Crossroads (Crossroads Saga #1)

Young Adult

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. Unfortunately, that friend dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death may wander. This is where Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim - half angel, half human.  Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed, about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should?

A lengthy paranormal romance, Crossroads has an interesting cast of characters both human and otherwise, and a complete setting that will make the reader want to take a peek at the crossroads themselves. However, the story is nothing new, and the romance is not only forbidden but frustratingly drawn out.  The new twists are minimal or open ended, leaving a lot of questions for the sequel. Still readers who enjoy angel-human romances will enjoy Crossroads. 


Sarah E. Bradley