She was only a recurring dream in my foggy unconscious. A voice. A face. We weren’t supposed to dream. We weren’t supposed to remember. They said it was impossible and the before would never come into the now. None of the others remember, at least not that I know of. What I do know is that she was my everything, my every waking breath. Now that I’ve found her I will not be losing her a second time. She will be mine again, no matter what the cost.
Review for The Ascension of Laney
The Ascension of Laney has a great hook to reel you in… who doesn't want to know about the haunted house next door. Especially when a new, hot guys moves in and then just disappears one day without a trace. Kris has some pretty great characters. Laney is heartbroken college co-ed who has no idea what happened to her first and only love, Kass. As the story progresses she gets spunky, clever and pretty crafty when put in a bad situation. Laney has a lot of emotions to get though when Kass mysteriously pops back into her life. Kass also has a lot to work out when he realizes Laney is his next charge. Kass is handsome, caring, and tough…don’t mess with his girl, Laney. Miguel is the final main character in the story. He is a hard ass, flirt and feisty, and a total meat-head in a fun loving way! You grow to love and care for each of these characters and the challenges they face and will face in the next story.
I found Laney to be a clever character when put under duress. She doesn't fully understand her powers until she is kidnapped. While kidnapped she remembers she can grow grass, so she saves a peach pit and tried to grow an entire tree to produce fruit. Such cleverness and clear headedness can get you out of any crazy situation. Although she is bright character, I felt that when Laney was told about what she was, she didn’t react at all how I thought any logical person would have. She just kind of accepted it and so did her bestie, which I found very odd. I would have expected a lot more emotion or at least they would have freaked out. Speaking of the best friend…she and Miguel get together at some point, but you don’t find out much more after that. I feel like something is missing when I think about those two.
The background of the The Ascension of Laney, Hack has an interesting take on how the angles are made and whole hierarchy. There are different levels of beings…Ascent, Angles, The Fallen, and the Archangels. She even touches on what happens when an angel mates and with whom. I found it intriguing she only mentioned God once, and only briefly. Is God in charge of who becomes an angel? Does he tell the Archangels what to do? What is God’s role in the book? These are questions I had but weren't answered…maybe they will be in book 2.
I rate this book four stars.