The Lost Angel: A Novel
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New York Times bestselling author Javier Sierra returns with a heartpounding, apocalyptic thriller about mankind’s most ancient desire—and the modern evil some will unleash to obtain it.

Every religion has a story for how our species came to mix with yours and was doomed to this planet. We are the sons of exiles. Cursed. Even man condemned us, blaming u...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Atria Books (first published October 3rd 2011)
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Paul Sass
A low three.
This book was a bit maddening because it was so uneven and the pacing so choppy that it couldn't hold any suspense. This should have been a lot more fun. I mean come on, we're talking about angels trying to phone home. There should have been a freedom and energy. I love books that mix these religious stories and history and try to make some sense of it all. But I felt like the author, after all his research, took all of his ideas way too seriously and refused to realize that this is...more
Phoenix Robles
~ What is the opposite of "unputdownable"? *...
Paul Pessolano
“The Lost Angel” by Javier Sierra, published by Atria Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller

“Enoch predicted that after the Fall from Grace and the Great Flood, the next ‘end of the world’ would come by fire.”

If you like a good mystery that incorporates true historical fact and science to take you to the final days this book is a must read. The story revolves around Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark.

The religious or mystical aspect centers around angels on earth trying to get back to heaven by using mysti...more
Idris
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...more
Book Him Danno
This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The characters are varied, multi-leveled and interesting. Noah’s ark…is it real, does it still exists somewhere in the mountains of Turkey, and if so what does that mean to mankind? Those are a few questions I found myself asking while reading this book. Angels and humans mixing blood and knowledge? I’ve read a few books lately on angels and many say the same thing about a race of fallen angels, who came to earth and lived as humans, but they passed...more
Giovanni Gelati
Do you enjoy possibly learning something while reading? I do. This novel is chock full of stuff even before you get to the first word of the story. This was the first time I have read this author; I was pretty well caught up in his style and substance. I enjoyed the original take he has on the subject matter, his plotline was nice and tight, I was pretty well captivated with his universe and timeline of events, his characters were engaging, and the read moved right along. Personally ,I found the...more
Michael
Undercover climatologist Martin Faber is kidnapped by a group calling itself Forces of Popular Defense. They want the immediate withdrawal of all NATO troops from within 150 miles of Mt. Ararat.

Each chapter tells about one character in a revolving method with Julia narrating her own movements. This change in point of view can be difficult to manage but the author does it well.

Julia is rescued when there is an attempt on her life. Col. Nicholas Allen of the National Security Agency not only saves...more
Sumando Libros
Comencemos!!!

Hola a todos!!! después de un largo tiempo sin reseñar >.<
Lamentablemente estaba (estoy) un poco atareada pero ya lo vamos solucionando jejeje… nos estamos esforzando para ello :D

Yyyyy seguimos cambiando las temáticas.
Les cuento que este libro me arrastro de un genero a otro, de hecho… a veces me preguntaba '¿cómo se pueden mezclar tantas ideas... religión, mitos, meteorología, ocultismo, tecnología, intriga política, policial con un resultado coherente y mejor aun… Creíble??'...more
Britni
During the great flood the earth was cleansed of all but a few choice survivors, Noah and his family. Thousands of years later the earth is threatened by another life ending catastrophe and Julia Alvarez is the only one hope to stop it, but she doesn't know that yet. All she knows is that her husband Martin has been kidnapped by a terrorist group and that she must find and save him.

