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18 year-old socialite Camille Vanderhales life is not going the way she had planned. Her days are normally spent attending one vapid social event to another. Ballroom galas, charity auctions at the Met and afternoon tea with New Yorks elite is how she spends most of her time. The Vanderhales are American Royalty and she is the perfect gilded princess. Between her countless ...more
Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published February 11th 2015
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Sophia Sardothien
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-review
Such a shallow protagonist, she annoys me like ALL THE TIME. While she is undeniably observant, she's such an judgmental brat.

OH Yes you guessed correct there is another typical love in first sight. Oh lord he's beautiful, sexy, captivates the eyes of other girls, strong jaw line etc... so what? You can't just randomly fall in love with a stranger and get an urge to lie on his stupid caramel chest. AND when you realize he's a janitor you get freaked out, but then he's too handsome and plays good
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Kat
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
For a debut novel, and for a novel in general, I really felt this was a very enjoyable read. The cover is really nice too :D

Ok, to be honest, this book starts out a little slow for me. The first half of the novel dragged a bit but it eventually picked up. Around two thirds into the book a lot of stuff happens and it actually gets better and better. (I had been waiting for a huge fighting action scene and I finally got one!, yay :D) I was considering giving this 3.5 stars but I will leave it as
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meghann
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the goodreads group Lovers of Paranormal, or LOP***

Flight was a great introduction to a series. I loved Camille and thought she was a strong character. She was really coming into her own towards the end there. Speaking of the ending, I LOVED it. Oooh I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. My only critique is that Graves' disease appeared to be running rampant in this group. Various characters' eyes widened a whopping 98
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DodoReading
I was really expecting a lot from this book and I wasnt disappointed though in a different way than I thought! After reading the synopsis, I was really drawn to the idea of a paranormal romance that had a wealthy main character who could lose it all when she discovered she had supernatural powers; rather than the normal nothing to something story line some paranormal books tend to lean towards whereupon discovering a supernatural ability the character is suddenly more than they were before. I ...more
Lara
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. I came into it expecting nothing, and left feeling satisfied, and angry that I now have to wait for the next novel in the series. Of any of the angel books I have read so far (most recently: Angelfall and Halo) This one was definitely different. It verged more on the hopeful and inspirational side of angels, and so was very different from Angelfall. And yet was nothing like Halo either, as there was incredibly better writing style in ...more
Vonia Adams
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vonia by: Highschool students and YA fiction lovers
I was expecting good things from this book and I was not disappointed. Flight was on par with other books of it's genre such as the Percy Jackson series,the Divergent series, and the Twilight saga (though with way better writing). I enjoyed all of the characters in this book and how very three dimensional and human they were. Not everyone was completely good nor completely bad. Good people did bad things and vice versa. The book definietely pushed across the point that life is a choice of ...more
Myriam
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
"You can set up your own path and figure out what matters the most to you at any time."

Flight is the story of 18-year-old Camille, a rich spoiled girl who suddenly discovers she has the ability to fly. I admit I had a hard time reading this book because Camille is not a character I enjoyed. She is really shallow and the way she keeps bragging about her lifestyle, her house and all the nice things she has is really despicable. Not only that, but when she first meet Xavier, all she can think is
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Jordan
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Camille Vanderhale seems to have it all. Shes the student body president at a prestigious school (that her family founded). She loves her little sister unconditionally (even though she can be quite a handful). Her life is filled with gala and charity events, and most of her time is spent in the presence of the other elite people of New York City. Everything begins to change when she acquires abilities. In a world where shes watched
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Ashley
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2/5
Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy of this book from Smith Publicity via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
***Minor spoilers, major spoilers hidden***

I went into this book not really knowing what to expect. I find that this book had a story that progressed quite slowly, but at the end, everything got thrown at you at once.

This book started off very very slow. I found myself quite bored, because for the first half of the story or so, you're simply reading about the
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Amanda
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This an arc copy eBook supplied by Netgalley. I am not receiving any monetary benefit or any kickback for this review. I received this arc for an honest review. This review is cross-posted on Amazon, Goodreads and given directly to the publisher.

