Lunangelique (Lunangelique #1) by Kristin R. Campbellhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15892131-lunangelique
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Lunangelique is the story of adopted 17-year-old twins Lexi and Alex. Lexi wants to find out more about her birth parents but her brother Alex convinces her to let it go. Ollie has just moved to the neighborhood and meets Lexi. Ollie lives with his older brother who, he says, works for the Church researching miracles. Another boy, 19-year-old Cole moves across from the twins. Lexi notices that he has “two deep scars lining the sides of his back.” Lexi has an immediate attraction to Cole which is reciprocated. Cole has been touring with the Virginia Symphony and will be working as a teacher's assistant at the twins' school. Cole tells Lexi a story about Selene, the goddess of the moon and her lover Endymion. Lexi is seriously hot for teacher, though Cole is reluctant to jeopardize his job.
A strange pendant shows up on Lexi's pillow. The design on the pendant are wings that remind Lexi of angel's wings.
On a dinner date, Cole and Lexi run into Edmund. Lexi thinks the man looks remarkably like her brother. Cole seems really nervous around the older man.
Edmund's last name is Kakabel which Alex finds: “The name was given to a supposed fallen angel. It means the “star of God'. This angel supposedly commanded an army of spirits.”
Cole is playing at the museum. Lexi peruses the art exhibits painted by Edmund and finds a painting of Selene, who looks remarkably like her. Cole seems to know more about the coincidences then he is willing to let on. It seems really weird to me that Cole always seems to want Lexi to drink wine, and Lexi is unaccustomed to drinking so it bothers her. Cole says where he is from everyone drank wine. Cole is 19 years-old and Lexi is 17 years-old. Where do people always drink at such a young age? Europe? The Middle Ages?
I thought this was a very quick read and that the writing is sparse and straight forward which I liked. I don't really like flowery writing with a lot of adjectives. I liked Lexi. She is an intelligent girl with a mind of her own. She doesn't let people push her around and I thought she was very strong willed which I liked. Four stars!