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Angel Evolution

(Evolution Trilogy #1)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  953 ratings  ·  273 reviews
Angel Evolution- the first book in the young adult fantasy trilogy: The Evolution Trilogy... When Taylor meets Gabriel at college, she is in awe of the subtle glow that surrounds him. No one else, not even her best friend, seems to notice. Something about him scares her. Is all as it appears? While Taylor struggles for answers, she finds herself in the middle of a century ...more
ebook, 322 pages
Published October 17th 2011 by Smashwords (first published October 10th 2011)
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Megs ♥
Jan 24, 2012 rated it liked it
I received this book to review for the ReadIt&Reap program in the ShutUp&Read group. Thanks to the mods and the author for providing this book for us to read.

Angel Evolution is book that kicks off The Evolution Trilogy. I feel this was a fantastic start to this young adult fantasy series.

This book sucks you in from the first chapter, and will constantly keep you engaged. There is nothing predictable about this book either, so you will always be on the edge of your seat wondering what will happe
Alexandria Nicole
I liked this book, particularly because it seems pretty original. It's a story about Angels and Demons but they have special powers so they're pretty cool!

I like that the book was written about a girl in college because most YA books are written about characters in high school, so it was nice to get something different. Taylor and Sam are fun, energetic girls and I liked reading their stories. Sometimes I think Taylor needed to ask more questions, but overall I liked her. Gab was fun to read abo
Elle (Ligia)
Okay. Let’s start by explaining the star ratings. I couldn’t give Angel Evolution four stars along with some books I love to death, but three stars doesn’t feel like enough to me, so I would say you ignore the stars and just read the review. I tend to be contradicting sometimes. Who cares? Just read it. Wink

Angel Evolution has a pretty different take on angels and demons from what I’m used to. And before you narrow your eyes at me, let me just tell you that different isn’t always bad. As a matte
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I get a little nervous when I get books from authors for review. Sometimes they aren't that great. Boy was I pleasantly surprised with this one! I didn't just like it...I Loved it, and I can't wait until I get to read the sequel.

Why I loved it you ask?
I was pretty much hooked after the first chapter. The writing flowed throughout the book. The characters were described in such a hilarious way it really grabbed my attention from the beginning. Oh and then Gabriel showed up and uh yah HOT. The gr
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Taylor is off to her first year of college where she meets Gabriel. Gabriel is a mystery to Taylor from the very first time she sets eyes on him, and she's immediately drawn to him and his mysteriousness. Gabriel is not what he seems though, and Taylor ultimately has to decide if she can trust him or not.

I love the characters. Taylor and Samantha had such contrasting characters but despite that, or maybe because of that, they were best friends. Gabriel and Christopher thought they were completel

I am literally lost for words at the moment.

. .

Angel Evolution

Higlight of my day.

This is David Estes' first novel and I think he did a pretty good job.

So the main character is Taylor. She has a strong and complicated sense of character, who believes she has to be in control. Her best friend, the gorgeous Samantha, also known as Sam, has known Taylor for quite a long time.

Then theres Gabriel. He's an angel, brainwashed into thinking angels are superior to humans and all they need to de
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-written
I was very lucky to get a copy of this book for review from author David Estes and right from the start the book cover hit all the right spots for me. I adore the blue book cover with its pair of wings on the cover (actually I adore all the book covers for this series, I think they complement each novel and the story that they are trying to portray as well).

As for the book, author David Estes makes Angel Evolution original and doesn't follow the whole angel's are good and demons are bad cliché.
Midu Hadi
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Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
AGH! I just finished the book and was about to start screaming about the ending. Then I checked and saw that the second book was already out, and was like "thank goodness." I am glad I don't have to wait to find out the next part of the story.

Angel Evolution is really different from the other angel and demon stories out there. This story has no basis on religion at all. The angels and demons come from a different source, which I found to be fascinating.

Taylor is a pretty cool character. She ha
Brad Theado
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-fiction, 2012
I acquired this book from the author to review it, I did not pay for the book although the author may wish I did after I finish reviewing it.


