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Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel #1)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  3,965 ratings  ·  191 reviews
When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel -- his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she's in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her now that his kil ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Simon Pulse
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Kellee
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Fallen
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Kristy
Meh.
Look at that cheesey cover.

This is one of those books that's good to read when you just want something easy that you don't have to think about. It's super quick. I think it's supposed to be emotional, but the characters are very hard to get to know.

There was A TON of build up for Tristan and Ivy to get together, but once they did.... BAM! There fun was over before it really began.


Spoiler:

Tristan dies. He is an angel, still in love with Ivy. He has a mission, only he doesn't know what it i
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Lucy
Reading Challenge #20: A book at the bottom of your to-read list

Even though I absolutely love angel books, I didn't go into reading this with much thought. It's an older book so I wasn't really expecting to be blown away. (Not saying that older books aren't well written, it's just that times are different and writing styles and techniques have improved since then)
In short, I enjoyed this book for what it's worth. This book didn't have complex characters and the plot was pretty average (but more
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Carolina
WHY???? :(
Elii Vela
Ivy Lyons, la protagonista de esta novela, cree mucho en los ángeles. Tiene diversas figurillas de ellos y les reza, especialmente al Ángel del Agua. Por que Ivy le teme al agua.

Cuando se muda a una nueva ciudad, junto a su pequeño hermano y su madre, que va a casarse con un hombre rico y que tiene un hijo de la misma edad de ella, conoce a nuevas personas, entre ellas a Tristán.

Tristán es el chico guapo del colegio, al que ninguna mujer se le niega nunca. Forma parte del equipo de natación de l
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Merve  Özcan
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Kitabı okurken yas tutma anlarında ağlamama engel olamadım (Fazla değil bir ikiş göz yaşı). Kitap çok romantikti. Hoşlandım.Çok şey beklenmeden okunabilecek bir kitap. Bundan sonra neler olacak merak ediyorum. Kitap dediğim gibi çok romantik ve durgun yerleri var ve sıkıcı olmaya başlıyor. Biraz daha aksiyonla kendine bağlatabilir.

Kitabın Konusu:

Ivy ve Trishian birbirlerinden hoşlanmaktadır ama açılamazlar Ivy'nin kedisi'nin yeni bir eve gitmesi gerekmekte
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Annika
I must be in a literary famine. Of the four books I've tried to read this month, only ONE was even worth finishing.

This book is not one of them. So to anyone looking for a fair review, this isn't it. I could not waste any more of what brain cells I had left chewing on this ridiculous tween-age warped fantasy of what high school love MIGHT be like.

Let me put it this way: Twilight made more sense and had more logic. And that's huge.

I like angels. I thought a high school girl falling in love with
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Elisabetta
Lo sapevo, lo sapevo, LO SAPEVO!!!
Dopo aver letto il prologo sapevo che avrei versato un sacco di lacrime prima o poi...
Mi ero detta che non era possibile, che in qualche modo il prologo si sarebbe spigato con un incubo di uno dei protagonisti o qualche altra trovata che mi avrebbe fatto tirare un sospiro di sollievo e invece...

Lo sapevo, eppure non mi sono data pervinta e ho continuato a leggere.
E così ho conosciuto Ivy una regazza semplice, di buon cuore, che credeva fortemente negli angeli
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Makii
¿Porque me meto a leer estos libros? ¿porqueeeee?
Ohhh que cruel, eran tan lindos juntos, y el ahora muerto.... y ella sin creer en los ángeles!
Porque será que la vida nos da tanto y de golpe decide que ya no es nuestro momento de seguir? Nos cuenta tanto conseguir las cosas en la vida, y para que? para que en pleno auge de felicidad nos lo quiten? De verdad, son cosas que no entiendo....
Me duele ver a Tristan tratando de alcanzar a Ivy, pero al final ambos saben que no van a poder estar juntos
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G
I can't say it's a bad book exactly, but I can't say it's on my top10 either. The writing is sometimes a little dull, with overly dramatic comparisons that intend to be romantic but end up being boring and plain weird. With that being said, most characters are extremely uninteresting, the main couple included. In fact, the only characters that sounded somewhat promising were Gregory and Lacey. The plot unfolds predictably and it doesn't help that the version I read was horribly translated.
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Sabrina
This is book is one of the best books I have read all year. Right now i am where Tristion is trying to find out what his mission is ... right now he thinks it is to convince Ivy that he loves her ... but by my opinion she already knows. I find it very sad how he died in the begging. I wanted to cry ... at some times you might get a little confused but you will figure it out later ... in my minded I see Tristion as the hunky (or chunky as Ivy’s boss would say messing up but all ways fixing her se ...more
Debra
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Rebeca
"O amor termina com a morte"
Eu li o livro há alguns anos, mas resolvi reler e compartilhar minha opinião sobre ele com vocês.

O livro começa em uma plena cena de amasso no banco de trás do carro, com direito a muitas declarações e beijinhos entre Tristan, o nadador campeão do colégio, e Ivy, a inocente( ou devo dizer indiferente?) jovem pianista e a protagonista da história. Depois , somos levados para uma agitada cena de acidente de carro, que não sabemos o resultado até o final do livro, pois
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Amandine Détrez
Nous suivons donc les aventures d'Ivy et de Tristan, leur rencontre, leur vie respective etc...

Quand le malheur frappe, c'est la fin de tout..

Bref, c'est un roman introductif, qui remplit son travail mais il manque quelque chose, je ne sais pas quoi mais quelque chose, j'ai eu beaucoup de mal à le lire, la preuve; après l'avoir fini, j'ai commencé L'Elite, c'était hier vers 20h et aujourd'hui, à cette heure, c'est à dire un peu plus de 16h, j'ai lu autant de pages dans L'Elite qu'il y a dans Le
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Dalbro
Tristan er forelsket i Ivy, så forelsket at han vil gøre sig selv fuldstændig til grin, blot hun vil kigge i hans retning og erkende at han lever. Selvom Tristan er en flot muskuløs fyr - han er svømmer på skoleholdet - er han alligevel fortabt når det kommer til Ivy.

