For our heroine, Riley Carver, a yearly event over the past six years sees“angels” coming out of the sky to take away her townsfolk. When her boyfriend is taken she starts to hate the status quo, and the odd Church of Angels, which asks the town to accept the strange yearly taking.
As far as her relationship with the ‘angels ‘goes, it’s not worshipping she intends, as the blurb explains “When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked.“
From the write-up, I knew this story would be humorous. Riley’s naked, living, breathing guy is called Gabe, and he’s an irreverent flirt – and a total mystery. Riley’s determined to uncover the reason her town’s been chosen for these yearly abductions, and her journey held my attention from start to finish. Her investigations aren’t put on hold while having to cope with the annoying zeal of the Church of Angels followers, a snarky cheerleader – who won’t let her catch a break – and several unexplained phenomena.
Outcast is set in the deep South and is filled with humid summer days, drawling accents and catty southern belles. There are gun-totting and swamp-dwelling folk, as well as many supernatural beings. It’s a quirky blend of comedy, romance, and spookiness. The characters are lovable, and the plot sucked me in from the start.
Sounds addictively good!!
a really fun read
Okay, I totally love how intriguing and beautiful this cover looks! Plus, your review just got my attention! Definitely will be adding this to my TBR list! 😀
– Emma @ Books Forget Me Knot
I love the cover too, and thank you 🙂
This sounds like a fun and interesting book. Despite my aversion to angel stories, I still want to read Outcast! Great mini-review. 🙂
I’m not all that into Angels either, so this is the perfect book for other ‘not all that into angels’ people…kind of like me loving Daughter of Smoke and Bone for the same reason, and thanks 🙂
Thanks for sharing your review. Sort of sounds like a teen True Blood with angels instead of vamps, and since I love True Blood, this one is going on my TBR list.
True Blood didn’t spring to mind, although there is the Southern setting, sort of like Beautiful Creatures too, but then again I only watch two episodes before losing track. I have a terrible track record at following TV series – except those set in space 🙂
I love what you quoted from the blurb.
The funny blurb and gorgeous cover definitely caught my attention
It’s nice that people who like to read about angels can find something in a different vein that includes humor. Great review! 🙂
thanks Lexa, yes, I love this take on it all 🙂
Sounds a bit like True Blood..might need to check it out!
Gosh, you’re the second person to mention True Blood, I’m going to have to check out one of those Sookie books. Is it mainly the setting that sounds like True Blood? Or is there something in the plot that sounds similar? Or based on the first two episodes I saw of True Blood is the similarity the mention of a nude hunk?! 🙂
This sounds completely different to what I thought it would be! Though I’m not really sure what I was expecting when all I’ve done so far is stare at the cover. 😉 I’m really glad that you enjoyed it. Adding this to my wishlist right now. 🙂
It was unlike anything I’d expected, but given that witty blurb I’m not sure what I was expecting to be honest 🙂
I’m glad the characters and plot worked well for you, Katja! I’ve seen this book a couple of times and seriously is intrigued by the synopsis. And that cover! O_O
Lovely review, hon! <33
Thanks, Mel. Yes that cover is gorgeous, I’m even using it as the cover photo of the blog’s facebook page.
wow, this one is new to me, but it sounds different and I love that it has humor as well. wonderful review Katja!
thanks, and yes the humour really balanced out the whole shooting of the angel scene and much more 🙂
What an interesting premise! I hadn’t heard of this before but now I really want to read it. I think I’m going to like Riley and Gabe, and I always love a deep south setting. Lovely review! 🙂
Riley and Gabe are fab characters to be sure 🙂
Okay, verdict made, it definitely sounds good enough for a beach read! Thanks!