Review Angelina's Secret by Lisa Rogers

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Title: Angelina's Secret
Author: Lisa Rogers
Series: Angelina's Secret #1
Genre: YA/Paranormal/Ghost
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: Feb 1 2012


As a child, Angelina spent years in counseling learning that Josie, her imaginary friend, wasn't real, but it turns out her childhood friend wasn't imaginary after all.Now Angelina has to accept she's either (A) crazy or (B) able to see ghosts. Wanting to believe in her sanity, she chooses (B) and welcomes Josie back into her life. But even Josie can't help her deal with Shelly, the spirit of a confused teenager, and things go very, very wrong.When Angelina finds herself in a psychiatric hospital, she faces a choice: she can spend the rest of her life pretending to be someone she isn't, or she can embrace who she is and take a chance that she may never get to go home.


Angelina’s Secret is the paranormal twist to the teenage mother drama. Using a background of ghosts to stir the pot between mother and daughter gives this book a unique twist. Angel is a high school cheerleader and when a ghost from her mother’s past pits mother against daughter, Angel ends up for the worst. Locked up in a mental health care facility, Angel learns from other patients that she isn’t crazy but has a gift. Getting her mother to listen long enough to understand her is the hard part, and until she does, she can’t go home.

I found the beginning of this book to be slow, it took a while for the main story to appear. Angelina’s Secret had a good story line and that’s what kept me going. I don’t normally read paranormal books but this one had enough appeal from the drama perspective to keep me intrigued. The writing technique was very simple and casual which made it an easy read. I didn’t have to break out the dictionary, if you know what I mean. My version had a short prequel attached which was amazing. It really added to the backstory and helped me better understand the purpose for the tight relationship between Angel and her mother. I found that this would be a great starter book for those of you who are not quite sure if paranormal fiction is up your alley.

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mayceegreene said...

I did enjoy this book , no matter how angry I got with Patty. I think it has to do with being a mum, and believing I will support whatever my kids tell me. I thought it was a great ending to this story.

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