Ivy ved skam udmærket godt at Tristan findes, men hun er for genert til at sige noget til ham. Da Tristan serverer til Ivys mors bryllup og går sig selv til grin for at få hendes lillebror til at grine, begynder hun dog så små at fo
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Anna
I was quite disappointed with the book to say the least. There wasn't any real action. They dated and kissed, they swam in a pool a couple of time together, they fought once and then the dude died (p.s It ain't a spoiler because we know it from the beginning). Okay, so then what? The next few 100 something pages are a load of crap. It's boring; nothing happens that is exciting up until the book almost ends. Like really? The plot of the story starts at the freaking end of the book. I should of re ...more
Bronagh Ready
Mar 16, 2015 Bronagh Ready rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Bronagh by: Book Store Cleark
Shelves: favorites
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Trisha
Cute and sweet. Pretty light for a book about angels and death.

I thought it was cute but the writing seemed pretty light and young. I'm interested to see if it changes as you get farther in the series.
Nadia Karen Sinclair-Mills
Linda, facil de leer... me dejo al borde de las lagrimas. Perder a la persona qe amas debe ser la cosa mas dificil...
Michelle
Very sweet love story that was pretty compelling
Mel
More like a 3.5. THAT ending. God.
Tessa
Un livre assez simple mais surtout émouvant et vraiment prenant.
Même si l’on connait dès le début la fin tragique de cette histoire, l’amour qui naît entre Ivy et Tristan est véritable et l’on redoute tout du long d’arriver au moment fatidique. J’y suis allée de la larme et du sourire plus d’une fois. On se sent proche de ces personnages et de leur histoire qui sonne très réelle. L’action se déroule avec fluidité sans devenir simplette pour autant.
Au delà de ça, un danger rôde et j’espère vraime
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This is the first book in Mary Claire Helldorfer’s Kissed by an Angel series written under her pseudo name, Elizabeth Chandler.

Ivy just moved to a new town and hangs out with her two best friends, Suzanne and Beth. Her mother marries a wealthy man and they move into his big expensive house and now she has a new brother, one of the popular guys at school, Gregory, who Suzanne has a huge crush on.

Beth and Suzanne are convinced that the star of the school’s swim
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Brianna
What an ending! This book was recommending for me to read, and I'm so glad they did!

Tristan was killed in a car accident and turned into a guardian angel for his girlfriend Ivy who used to believe in angels. The first book is mostly about their blooming relationship before he dies.

There's more going on though. Gregory's, Ivy's step-brother, mother committed suicide. Or did she? Tristan's death may not have been an accident but he wasn't the one who was supposed to die. And there's a strange man
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Vicki
I loved the premise of this book and the idea that Tristan is so in love with Ivy that he comes back after his death to be her angel. She, however, has quit believing in angels since Tristan's death.

It might just be me, but I read the blurb and it talked about how Tristan's car accident was not an accident after all, and he was on the hunt to find his killer, or perhaps the person who had tried to kill Ivy. However, I kept waiting the entire book for him to realize that but it only happened on t
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Jaimie
Jan 12, 2014 Jaimie added it
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I can't decide if the way this book was written was amateurish or if that was just the style of teen books in the 90's. Either way, even though this book is enjoyable, it's a little too simplistic for my adult taste.
The story is a little like the movie Ghost- the boyfriend dies, except this time it's the girlfriend who can't say 'I love you'. The boyfriend becomes an angel and is now trying to find out what mission he has to accomplish before he can move on to eternity. A very interesting premi
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Reading Teen (Andye)
In a romantic and suspenseful collection of the New York Times best selling trilogy, loves unbreakable bonds are put to the test.

When her boyfriend Tristan dies, Ivy thinks she has lost everything, including her faith in angels. But now she has discovered that he is her guardian angel - his presence is so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand and the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because now he knows that she is in mortal peril. Tristan's killer is after Ivy, h
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Betelgeuse
Oct 31, 2014 Betelgeuse rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chi sogna un amore in grado di superare distanze invalicabili.
Shelves: fantasy
Recensione pubblicata su Cronache di Betelgeuse

Una storia molto romantica ed emozionante, che coinvolge il lettore nella struggente storia d’amore tra i due protagonisti. I due ragazzi sembrano così diversi, con le frizioni iniziali che sembrano un valico insormontabile, ma che servono a rendere più dolce l’unione finale. L’autrice lascia però presagire che all’orizzonte si sta per profilare un evento disastroso. Questo è il primo problema della trama, poiché ripresenta più volte la stessa scena
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Sinfonia
Contém SPOILLERS

Ainda não conhecia nenhum livro dessa autora. Elizabeth Chandler.
Fiquei deveras surpreendida pelo estilo de escrita dela. É um tipo de escrita leve e fácil de se ler. Só não acabei o livro mais rapidamente porque não tive tempo mesmo.

Beijada por um Anjo é o primeiro livro da Saga "Beijada Por Um Anjo" composta por cinco volumes.

Trata-se da história de um casal de jovens estudantes. Tristan e Ivy.
Tristan é um atleta que faz natação olímpica. Tem de trabalhar para conseguir pagar
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Elizabeth Chandler is a pseudonym for Mary-Claire Helldorfer. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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“When you love someone, it's never over,' Dr. Carruthers replied gently. 'You move on, because you have to, but you bring him in your heart.” 296 likes
“This isn't a game for me. I love you, Ivy, and one day you're going to believe me.” 191 likes
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