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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Branded by Keary Taylor

Title: Branded
Series: Fall of Angels
Author: Keary Taylor
Published: March 2010
Pages: 374
Rating: 4/5
Summary: Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.
But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will puller her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.
Review: Right now we're seeing more books that have to do with angels. But honestly, I think that no other author portrays angels as Keary Taylor does in Branded.

The story starts off with Jessica who has had nightmares about angels that aren't just nightmares. She has to stand trial for those who have died. Through all this she meets Alex and changes her life for the better. Then her life gets even crazier than it used to be and she must figure out what is happening if she wants to save those who she loves and herself.

The life of Jessica has never been easy. Her nightmares have allowed her to need less sleep than the normal person. All of these things have made Jessica want to live far away from any place that has a lot of people. By the ending her character had change after all the she went through.

I thought that the thing about the angels and how they played a big role in the life of Jessica was really interesting. Some of the angels were good and others were bad. Then the trials change including the leader of the condemned.

This was a very interesting book. I have to say that the ending kind of took me by surprise. I know there are many books out there about angels but this is a book that others should read simply because of how the angels are played out!

I reviewed this book as part of a blog tour.


  1. I haven't heard of this book before. There are a LOT of angel novels out at the moment, but this oen sounds different. Thanks for the review, I might just check it out.