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Angelology by Danielle Trussoni Reveiw & Contest

Angelology: A NovelAngelology by Danielle Trussoni
ARC review provided by Penguin Group (USA)

Release Date March 9th, 2010


PJV's QUICKIE POV: Trussoni pairs an excellent story-tellers voice with a unique perspective on an ancient being in Angelology.  The story had all the makings of a good tale, and a depth that is sometimes hard to come by in paranormal based fiction. The character descriptions and scene setting was reminiscent of Dan Brown's voice and hype is that this book might sky-rocket to the top such as Brown's The DaVinci Code.  Yet, whereas the voice and writing of this novel was excellent, I found the "sleuthing" tiresome.

REVIEW: Sister Evangeline is a a nun, living a life of prayer and solitude. She lives with order, everything is schedule, even her prayer time. She finds comfort in the strict guidelines and restrictions of the order. She is also haunted by memories of her parents, the death of her mother and the subsequent abandonment of her father that left her on the doorsteps of St. Rose Convent when she was only a young teen.

All it took was one letter, a request for entry into the convent's archives to change Sister Evangeline's world and to bring the attention of an ancient evil towards her.  As Evangeline discovers more and more she realizes that she is now in the middle of a war, a war between the ancient Nephalim, the giants of the bible, and the human coalition of Angelologist, that included Evangeline's parents.

Well written and very detailed, Angelology pairs facts with fiction and crafts it into a tale of mystery and intrigue.  As I mentioned earlier I found the "sleuthing" to wear me down.  Compared to Dan Brown's compelling novels of biblical mysteries, I found Angelology fell short of Brown's.  From the beginning you know what the mystery of Angeloogy will be.  I.e. the title of the book.  Evangeline, even though witnessing these beings with her own eyes still takes a moment to actually realize what it is she is facing.  And while I really enjoy a fiction novel stuffed with facts, I found that a lot of it was repeated, but I did learn a good bit.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Fans of Dan Brown and paranormal mysteries would enjoy this book.

Giveaway Deets:
  • Comment on this post (gains you +1 Entry)
  • Please check back to see if you won, I will not be emailing, winner will be posted. Please do not include your email address in comments. Spamming is fun. *sarcasm font*
  • Must be US/Canada mailing
  • 18 or older
  • Parajunkee's View Follower (please state how you follow, feedburner, google, etc.) 
  • SORRY FORGOT - Contest Ends March 22nd
Extra Entries (give links in comments TY)
  • +2 Twitter Follower (@parajunkee)
  • +1 Tweet this:  Win a Signed Copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussonie @parajunkee  RT Plz
  • +2 Sidebar
  • +2 Post
  • +1 Add up your points! Thanks! (I'm horrible at math)


Juju at Tales of said...

Interesting. I haven't heard of this one.
Thanks for the review.
(not an entry)

Nicola said...

Here's hoping #1 is lucky. I'm a Google Reader follower.

Anonymous said...

Count me in ...


Kelsey said...

For some reason my comment isn't showing up, so I'll write a new one.

I'm 19 yrs old, and I follow via Google Friend Connect.

I am a Twitter follower and I tweeted:

I posted this contest link on my blog's right sidebar:

Thanks for the contest and entries! I haven't read this one, but it sounds really good.

Total entries: 7.


Melissa said...

+1 Commenting and following you through google.
+2 twitter follower @booksthings
+1 tweeted the sentence.
+1 adding points = 5

Nice contest thanks!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! =) I cannot wait to read this book!
+2 Twitter Follower (@alebodden11)
+1 Tweeted about contest

=4entries! ^-^

Anonymous said...

This is actually on my TBR...:F

I follow you everywhere man....
Posted on sidebar

4 points

xxsquigglesxx said...

+1 Please enter me! I follow through google friend connect.

+2 twitter follower (Squiggles87)
+1 Tweet:
+1 Add up


KMichelleC87 said...

Please enter me in this contest.
+1 comment
i follow on google
+1 total
= 2

Thank You!

Robin K said...

This book sounds interesting to say the list. Great review!

