After the death of her mother seventeen year old Maren Hamilton finds herself being sent to Scotland to live with grandparents that she has never met before. Maren’s father had died on the day she was born and his parents didn’t keep in touch with her mother over the years but now she finds herself stepping into their world with no one else for her to turn to.
Shortly after arriving in Scotland Maren receives some of her mother’s things including a cryptic journal that has Maren questioning just who her mother was. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother she finds that there is also a world she never knew existed involved including Angels and Demons when Maren meets Gavin, an angel that is now tasked with protecting her. With clues of a secret organization her parents were a part of and the world around her falling into madness Maren finds herself racing to save those she loves.
Toward a Secret Sky will probably not be for everyone as it has a huge case of the old young adult insta-love trope involved. A lot are comparing this to Twilight and I can see the similarities, the young clueless girl who is instantly attracted to the boy she shouldn’t be with her having something special about her that has yet to be discovered, just switch out the vampires and werewolves with angels and demons in this.
But that being said I really thought this had a life of it’s own if given the chance with the story involving a secret organization and the war between the angels and demons. The story is rather fast paced bringing readers straight into the intrigue of just what Maren’s parents had been a part of and did a decent job building a world with angels and demons in it. So if you look past the swoony oh my gosh this boy is hot cheesiness it becomes a fun little story overall. I don’t see anything about this being a series but there was plenty of room for the story to continue on and I’d be certainly interested in seeing what happens next.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.