Bitter Angel by Megan Hand
Torn between two realities.
A choice that will mean life or death.
But she won’t know anything… until she wakes up.
College sophomore, Lila Spencer lived Friday night twice. She doesn’t know how or why, just that she did. As if she split in half and went in two different directions.
Out clubbing with her friends, Heather and Nilah, the girls rock it out and party hard. What begins as an innocent night will lead to a deadly fight for their lives, and Lila might be their only chance for survival.
In bed with her boyfriend, Jay, Lila is safe and warm as she drifts to sleep in the arms of the man she loves. Until she is sucked into a horrifying nightmare of her friends’ deaths.
As the sunlight warms her face on Saturday morning, the two scenarios collide. But there can be only one outcome. Will she wake up in her warm bed with Jay by her side, devastated and grieving for her friends? Or was she there to save them?
The answer is just the beginning.
Bitter Angel was quite well-done and has a fairly unique concept. The narrator, Lila, lives the same night twice and then wakes up having never actually lived that day yet, according to the calendar – but some things prove otherwise. I thought the author, Megan Hand, did a good job telling this story. It could be a difficult story to tell, considering the rather strange concept, but Hand did it well.
If you’re afraid of self-published books, no need to be afraid of this one! While it’s not perfect (no book is), it has a professional feel to it. All too often with self-published books, there seem to be many errors when it comes to grammar, spelling, etc. This book started off very good in that department. However, sadly, toward the end of the book, there were quite a few errors. That drives me crazy, especially when the errors seem to be focused toward the end of a book – I mean, did the editor just get tired and not try as hard at the end of the project? Did they run out of time and have to speed through? Whatever the reason, it really bothers me. It’s almost worse than having errors throughout the book.
For the most part, this book kept me captivated. There were definitely parts where I didn’t want to put it down. I wasn’t the hugest fan of Lila. I liked that she was a strong woman who didn’t put up with crap, but she didn’t make very smart decisions.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and was captivated while reading it, but it won’t go down as a favourite.
Best Aspect: Story
Worst Aspect: Writing/Editing