Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Review: Ethereal by Addison Moore

Ethereal (Celestra #1)
Author: Addison Moore
Publisher: Self-Published, 225 pages
Publication Date: March 26, 2011

From Goodreads:
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.

When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.

Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in. Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?

I have to admit I was in a book buying mood when this series was "recommended" to me on my Amazon Kindle reader and between the price, the stars, and the comments,  I bought the bundle which included the first three books. 

Let me be  blunt and say, this is probably NOT the series for me.  I don't like the main character, the family dynamics are horrible, and frankly the primary love interest is a jerk.  After reading the first book I went to Goodreads and reviewed other comments thinking that maybe it was just me.  It turns out many readers have a love-hate relationship with this series.

I admire self-published authors. For that reason alone, I may in time read book two as many readers found that the books improve overtime.  But for now I have too many other books to get through before I try again.

Posted By: Sheri


  1. I'm looking at this cover and I'm thinking I have this one. I might have gotten it free. But this review, makes me want to find the nearest delete button. It sounds kind of disastrous.

  2. Self-Published books are often hit or miss. The synopsis sounds pretty good but the fact that the love interest is a jerk is enough to keep me away (and the other criticisms are just icing on the cake). If you do pick up the second book though, I hope this series improves for you!