Sunday, October 13, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: Gabriel's Rising (Jennifer & Christopher Martucci) Dark Creations 1 & 2

Title: Gabriel Rising

Authors: Jennifer & Christopher Martucci

Series: Dark Creations

Format: Ebook

Published October 19th 2011


When Gabriel James mysteriously appears in seventeen-year-old Melissa Martin’s English class, she is not prepared for what she experiences, how she feels the first time they speak. With otherworldly attractiveness, gallantry, charm and intelligence, he is everything boys her age are not.
But Gabriel has a secret, a dark secret.
His secret threatens to rip them apart and unleash an evil on the world so horrific, humanity will be forever changed.
In this deeply romantic and captivating young adult paranormal romance novel, Gabriel and Melissa will risk everything – their very lives – to guard their love. Together, they will be forced to confront mankind’s darkest creation.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


I liked the idea of this story. In fact its really a revived Frankenstein story. I always like a good story modernized. While I thought the story was interesting and kept me reading, I didn't get into it as much as I would have liked. The characters were interesting enough. And like Frankenstein there was evil and death. For a YA novel it was a bit more graphic than I expected, but I did enjoy this read.

Understanding Gabriel's character and going through his journey was an exciting read. Melissa's character was also interesting and enjoy to read. Overall it as a good read and an interesting spin on the Frankenstein story.


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