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Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz

June 22nd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Description:  THE ANGELS PRACTICE, OR TAP, is the kind of cult that doesn’t exist. There are no rules and no records, just a MySpace-like website. All you need to know is that it will define who you are and what you will become.

Amidst the glittering L.A. nightlife, TAP parties are the place to see and be seen, especially in the exclusive back room. Taj and her rocker boyfriend, Johnny, are TAP elite, so when Taj meets preppie outsider Nick at a party, she doesn’t give him a second thought. But then Johnny goes missing, along with Nick’s sister. And suddenly Taj and Nick are teaming up to question TAP’s darker side….

First off is it just me or does that look like Shannon Doherty on the cover?  Anyway, I really enjoyed this book and boy will the ending shock you and have you hooked for the next book.  I just saw on Twitter that Melissa de la Cruz is still working on Angels Lie and from Amazon it looks like it won’t be out until October.  Another book to wait for!

I picked this book up because 1) I really enjoyed the Blue Blood books and am anxiously waiting for The Van Alen Legacy and 2) it totally sounded like something that could take place these days with Facebook, MySpace, etc.  It’s kind of a scary thought of people using these social applications to prey on kids.  I know there is some of this already but I was curious to see where this book was going to take that idea.  I really liked both Taj and Nick and thought that they had great chemistry together.  You get a glimpse into both their lives and realize that while you can have a lot of money it sometimes does not make up for the lack of a loving home life.  I cannot say much more about the story without revealing the twist so let me just say this book will definitely leave you wanting more.  I am actually a little surprise I have not heard more talk about this book.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Barbara

    Yeah she does look a little like Shannen. I think I’ll check it out so I’m off to the library’s website to see if they have the book.

  2. Barbara

    Oops I pushed before I mentioned that I like the look. I changed mine too over the weekend during Bloggiesta. I was just glad to finally change it without losing my sidebar.

  3. dsuzuki

    Thanks Barbara! I hope you enjoy it too.

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