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EVERCROSSED by Elizabeth Chandler


by Elizabeth Chandler

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: March 8th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4424-0914-9
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster

This second installment in the Kissed by an Angel series continues the supernatural suspense begun in the first book and sets up the third. Although the book does not stand on its own, Chandler provides enough information for new readers to catch up with the basics of her story. Heavily populated with teens working in a bed-and-breakfast inn on Cape Cod, the novel focuses on Ivy and her three boyfriends—one murdered, one current and one stimulating possibility. Tristan, the dead love of her life, apparently returns as an angel and saves her life when she’s in a car crash. At the hospital she meets Guy, an intriguing amnesiac who just might be Tristan come back to earth. Or, Guy could be Gregory—Tristan’s murderer—returning to earth as a demon. Will, Ivy’s current, true-blue boyfriend, and Beth, her psychic best friend, can’t convince her that Guy might be dangerous. The author untangles the supernatural identities by the end of the book, setting up a nice cliffhanger. Although the suspenseful scenes are few and far between, those familiar with the series will gain new insights into the characters while waiting for scary moments. The book’s leisurely pace derives from Ivy’s frequent introspective passages, but it still provides enough intrigue to hold readers’ interest. A pleasant beach read. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)