her soul, she refuses to give it up. She’s not a demon. She can’t be. Her father and twin brother are angels. The demon gives Gabby twenty-four hours to decide her allegiance, and then starts killing her short list of friends, leaving a message behind: She is the Second Sign.
As Gabby and Jake begin to unravel the mystery behind the Second Sign, she learns Jake may be the key to saving her soul. But it means a sacrifice has to be made that will change their lives forever.
Gabby has always known about angels and demons. After all she and her twin have an angel father. Gabby gets into a lot of trouble and after her fifth fight she is sent to live with her twin Max to a summerhouse. She soon meets Jake and he quickly likes her. She however fights her feelings for him as she believes love is the cause of all things. She soon has to turn to Jake as a demon comes for her saying she is part demon. She has 24 hours to decide which side she is on. The demon begins to kill her friends as a message to her and says she is the second sign. She now must choice between the angels and demons and figure out the second sign. She has help from Jake and now thinks he may be very a important part in her future.
This book is so wonderful. It is not your usually fluff or light book. It is a book that you really can sink your mind into as you read it. Gabby is so strong. Even if she has known about being an angel she still has her moments when something feels off about herself. She also has to deal with being a teen so she has double the problems. Getting thrown into this mess and usually having no one to turn to it is new for her to have someone to talk to like Jake. You can see her struggle with her feelings and see her grow to trust Jake when she doesn't really want to. Jake is what she needs. He hasn't had much a family life something they have somewhat in common. He helps Gabby as much as he can and tries to show her what he feels.
From the start you get to see this is going to be an intriguing book. It is one you have to take your time with and really not rush thru it. Not that it reads slow it just has so much going on. It will keep you guessing as it has many twists to the story and it is very well written. Action is always happening and it is really easy to love Gabby and Jake as you learn about each one. I knew it would be hard for Gabby to fall for Jake by that is what makes the story so great. You get a little bit of it all in this fantastic book. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great angel/demon book that is a great read and not a light book. The author did a fantastic job with this book. The ending left me hanging and wanting more.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam
Author Bio: Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of five, Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen.
Her fascination with the paranormal was influenced by the vivid ghost and demon stories of her father, scaring the crap out of her. It also led her to ask the "what if" question that propelled her down the path of the fantastical.
But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families.
But her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. Since then she's published a short story in SQ Magazine, countless musings on her blog - Chandara Writes (her muse), and completed three manuscripts.
In 2012, Elizabeth signed with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN, a Dark YA Paranormal Romance, slated for an early 2013 release.
Elizabeth still resides in Chicago’s south west side with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind. She continues to work in the community. You can follow her journey on her Blog chandarawrites.blogspot.com
Twitter- https://twitter.com/#!/EArroyo5 or @earroyo5