Dominion by Melody Manful: Review + Giveaway

Dominion Button 300 x 225Title: Dominion (Guardian Angels Book One)

Author: Melody Manful

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy.

ISBN: 0615739458

ISBN13: 9780615739458

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I Dare You.

Look Over Your Shoulders.

Do You See Them?

They are behind you…

They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really? Should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?



Let me start this review with this: I like this book! Caught your attention? Now, let me explain why I feel that way.

First, the cover is cute. It is YA fiction and I think that the cover appeals to its target readers. Just from it, one can already have an idea of what the story will be. I especially like the inclusion of the two angels on both sides of the female princess, which is basically what the novel will be about.

The premise of the novel is also good. The author has another take on guardian angels. They do work in pairs – one light, one dark. One is to save and protect the guarded human, while the other threatens and harms. Two worlds were also created where the two different kinds of angels exist to balance and harmonize the set-up.

As for the characters, they look normal as far as paranormal stories will go. Do I make sense here? Anyway, the heroine, a mortal named Abigail, is a popular princess who doesn’t want to be one. Daughter of a rich fashion icon and a secret agent, she wants to live a normal life. Well, you know the story. She is guarded by handsome Tristan, the light angel prince who is known to be the do-gooder, hope and sunshine of the world. Then there’s Gideon, a sexy yet dangerous dark angel who is feared by the entire race he is living with. Yes, even angels fear him. Now, the two are in Abigail’s life, and what do you think will happen?

The plot is well written though a bit expected. The relationship between the characters are truly formed that I found myself confused about who to root for. Will I be Team Gideon or Team Tristan? It is really a difficult thing to decide.

Aside from the good storyline, the novel is also full of jokes and humor most especially from Gideon and I couldn’t help but like him (aha!) for that. But there are rooms for tears too and it’s been few weeks since I cried over a story.

Though I do not like the ending, I can say that the author made a wonderful job for her first novel. I am looking forward to read the second installment in the series and hopefully, the story will catch-up! Now, will I recommend it? Definitely. For those who are fans of YA and paranormal fiction, this book is for you. For others who don’t like angel stories, why not try this one?

Rating: 5/5

* I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.


Melody Manful was born on June 8, 1994, in a town in Ghana called Tema. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. Melody has two siblings and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading, and writing, and she puts a great deal into making her friends happy.


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11 thoughts on “Dominion by Melody Manful: Review + Giveaway

  1. I loved the way you started the review.. Hehe… I agree with you about the cover.. The white guy angel looks so nice btw.. Nice review once again!.. The author is soo young and pretty…

  2. Why did you hate the ending? Was it a cliffhanger and that’s why? It sounds like a neat book and I love the cover, too.

  3. The Cover is very enticing for me. I’m Predicting that its a Love Triangle . I’ll try to get a hold of this book from some where… The Review was really Interesting… I want to know why was the ending bad? ((o(>.<)o))

    Thanks for this amazing review. 🙂

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