Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels Saga) by E. Van Lowe

Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels Saga Book One)
By: E. Van Lowe

Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published: August 13, 2011
By: White Whisker Books
Source: Book From Author

Goodreads Summary:

Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together. 

“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…” 

The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. 

Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. 

But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.

My Thoughts:

Boyfriend From Hell by E. Van Lowe is an excellent read.  It stands out in the Young Adult genre as a book that has the perfect balance of fun, fantasy, mystery, humor, and romance, which harmoniously blend together to create a highly entertaining fast-paced read.  The protagonist Megan is a typical 15 year old full of angst.  She has a very special relationship with her single mother Suze, and her childhood friends Erin and Matt.  However, Megan becomes conflicted when Suze wants to get back into the dating world.  At the same time that Suze begins dating, Megan meets the dark and dreamy Guy Matson.  As daughter and mother enter a new phase in their lives, nothing will ever be the same again.

There are many reasons that I enjoyed Boyfriend From Hell.  First, the storyline was entertaining and executed beautifully.  Megan came across as an authentic teenager, from the way she spoke, the way she acted, and the way she thought.  Many times in YA stories, the character doesn't have the voice of a teenager, and instead sounds like an adult trying to sound like a teenager, or slang is overused and the story becomes lacking in believability.  Another aspect of the story I enjoyed was the humor.  I kept catching myself smiling or chuckling when I was reading.  Several times I was asked, "what's so funny?"  Well, this story had me cracking up.  Also, while Megan had a love interest in Boyfriend From Hell, it did not detract in any way from the rest of the story.  I enjoyed a few plot twists and I loved the way Mr. Van Lowe ended the story.  My interest was piqued, and I cannot wait to see how the sequel unfolds.

I highly recommend Boyfriend From Hell, if you're looking for a fun, entertaining, fast paced YA paranormal read.  This story has a wide range of appeal, and a little bit of everything which will attract both young adult, as well as adult readers.  The bottom line is I give Boyfriend From Hell 4 1/2 Fun Humor-Filled Stars!

My Favorite Quotes:

"It was supposed to be a mysterious, seductive smile, but my mouth froze into a toothy grin.  I have practiced that seductive smile in the mirror like a zillion times to perfection, and the first time I try using it on a real boy, I wind up looking like the Joker." (Kindle, Loc. 140)

"Even though Guy Matson was not my first kiss, when our lips touched, I knew in that moment that I had never been kissed before." (Kindle, Loc. 842)

"You can have thirty or forty pairs of shoes, you can have a whole boat load of sisters and brothers, you can have a new boyfriend every week, you can have so many friends you can't remember all their names, you can get married as many times as you like, and have more husbands and ex-husbands than you can shake a stick at ...But, deary, you only get one mother.  And it sounds like you have a good relationship with yours.  In my mind, that alone is worth fighting for." (Kindle, Loc. 2342)

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                   About The Author: E. Van Lowe

E has gone on to write for many award winning TV shows including: The Cosby Show, and Even Stevens. He also co-wrote the Academy Award nominated short film, Cadillac Dreams. Never Slow Dance With A Zombie was his first teen novel.  Boyfriend From Hell is the first in the Falling Angels Saga.  The second novel in the saga, Earth Angel, will be coming out soon.  It seems E still has lots of important, and weird, thoughts to share with readers.

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  1. This does sound like a great read and I do love when teens sound authentic. Thanks for sharing! :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

    1. Yes, it was a great read! Thanks for stopping by Sara :)

  2. This book sounds good. I had not heard of this book prior to this post.
    I like that the mother and daughter in this book are close.. It seems most YA books the parents either are nonexistent or sorry excuses for parents.

    1. Good observation. I enjoyed that aspect as well. I think you will enjoy Boyfriend From Hell, it's a fast paced read, and I loved the humor on it. I hear with each book the series gets better and better :)


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