Javier Sierra's new book The Lost Angel is an apocalyptic thriller that is part Da Vinci Code part National Treasur...more
Georgia Flanagan
Great read, real page turner!
Is Noah's Arc on Mount Ararat in Turkey?
Will the sun one day destroy the earth?
What's really happening when the internet is down or you can't get a signal on your phone?
Did Moses, Abraham, Noah, etc., leave messages hidden in sacred places for Angels who walk this earth?
Are we really living in the fourth world as the Hopi tribe believes?
Are Angels using Jacob's Ladder to travel back and forth between Heaven and Earth?
Are you an Angel?
"Javier Sierra wrote this apocaly...more
Kitty Bullard
Book Title: "The Lost Angel”
Author: Javier Sierra
Published By: Atria
Age Recommended: 18+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: A scathing book about terrorism and the possible end of the world. This book is at once frightening and true. Written with an insightful rendering of the hopes and fears of mankind and leaving you with the burning question… what if… could this truly happen?
A wonderfully dark read with many twists and turns, interesting characters and a sound plot!
Rachel
This book had almost too much going on, with an extensive glossary in the beginning pages - complete with color photos - that I needed to read beforehand to keep up with the plot. Javier Sierra made a point of mixing fact with fiction in this novel, and the book reads like an extensive 'conspiracy theory.' My husband is much more familiar with many aspects of the plot, and I often asked him if what I was reading about was really true or not. The book opens with a quotation of Genesis 6: 2-3, whi...more
David
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Tami
this wasn't really a GoodReads win, but I won The Book of Lost Fragrances back on 1/16/12 but never received it. They answered my inquiry last week and said they would send it out immediately along with another book for my wait. This is the other book. Hope to get to it soon, but I do have 10 others plus my current read in front. 5/7/12
Started 7/10/12
Finished 7/15/12

Martin Faber has been kidnapped by terrorists. He sends a cryptic message to his wife in the proof of life video. His wife, Julia A...more
Ray Palen
International best-selling author, Javier Sierra, is a native of Madrid, Spain and his work has been translated into thirty-five languages. The crux of his novels centers on religion and spirituality --- with his latest release, THE LOST ANGEL, being no exception to this rule.

What if mankind had discovered a way to open up a line of communication directly to God? Sounds farfetched, but that premise is what drives the latest historical/spiritual thriller by Javier Sierra. Dr. John Dee lived under...more
Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
This was a rather strange book for me, and I'm still trying to figure out why exactly. I love mystery/thrillers. Especially if they have a bit of a supernatural twist to them.

The basic plot of the book is that Julia Alvarez's husband has been kidnapped, and she in turn gets kidnapped by this group of people who claim to be descendants of the fallen Biblical angels. Julia apparently has supernatural powers and the "angels" need her to communicate to God so they can return to Heaven. What results...more
Kai
Having the glossary at the beginning of The Lost Angel is wonderful concept. The glossary helps me familiarize the subjects, people and things that are in the book. There is so much facts and myths to the story that if I were to read the book without the glossary, I would have been lost.

The Lost Angel has so many myths and biblical stories from one religion to another regarding the great flood and the communication to God. The legend of Noah's Ark has always fascinated me just as the story of At...more
Stephanie D.
I don't think I've ever been more impressed by a fiction writer as I have been by Javier Sierra. As part of his meticulous research into the religious, mythical, and historical details of The Lost Angel, Sierra actually climed Mt. Ararat in Turkey and Armenia, which is where the story's climax takes place. He's like the Krakauer of thrillers; beat that, Dan Brown!

The ARC I received is also quite impressive as it came with a beautiful, shiny glossary complete with photos and author's notes. Ther...more
J
BEWARE OF SPOILERS. I DON'T HIDE OR PROMOTE MY REVIEWS. EXERCISE SOME SELF CONTROL.

I usually have no truck with book-jacket blurbs written by other authors who've read the book in question. Generally, the comments are all superlatives (nothing wrong with that) but too generic to mean much.

However, this time I enthusiastically support the conclusion of Kirkus Reviews: "Sierra is a more sophisticated writer than Dan Brown [of "Da Vinci Code" fame] and he offers fresh perspective on the Renaissance...more
Glenda Christianson
The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra

The amount of detailed research was apparent from the first page of this book. My copy included a well written glossary of terms, events and people that was interesting on it's own and added lots of detail to the story. I referred to it several times during my reading.

