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Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: In the Arms of Stone Angels

Title: In the Arms of Stone Angels
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural
Author: Jordan Dane
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Book: ARC through Netgalley

"Two years ago I did a terrible thing. I accused my best friend of being a killer after seeing him kneeling over a girl's body. That moment and that outcast boy still haunt me.

Now my mom is forcing me back to Oklahoma and I can't get White Bird out of my mind. But when I find out he's not in juvie—that he's in a mental hospital, locked in his tormented brain at the worst moment of his life—I can't turn my back on him again.

No one wants me to see him. My mom doesn't trust me. The town sheriff still thinks I was involved in the murder. And the other kids who knew the dead girl are after me.

I'm as trapped as White Bird. And when I touch him, I get sucked into his living hell, a vision quest of horrifying demons and illusions of that night. Everything about him scares me now, but I have to do something. This time I can't be a coward. This time I have to be his friend.

Even if I get lost, as well…"

Lately, I have been reading so many book about sacrifice. And if one thing I learn is that sacrifice means a lot. It means you love the person enough to do anything. Brenna accused her friend of  the imaginable. She never thought he could ever do anything like murder. Hurt by the revelations, Brenna moves away and comes back. Little did she know that she find out exactly what happened.

This book touched a lot of issues. There was racism, sexist, and plain old meanness. Brenna was sought out by people because she was a white woman dating Indian boy. Their love was forbidden and the town frown upon it big time. So much that they hurt Brenna just to send a message. I was appalled by their actions and desperately wanted it all to stop. Nevertheless, Brenna never got their message and did what she could to clear her best friends name no matter what it took. You go girl!!

White Bird is a good young man. His reasons and his ties behind the murder were not what I thought. You know how you read a book or watch a movie and you think you know whats going to happen but in the end it was the exact opposite? Well I thought I knew, but Ms. Dane kept everything in the book really suspenseful and on my toes.

The research and information on the Indian tribe I loved learning. If one thing I love is to learn new things from a book. I learned a lot about the Indian tribe and the traditions that they have. 

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I have this on netgalley...but I just don't think I will get around to reading it.

  2. Yay, so glad you liked this one! I have it waiting in my NetGalley queue just waiting to be downloaded as soon as the Kindle button returns. I love the sound of Brenna, I like a girl that refuses to let the actions of others push her off course. Can't wait to read, nice review Savy!

  3. Wow, this one sounds great! I don't even remember seeing it on NetGalley, but your review is lovely - it sounds 'different' from other books out there right now, and I liked hearing your thoughts on sacrifice.

  4. Not what I was expecting at all, but it still sounds completely amazing. I love learning something new too when I read. Can't wait to get my hands on this. Thanks Savy.

  5. This sounds very interesting. There aren't many books with Native American characters. The only YA book I can think of with Native Americans is Twilight. Can you think of any others?

  6. nice review!! i hadn't seen this one before. the title makes me think of the sarah maclaclan song.

  7. Hm... I've been curious about this one. So I'm glad you reviewed it. I think I may get this one at netgalley now.

  8. I had not heard about this one! Great review Savy! =D

  9. Great review! I didn't even have this book on my radar but now I want to read it. I like that it touches on a bunch of serious issues :)


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