Lailah is the first book in the Styclar Saga by Nikki Kelly.
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has no clear clues about who she really is, or her name. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.
One night, she encounters an injured stranger named Jonah, who belongs to a generation of vampires that is threatened by darker forces. His kind are fighting with help of unlikely allies – archangels. Including one named Gabriel.
In the crossfire between good and evil and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. Where does she belong? Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.
I haven’t read a book that has been like Lailah. It is a brand new take for me on angels and vampires that I haven’t read before. I truely enjoyed the world Kelly created and the dynamic relationship between the main characters.
At the beginning of the book we see a vampire bite an angels stomach which can only mean that the story is going to be interesting as the baby grows up. We meet a girl who doesn’t really know her name but goes by Francesca and she knows she is different.
The character development of Francesca is fantastic as we start to see hints of her past and also meet Gabriel who is more than he seems as well as knowing who she is. I also enjoyed the relationship between her and Gabriel as well as Jonah and her.
There are strong themes in this book, highlighting good vs evil and everlasting love. The line of good vs evil seems obvious as it’s angels vs vampires but the line does blur at the end of the book.
I’m truely looking forward to reading the next book to find out what happens next as well as what happens to Gabriel, Lailah and Jonah.