Flight is a debut novel. The premise is interesting. Camille Vanderhale, the Main Character, is a rich girl who has everything material that she could ever want. Her family appears close but its all a sham. The only one Camille is close to is Noelle, her
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Mark
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book that I had checked out by Charlene Moncrief and I was honestly drawn to it by the cover! I loved the white feather falling slowly over the city and landing. I thought that the cover was well done and as an artist it attracted me to the book. I also read through the description and figured that this book would be one that I would truly enjoy.

Some readers have mentioned that this book starts out slow. I would like to say that the book picks up speed as it goes along and I
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Melanie Thompson
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Camille has it all-wealth, friends, popularity, and ...the ability to float? When Camille's world is turned upside down with strange new abilities, she tries to cope but finds it harder and harder. Her best friend/sister is growing up and away and she keeps having fights with her other friend and finds herself strangely attracted to Xavier, the young custodian at her private school. As things twist further and further out of control Camille finds herself in the middle of a literal battle between ...more
Angelspearl
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I didnt know what to expect with this book but to be honest I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was nice seeing the relationship between Xavier and Camille unfold. I must admit it was going so well I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop. There were twists and turns I kind of predicted although it took a while for it to happen. The pace was a bit slow especially when Camille found out more of how she was changing, I really liked Xavier, he is truly someone who ...more
Jade Das
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought that Flight was a really unique story idea. Most YA paranormal plots involve a nobody suddenly realizing amazing powers that change their lives, but Camille was not that kind of character. She already had everything together for herself, so the newfound supernatural capabilities are less than welcome in a world where image is everything. I really enjoyed following Camille as she realized and began to cope with her new powers and responsibilities.

I also thought that Charlene Moncrief
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Charlee
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I got to 58% of the way through this book and I just can't do it anymore. It started of really interesting, I liked the idea of her "power" and I liked where the story was going, the writing was really nice but then... instalove (sigh).

I am sometimes ok with instalove as long as their is a valid reason for it, some underlying chemistry, something that makes them really clique. Instead it was just sappy I
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Cindy
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was immediately intrigued by the beautiful cover and fascinating synopsis. I love unique plotlines, and this book did not disappoint. I would not say I generally read a lot of books in this genre, but I was really impressed. I definitely loved the romance aspect of this book. It wasn't overdone, like so many overhyped YA books nowadays, but it was definitely present, and Camille and Xavier's chemistry was written and presented to a tee. This is a great book--very easy to get into, with a ...more
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Awesome Read!

Wow! This was such an awesome read! I loved the twist and unique storyline of the Angels it's definitely not your usual angel book. It was so easy to slip into this book world. I had so many emotions! I laughed out loud I cried got angry I was pretty much an emotional basket case. I loved that i could relate to the characters. I was so disappointed on the ending The book leaves you wanting more! I can't wait to read the next installment! I received this book in exchange for an
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Leah
I can't believe I hadn't reviewed this on here before (I thought I did!). So I'm going to make it short, sweet, and straight to the point. I read this book TWICE. That's how much I loved it and if I read it over and and over again - far beyond how many times I ought to be reading this book - then don't mind me. This book only cemented my ever-growing love for the paranormal genre. Charlene is definitely a diamond in the rough.
Jennifer Provost
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book! Camille Vanderhale, eldest daughter of America's most prominent families, is living the fabulous life of ballroom galas and shoes that cost more than a car. In the midst of living the posh life, Camille discovers superfanutal abilities, meets a completely swoon-worthy boy, and learns that her family isn't quite what they seem. And the way angels are presented is just wonderful. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a swoon-worthy YA paranormal.
Lenore Catalano
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! It kept me up all night because I didn't want to put it down! The characters are real, the format is perfect, and the mix of genres is fantastic. I was able to believe that there are angels all around us and that they are more similar to humans than we know.
Angie
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, urban-fantasy, ya, arc
A sweet book that is a combination of Gossip Girl meets supernatural. the characters are likeable and fun and the mystery surrounding Xavier is fun plot to unfold. I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Philip Cohen
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Such an interesting read with so much depth and so many layers. It was definitely not was I was expecting and I was so pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed reading his book!
Petuli
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
I received an e-book copy of this book for in exchange my honest opinion. Thank you Netgalley and Smith Publicity.