The plot is based on real science and real world events. At times I had to question what parts were fiction and what parts were real facts. This is the mark of a great novel! Unfortunately at other t...more
Melanie
Book courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada


The book follows a woman with a very mysterious and unique gift. Julia is the only one who can activate stones called "adamantes". These stones are used to communicate with angels. When her husband is kidnapped by Middle East terrorists convinced they are the living descendants of angels and plan on returning to heaven, Julia must put her gift to use in order to see her husband again. It's not as easy as she thinks since a lot of people want the stones...more
Carlos Reyes
A mi me gusto el libro, si bien es cierto que los personajes no están muy bien desarrollados y la historia en momentos sea poco plausible, me parece que los datos históricos son muy interesantes, los pude comprobar personalmente al buscar los datos que da el libro con la Internet. Quizás no es el mejor Thriller, pero yo le dí una oportunidad y no me sentí decepcionado. Repito, me gustó.
Violet
God have mercy! This book is so bad that I could not stomach more than two pages, at a time. The technique is such that things are repeated, over and over again, thereby, boring the reader to death. The language is pedestrian and does nothing to hold the interest. It is so surprising that a book filled with more or less interesting tidbits would prove so hard to even plod through.
José Luis
Antes de nada quiero dejar claro que si la intención de Javier Sierra, y personalmente no lo dudo, era escribir un best-seller lo ha conseguido sin género de dudas. Una primera idea que me gustaría compartir es que el libro puede pecar de demasiado efectista con todo lo positivo y negativo que ello pueda conllevar. Personalmente y como decía antes en general me gustan este tipo de libros pero siendo el primero que leo de este autor me ha dejado un poco a medias, no ha terminado de engancharme qu...more
Jean-Paul Adriaansen
Julia Alvarez has a very special psychic gift; she is the only one who is able to activate "adamantes". These stones were once used by John Dee, the famous astrologer of Queen Elizabeth I, to communicate with angels. In their obsession with figuring out more about the adamantes, Julie's husband and his family are pushing Julie to the limit to use her special powers, which ultimately leads to her refusal to do anything more.
But when her husband is kidnapped by terrorists she is "obliged" to find...more
Beth
It was ok. Interesting story that just kinda got lost in execution for me.

One of the main characters, Julia, was cardboard. If that was my husband I would be pissed! Where's the emotion? Where's the give a damn?

I didn't like how it kept switching back and forth between characters. If you are going to write from a character's perspective - own it. Don't write a pretty much omniscient point of view but throw in a few "I felt" and "I saw" statements. Each character should feel different when you...more
Jill Manske
If you like Steve Barry and Dan Brown, you'd probably like Javier Sierra. The Lost Angel is a very similar type book, full of hidden clues and other-worldly messages. Sierra includes just enough facts to make it sort of believable, but the premise is a bit out there. It was interesting to learn about all of the "great flood" legends of cultures from around the world and what scientists think really happened. In The Lost Angel, you're never quite sure who is the "bad guy" or the motives of all th...more
Ashlyn Torres


It's an okay novel. I really enjoyed it in the beginning, but it became old rather quickly. It seems to me the author had too many characters to keep track of. I was spending half my time reading trying to figure out who was doing what. Therefore, I was unable to feel emotionally connected to anyone. Also, I was bothered by the fact that Julia was so unbelievable. It was evident that the author was a man. He could not properly get into the head of a woman. What made matters worse was that he di...more
Daniela
Me rindo... Ni siquiera lo terminé de leer, es demasiado aburrido, lento, no tiene una trama muy interesante, tarda miles de páginas y sigue en lo mismo, me quedé en la mitad del libro y aún no ha pasado nada que te lleve a descubrir de qué va en si la cosa.

Se supone que tienen secuestrado un científico que había trabajado para un escuadrón secreto de las fuerzas armadas de EUA y tenía unas piedras que invocaba a los ángeles; su esposa era una persona que tenía un sexto sentido en cuestión espir...more
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