If I were a 13 year old girl who liked to fight over who was hotter, Edward or (the other guy, the werewolf), I might have really liked this book. The central theme centered around a "oh whoa is me" angst ridden 19 year old girl whose life was not complete until the otherworldly boy who saw that "something special in her" brought out
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I like young adult books and I like fantasy so this was a winning combination. I enjoyed Taylor's quest to find out more about Gabriel and about herself. It wasn't an overlong story, it was a quick, enjoyable read. I look forward to reading the other two books in the trilogy.

Well, I'm pleased to announce David is giving away 200, yes 200!, e-book copies. It's a book I enjoyed very much. All you have to do to enter is:

1. Like David's facebook page-
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Jan 27, 2012 rated it it was ok

First off, this book was very enjoyably quick read--it took me all of two days to finish it. The take on angels/demons was very refreshing and i like how it was able to explain their existence without bringing God into it, so even nonreligious people would enjoy the book. The opening chapter was full of incredible imagery, and the first few chapters as well were full of mystery and made me want to keep reading. there was also no clear line di
Jan 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Taylor was having persistent nightmares.
The latest one was about the same snake that has been in her dreams and two haloed individuals who offered her a drink.
Our heroine wakes up and the story begins.
Taylor was starting his freshman year at UT.
On her first day, she met Gabriel.
Who was Gabriel?
Why was she seeing weird light around him?
Who was he really?

This book was definitely interesting.
It steered away from the typical Angel and Demon stories.
It was very creative.
It was fresh.
This book actuall
Jan 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
**I received a free copy of this book to review from a giveaway**

The book starts off with our heroin Taylor having a nightmare in which she is parched and crawling on the ground while being terrorized by a malicious black snake, when she sees two distinct beings approach her, one surrounded by shadows and one surrounded by light. As the beings get closer she is offered two different skeins to drink from, one is filled with nourishing water and the other with sand that suffocates he
So, I finally finished the book! First of all I would like to thank David Estes and goodreads for giving me an opportunity to read this book. I am very grateful that I got a chance to read this unique but very interesting book!

3 STARS!!!!

Well, where should I start! LOL ;p The story behind this book was....different! I loved that about this book. I mean sure the whole angel-demon idea was original but by adding the cool powers to the characters it turned out cool!

The very first thing I liked abou
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I tried to like this book, I really did! I just couldn't...
It was so similar to other stories I had read, I groaned inwardly when I finished the first part of the book.
It's not just the book, it's what it was about, that made me feel so negatively towards the entire novel. Maybe if it was the first time I had encountered this plot and idea of the book,
I would have felt differently but no such luck :(
I have read similar book to this, and because of that, I can't say I liked it. I twas just so..
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kenecia by: R2R
This was terribly different than what I expected and I wholeheartedly thank the author for that. Everything you think you know about Angels and Demons, forget it now. Read this book with an open mind and enjoy the ride.

Taylor is a normal girl off to college when she finds out about a war being fought against Angels and Demons with humans caught in the middle. She is the key to end this battle once and for all, but the stakes are high and the lies are heavy. Should she follow her heart, or listen
Jenny Franklin
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I recieved Angel Evolution, the author David Estes, through The Nexus's Author's Requesting Reviewers program on GoodReads. I would first like to thank the author for offering it. I was plesently surprised and loved his different take on Angels and Demons. When I went into the book I was expecting something completly different and I liked that as the story went on I had to forget about everything I knew about the typical angel vs. demon and wrap my brain around the authors vision of what they we ...more
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Angel Evolution is a paranormal romance that doesn't provide your typical religious aspect of Angels vs. Demons it is quite the opposite in this book. There are no ties to religion or God for that matter, with the Angels actually wanting to destroy mankind and the Demons wanting to co-exist and protect humans which made for an interesting point of view.

This book provides a pleasant escape and I found the characters to be believable and likable. I felt the author might have thought we would get
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I received this book for review from the author.

I liked this book. It didn't wow me like some angel books but it was good. One thing it really did have going for it was the unique take on Angels and Demons. I liked that there was no religious angle. The plot was really good and made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen. The phrase: "trust no one" comes to mind since you don't know who is the lying and who is being sincere. I think the reason the book fell a litt
Maghon Thomas
Nov 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hmmm, so my first thought is....."oh boy, now what's gunna happen!" normally I'm not an "Angel" fan but this one is a little different in the forms of how angels vs demons came to be... And sometimes, the good guys aren't the good guys :) but sometimes people surprise you.

