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Addisyn White thought she had her new life, her after life, all figured out. Granted death had not brought her to the pearly white gates, she hadn’t even left Earth. But death had its perks; she got to live forever with her best friend and her assigned Link of Angels, in a beautiful beach house. Even with the changes she was going through to turn her human body into an ang ...more
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Published February 22nd 2012 by Emmalee Aple
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Lissa Smith
Nov 17, 2012 Lissa Smith rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ages 16 and up
Shelves: 2012
I am such a sucker for angel stories. What makes this one so irresistible for me is the fact that it’s not filled with fallen angels. When I first started reading I was like a chicken with its head freshly cut off. I couldn’t get a handle on what was going on. But in the end Apple pulled the rabbit out of the hat.

I was a little off put the Links that insisted on keeping secrets from Addison. Oh, and how sweet is that her best friend is a guy. I was utterly and completely emotionally wrapped up i
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Sarah
(This book was given to me for free by the author on a read-to-review basis.)
18-year-old Addisyn is a neophyte. That is, she’s in the process of becoming an angel.

Shot in her high school cafeteria, Addi was killed instantly, then reborn three days later as a neophyte. That was two years ago, which means that she still has three more years to go before her body fully completes its transition from human to angel, and until then she can still die a human death.

Addisyn lives with 5 other angels: Eve
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Jennifer (random jendsmit)
First off – let me say that I received this book via Goodreads program Read2Review. I enjoyed this book and rated it 4 Stars.

My thoughts:
I am very excited about Rogue and will be watching for it to come out from Emmalee Aple! Now, on to the review :)

I enjoyed this character – especially the boys – I mean really, who among us doesn’t love a good looking man with a personality?! I loved Hunter and his personality! Addi was great – I loved feeling as confused and conflicted as she was throughout th
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Lylaa
“You’re not very stealthy,” he teased. His eyes let out a small glimmer of playfulness as I finally looked into them. “You’re laying directly above my room.” He pointed to the roof below his body. “It’s not December, so you couldn’t have possibly been Santa Claus.”

Addisyn:
I seriously wanted to slap you back to reality at times.
Your stubborn, but that I liked.
(view spoiler)


Greysan:
Unfortunately, I fell in love with you.
I love your protectiveness over Addi.
I ju

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Jen - At Random
I’ll admit, I was very hesitant to read this book since I know Emmalee from here on Goodreads. I’m sure most bloggers can understand that it’s sometimes difficult to start a book if you know the author. The normal questions run through your head, the main one being ‘what if I don’t like it?’. I always give a honest review no matter the source of the book but I would feel bad if I didn’t like it and had to write a negative review.

Once I got over my mental roadblock and started reading I quickly r
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⚝  Ŧáẅņá ⚝
Literally just finished reading this book and I'm not exactly sure what to say about it.

The Story
When someone becomes an angel it takes them 5 years for the full transformation into becoming an angel. During this time the person is vulnerable as they are not as fast or strong or have the abilities that a full fledged angel has. Addi finds out that her angel "pack" called a Link is keeping secrets from her "for her own protection" and this puts everyone in danger. Love interest enfolds and a cho
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Daphne
Neophyte is about Addi a teenager who died and has been reborn to live as an angel. She will truly transform in her fifth year; becoming strong and gaining new talents. Until then she is more human and vulnerable to evil influency. Hunter an angel is Addi's companion and has been at her side since childhood all the way upto her death and reborn life. There close friendship is strong and he will do anything to protect her more so then the others in her link. Now we have the evil Farran who wants ...more
Lauren
Where do I start with this? I really liked this book... like I freaking loved this book. That being said, this was my first angel book. I've been so hesitant to venture into the topic because I've read such mixed reviews. Well let me say that I'm so happy this was my first. This book has everything that really sucks you into a story and doesn't let you go. I was a goner from the first page. The story line flowed well and each character was so fun and unique. I really enjoyed trying to imagine ho ...more
Mallory Heart Reviews
Mar 27, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA Paranormal, YA Fantasy
Shelves: march-2012-reads
How many pages did I require to get intrigued in this novel? Only four: when Addisyn decides to give up the book in which she’s engrossed and take a late-night flight (against rules) with the Angel Link she considers the hottest. Only he’s not-not whom she thinks, I mean-and from then on, I was right with this story. Addisyn has been deceased for two years, and as such she is a Changed angel. Of the five in her Link of Angels, some are Changed, as is she; some are Born. When she is temporarily a ...more
Barbara
I'm still working on reading this. I can't put it down. If I could get away with it I would read all day but I don't think my bosses would like that too much so I find myself sneaking to read a few pages here and there.

