Review: MATCHBOX GIRLS by Chrysoula Tzavelas

Author: Chrysoula Tzavelas
Original Release Date: February 21, 2012
Format: ebook, TPB
Pages: 324
ISBN #:978-1936460205
FTC Disclaimer: This book was received from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

When Marley, the main character in Chrysoula Tzavelas’ novel MATCHBOX GIRLS, meets the handsome Zachariah and his adorable nieces Lissa and Kari; she assumes they are just a normal family. Until she receives a phone call from the twins that changes her life forever. When she arrives to pick them up and discovers that Zachariah has disappered, she unknowingly enters a world she never knew existed. The world of Angels and Demons. She begins to realize that there is more to Kari and Lissa than meets the eye. She also discovers things about herself that she never knew. As the battle between Marley and the force that wants the girls heats up, she learns that she truly has what it takes to be who she was always meant to be.

This is a very well written story. It did not immediately suck me in, yet as the story moved along I did find myself becoming more interested in finging out what was coming next. Marley was very well developed and the fact that she had some very real problems made her very relatable. One example is that she has abandonment issues. This results in her stubborn will to hold on to Lissa and Kari no matter what the circumstances are. Even when it would make her life easier to just walk away. She is also fiercely loyal to her two friends Penny and Branwyn, which is a character trait I truly admire. When they get involved in her fight, Marley does whatever she can to make sure that they make it out unharmed.

Some parts of the story moved a little too fast and I became caught up amid some of the whirlwinds that were created by fast setting changes and characters popping up unexpectedly. However, this did make the book a quick read so it is pretty easy to finish in just a couple of sittings. It was also a nice change of pace to not have to deal with a lot of romantic entanglements. I liked being able to focus on the action.

Overall, this is a good story that I will definitely recommend checking out and look forward to reading more from Chrysoula!

If you want to learn a little more about MATCHBOX GIRLS, you can check out our blog tour feature (which includes the book blurb, video trailer, and a fun interview between two of the characters of the book) and a contest to win a digital copy. You can also read the first two chapters of MATCHBOX GIRLS, thanks to it’s publisher, Candlemark & Gleam, by clicking on the widget below!!

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