Today, I put on my reviewer’s hat and present my thoughts on Bella Harte’s YA paranormal novel Scarlett Phoenix.
Synopsis: Scarlett Paige is just a regular teenager until her parents suddenly decide move to back to America after living in England for the last 17 ½ years. Thrust into a new school, a new town and a whole new way of life, things can’t seem to get any worse until her 18th birthday arrives.
Her world as she knows it is irrevocably changed by a set of life threatening complications when she discovers her true identity. That she is The Phoenix the only one of her kind, a hybrid human being with supernatural powers beyond mortal imagination. But she is untrained, and unable to use her mystical powers without guidance and training from The Seraphoenix Angels.
Worse still, two mysterious and powerful Angel brothers are looking for her. One to save her and one to kill her, who will win?
Scarlett finds herself amidst a battle that’s been waged since the beginning of time, as she discovers the disturbing truth that Angels aren’t always good! One brother has a terrible plan to rid the world of humanity, while the other strives to save it and Scarlett is caught smack in the middle as both the Angels need her Phoenix powers to accomplish their goals.
Will she become a pawn in their schemes, as she is thrown into total chaos and plunged into an entirely different future and one that is utterly unexpected?
There are fatal consequences she never saw coming. Beings she never knew existed, and homicidal demon creatures that she wished never existed at all, are conspiring to change her life forever!
The synopsis lured me into the world of Scarlett Phoenix and her destiny. The story opens on plans for Scarlett’s birthday. Scarlett and her family had recently relocated from England to New England and that means a new school for Scarlett – complete with rivals that her mother invites to her party. Why am I telling all of this? Because of the party and things that happen there, Scarlett is awakened to her destiny. I will not spoil the story by revealing her destiny, but it leads her on an adventure with the Angels. Some of those Angels are her Guardians, but there is one Angel – the brother of one of her guardian Angels – who desires her for another, much more sinister purpose. What will she do?
Bella Harte has created a new and refreshing take on Angels. She created some memorable characters, magical events, and an ending that captures the essence of love, loss, and rebirth. Her version of the beginning of Time, the fall in the Garden of Eden, and the consequences of that event that stretches from Eden to Scarlett Phoenix in today’s world makes this a compelling read. I look forward to the rest of this series!
My rating – 4 Stars!
Disclaimer: I was given this book in exchange for a fair review. Opinions about this book are strictly my own!