Book Review: Consoling Angel by Denise Alicea

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Title: Consoling Angel
Author: Denise Alicea
Publication Date: September 6, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult



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Denise Alicea, November 2011
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Read by Emily Peot
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From the author—

Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.

This is an interesting little story and it is indeed little—whether you read it visually or listen to the audio book, as I did, it will only take a few moments of your day.

Ms. Alicea poses the question: what would happen if you had a chance to prevent someone’s death? In this case, Mira can’t do anything about her father but then she has a powerful dream about the actor who meant so much to Mira and her dad. Meeting him, even if in a dream, is an experience of a lifetime but can she—or should she even try to—do anything to stop what she knows is going to happen to this amazing young man? Not only that, a surprise in Mira’s real life is just around the corner.

In a story that’s heartwarming and more than a little sad, the author has created an appealing protagonist and shed a bit of light on what is a dark time in anyone’s life. The narrator, Emily Peot, is new to me but her voice is a good one for Mira—young, unsure of her emotions, very sad at the loss of her dad. I believe this is Ms. Peot’s first audio book and her lack of experience shows but she has the “bones” to become an effective reader.

Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, July 2016.

About the Author

Denise AliceaBorn to the great lively city of Manhattan, NY, and raised in quiet Connecticut. Denise started writing when drawing and painting were not enough. Deciding to try a new type of medium, she thought to start with poetry. After her first success and first reading at the age of fifteen. Her writing began to take on new life with her own worlds of fantasy, time travel, action, adventure and of course romance. She draws inspiration from her favorite childhood cartoons and experiences to her current day ones. When not writing, Denise loves technology, reading (romance, YA, anime, nonfiction,fiction), blogging, watching movies and TV shows and of course volunteering for many RWA chapters. She also enjoys blogging at her personal blog and book review blog at The Pen & Muse.

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