Friday, February 20, 2015

Devine Intervention

Author: Martha Brockenbrough
Goodreads Rating: 3.46
Pages: 304
Format: ARC from BEA12

There is a great legend of the guardian angel who traveled across time and space for the human girl he loved, slaying those who would threaten her with a gleaming sword made of heavenly light.
This is not that story.
Jerome Hancock is Heidi Devine's guardian angel. Sort of. He's more of an angel trainee, in heaven's soul-rehabilitation program for wayward teens. And he's just about to get kicked out for having too many absences and for violating too many of the Ten Commandments for the Dead.
Heidi, meanwhile, is a high school junior who dreams of being an artist, but has been drafted onto her basketball team because she's taller than many a grown man. For as long as she can remember, she's heard a voice in her head - one that sings Lynyrd Skynyrd, offers up bad advice, and yet is company during those hours she feels most alone.
When the unthinkable happens, these two lost souls must figure out where they went wrong and whether they can make things right before Heidi's time is up and her soul is lost forever.
Martha Brockenbrough's debut novel is hilarious, heartbreaking, and hopeful, with a sense of humor that's wicked as hell, and writing that's just heavenly.

This book was placed in my hands at BEA12, and my biggest regret is that it took so long for me to get to it. This book was absolutely adorable as you follow Jerome in his attempt to guard Heidi. this is his last chance at trying to save himself from the flames down below because he didn't lead the most clean cut life.

My favorite parts of this book was the Guardian Angel rules that revealed themselves through the book. They were hilarious and laugh out out funny at some points. But what made this book truly great was that it was not only funy, but it was touching, you got to know what went wrong in Jerome's life and how his experiences helped him change and shape who he became.

I thought this book was absolutely precious and a fun quick read. This book is definitely more suited for a middle grade level but as an adult, I still enjoyed it immensely. I'm looking forward to reaching what Brockenbrough does next.

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