Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)
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How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger...more
ebook, 1st Edtion, 255 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Tribute Books (first published January 24th 2012)
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Sam
3.5 stars

Until Next Time focuses on the theme of angels, but it is unlike any other angel book. Amy Lignor puts her own unique spin on a genre that has been visited countless times and she manages to successfully craft a story that stands out from the rest. With an intriguing mix of fantasy and romance, and a wonderful set of believable characters, Until Next Time proves to be a wholly original and entertaining read.

The author approached the angel idea in a very interesting and engaging way. For...more
Heidi
Four stars: A complex story involving angels trying to redeem humanity.

Emily and Matt are an inseparable team. Emily is the angel and Matt the warrior. They are meant for each other, soul mates. They live in Heaven under the protective care of some of Heaven's most famous archangels. Michael, is their ever wise teacher, Gabriel coaches on the warrior aspects, while Francis is a loving and supportive friend. The pair has spent their entire heavenly existence training and preparing for their missi...more
Nicola
There are so many young adult books out there right now that deal with angels. I have read a decent amount of them and for the most part, they've left me with very disappointed and annoyed. They often just lack that spark to make me enjoy them. I did quite enjoy Until Next Time, though, and I'm glad I got the chance to read it! Even the cover of it is really good- I like looking at it!

Until Next Time was not what I was expecting it to be. That is not necessarily a bad thing though! It just had a...more
Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart)
I received a free copy of this book, per the blog tour, for an honest review!

The Gothic glamtastic cover sold me. The text...that pose, the cracking crusted heart....YES, yes and yes! The model sort of reminds me of Jessica Alba. (I'm just saying! *smiles*) And then it's an angel paranormal novel. It's always interesting to read a story with angels who have issues of the human variety.

The synopsis can be confusing, so I suggest do a one over glace, hop into the story, and use it as a refresher l...more
Giselle
Sadly this wasn't for me. First, I didn't expect it to be set in the 1800s: Me and historicals rarely get along. But mostly I was simply bored, even confused for the most part; going back and forth to the angel realm, her strange dreams, and the actual plot wasn't very clear. I did really like the characters though but that alone was not enough to get me to connect with the story. I still wasn't feeling it at all by 60%, so I figured it was time to put the book down.

Note: As this is a DNF, I wil...more
Mesa
I didn’t know what this book was about other than it’s being an angel book. I didn’t know what to expect when I first started it. (To be honest, I’d never have picked this book if I haven’t been contacted by the publisher to do a blog tour.) I thought it would be the typical angel book. But I was wrong. This book was REALLY good. I’m happy to have read it.

This book started out great and it kept getting better and better. The take on angels in this book is very fascinating. It’s true that I don’...more
Faye
Until Next Time is a promising start of what is sure to be a captivating series.

This book was so…. different. In a good way. There are definitely elements of this story that I like and other elements that I felt were lacking or confusing in one way or another.

I loved the story of Emily and Matt being these two characters who lived a thousand lives, waking up in these various bodies and inhabiting them for short periods of time, not knowing exactly why they're there, but in a way they've done thi...more
Gwenyth Love
Until Next Time is a beautifully written book that deals with the idea that even angels sometimes question their faith. Emily and Matt, and angel and warrior team specifically paired to journey to earth over several "lives" to learn why the population has lost their faith. By living and experience life on earth as humans do, the higher-ups hope to be able to understand where they went wrong and how they can fix things to bring faith in God back to the people.

This book focused very highly on base...more
Vix (TToria)
*Also on ttoria.blogspot.com for the Tribute Books book tour*
My Thoughts...


The prologue, first and foremost needs mentioning. It was brilliant. In fact, one of the better ones i have read in a while. The immediate action, questioning undertone and drama has your full attention at once. “He should be allowed to jab, cut, and slice. After all, I did it first.” These are the words of angel Emily as she fights with warrior Matt in training. She is given such a guilt-ridden voice in this scene; it’s...more
Kelly
Until Next Time was definitely NOT what I was expecting. My expectations having been completely off-base, I find myself of two minds. On the one hand, I loved Lignor's beautiful writing and the more religious-based approach to angel mythology as it was both refreshing and had a feeling of realism to it. On the other hand, the religious undertones had me skimming some of the more "preachy" sections.

