Friends, Angels & Love: A Review of Komali da Silva’s “Angels Dawn”

Posted: October 1, 2015 in Book Review, Young Adult
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Goodreads.com Description: Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn’s sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can’t turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever.

Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a mysterious and beautiful boy named Angelo, only she can’t remember what happens that night. To make things more complicated, Dawn is in a relationship with Angelo’s complete opposite, Nate. Dawn doesn’t want to hurt Nate, yet she can’t shake her feelings for Angelo, even when she can’t help but feel he’s hiding something from her, and it could be something dark. Why is Angelo acting so weird around Bonita? Are they together? Are they really only friends?

Angelo may be trouble, but Dawn can’t ignore her feelings for him. Dawn is at a crossroads. Should she choose love? Or friendship? Once Dawn finally finds the courage to choose, she thinks the drama is over. But Dawn wasn’t expecting her choices to have such dire consequences.

Do you believe in love at first sight? But can one trust someone blindly? Can love overcome all the obstacles?

Is friendship just the beginning of love?”

About the Author

Komali da Silva was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
She started writing as a teenager but never took it seriously because her love for basketball and track and field sports was much stronger.
At the age of seventeen she moved to Switzerland. Komali has a degree in Insurance but is dreaming of one day owning her own book cafe.

She adores reading and some of her favorite authors include Lauren Kate, Cassandra Clare, Becca Fitzpatrick, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Cecelia Ahern, J.K. Rowling and Richelle Mead.

She started immortalizing her own words on paper in June 2012.
Komali, her husband and their daughter Amalia now live in Switzerland, where they eat a lot of chocolate and freeze during the winter.

Komali could live on love and happiness if life lets her do so. She laughs a lot and has different smiles for all her moods.

Find Komali online at…

Website: http://www.komalidasilva.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Komalis.book.wall

Instagram: https://instagram.com/komali_dasilva/

Twitter: @KomiDaSilva

Goodreads: https://instagram.com/komali_dasilva/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Komali-da-Silva/e/B00IEOE4SS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1441151632&sr=8-1

My Review

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love tales about angels especially ones battling demons. And, Komali da Silva’s Angels Dawn doesn’t disappoint. This book is an interesting story about guardian angels and a mysterious cast of characters who have it in for the human he’s in charge of.

Angelo Santamaria qualifies as every girl’s book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, caring, and very suave. He’s so devoted to Dawn that when things take a turn for the worst you feel the pain just as much as the characters.

Dawn is perfection. She’s that book character who can do no wrong in everyone’s eyes, but the darkness is just beneath the surface. It’s waiting to come out, but she never fully acts on it. She’s such a good cookie that when she gets caught between two different guys she’s more concerned about their feelings.

Nate was probably my favorite out of all the characters. He was patience personified. So loyal, so caring, and so giving of himself. Not sure if he should qualify as a book boyfriend or a book doormat. Dawn never truly appreciated what she had in him.

Angels Dawn is not your average ‘girl meets guy’ story. There’s a serious twist at the end (which pissed me off) that takes this story up a notch.

I was pleasantly surprised that this book read like it was written by an American. Outside of the reference of a VW Polo, a supermini vehicle found outside of the United States,  it didn’t have me Googling every single little thing. I’ve read books by a few foreign authors and had to look up everything (cars, houses, food, drink).

I found da Silva’s book delightful and recommend it to everyone!

Rating: 5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up

(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

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