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Starfire Angels

(Dark Angel Chronicles #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  3,852 ratings  ·  239 reviews
2011 EPIC ebook award finalist!

They've been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human.

Raea is now a high school senior and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant;
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published December 19th 2013 (first published January 1st 2009)
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J.S. How often do you agree with your friend on books? I personally didn't enjoy this, but many others clearly did. And so I'm not gonna advise against it …moreHow often do you agree with your friend on books? I personally didn't enjoy this, but many others clearly did. And so I'm not gonna advise against it based on my opinion. I suggest you download the free 10% sample from amazon, it'll give you some idea of whether it's worth a shot x(less)

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This book was almost painful to get through. It had such promise and I feel like it was just wasted.

Basically, this girl is belitting her friend for following some story about an angel that saves people in their town, and then she has some memories of before she was born, and then she realizes that she's of the same species that the angel is, and that they're aliens, and that this crystal she apparently has is... I don't know, another race of aliens all trapped inside crystal shards, or somethi
Maggie Feng
Oct 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
Okay, so this book absolutely sucked. The only reason why I finished it is because I absolutely have to finish things I start. One thing summarizes my feelings: This book reads ill-used cliche all over it.

Where do I begin with how it sucks?

1. Character development sucks.

It's been a day since I finished it and I don't remember who's in it anymore.

Does that say something?

All I remember is that the story is cliched, the girl is so ear gratingly annoying in how stupid, immature, and naive she is (d
Sam Cristol
For me, this book wasn't great. Even though the main character, Raea was nice and likeable, the characters did not seem fully developed. Pretty much, I felt like I was reading one of those beginning chapter books all over again. You know, the ones where it tells you the main story but not much character info, and is also very predictable? Yep. Well, that basically sums up Starfire Angels for you. The story had a nice, cute ending that was very predictable, but I really found it annoying how the ...more
Mrs. Allen 107 (The Kansan Reader)
I can’t believe I am DNFing another book. While I could probably have been able to read the story, seeing as it was an interesting plot line, however the writing sucks and sounds a lot like my writing back in high school.

Not going to try and push my way through a book I know I will two or lower star the book at the end at 7%.
Jul 28, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Raea, you are a horrible person. In fact, a more hateful protagonist I never have met.

It's disappointing. Truly. Because the whole Inari concept is pretty intriguing and I can tell serious thought was put into the theory behind it. But the cast of characters through which the story is told falls atrociously short on all levels.

Starfire Angels begins with Raea in school. She's cursing her misfortune at being cornered by her best friend, Josh, and subjected to his geek out over the 'Dark Ange
Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raea Dahlrich spent her entire life as a regular, ordinary teenager. Then senior year hits and her entire world changes. She wakes up one morning with wings. It turns out she's an alien from another planet. As if that isn't bad enough, her aunt (who is her guardian) brings her neighbor, Elis, over to help her adjust to her newfound identity.

The problem is Elis is also a creepy senior who keeps to himself, and now he's the one who has to help her adjust to being an alien. But there is a bright s
Sep 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
All of Raea’s life, she knew she was different. She would have these weird dreams about her parents and a strange world. It was like the events were really but that couldn’t be possible as Raea has never been to this place. Raea’s Aunt Debbie and her Uncle Mike can’t offer any insight to why Raea keeps having these dreams. Besides these dreams, Raea has another secret…she has a pair of angel wings. Her Aunt, Uncle and friends don’t even know about her wings.

As if having wings wasn’t bad enough,
Heather Mcginn
Jul 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, you get what you pay for. While the story had promise and potential, everything was rushed and poorly executed. I was extremely intrigued to find out where the Angels were truly from, however, I was disappointed to see it so underdeveloped. This was a free Kindle download and so I can’t complain to much, especially as it was so short.

There were several typos, the dialog was hurried and and some points confusing, and the plot, while promising, became absolutely absurd! The story begins
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
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Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off by saying this, if you liked Hush, Hush then I think you would like this one. If you hated Hush, Hush I think you would LOVE this one. I didn't hate Hush, Hush but I had mixed feelings about it. This one gave me no mixed feelings. I completely and totally adored it!

I'm not even sure about how to describe it. You think it's paranormal at first but it's more of a sci-fi story. I'll say this much though...I adored it. Melanie's writing style is excellent and she draws you in with h
May 15, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It is safe to say that I am uninterested in anymore books of this series. The characters lack depth and development, the plot lacks excitement and is inconsistently unrealistic. Not unrealistic in a sci-fi way but in a 'bad alibi' way. The author writes as if the reader is illiterate. The entire book just feels like a draft, like it's still in production and has yet to be critiqued and edited. ...more
This book started out slow for me. I actually thought about putting it down at 50% but I continued pushing my way thru it. It did improve but it was a bit late in the book and not enough. I think my issues were with the characters. They needed much more development for the reader to care. Plus, I didn't like Raea much. She was too weak. I like stronger heroines who fight for what they want or need. She was more willing to stand back and let the boys fight for her. I doubt I will read more of thi ...more
May 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those that like alternate worlds, sci-fi and such like that
I'm going to preface this review with a trigger warning for drugging and rape. It's something that needs to be said before someone reads this book and my review and have it bring up horrible memories.