Emily and Matt were created to balance each other, as soul mates.
His gaze was that brilliant horiz
...more
Eileen
When I first began reading this book, I was a little confused at what was happening exactly because what the angels were saying was so cryptic and I had a hard time figuring out the first few chapters, and when Emily was jumping back into Liz I didn't know what was happening either. It smoothed out after a few chapters, and it came up again only a few more times, and again at the ending.

I think that this was a great twist on angels. I'm always endorsing on this blog how I want an author to take...more
Janina
I was torn in what to rate this book. I couldn't choose between 3.5 stars or 4 stars. But I am going to rate this book 4 stars.

The Pro's
--I loved the whole storyline. It was different and it brought a different element to the whole "Angel" book genre, which I loved. The fact that they are living through someone else's life or body or "Shell". The whole storyline was fascinating! They don't know who they are or what they know about themselves until they go back to 'Home'(Heaven).
--I love each cha...more
Angel
This book was exciting. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I first agreed to read it for the blog tour, but overall, I’m very glad that I did!

Until Next Time tells the story of Emily and Matt, two angels who are sent to Earth to further understand humans and to gather information. But, not everything is always as simple as that.
It was mysterious, creepy—dark at times and I loved it! This isn’t your typical light and fluffy angel story—it’s so much more than that.
This story always...more
Jennifer Bielman (Bad Bird Reads)
Original posted on my blog: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy....

The Good
A Tasty Recipe...
I was completely in rapt fascination when I started reading Until Next Time. It had such a unique concept that made me perk up with interest right away. Angels, warriors, experiencing human life for the first time, getting familiar with human behavior and emotion. All great ingredients for an exciting recipe.

Oh, the Complexity...
Matt and Emily have been created to be both angel warriors and to experience...more
Soumi
Up In Heaven : Matt and Emily were soul mate, raised and trained as worrier angels to save, judge and forgive. At final stages of their training when they were send to earth to experience human life, their emotions, and their pain, Matt took over Daniel’s life and Emily became Liz. While Matt was sent to protect Innocents, Emily’s Job was to help the people based on their needs. But nothing was easy, human life was complex more than they thought, it became more complicated when Emily unexpectedl...more
Rea
Full review can be found here.

The first thing that struck me about this book upon completion of it is that the prologue and the epilogue are separate from the story itself. For one, they’re narrated in the first person by Emily herself at some unknown time in her life and they’re in the present tense. Well, most of the prologue is anyway. Part way through it slips into the past tense for a while for no discernible reason before going back to the present tense. They also don’t really make sense w...more
Evie
Mar 25, 2012 Evie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: angels, ya
Totally captivating, a powerful and entertaining read that will make your heart pound. Amy Lignor's writing style is engaging and full of charm, making it easy to loose yourself in the magical world she created, and connect with all the fabulous characters. Dealing with love, duty, destiny, and difficult choices, Until The Next Time is a beautiful book in many ways.

Matt and Emily are angels sent down to Earth on a mission to stop bad things from happening, all the while leading a "normal human...more
Once Upon
The cover of Until Next Time is simply amazing. I totally love Emily on the cover. This is a different take on your average angel book. Once you start it, it will capture you and steal your heart from the very beginning. The characters are well developed and once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.

Matt and Emily are best friends and soul mates and have been living in Heaven for many years. They are sent to earth to study and understand humans. Once on Earth, Emily and Matt are sent to...more
Christie Cote
Until Next Time by Amy Lignor
★★★★★

Matt and Emily completed each other and were soul-mates. They were created to be an angel team that was supposed to stick together. They were best friends and loved each other, but that didn’t stop fate from taking an unexpected turn when they were sent down to Earth. They didn’t remember their angel lives when they became Daniel and Liz. Not knowing sent Liz on a path without Daniel, and she was drawn to someone else instead of who she was meant to be with. Emi...more
Michelle
I initially chose to read this book based on the cover. It just pulled me in. I love the gothic feel of it. Plus, I have been on quite the angel kick recently. And actually, this book was a completely fresh take on the concept of Angels. While I do love the tradition angel books lately, my favorite part of the story was how unique it was.

