Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Into Thin Air
Cindy Miles
ISBN 0451222628

One last assignment separates Gawan, an earth locked guardian angel, from becoming mortal and having a life of his own. Heaven's saved the best, and most challenging, for last. Ellie is not alive, but she's not exactly dead, either. She's in a coma, but has amnesia, so helping her resolve her issues and return to her body is problematic. That's not the main reason this is a tough assignment; as it happens, Ellie is Gawan's soul mate. Unfortunately, if she returns to her body, she'll no longer remember him and he won't remember her, either. If she dies, she'll become the angel and he the human, and they still will not be together. Is there a way to solve this? Of course, but you'll have to read to find out.

This may remind you, from the synopsis, of Just Like Heaven or City of Angels. However, it's far better than either, and is what I was hoping for each time I watched either DVD. Ellie and Gawan's story is sweetly angsty and poignant, but also funny. The cast of Spirited Away enriches it with added humor, and fans will love returning to that world, in any case. Sequels are seldom better than the first book, but there are exceptions, and this is one. Yes, Christmas is over, but it's a perfect any time gift for anyone who loves romance and loves ghosts.

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