ETERNAL STARLING by Angela Corbett
Publication Information: 6 December 2011 by Pendrell Publishing
Previous Titles in Series: None
Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.
For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.
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I received an electronic ARC of ETERNAL STARLING as part of a blog tour arranged by ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT.
ETERNAL STARLING: Teen girl is caught between love of 2 boys. Who she chooses will affect her future & an eternal battle that's being waged.
First off, the character of Evie is one of the coolest female young adult characters I have read in a long time. She drives a 1966 Mustang, goes four wheeling and isn't afraid to state her opinions. My favorite scene is when she first meets Alex and is too stubborn to admit that she is lost and needs his help. Maybe not the best course of action, but I admired her gumption (yeah, I just used the word gumption) and right away I wanted to learn more about her.
I'll be the first to admit (and I have said so in other reviews) that I am not a fan of the love triangle trope in young adult literature. However, I think that Corbett wrote the love triangle between Evie, Alex and Emil well. It was much more than just a love triangle, it was about love that transcended time and how Evie had to decide not only who she would choose, but which path she would take and what her future would hold.
ETERNAL STARLING is a wonderful debut novel from Angela Corbett. I can't wait to read more of this series!
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As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.
She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.
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