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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  6,275 ratings  ·  204 reviews
***Celestra Series OPTIONED for FILM by 20th CENTURY FOX***

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Addison Moore

Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger finds herself lying on an altar as a sacrifice to the enemy.

Being an angel of the highest Nephilim order hasn’t been easy. Her first love has cast his allegiance to the Countenance, the Sectors and the Fems se
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 368 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Addison Moore
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Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well for one Chloe didn't die, *tantrum* *stomps feet* not faire!
I was so ready to read about her funeral being arranged and all that.
So yeah could say that was a set back, but that's ok because there's always book 6 right?

Yeah I'm still as much in love with Gage as ever.... But Marshall is definitely growing on me and might have won a piece of my heart, cute.
Dec 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
I didn't realize this series could get any worse, but this book proved me wrong. Then again, I am the sucker who keeps giving this author my money to read books that I know are awful. I have no idea why I am doing it, other than that I am a masochist who has to finish series that I start.

***** SPOILERS BELOW ******

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Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WOW. . .This book was amazing!! It was kind of all fan friendly, because it seemed to have the perfect mix of Logan and Gage. SOO glad Logan isnt evil after all, and still same old Logan =)
Really awesome installment to the Celestra series, cant wait for the next one! Already craving for more teasers from Ethereal's FB page =)
Dec 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011-reads
I have never been a huge fan of the Celestra series, but I have noticed that each book has gotten consistently better. The story line has interested me a bit, and I've wanted to unlock the mystery of exactly how everyone on this crazy island relates to one another and will ultimately stand in the big final battle that has been hinted at along the way. So I have continued reading in this series. All I can say is . . . what happened in this latest book? All of the growth in writing that I noticed ...more
Nov 14, 2011 rated it liked it
I'm going to try and get this out without sounding too mean because I love Addison Moore. She has such a great imagination and a way with words but this book was definitely my least favorite of the series and I'm going to tell you why.

As with the other 4 books, this one was a little hard to follow at times and like other reviews have said, it was a little repetitive. I felt like the story didn't really go anywhere and it only made me annoyed with Skyla. She kept kissing Marshall and Logan and w
Lauren Williams
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Why does this book have 4.5 stars?

This is yet another series that I have been coaxed into beginning based on one of Amazon's .99 cent Kindle book deals. I even read a few reviews on Good Reads first, but did not heed the warnings, thinking "But its only .99 cents! How bad could it be for a buck?" Little did I know I was sealing my own fate, and forcing my hand to embark on a 5 book journey of frustration and annoyance. My first mistake was thinking that if I read the first book, and found it shi
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
I loved the 4 previous books and really looked forward to reading the fifth. I must say, however, that I was pretty disappointed in this book. I had a really hard time getting into it, which I thought was odd since I devoured the other 4 by reading them all within 2 days. I found this book to be all over the place. More Chloe drama that never ends. So much lying to Gage it's sickening, Logan is a back stabbing maniac, and Marshall... UGH! And the end? What the hell? Not a big fan of this one. Sk ...more
Sep 26, 2011 marked it as to-read
Team Gage!!
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Celeste’s Review: This story jumps immediately into action as it picks up where the cliff hanger ending of Wicked left off. For that I was glad, but that situation got resolved and we were onto the next. This book was more of the same wild and crazy action. Skyla and Gage continuously pledge their love to each other, but there is still some kind of a pull with Logan, and we also can’t leave out our favorite sector, Marshall, who Skyla seems to trust less, which I was sad about. I really like him ...more
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One Down, Two Left Standing

One down and now there are two are left. Between Gage and Logan, Skyla can only pick one to let live and has she made the choice already. In this book, you will want to know what will happen next in her life. Will she follow her heart and let true love in. Her actions always speak louder than her words or thoughts. She says yes she love one but her thoughts always turn to the other two. She has always ran to one when she is in trouble and she will defend him even if it
Sep 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Again, I found myself submerged in the life of Skyla Messenger, and again, I was not able to put my kindle down and come up for air!!! What is it about the Celestra series that has me so addicted? I feel like I am withdrawling now that I am finished reading Vex and I desperatly need to know when I can get my next fix.

Vex starts exactly where Wicked left off. Skyla has been betrayed by her ex-boyfriend-turned-Countenance, Logan. Gage, her current boyfriend and Logan's cousin, is still under he
Sex quotient: commuter safe.
Soundtrack: Happyland - don't you know who I am

High school hell, bitches galore, angels and war. All up a great series that keeps serving up surprises.
Siew Ee
Dec 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I do not know whether to like or hate this book. For one thing, Addison Moore does know how to tell a griping story. As usual, there are funny episodes, romantic ones too but I must say that it's exhausting to follow the love triangle between Logan, Gage and Skyla. Several travels back and forth in time in this book gets a little confusing, but as always with this series, before I start complaining mentally about the convoluted plot, something will crop up to keep me reading on.

It is difficult
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Maybe I'm simple-minded but I factor in two things when deciding if I like a book...

First, can I see the characters as if they are real people? Kind of a funny question this time...I moved to Washington (not too far from Seattle) my junior year of high school. Also, I was a bratty blonde cheerleader who could never pick only one boy and who was constantly doing stupid things that made people scratch their heads in disbelief. I was always in trouble and sneaking out of the house. And, the dark ha
Rita Torkelson
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read a few reviews last night as I was buying this book, and I was confused to see some were upset, but now I get it. At first I was Team Logan, then switched to Team Gage, and through the first 4 books, I went back and forth, but now.... (****SEMI-SPOILERS****)I'm Team NO ONE. I don't think Skyla actually deserves either of them because she did get pretty close to slutty in this book, without actually losing her virginity. I get it, I know there was a reason for most of it, I just think the f ...more
Jen*The Geeky Book Gal*
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angel
This series is a guilty pleasure for me. The synopsis reads like so many other YA paranormal novels that are out today, but the way Addison Moore writes, you become drawn in to Skyla's world and really start to care about the characters and what happens to them.

