Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weeping Angels

Title: Weeping Angels
Author: Cristy Rey
Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction 

Four years ago, Frankie Rios walked away from her best friend and big 
sister, Iris. To Frankie, Iris died the day that she last rejected Frankie’s 
attempts at getting Iris alcohol and drug treatment. Rather than accept 
grief for her beloved sister’s loss, Frankie turned to her music. A renowned 
cellist, Frankie has managed to ignore the pain and suffering of losing the 
person she loved most in this world. With Iris out of her mind and out of 
her life, Frankie was able to move on…or so she thought. Until Iris really 

Topher went to war in 2001 only to return two years later damaged and broken. Unable to 
reconcile the war vet with the boy he used to be, Topher gave up on life. When Iris Rios, his long-lost childhood best friend, dies from liver failure at thirty-two years-old, Topher is forced to confront his past. He must decide whether he deserves to heal.
He must decide whether he will take that first step and then take another until he can recover what he lost: himself.
Weeping Angels is a story of grief carried and grief ignored. It’s about learning to love and 
moving on. Mourning someone once is hard enough, but mourning someone twice is unimaginably harder.

Told in three parts, on the surface this is a story about a funeral, a life senselessly lost far too soon. It is about family dysfunction and denial and how we each see life in ways we can bear to view it. Humans tend to deny what they feel they have no control over.

The story is told through the viewpoints of two people who used to be acquaintances but were pretty much strangers. Eventually they turn to each other when they realize that no one has more in common at this time of grief than the two of them. Will this common bond create a friendship or some sort of relationship?
The writing is gritty and intense. It will make you feel in ways a book has never made you feel before. I found myself reexamining both my close relationships and those that are strained.
See my complete review on Goodreads.

Cristy Rey is the author of the urban fantasy, Incarnate Series. She also 

writes unconventional, romantic women’s fiction. She’d say she writes the 

books Jane Austen would have written if Jane had been a riot grrrl.

Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she spends most of her days in a library and most of 

her nights surrounded by cats.

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