Honestly I wanted to like this book more, but where the author took this book is just... wrong. If you think this book is about Raea, you'd be wrong and that is where most of the fault lies.

Nilles builds Raea up to be a strong character and about 70% into the book.. yeah. So much for that.

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Raea is a small town girl, reaching the end of her school years and life hasn't been too kind along the way. Her parents are dead, she lives with her aunt's family, including the obligatory whelp of a younger cousin and an uncle who would prefer her to be elsewhere.

Life is about to get harder as Raea learns she isn't quite what she thought and her sudden popularity isn't to do with her sparkling personality, but more to do with her mother's necklace, her inherited abilities, and the politics of
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Sigh There was just so much potential in this story! The idea that angels might be some other creatures from another planet, in short "aliens", was something new to read for me and really innovative. The Shirukans(the bad guys) fighting with Inaris (Angels) for Starfire (as it would give them power) seemed believable.
If only the characters were just as amazing as the concept...

I get that Raea didn't want to think of herself as an angel and how pressuri
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Starfire Angels is about a girl who fins out she isn't human, she is what humans call angels. She bears a pendant which is actually one of four crystal shards that have the power to destroy the world. Raea is the Keeper of one of the shards.

Raea is confused at first and furious at her aunt for not telling her the truth. She must learn about her family, her past and how to protect the shard.

Meanwhile, a new guy starts at school who is actually an agent sent by those who want to steal the shard.
Carl J.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice blend of sci-fi and paranormal, June 3, 2012

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This review is from: Starfire Angels (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Teenager Raea is different. She doesn't feel like she fits in. So far so good (or bad, for her). Maybe it's the wings. Or that she's an alien. Or the problems that crop up after she discovers her wings. Or that she's an alien.

Did I mention she's an alien?

I read this a while back, but there are parts of th
Mar 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I entered to win this book, I thought it would be a good book. Another book about angels, but with a new twist....they aren't really angels, they're aliens. I couldn't have been more wrong. It was a GREAT book. I enjoyed this book from start to finish, and can't wait to read the rest of the series. Melanie Nilles did a fabulous job in creating another world and civilization. Raea is a very likeable and realistic character, it reminded me of being that age and feeling all the same insecuriti ...more
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was a free book so I had nothing to complain about in terms of wasting my money on it or anything like that. Overall it wasn't what I expected. I had hoped that this book would deviate from the normal and not made everything so predictable. There was no character development, the characters weren't likeable at all, in fact, all of the characters were quite forgettable.

The main character seemed way too childish for an 18 year old and that to me was too unrealistic to take anything serious. She
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it, it was a good story despite a few spelling and grammar mistakes, I'm starting to realise that most free books on kindle have that, though and the characters made up for it. ...more
We all know I'm a sucker for a read that's of little to no cost. So, along comes Starfire Angels, book one of the Dark Angel Chronicles, and my willingness to throw myself into the fray for free. I'd like to start off by saying Starfire Angels wasn't all that bad, but it did rub me the wrong way—right from the get-go.

First and foremost of my gripes: the location. North Dakota. Original, sure (whatever). Promising, however—not by a long shot. North Dakota is pretty much the perfect setting to gua
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tried so much to like this book but (one chapter will be epic, the other one horrible, the next one interesting and so on... Up down, up down)

Raea is a high school student (she knows she comes from another world) she knows nothing about her heritage except for visions about her mom and dad

One morning, something unusual happens and her aunt seeks the help of her classmates (the weird one in school) who happens to come from the same world as Raea, an obsession with the new guy in class, Pallin,
You know how I get, I have a vision of a kind of book in my mind, and I just don't feel right until I read it. Luckily, it was pretty easy for me to find an angel book in my library, and this one was so interesting I was easily able to dive right into it. A different take on the usual kind of archangel books I've read, this one contained a new species of aliens I've never read before, ones that look exactly like humans and are able to hide their huge angel wings to blend in. I really enjoyed rea ...more
Anna Boyett
Jul 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I feel like the potential of this story was wasted. there was a lot of promise and uniqueness, but In the end it didn't fully deliver. I still thought it was a good read, but I wish there had been more depth and character development. everything just kind of seemed very 2 dimensional to me. ...more
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did not enjoy this one as much as I wanted too.
Brittany Goodman
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

This story I fast paced and kept me flipping the pages. The characters are relatable, the plot quick and intense.
Jan 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: a-give-up-on
Read 13% and decided this one was not for me. 01/10/2019
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Starfire Angels

Interesting Book to start a series. I do not like the fact that every review has to have at least twenty words when fewer would do.
Amber Bland
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Woo hoo!

As a 44yr old, I should read books more adult. This was a nice read and had me wanting to know what would happen next the whole time! I recommend.
Vicky Connelly
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
As I read this book, I was reminded that the people who help us the most are people we least expect. Poor Ellis was treated so poorly by his high school peers. I think a life lesson to learn well is to treat everyone you meet with respect and admiration.
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