I will have my full review up in a couple of days.

OMG. All I have to say is I loved loved loved it. I am dying for the next book Rogue to come out.

Addyson was in her senior year just a few days away from graduation when she was shot and killed instantly. She became a part of a L
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Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
I recieved this book for review but that has in no way effected my opinion.
I really really enjoyed this book. In general I am not a huge fan of angel/fallen angel books, but this one just blew me away!
I don't want to spoil anything so I will avoid summarizing. I did however just love the characters. Greysan and Addi are an amazing couple. I liked the rest of the guys as well and am hoping to read more about them in the future.
There is just one tidbit that I just have to mention. If you haven't
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Nick

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog.


First of all, I'd like to thank the author for having sent me a copy of her book for review.
When I first got the book, I had no idea of what to expect. Angels and I have not gotten along very well, in the past, but I still decided to give this one a try. I'm going to be honest, I don't like the cover too much. I'll be writing a mini-review for this one since I feel like I'll give away too much if I write my usual long review!

The book introduces us to A
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Michelle
*Received a copy through Read to Review program on Goodreads. Thanks to the author and the program for making this happen. Thanks!*

Note: The honest review is in no way influenced by the source of the ebook.


Neophyte started with Addisyn White being captured by Sebastian, whom she thought was Greysan. She only realized it when she saw his wing--it was grey instead of its usual white. Then she realized she was in danger. The rest of her Angel Link came to her rescue trying to negotiate terms with S
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
To be Published on K-Books tomorrow.

"My only concern is your safety, first and formost."

Wow, I have no idea where to even start with this review. I was a little skeptical about reading this book at first, not only am I good friends with the author and was terrified I wouldn't like it and what I would say to her if I didn't but also because I am not the biggest fan of angel stories. Don't get me wrong I love my share of angel books but most angel books I find similar to others and I find it very
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Alyssia
May 05, 2012 Alyssia rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Angel fans, People who like the young girl/old guy in young body romance
This book did not hold my attention, and so, despite the interesting premise, I find it difficult to assign it a high rating.

I constantly felt like I should have been much further along than I was. The pacing was strange, and very slow at first. Several characters were not terribly developed, but at the same time character development seemed to be all that was happening. This contradiction is confusing, admittedly, but it is one I will stand by.

Addy is completely unlikable. But apparently, that
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Shelly
I received a free copy of Neophyte on Goodreads from the Read it and Reap Giveaways and am so happy I did. Thank you!

As Neophyte begins, you jump right into the action. I liked the fact that the background was slowly revealed. It kept me engaged. You may feel a little disjointed at first, but the writing style is smooth and you'll be sucked in pretty quickly.

I loved the interactions with the characters. When there are a lot of characters, it's easy for them to blend together, but the author did
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Angieleigh
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Jeanette
I haven't read a lot of angel books and so I was definitely excited when I read the description of the book! I quickly signed up to review this book, and was not disappointed!

I loved the story line! It did kind of remind me of Twilight - clumsy girl kept in the dark about things that might hurt her. Love interest is much older/damaged and very protective, and the best friend doesn't seem to approve of the relationship. (view spoiler) That being
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Lara
This young adult story about a senior in high school who dies and wakes up an angel has a unique premise. Her body is gradually transforming into an angel over the course of several years, and she continues to live in the US and finish high school. Suddenly she finds herself at risk, and she comes to learn there are truths that have been kept secret from her.

