Emerald City by Alicia K. Leppert

Release Date: April 9, 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Sweetwater
Received from: NetGalley
Rating: 4
Cover Thoughts: Perfect
Review: I honestly don't remember what made me click that request button on NetGalley. I most certainly was not expecting the story I got. Usually I hate surprises like that, but this time I was so sucked in, I read it in one night.

Olivia is at her lowest point when we are introduced to her. And the thing that sets her off, I could totally see seeing as small and insignificant as that setting me off too. I actually do have some days where I am having a great day and just one thing ruins the entire moment. But I can't believe how much of a robot Olivia became. I have never met anyone who was so numb to everything. I wish someone had been there and been strong for her. While I have never been that low I most certainly related to her especially when she met Jude
This person looked healthy, content. She filled out her clothes and had thick, shiny hair and a fuller face. She didn't have dark circles under her yes or sunken cheeks. Her skin was a blend of peaches and pinks instead of a sickly grey. This woman was... pretty, I had to admit.

I don't really want to say much more. But Mr. is my Jude and this is my favourite part that I will probably remember for a very long time
"Do you..." I swallowed, "believe in angels?" She glanced at me somewhat quizzically, but not so much I regretted asking.

"Yea" she answered. "I do. Then, :Why, don't you?" I stared back at her feeling slightly lost. "I... I don't know. I've never really believed in any of that... stuff." Jen nodded. "I guess, for me, it makes more sense for them to be real than to not be."
"Why's that?"
She thought for a minute. "I'm not sure. In my mind, it's more believeable that there's some greater power up there who created everything, than to think there was a big explosion and bam, here we were. Or that after we die, that's it, there's nothing more, just an empty void. I just can't believe that. So it's logical to me that if there's a God, and there's heaven, then there must be angels."
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