Until Next Time
By Amy Lignor
Release Date: February 1, 2012How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?
Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.
When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.
From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.
Review: Angels aren't really the first fantasy creature I read about, but I've got to say they aren't that bad! Until Next Time doesn't deal with angels on earth, but rather is about the souls of angels using human shells to learn more about the human race and emotions. I loved how the book started with the future and Emily looking back at her time on earth, then starting the story in the present time. It was really intriguing and made me want to read more to see why emotions were so high about her falling in love with someone she wasn't supposed to.
The idea of this story was very unique, but I think it should have been explained a little bit more because it's still confusing how it all worked. Emily is her soul in heaven, but then can enter Liz's body without remembering her life as a soul. I didn't understand the big deal when Emily would transfer between worlds and what was going on in her soul world. I really enjoyed the part when she was on earth, but the should world was just a bit confusing.
The characters of the book were great and it was interesting to see how they met and lived after that. Charles and Faith were adorable and Jason was such a great guy! I didn't really like Daniel, but Matt made up for his weird behavior. The idea that Emily is a guardian angel is super cute and it was a great twist to put her soul into a human body and see how she reacts to the world. Until Next Time is a very original story about angels that surprises you every step of the way.