#Review: The Second Sign – Elizabeth Arroyo
Gabby lives an untraditional life. She’s prone to getting into trouble, and she can see demons whenever they appear. Her brother, Max, is the same way, except he does more good than harm. Not to mention that he seems to stick to the system, something she does her best to ignore.
When Gabby’s life takes another unexpected turn, she begins to wonder as to what’s going on. Demons seem to be appearing right and left, and she also has to contend with Jake’s appearance. There’s something about him that piques her interest, and makes her want to know more about him. Granted, he’s also drawn to her, too, though he’ll never admit it outright.
Gabby and Jake soon band together in hopes of getting to the bottom of things. Though she doesn’t quite understand the feelings he invokes in her, she’s willing to put her trust in his hands. Demons have come to collect her soul, and she refuses to stand by and let them do just that. There’s no way she could be what they say she is.
Immersing herself in the secrets of her past, Gabby soon realizes she’s in way over her head. There’s a lot at stake, and she’s not sure if she’ll be able to deal with everything when the time comes. Still, the mystery of the Second Sign must be unraveled, and Jake’s presence is the key to finding what she needs to know and more.
A very complex storyline, we’re pulled into Gabby’s tumultuous life. She’s certainly not what she seems. Definitely headstrong, she’ll do anything to assert herself in any situation she finds herself in. The Second Sign is a good start to what promises to be a wonderful series, and I look forward to what’s to come.
Bred to believe in the war between angels and demons, Gabby has come to the conclusion that love is responsible for war, jealousy, and all the other deadly sins she can think of. So when she’s exiled to the middle of nowhere for getting kicked out of her fifth school for fighting, she doesn’t expect to meet Jake. Much less fall in love. But Jake is quickly drawn to the eerie beauty of her violet eyes while Gabby is unsettled by their undeniable connection.
When a demon guardian comes to collect her soul, she refuses to give it up. She’s not a demon. She can’t be. Her father and twin brother are angels. The demon gives Gabby twenty-four hours to decide her allegiance, and then starts killing her short list of friends, leaving a message behind: She is the Second Sign.
As Gabby and Jake begin to unravel the mystery behind the Second Sign, she learns Jake may be the key to saving her soul. But it means a sacrifice has to be made that will change their lives forever.
About The Author:
Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen. Her fascination with the paranormal was influenced by the vivid ghost and demon stories her father told her as a child, scaring the crap out of her. It also led her to ask the “what if” question that propelled her down the path of the fantastical.
But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families. Her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. Since then she’s published a short story in SQ Magazine, countless musings on her blog – Chandara Writes, and completed three manuscripts.
In 2012, Elizabeth signed with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN, a Dark YA Paranormal Romance, slated for an early 2013 release.
Elizabeth resides in Chicago with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind.
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