Hello everyone and thank you for visiting! I’ve been waiting patiently for my spot on The Watcher tour so I could post my review. Today is the day! First, however, let’s hear a little about The Watcher.
The Watcher by Lisa Voisin
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.
Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.
When Mia goes for a walk in the woods, she expects the day to be like any other. That is until she comes across a dead body and gets chased by spectral dogs with gleaming red eyes. When a young man appears out of nowhere, seemingly saving her, she’s haunted by the memory of him.
What Mia least expects is that he’ll turn up at her high school. Yet, Michael appears with a dramatic past and an indescribable draw for Mia. However much she’s interested in him, he pushes her away, though she can tell he doesn’t want to. When the truth surrounding his avoidance comes out, it will change Mia’s life forever.
The Watcher is one of those books that I didn’t want to end. I was sucked into the story of Mia and Michael from page one, and I couldn’t put the book down. Other reviewers have compared it to Fallen by Lauren Kate and I respect their opinion. After all, there’s a girl, an angel, and he falls right? However, after page one you won’t even remember that you once considered comparing them. The Watcher pulls you in with unexpected sexual tension combined with rich and unique characters. It’s a compelling thrill ride and a hit for Lisa Voisin.
“The Watcher is one of those books that I didn’t want to end. I was sucked into the story of Mia and Michael from page one, and I couldn’t put the book down.”
Now on to a new little twist that I’m going to start adding to my reviews. When I worked in the Corporate world, we had to be focused on “the bottom line”. I thought, “why not apply this same approach to book reviews?” So at the end of each review, you’ll see the bottom line.
Bottom Line: Buy The Watcher. You will swoon over Michael and worry for Mia. The whole book is a complex little ball of tension, suspense, and delicious history with a compelling message at its core.
Lisa Voisin and Inkspell Publishing are giving away print (US/Canada/UK) and ebook (INT) copies of The Watcher as well as this lovely angel wing necklace. This is definitely one giveaway to sign up for!
About the Author
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.
A self-proclaimed coffee lover, Lisa can usually be found writing in a local café. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!
Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.