I found the premise for this book really intriguing. It is not a run-of-the-mill angel story. However, I felt that some of the typical YA
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Millypre
Start by saying that, being passionate of these kinds of stories, I began to read with lots of expectations. Althought i'm very fascinated by stories where the protagonists are angels, I must say that I haven't been very satisfied by the reading of this book.
In particular, I found the start too fast, in contrast to the next chapters that have been rather slowand, and especially, an introduction almost absent.
What I liked, however, was the style of the writer and the way in which he gave life to
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Kim
I wanted to love this book so bad. The plot is great. I don't know I just couldn't get into it like I would've liked to. The family of Addisyn was pretty strange. Not your typical family. Her and five guys. At first I started to love Greysan but then idk my feelings just changed. I loved Hunter. As for Addisyn I would have rather her be more kick ass. She came off so weak and pathetic to me. Always being pushed around. Grow a pair girl!!!! Lol. Another thing was all the secrets. I kept on thinki ...more
Aly
May 29, 2013 Aly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Angel Loving Fanatic.
Shelves: 2012-summer, angels, r2r
I'm on the fence with most Angel books/ supernatural books (god knows why I keep reading them, they only make me frustrated) simply because they all follow the basic plot line. I'd be lying if I said I hated this book because it wasn't that, I actually loved it, I read every free second I had and maybe a couple not so free strictly-for-exam-review seconds, but the problem for me was that it felt like I was reading Passion. Or Unearthly. Or Hush, Hush. Or Daughter of smoke and bone. Or Halo.
Poin
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Elsa Carrion
I love me some Angles!!!
Graysan, Wilhelm, Hunter Everett and Grayham are the only family that Addi has left since her death. She has 5 gorgeous hunks to keep her out of trouble until she totally crosses over which according to them, it takes several years. Addi is different from the rest of the angels but no one knows how special she really is. Therefore the five hunks are very protective of her and since it takes year to complete the transformation we can only conclude that there will be a sec
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Brittany
Its a pretty good book and definitely worth a read. Angels are not my thing but it is still enjoyable. The premise and characters are interesting. I particularly liked Hunter and his loyalty to Addisyn. There is action right at the start and it continues on pretty well throughout the book. How little Addi's link tells her about being an angel does get a bit repetitive. Also her whining gets to be a bit on the extreme side although I understand her frustrations.
Something I loved about the book wa
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Jennifer Moody
I was given this book to review free from the author. First I want to say thank you to Emmalee Aple for giving me this amazing book to read, it was on my to be read pile since I heard of it.

Addisyn was shot in her high school cafeteria, worse part is she was killed automatically. But just 3 days later was re-born as a Neophyte. Neophyte's has 5 years before their tranformation from human to angel is completed and it has already been 2 years for Addisyn. Now she lives with 4 links, Greysan and
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Rachael Woohoo
Disclaimer: The fact that I received this book in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating.


I think the main problem regarding my reading experience with this book is the fact that I read two favorites of mine right before Neophyte. I suppose when I read this book, I kept on comparing it to my favorites, therefore downgrading my rating slightly…

For me, the main problem with this book is the relationship between Greyson and Addiysn. I’ll admit that their romantic scenes are endeari
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Gabriela
Spoiler Alert:
I received this book through the ARR program so I want to thank the author for giving me the opportunity to read her book. Neophyte is a book about a girl whose life has been predestined to become an Angel. She dies an untimely death; shot in her school cafeteria while trying to save someone else and is reborn into an Angel with five "Guardians"(angels)at her side to protect her and guide her for five years until she trains and receives her assignment as an Angel. She finds love an
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Charlayne
Eighteen year old Addyson White wakes up dead just before graduation. Someone came into the school cafeteria and shot her three days ago. This was not her plan for life and now she’s with her friend Hunter, living in a beach house with four other guys. These guys just happen to be angels and Addyson is now a Neophyte, the beginning stage of becoming an angel.

Everett is the leader of the “link,” which is the name of the grouping of angels who take neophyte angels and raise and protect them for t
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Quiana
Synopsis:
Addisyn White thought she had her new life, her after life, all figured out. Granted death had not brought her to the pearly white gates, she hadn’t even left Earth. But death had its perks; she got to live forever with her best friend and her assigned Link of Angels, in a beautiful beach house. Even with the changes she was going through to turn her human body into an angelic one, everything seemed pretty easy. Until a gray winged angel comes into her life, then all the secrets and lie
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Heather Boustead
Neophyte
By Emmalee Aple

Addisyn White died two years ago, but three days after her death she was reborn as an angel. Not a full-fledged angel it will take her five years to become one, she is still mostly human and must still go through training with her Link five other angels who will protect her and teach her. There is Hunter her companion in this new life that can read her thoughts and will always share a special connection with and then there is Greysan, handsome and kind and the love of her
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Emmalee Aple was born and raised in Wisconsin, but always dreamed of life on the coast. Now, grown with a handsome computer geeky husband and two beautiful blonde monsters of her own, she uses what spare time she can manage to squeeze out of her day, writing, sewing and crafting. Emmalee’s debut novel, Neophyte, was released in February 2012. She is excited to share the beginning of this story wit ...more
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