I really like Sam (Taylor's best friend) and I really like Taylor, except for one thing, she had some "self rules" at the beginning of the book that she didn't follow through with.... But love makes you do crazy things. Now, s
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
First of all, I'd like to thank you Shut up and read for holding 'Read and reap it'! I got this book from the challenge to review it and I can't thank David Estes enough for giving us all a chance to read it!
What can I say about this book: I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!
At first I thought that it was gonna be the old angel/demon stuff but dude, I was wrong. I got hooked to it and just couldn't stop reading!
There is so much suspense that kept me thinking about the plot every second when I was not reading
Cindy Rawlings
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting read. The fight between angels and demons is a pretty well known fight; however, there is a big twist in this story. Is everything as it seems? At times I felt confused on what was going on, but as I kept reading things sorted themselves out. Taylor falls in love with the angel, Gabriel, and he returns her love completely...or does he? Are his motives pure?

I enjoyed this book, the way it was written and was glad this is not just another love triangle gone bad. Thank
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
David really made my weekend, with his fast-paced, flirty and fresh tale about Taylor, her angel (Gabriel), her best friend Sam and Sam's demon (Chris).

This fresh look at angels and demons felt well constructed with likable characters. It had me guessing right up until the end.

I loved to hate Gabriel, just plain LOVED Chris and drew some pretty strong comparisons between myself and Taylor (when I was that age).

I didn't love the use of the extremely hyphenated words at the beginning, but that was
Jan 02, 2012 rated it liked it
This novel certainly kept me interested. It was an entertaining read and one that had me wanting to continue turning page after page to work out where it was going and what would happen in the end. It was brilliantly executed and I am glad that I got the chance to read it. I also cannot wait to continue reading the second book in the trilogy and look forward to finding out what will happen next! This was an easy, steady and well-flowing story that kept me curious right up until the very last pag ...more
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I have no expectations for the story but to just pick up the book, hoping for a good read on a slow night. But what I received in returned was 360 kinds of "unexpected". Angel Evolution has challenged my perception on angels and demons, altering my perspective and introduced me to a new bred of these biblical creatures. I will never look at demons the same way again. (Well, demons are kinda, hot. They can, you know, wolf down 12 slices of pizza in one meal, a talent I found to be very u
Lexi (Pink Jellyfish)
4.5 stars

So, "Angel Evolution" is like a big tasty looking slice of pizza that you don't know what the ingrediens are, but it confuses your senses with the yummy smell and once you get a bite you cannot do anything but eat it all...(sry for the food analogy)

First of all, I must properly appologise to the author and to myself(i had a guilty conscience) for not finishing this book earlier. It's not because I didn't like it(Oh My Gabriel! -it was amazing), it's just because time was not on my side.
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Wow. Talk about fast paced! Everything happened so quickly in the novel. It was way to fast paced, yet the fast pace of the novel kept us going and was in a way good for the book yet bad at the same time. Ok, let me explain this concept further. It was bad, because Gabriel and Taylor's relationship moved WAY TOO FAST. Like really? did she even know him at all?! Is there some kind of str
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[Originally posted in the blog:]

My review:


Simple. Blue. Eye-catching. I have to admit that what intrigued me to read the book first was not its cover but the summary itself. I still love the cover and the title's font!

4 Forget-me-not flowers for the cover!

Angel Evolution is the first book in the Evolution trilogy, a very interesting twist in angels and demons. What do I mean by this? As you people should know, angels are supposed to be the ‘
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* by: PR&UFF R2R
Angel Evolution is the first book in the Evolution Trilogy by David Estes. I was given this book as a R2R with Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! As always, a big thank you to the incredible moderators of this group and to the author for allowing me to participate!

I liked this book. It was a fun and interesting read, coming in at about 263 pages or so which I climbed through in one day! I liked the story and the mix up on the demon and angel mythology was fantastic. It coul
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“As they say, with great power comes great responsibility.”
“Are you screwin’ with me, man?” Taylor asked bluntly.”
“Do demons even have to brush their teeth?”
Chris chuckled. “I brush my teeth and even floss sometimes. I also eat, shower and sleep, too.”
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