The character's in this book are all great, but it was the writing and the storyline that really sold me. So rather than talking about each of the characters l...more
Carly
Until Next Time is not your typical angel's story, it is very different. I will admit I was a little confused at times but I quickly got sucked into the whole world. The characters are strong and interesting and I love the world Amy Lignor has created here. Special thanks to Amy for the review copy.

Emily is an angel and she resided up in heaven, her partner Matt is a warrior. Together they have been in training to go to earth to gather as much information as possible about mankind. They will hav...more
Anna's Herding Cats!
I finished reading Until Next Time earlier this evening and am honestly having a difficult time writing this review. Each time I sit down to write out my thoughts I get all teary eyed again and have to shut everything down and go distract myself for a bit with something around the house. This wasn't a lighthearted easy read but rather a wonderfully bittersweet story that by the end left me reeling emotionally with tears streaming down my face. Lignor created an amazing cast of characters and an...more
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The novel started off slow but as you go through the book it starts to pick up. Your attention doesn't start wandering as it started to in the beginning. We are made to quickly get used to their world and know exactly what is going on, instead of havingto slowly ease into it we are thrust into their world.

As the novel continues, we start to get caught up in t...more
Britni
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to earth to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to...more
Shauna
Okay so I'm just going to give a short Pros and Cons list because you don't need a summary!
Pros:
The story, in it's category, was original. I enjoyed how the angels weren't all just...good,and that they had personalities and hobbies.
It was quick and easy to read.
The characters weren't flawless, and there was a good bit of humour.
I liked the setting of Ireland 1810.

Cons:
Though I liked the setting, I didn't think it was created very realistically. There were certain phrases and words that I thoug...more
Cecilia Robert
Until Next Time is about angels. Amy Lignor created angels (characters) who are both fun and quirky.

Emily and Matt are angels, soulmates. They are sent to earth to gather knowledge/information,to better understand humans. They are assigned to two human 'shells'namely, Liz and Daniel. And in order to inhabit those bodies, they don't retain any memories of being in Heaven. Liz has had a hard life. One stormy night Liz and her friend Faith meet Charles and Jason, who later play a big part in both...more
Gina's Library
This book is really to me is 2 stories in one. You have the Angel and Warrior Emily and Matt. The other side of the story is Liz and Daniel humans on earth.

I personally loved the story of Liz and Daniel more than Emily and Matt.

When the story takes place as Emily and Matt it has a religious feel to it. The Saints guide Emily and Matt into their jobs on earth.

For a person that is not religious sometimes the Emily/Matt parts were hard to get through. It was not over powering religious though.

I di...more
Louise
Jul 16, 2013 Louise rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mmc
This was ok ish. I got really confused by what was happening though. Whether parts of this were from before or after Emily and Matt went out on their lives.
I didn’t really understand why liz was silly enough to open the door to two strange men in the middle of the night, and I didn’t get the love triangle – she seems to like Jason but Matt is her soulmate? I didn’t quite understand why they went to Dublin either, and I didn’t guess what had been going on with Charles and jason’s families. I also...more
Cassie
Until Next Time is one of those angel books that make you realize why Paranormal Angel Romances have become so popular. What is more romantic than a heavenly being committing themselves to protecting you? And of course, anything from heaven is going to be easy on the eyes :) Until Next Time is not a lazy "on the surface read" but a beautifully written, emotionally involved novel. Filled with great characters, this story will be your next "I can't put down read!" At least it is for me :) A full r...more
Kimba
darn you for making me cry...review to post on 2/14/12 to coincide with blog tour stop(review) on my blog:http://www.kimbathecaffeinatedbookrev...
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