Title: The Lost Angel
Original Title: (Spanish)
El Angel Perdido
Author: Javier Sierra
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
Publisher: Atria Books
October 4, 2011 (English)
Buy the Book: Amazon
The story at the beginning is very promising, especially in the synopsis where they promise us an incredible story full of terrorists, legends, mysteries, religion, and a young woman with a rare psychic gift who must find the courage to save her husband, Martin Faber an undercover American scientist, who has been kidnapped.
I must admit that this book caught my attention considerably, and I thought for a moment that I would find a book like The Da Vinci Code, or maybe better! The problem was that after I started reading the book, everything they had previously promised and which had drawn my attention, evaporated slowly and I found a dull and hard to believe story with undeveloped characters.
The story is very fanciful and full of ups and downs. Sometimes the reader can find really good scenes and a lot of interesting details, but also too boring and unrealistic descriptions and too sophisticated discussions that are too complicated to be understood by the reader. The characters were too plain and not likable at all, so it wasn't a surprise to find myself skipping pages.
What I really liked about this novel: 1) The Glossary at the end of the book, full of incredible pictures and really good information for those who want to know more about the Javier Sierra's research. 2) It's a book you can read fast enough, the story is told in short chapters, making it more enjoyable and easier to skip pages if we are stuck somewhere. 3) Good story for undemanding readers.
So, what can I say? I was waiting for much more. I didn't enjoy this book at all. The Lost Angel is the first book I read by Javier Sierra, and I'm not sure If I want to read something else written by him, even though I have heard a lot of good comments about his other novels. As always I recommend you to give it a try if you think you will enjoy this book. Maybe you will like it more than I did.