GoodReads Summary: Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
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On the surface A Shimmer of Angels seems like a typical Angel book, but actually it's anything but.
Rayna can see Angels and as a result she's been in a mental health institute for the past 3 years of her life. Finally free, she longs for a normal life, but a normal life doesn't seem to be in her destiny. Not long after leaving she begins seeing Angels again - first there's Cam, the new student with bright, shimmery wings and then there's Kade the Angel with a bag of secrets. But that's not all, a dark and mysterious Angel who she sees in her dreams and in a painting seems to be connected with a growing number of student-body deaths...
Rayna's best friend, Lee was awesome. He was a fun, likable sci-fi geek who constantly dropped Dr Who references. I loved the bond between these two characters, they were close without any meddling romantic feelings coming in the way.
Rayna was a strong and practical mc who was always alert and careful. One of the things I appreciated about Rayna was that when the two Angels, Kade and Cam come into her life she doesn't drool over them or feel a tug of war between them. Instead she focuses on more important things like why she can see them when no else can, and what they are doing on earth.
Both Angels have feeling towards Rayna, but it's obvious that she likes Cam. Although that could change in the sequel, but I really hope that's not the case as (highlight to read spoiler) it would be kind of creepy since Kade use to date her mum. Plus, it would be nice for once to see the 'bad boy' just being close friends with the mc.