Let's start from the beginning. Our main protagonist is called Camille Vanderhale and she comes from a very rich family. Like crazy crazy riich family. Of course, Camille is used to wearing very expensive clothes, to attend every possible social event and do things that go hand in hand with being so high on a social ladder. Camille has two siblings - Joseph about whom she really
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Brittney
Jun 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
***I received a copy in exchange for my honest review***
I would probably give this book 3.5 stars
I thought the way the author wrote the novel was very engaging and exciting. Camille was flawlessly portrayed as a girl in high-end society that feels as though she does not belong. As it turns out Camille is actually some sort of angel (even though she is not dead) that is supposed to prevent evil from taking over the world. This is because her family has profited on the backs of the poor and
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Elizabeth Johnson
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Flight
What can I say; Camille is a silver spoon girl who happens to fall for a guy that works has the supervising janitor in her school. She has secrets of her own that she isnt able to share especially as her parents are not the normal day to day kind, they are high socialite and everything is done by the book to keep up appearances and make themselves relevant in the society.
Only problem is, Camille finds out that the familys wealth wasnt through hard work but a deal her ancestors made with
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Cherry (_forevermint)
**I received a free copy of this from Netgalley

In the beginning I was intrigued about Camille and her mysterious new abilities. It wasn't a total shocker when I found out what she was, or what she was becoming. After the the appearance of Xavier, everything else that followed was just too predictable. I was hoping during the dance scene that Xavier would later turn out to be a bad guy or something. I wished he did because I just could not handle all the lovey-dovey scenes. I wanted to skip past
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Ramona Plant
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Charlene is definitely a very skilled author. She is well versed and has a writing style that is very pleasant.

Overall I liked this book but I am torn. About the first 70% or so, is the character development on this book and slowly letting the readers know who Camille is. Camille is a good character, but something about her just strikes me as off. Maybe it is the complete turn at the end? She is very likeable but probably not someone I can truly connect with. But like most, I absolutely adore
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Taisie
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I'd give this 3.5 stars. It's a well-written YA story. Camille is a young socialite in New York City who's been brought up with privileges and wealth. Her life is scripted and she fits into it as best she can except for the powers that she has suddenly developed.
Everything changes when she meets Xavier, the head of maintenance at her private school. Xavier is handsome but has secrets.
The plot is formulaic and the characters pretty bland. I never really got why Camille's family is so evil (except
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Theresa
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this ebook from netgalley.

I was expecting a really good read, the premise of the book is fabulous.

Camille Vanderhale is a socialite, coming from a wealthy family who have endless engagements, events and commitments. Camille also has the responsibility of looking out for her younger sister Noelle who is a wild child, all this and only 18.

Camille starts to develop supernatural powers that she doesn't understand. She then finds out that her family wealth didn't come from hard work and
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Perks Of Being A Fangirl
It was ok.


I started this book without reading the blurb therefore I had no idea of the plot or the context of everything.
I got up to 20% and had made an inaccurate conclusion on what was happening. I concluded that it was about 2 lovers who are going to face struggles due to society and they must defy social norms to truly be together... sound familiar? So I thought it was going to be like 'Romeo and Juliet' and confession time, after studying this infamous text I've become tired of it.

As I
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Hello Everyone!

To all who have read and or reviewed Flight, THANK YOU! The response has been overwhelming and I am so grateful for all your support.

Stay tuned as I am knee deep writing the yet untitled Book 2 of the Flight saga.

Thank you for being a part of this crazy journey with me. I look forward to bringing you more of Camille and Xavier's story in the near future!


With much love and
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