I'm still a little annoyed at Skyla for all the relationships she develops with all the men in the story. It seems like at one time or another she's in a compromising position with one of the following:Ethan, Marshall, Gage or Logan. The
Kim Yu
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: so-disappointing
I had to go away and think a while before I made any comments about this book...

Book 5 was just as thrilling and fast paced as the previous books. However, It was the final straw and I can't read the series anymore. So I'm abandoning ship! Argh. Like in book 4 I am so over every second or third page being about Skyla and Gage almost having sex. Or Skyla thinking about having sex with Gage. This book seem to get worse, with Skyla whoring herself out to everyone it seemed.

I was so over it from b
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I have enjoyed this series immensely. I think this book is probably my least favorite in the series though. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but like other reviewers have said, some parts are hard to follow. I feel like we're getting to the point where the same thing keeps happening over and over. I think it's time to come to a conclusion, or you're going to lose me.

This book does end in a cliffhanger and I gotta say, I didn't see that one coming! Luckily Addison Moore pushes these bo
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Homestly these books just keep getting better and better there were some hillarious lines in this book that really had me laughing out loud like a crazy person in public places . I really enjoy Skylas character she has really come into her own as the series has progressed I am still rooting for Logan even after all his "secrets" dont get me wrong Gage is great too it does make it hard to pick Tad really has some great lines in this book makes you almost feel bad for him lol off to read Expel rea ...more
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Can Skyla solve the mystery that Chloe has hanging over everyone's heads? And does she stay with her proclaimed true love Gage or does she go back to her love Logan?

Serious Sexual tension. Not for younger teens!

Addison, has a wonderful way with words. She leaves you wanting more and fills in any space you might have not thought of. Can't wait to read book 6! In my book she is a Top author.
Another amazing cleverly woven cliff hangers from Addison Moore!! I couldn't put it down and highly recommend this entire series to anyone!!
Zia Marie
Team Chloe! ;) Absolutely DYING to find out what happens.
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another "can't put it down" book. The end was slightly confusing to say the least but I am sure the next book will make sense of it. onto book six!!!
Christina Thorn
Nov 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
I actually hate that I like these books. Like. I’m already on the fifth installment and every time I begin another book or finish one by this author, I am asking myself, WHY??

For instance, WHY am I still reading this book if the plot line is weak and is just another regurgitated storyline from the Twilight series? Or, WHY am I still reading this when the grammar mistakes are too innumerable to count, and literally make me put it down for weeks at a time because I get so frustrated? Or, WHY do I
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Everyday i fall in love with this series more and more. Marshall is a character that leaves you wanting more everyone he appears, with his manners, his intensity. I am having a little trouble understanding Logan and Skylas relationship because at the beginning she was so in love with Logan she would forgive him about anything, but now papers switch and she is so in love with Gage she most simple thing about Logan annoys her and is difficult to understand as of why would you love hate so quickly, ...more
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BE WARNED. THIS SERIES IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED. The only reason I am giving a 5 star is because this is the best book of the series so far. I finally started really getting into this series but now it is no longer available on Kindle Unlimited. Why? I'm not paying $6.00 each for the remaining 4 books. I guess I'll never know what happens.
Arlene Adams
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Sandy S
Mar 17, 2012 rated it liked it
VEX (Celestra #5) by Addison Moore

VEX is the fifth novel in Addison Moore’s Young Adult Celestra Series. Once again, we follow 17-year old Skyla Messenger, Logan and Gage Oliver and the crew of ever growing Countenance, Celestra, Fems and Sectors.

Vex begins as Skyla finds herself as the sacrificial lamb-on a stone altar- about to be served up as Logan’s promise to the Countenance, but her strength as one of the few remaining Celestra on earth is stronger. Knowing that Logan was willing to ‘use’
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels
Sorry, had to say it.

At least this book wasn't quite as bad as the fourth book.

Honestly, I was afraid to buy this book. The fourth book was so bad that I was afraid this one wouldn't be worth my $2.99

But now that I read the book I think that I was overreacting. Because this book was actually really good! Better than the previous one....

Now, if you had read my review of Wicked, you would know that it was maybe the angriest review I've ever written in my life. And while I
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Seventeen year-old, Skyla Messenger finds herself lying on an altar as a sacrifice to the enemy.

Being an angel of the highest Nephilim order hasn’t been easy. Her first love has cast his allegiance to the Countenance, the Sectors and the Fems see her as nothing more than a celestial pawn, and the dead girl she helped bring back to life has blackmailed her into relinquishing her boyfriend.

Skyla is determined to change all that. She's decided to never trust Logan again, to turn the tables on the
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Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of mystery and romance. Her new book Yule Log Eulogy comes out July 11th.

Other books in the series

Celestra (8 books)
  • Ethereal (Celestra, #1)
  • Tremble (Celestra, #2)
  • Burn (Celestra, #3)
  • Wicked (Celestra, #4)
  • Expel (Celestra, #6)
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“Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes, the failed intention of a masterful ally. But, nevertheless, as they burden you with a vexing brand of love, they become nothing more than the kiss of Judas, pressing a crown of thorns into your flesh.” 37 likes
“The path of destiny pulls you forward. It exhumes you from a state of being and propels you towards the juncture you were created for. A new frontier that you are forced to tread with a cross on your back, heavy as a boulder. When you fall to your knees at the hands of your betrayer, you can only hope to find the one sent to carry your burden -- shoulder the journey towards your final punishment.
Sometimes duplicity and treason are markers of the enemy, and sometimes the failed intention of a masterful ally.”
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