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The Revelation of Gabriel Adam

(Revelation Saga #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Adam is used to relocating a lot. When a mysterious assassin burns his home to the ground, Gabriel’s father reveals the truth of why they are always on the move: Gabriel is one of four archangels, born human and sent to stop Armageddon. Now Gabe must set aside dreams of attending NYU to try to fulfill his newly discovered role.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 12th 2014 by Medallion Press (first published July 21st 2014)
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Kristen Lippert-Martin
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You've read some angel stories, right?

They weren't like this.

This is the *real deal* angel story. This is Gabriel, as in archangel Gabriel, the "defend the world from evil and ruination" guy. Actually, he's just Gabe at first, clueless if well-meaning, and gradually must transform into the defender of humanity. You can't blame a guy for being a little overwhelmed at first. I can't say I'm an expert on the Book of Revelation, but there is some straight-outta-the-Bible, "End Days" stuff woven int
Theresa Le
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was excited to start reading after receiving this book in a giveaway. First I like the concept of archangels and the end of the world. The author did a good job researching the historical texts and religion for this book. I didn't realize that in some religions there's a fourth archangel! I also liked how the author made a twist with Michael the archangel. I've always seen Michael as a B.A. anyways lol. The plot really got to me hooked and I couldn't put the book down. The interesting and fasc ...more
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 3-star-or-less
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Meradeth Houston
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Medallion Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was an interesting and engaging read. I have to say that my favorite parts were the descriptions of the settings. I loved getting to see some of the fascinating places the characters went, which were described with an awesome eye to detail and drew me into them like I was actually there. The plot felt a little unfocused in places, and while I liked Gabriel, and especially Mika (AKA Michael), there was a bit o
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a truly enjoyable read. It is full of adventure, excitement, and interesting characters. It's told mostly from Gabe's perspective but with a few scenes told from other's.

Things I really liked:
*Most of the characters were well developed, likable and fun to read about
*The description of other places - This book takes place in lands I've never been to before and the author did a great job of describing them. I loved reading about the areas and visualizing them. I think this is one of the s
May 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Well, it was only a matter of time before Harry Potter and Twilight were crossed with the Book of Revelations to bring us a biblical End-of-Days-Thriller featuring a Teenage hero...

Anyone who just Couldn't wait for this combination, go ahead, read this, everyone else, just leave it be. Don't get me wrong, this is not without suspense, it's just blatantly predictable and the quality of writing a cross between Dan Brown at his crude worst and Twilight Fan fiction...

A good first twenty pages, then
Matt Sinclair
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There is so much I enjoyed about this book. While it works well as a standalone, it's clear that there's much more to come for these characters, and I'm looking forward to what's to come. The pacing was good and quick in keeping with the immediacy of the story. It would have been nice to see a little more interaction between Gabriel and others in Durham, but it probably would have slowed things down without much payoff, so I can't really complain -- and it doesn't deter me from giving it a five- ...more
Christine Ray
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love the premise of this book series. Interesting research, plot and dialogue. Duncan stepped up to the challenge of developing a teenage hero who is a balance of awkward high school graduate and significant biblical character - no pressure! I was instantly hooked and stayed engaged through the end...which, of course, is NOT the end. When is the second book coming out?

Sherry Duncan
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed The Revelation of Gabriel Adam. The descriptions of the scenery, the sound and even the smells made you feel like you were there on location watching the story take place. Interesting characters. Cant't wait to see what S L Duncan has in store for his characters in the next book. ...more
Ramona Lazar
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in Greece, also...Loved it...I was lucky my husband and daughter were busy having fun in the pool because they let me enjoy reading.
Great job, Mr. Duncan, hope to see a second book soon...
Alicia Ouellette
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
An excellent hero story that revolves around the archangels such as Michael and Gabriel, but set into more modern times.
Val Tarpay
Nov 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: supernatural
This book has a really cool premise and tons of potential so I was really excited to read it. I made it about three quarters of the way and finally gave up. It's just not an interesting read for me.

The main character, Gabriel, is very dull. I couldn't connect to him at all and found his personality to be confusing. It wasn't so much as Gabriel himself was conflicted as I felt the author was conflicted on what type of "person" (because duh, he's also an archangel) to make Gabriel.

I kept waiting f
Aurora Dimitre
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2015
This was most definitely a fun read. The first two hundred pages were absolutely awesome - but somewhere around that halfway mark, I started to sort of notice things that bugged me. Not very much - not enough for me to not give it a good rating - but they were there nevertheless.

Let's start with the plot, because it's pretty straightforward and pretty cool. Basically, the archangels have been reborn! Awesome, right? We follow Gabriel, this kid who has no clue he's actually the literal archan
Um well just finished the book and I utterly don’t know what to make of it. LOVE Angels so I thought this book would appeal to me but…it was really religious and the romance, dear god, was just UGH! Also, I’m not a person who understands the bible and talks about god as much as the characters do so I couldn’t really relate to them. Anyways, Gabe is a normal teenager who just wants to have a normal life. His father is a priest and expects Gabe to read the bible and such.

Like Gabe, I would totally
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).

I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now, so when I was invited to be a part of the blog tour… I immediately jumped at the chance.

Even though angels have become quite over-used in fiction to date, I still found this book a really entertaining read. I found myself able to empathise really well with Gabriel’s character. Even though I would have liked to see more of his interactions with his fello
Katie Haley
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
"Well written angel book? Yes please!" I say to myself as I pick up this beautiful looking book off of the shelf at Barnes and Noble. I've read some really high reviews, it has fairly high stars, I'm feeling pretty good about this read. Boy was I wrong. Annoying characters, annoying plot line, annoying writing style made this book a difficult read to get through. In a personal battle with myself, trying not to break the promise that I would read through every book I start, I continued with this ...more
Allanah Osborn
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway

S.L. Duncan's The Revelation of Gabriel Adam was just okay. The concept itself, that of modern-day archangels was rather intriguing but Duncan's portrayal of the story fell flat.

As a result it took me a really long time to get through this book. Normally a young adult novel of this length is pretty quick to get through, however, this one didn't grab me, I was never hooked, never attached to the characters or the story.

The copy text itself wasn't terr
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book in a Goodreads FirstReads giveaway.

I received this book in the mail and put it to one side for a while because life got in the way but once I picked it up I struggled to put it down. I didn't even manage to add it to my reading list on goodreads because I honestly didn't want to stop reading to do it.

Maybe you think angel books aren't for you. Or maybe you think angel books are the best thing since sliced bread. Either way this book is for you!
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So much unfulfilled potential....
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S. L. Duncan writes comics, screenplays, and novels, including the debut book of her young adult series, THE REVELATION OF GABRIEL ADAM. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @SLDuncanBooks.

When not writing, S. L. Duncan is a pro bono, LGBT advocate attorney practicing law in Birmingham, Alabama.

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