+1 Comment
+2 Twitter Follower (@intensewhisper)
+1 Tweet this (
+2 Sidebar (
+1 Add up your points!

7 Entries

Question: When will the contest end for checking back?

Deb said...

+1 Entry
+2 Follow on Twitter
+1 Tweet
+1 Add it up

TOTAL=5 Entries please

misskallie2000 said...

Loved your review. Would love to win this one so I want have to wait so long to read. LOL
+ 1 comment

I follow via GFC

+ 2 Twitter Follower (@misskallie2000)

+ 1 Tweeted about contest

+ 1 Add up entries

5 TOTAL Entries

Anonymous said...

I just took a quiz where my "real" name is Evangeline although a Sister I am not. +1
Twitter follower: @YeseniaKiss +2
Sent tweet +1
Sidebar and Post +4
Total(+1) = 9

Scorpio M. said...

Hi, I follow via Blogger.

+1 I would love to read this book!
+2 Twitter follower (@scorpio1m)
+1 Tweeted:
+1 add up entries

Total = 5

Stacy said...

+1 I have been wanting to read this!! I follow you via Google Friend Connect

+2 twitter follower @wicked_walker

+1 tweet:

+1 total: 5

StephTheBookworm said...

Please count me in. I'm a Google follower. Thanks!

Marianna said...

I really like angel fiction...and there definitely is not enough of it.

I'm a GFC follower

+1 comment
+2 Twitter follower (
+1 total = 4

CallMeKayla said...

This sounds interesting.. would like to read..
google follower

+2 twitter follower- bookluver09
+1 commented
+2 sidebar(blogroll)-
+1 total= 6 entries!

CallMeKayla said...

This sounds interesting.. would like to read..
google follower

+2 twitter follower- bookluver09
+1 commented
+2 sidebar(blogroll)-
+1 total= 6 entries!

Anonymous said...

i'd love to be entered!

+2 twitter follower - thelittlereader
+1 comment
+1 tweeted -
+1 doing the math

total = 5

Tea and Tomes said...

Sounds interesting. I think I'll enter for this.

I also tweeted about the contest:, and am following you now on Twitter. (I'm tea_and_tomes there.)

I believe that gives me 5 points, including the point for adding up my points. :)

jmspettoli said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow with Google Friend Connect
+2 Twitter Follower (jmspettoli)
+1 Tweeted:
+1 Total: 5

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

+1 Wonderful review! Thanks for sharing!
+2 Google Connect and Feedburner subscriber
+1 Shared on FaceBook:
+1 Shared on Windows Live Profile:
+1 - Total of 6 entries!

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

Christine M. said...

I've been hearing about this book, I'm very curious about it!

* Parajunkee's View Follower (google connect)
* +2 Twitter Follower (@c_morin)
* +1 Tweet this:
* +1 Add up your points! (Total: 5)

IsabeLeeta said...

+1 - I really want this book, I heard so much about it!
I'm already a follower through Blogger/Google reader and Facebook's Networkedblogs. Your link is in my profile.
+1 - "tweet this"
+2 - I'm a twitter follower
+1 - add points
+1 - posted on my Facebook profile


Martha Lawson said...

Sounds good! Please enter me..

I follow on google.

+2 entries

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

This book looks interesting. She's doing a signing this week by me and I'm debating whether or not to go!
* Parajunkee's View Follower (google reader)
* +1 commented on post
* +2 Twitter Follower (@darklyreading)
* +1 Tweeted
* +1 Add up your points!
*5 points total - Thanks for the contest!

Cleverly Inked said...

I am not entering but I just thought this would be a good read. I love love the cover

Bells said...

I want to read this book so bad. I am so into reading about angels right now. (+1)

+2 Twitter Follower (@bellie7)
+1 Tweet link:
+2 Sidebar post:
+1 Add up your points: (+7)

Mama Bookworm said...

This book sounds great.

I follow you (google reader)

+2 Twitter follower @mamabookworm
+1 RT
+1 Add it up

4 Total Points

Jennifer G. said...

I just thought this sounded interesting, I didn't realize it was being compared to Dan Brown's work in anyway. I like him, so that just makes me more interested.

