ARC Review - Lailah by Nikki Kelly

Monday, October 6, 2014
Lailah by Nikki Kelly
Published by: Feiwel and Friends on October 7th, 2014
Series: The Styclar Saga #1
Pages: 416
Format: ARC 
Genre: Paranormal
Source: For Review
Rating: 4/5

FROM GOODREADS: The girl knows she's different. She doesn't age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams -- a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally- a rouge Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.


Dearest Lailah, 

Oh boy! Or should I say boys? I think that's more appropriate for you! I've never ever ever found myself so torn between two guys in a book. I have absolutely no clue who I want Lailah to choose: the Angel, Gabriel, or the Vampire, Jonah. *fans self* Seriously, throughout your entirety I was going back and forth! I couldn't blame Lailah for doing the same thing! So for now, I'm going to say I'm on the fence on who I want your characters to end up with.

Let's back up a bit, and talk about what you're actually about, Lailah. Basically your main character is a girl who dies and comes back to life. She doesn't know why or what she is, only that she dreams of the same guy every night and his name is Gabriel and that sometimes, she has memories from her past lives. Then against better judgement, the girl rescues a Vampire named Jonah and then ends up in a fight with Angels, specifically the one from her dream (Gabriel) and crazy scary Vampires, and all of them want her dead for unknown reasons. In other words, you're pretty cray cray, Lailah, and also very epic!

Your author, Nikki, knows how to write swoonworthy guys too. OMG. I don't think I've ever not cared about instalove/a love triangle before, because it totes works in your story, Lailah. Your MC Lailah is confused about herself, so it's no wonder she's confused about these two super hot guys in her life now that want to take care of her. I really enjoyed reading about all their shenanigans. The other Vampires in the clan really grew on me as well. You weren't what I was expecting at all. You're definitely a new spin on the Vampire trope, which couldn't make me any happier, and the only reason I'm giving you four hearts instead of five is because it took me a bit to get to that hook part of you, Lailah, but once I hit it, I WAS HOOKED! My advice to readers is to keep on reading, because I promise it will be worth it. It may just take a tiny bit longer than you expect. Lailah, you're a book not to be missed! 

Packing to go meet your author, 


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  1. Lol this book's cover reminds me of Teen Wolf's opening scene. I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews on this one, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Insta-love isn't really my thing, but it does work out some times. Hope I feel the same way about it as you do!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

    1. I've never seen Teen Wolf! Haha I know, I know. I need to watch it! It usually isn't my thing either, but it worked in Lailah! I hope you enjoy it, Daphne! :)

  2. YAY for 4 stars and for both of us being #TeamFence!! *hands cupcakes*
    I cannot wait to hear all about your trip to meet Nikki!! =D

    1. WOOT! TEAM FENCE FTW!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip missy!!! We are both going to have a blast! I just know it!!

  3. Ugh. I was totally about to put this one up for review and now you have me wanting to keep it to myself! :P

  4. YAY I'm so glad you liked it but what's this Team Fence business?! I guess i always did like the bad boys #TEAMJONAH Hope you have a lovely trip!


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