Review: LAILAH by: Nikki Kelly


By: Nikki Kelly

Release Date: October 2014

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Format: ARC

Source: Twitter ARC giveaway hosted by 

My Rating: 3 Stars!


The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams— a light that breaks through the darkness. And she knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, she encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve darker forces. Jonah and the few like him are fighting with help from an unlikely ally, a rogue Angel named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is. 

My Thoughts:

I received this book off of a giveaway on twitter. I have a bad habit of not reading the summary on the back of a book just whatever seems to sound good or whatever pulls me towards a title is the ones I happen to pick out. In saying that I didn’t read the back of this book once I received it in the mail. I opened it up and got about two or three pages into it and that is when I realized it had Vampires in it. I put the book back down thinking to myself that there are so many Vampire stories in the world already could there really be another Vampire story? The answer:…. Yes! 

Once I really started reading this book it grabbed my attention. It wasn’t just Vampires and like other books include wherewolves and other creators, no this was different. This was Vampires and Angels! Hey that hasn’t been done before. Then it gets better. It talks about redemption. Trying to make better decisions regardless of the odds that are against you! 

Granted I never could understand the weird love triangle/square they had going on but that too in the end was revealed. Well maybe I just understood it better as the story took on more shape. 

Final Thoughts:

In the end after I finished reading this book I decided it was a pretty good book. Do I believe it could have been better in places? Yes. But overall it was a good book and best of all. I am looking forward to the second book in this series. That is what also makes this a good book is that it leaves me looking forward to the next one!

2 thoughts on “Review: LAILAH by: Nikki Kelly

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad I enjoyed it too! Apparently there are more ways stories can always be told so many different roads characters can go down just like in real life. It’s cool to be able to read so many novels on vampires and still there hasn’t been two that have been too much alike.


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