I follow through Google Friend Connect and my Reader
+2 Follow on Twitter
+2 sidebar
+1 = 6 entries. Thanks!

donnas said...

Please include me.

I follow though Google Reader and Friend Connect.

+1 comment
+2 follow on twitter
+1 tweet -
+2 sidebar -
+2 post -
+1 total - 9

Kayanna Kirby said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book. Even read an article abt it in time mag. Want to read it, sounds interesting.
I follow through google follow
and twitter

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I am very curious about this anthology. Have heard mixed thoughts on it. I would like to give it a try for myself. Thank you for the chance!

+2 Twitter follower (I am @MelLHay)
+1 tweeted about contest
+2 Sidebar ( )

Thank you again!

Lily Child said...

A lot of mixed reviews on this one. I still have plans to pick it up though...

5 entries total. :)

Jessy said...

I've been seeing this book everywhere. I would love the chance to win.
+2-Twitter follower
+1-add up points

=5 entries

Sue A. said...

I'm not sure whether to believe in Angels, I want this book to make a believer of me! +1 Entry
+1 Add up your points!

Total = 2

google follower

Lynsey Newton said...

Oh I've heard about this book from the Angel Star fanclub on GoodReads. Sounds interesting, would love to be entered to win! I am in the UK but I have a US mailing address. I am a follower.

+1 comment on this post
+2 Twitter Follower (lynseynewton)
+1 I retweeted the link (
+1 add up points


Thank you! Good luck to everyone!

Monica said...

I want to read this :)

follow via google connect

twitter follower (@bibliophilicboo)

add up +4

Girl on a Mission said...

Interested in this one.

I follow via Google reader
+1 comment on this post
+2 Twitter Follower @givemesexybooks
+1 I retweeted the link
+1 add up points=5 Points

Anonymous said...

OH! i want to read!

+ 1 comment
•+1 Tweet this: Win a Signed Copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussonie @parajunkee RT Plz

•+1 Add up your points! Thanks! (I'm horrible at math)

A Life Bound By Books said...

+1 for comment
+2 for twitter follower: @BoundByBooks
+1 for tweeting:
+1 for total = +5

thanks for the contest!

Tori [Book Faery] said...

I'm already a follower- GFC :)

+1 for the comment

* +2 Twitter Follower: (@Book_Faery)

* +1 Tweet

* +2 Sidebar (on the right)

* +1 Total: 7

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

+1 please enter me in the contest.

+2 I'm a Twitter follower (@ Stella_ExLibris)

+1 tweeted about the giveaway here:

+1 I will add all my entries up, and it's a total of

5 entries

OlwenIsis said...

I've been looking at this book but can't afford it right now. I've got my fingers crossed.
+1 - comment
+2 Twitter follower (OlwenIsis)
+1 RT of contest (OlwenIsis)
+1 entries added to total

5 entries

Froggy said...

+1 comment
+2 Twitter Follower (@parajunkee)
+1 Add up your points! Thanks! (I'm horrible at math)

4 total

Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

Angelology is brilliant — evokes a whole world swirling all around us, as real as the air we breathe.

And if you like this and Dan Brown, how about a NON-fiction book that evokes this world in an autobiography? No Kidding. I read this before reading Angelology, and if it weren't for the publication dates, I'd think Danielle Trussoni used this book for research too.

It's called Angels on My Stage: The True Story of Eddie Benitez.

Eddie is a famous Latin jazz musician, I guess more genres these days. But he claims to have pretty amazing knowledge of angels from a lifetime of seeing them and learning from them. He's finally "coming out" about these events that have happened since early childhood, and they are pretty amazing. The angel Gabriel figures prominently too, and since Eddie is a musician . . .

well, when you look at the role music plays in Angelology with the Lyre they are all questing for,

and then you hear Eddie Benitez talk about his music (also stringed instrument, his guitar) is inspired directly from angelic melodies that just come to him from the heavens . . .

well, it'll give you chills!

Read them both, see what I'm talking about.

Angels on My Stage is on too.

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