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04/13/2003 Entry: "ANGELICA by Sharon Shinn--three views"

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Recommended, though it took me a while to get into it. I wonder if it was because I didn't have enough time to read, so was reading in bits and pieces? That doesn't always work. When I finally had a bit more time, it was much better. Definitely a romance, and somewhat in the slower, older style of romance books.--Lori

I liked this one quite a bit as well. Anyone who liked the other books in the series should like this one as well, though it didn't have nearly the impact ARCHANGEL had on me.--JW

I also got a chance to read ANGELICA and I'd give it a mild recommendation. Not only did it take a while to get into, I also thought the book a bit too long. I hated the hero's sister--what an obnoxious self-centered spoiled brat. I didn't quite buy into her transformation, either. And there were two plot points I did have quibbles with:

1) I thought it HIGHLY UNLIKELY that a spaceship would need human intervention to shoot down another spaceship.

2) Just because the spaceship was shot down doesn't mean more of them won't come to take the planet.

And why did it take so long for people with such superior technology to take over the planet?? And the way they went about it. Not really credible.

I did like Susannah and Gaaron although I wished they'd solved their differences before the last page.--Edith

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