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All the Blue-Eyed Angels (Erin Solomon Pentalogy #1)

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Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven's Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers.

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Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published February 18th 2012 by Adian Press (first published February 1st 2012)
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Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Narration: ☆☆☆

I was surprised how much I ended up enjoying this book! It started off a little slow and the narration was a bit monotone. However, as I continued reading, I found I enjoyed the author's pace of delivering information and kept needing to know what was going to happen next. Since it is a first in series, at the end of the book there were a lot of questions answered ~ but not all of them!

Although the rest of the series is not yet available on audio, I'm keeping my fingers
Stephen Clynes
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 people, members of the Payson Church of Tomorrow, died during a fire on 22nd August 1990. Were their deaths an act of mass suicide or murder? Erin saw those flames and 23 years later she decides to uncover the mystery.

Okay, the police did their investigation and ruled it a mass suicide. We all know about religious nutters and how cults work. But the purpose of this novel was to create doubt that it may have been murder. Normally people move on after the event and the police investigation, lett
Jul 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
SPOILER ALERT: Most of the reason for my low rating for this book has to do with the end.

Because there IS no end. I guess this author wanted to set up a long involved mystery series, but I can't even say how frustrating it was to get through the elaborate setting up of the complex mystery and have it end without resolving the biggest questions. I can't understand how this book got so many high ratings, I really can't. Maybe those people like mysteries that aren't resolved at the end?

All of that
Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
They say you can't go home again. In my case, it seems more apt to ask why the hell you'd ever want to.

Cliffhanger alert! This seemed like an interesting mystery, but unfortunately, it was never actually solved. Although I really want to know what happened, I highly doubt I'm going to read three or four more books just to get the answers to Book 1's questions.

Three stars, rounded down to 2.5 for the cliffhanger.
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Book: All the Blue Eyed Angels

Genre: Thriller

Type: Audiobook.

Book rating: ☆☆☆▪5

Narration rating: ☆☆☆▪5


Audiobook received free in exchange for an honest review (Thanks to Audio Blast)

This book was actually a pleasant surprise, I enjoyed it very much and will certainly be looking out for the Authors other titles and the 2nd book to this series.

Narration of the audiobook was good after she got "into the swing" of it, as at the beginning it was very monotone, and I was dreading listening
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery
Books With No Endings! What is it with books that have no ending? It is so annoying! Truly I invest my time into a story and then at the end of the book it tells me to buy the next book, of which there are three next books? Yes, I did know there were other books based on this first book, but usually a book wraps up one story fairly well with a hook that will go into the next book. Here's the thing, overall I liked this book and the characters. I would have read another book by this author, but n ...more
R. Wheeler
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading Indie authors exclusively for a couple years and have only found a handful that were worth leaving a review on. (caveat...I am very hard to please) Yet I thoroughly enjoyed Jen's writing style. Her characters popped. She didn't bore me with 'the stuff readers skip over'. Her action was believable, and pressed me to continue reading. On top of that, for an Indie...this was one of the better edited novels I've come across in a while as well. Kudos to Jen. I hope she'll be a guest ...more
Ashley Capes
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great thriller/mystery with some deeply twisted but also some truly noble characters too. I won't repeat the plot summary but the main character, Erin provides both determination and sarcasm to stand against the darker themes of the book.

The central mystery around Erin's father is established quite well in this first volume and I get the feeling readers who like everything wrapped up quickly will not enjoy the ending to All the Blue-Eyed Angels, which leaves some big questions unanswered (somet
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
I had such high hopes for this book. I've never read a book by this author, but considering it has received almost 4 stars here on Goodreads, I assumed it was definitely a great read. Oh, how Goodreads has let me down this time.

I realize that part of my issue with this book could be me. It's taken me a week to get through this book, which is so not normal for me, but I started it just before I returned home from an amazing vacation. My goal was to read something spooky and heart-pounding, howeve
Susan Anderson
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
ALL THE BLUE-EYED ANGELS by Jen Blood is popular lit at its best. It took me a day to devour it, the first book in the author’s pentalogy, and I have to tell you that there ain’t nothin’ like it, nothing that has the allure of the story of Erin and Stein and Diggs and Jack, nothing with its particular brand of humor, its touching love story, its sense of place, nothing with its sometimes lovable, often grizzly cast of minor characters, nothing that compares with the action and exhilaration that ...more
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Jen Blood is a professional editor and publishing consultant, and author of the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction, with writing influences ranging from Emily Bronte to Dennis Lehane, and any number of genres and authors in between. Her work has earned accolades and awards including the AIA Seal of Quality and the B.R.A.G. Medallion for ALL THE ...more
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“You look like you’re thinking some pretty deep thoughts there,” he said. “Just pondering the little mysteries,” I said. “Why are we here; where do we go when we die; am I really the only one who believes the Kardashians are a clear sign of the end times?” 0 likes
“I don’t know what I’d been hoping for, but it was something along the lines of, ‘Sorry I held out on you all these years—Colonel Mustard did it in the chapel with a tiki torch and a bottle of lighter fluid. And, oh yeah, here’s why.’ Clearly,” 0 likes
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