Sunday, February 10, 2013


The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo / B&N / Goodreads
Bred to believe in the war between angels and demons, Gabby has come to the conclusion that love is responsible for war, jealousy, and all the other deadly sins she can think of. So when she’s exiled to the middle of nowhere for getting kicked out of her fifth school for fighting, she doesn't expect to meet Jake. Much less fall in love. But Jake is quickly drawn to the eerie beauty of her violet eyes while Gabby is unsettled by their undeniable connection.

When a demon guardian comes to collect her soul, she refuses to give it up. She’s not a demon. She can’t be. Her father and twin brother are angels. The demon gives Gabby twenty-four hours to decide her allegiance, and then starts killing her short list of friends, leaving a message behind: She is the Second Sign.

As Gabby and Jake begin to unravel the mystery behind the Second Sign, she learns Jake may be the key to saving her soul. But it means a sacrifice has to be made that will change their lives forever.

What would you do if you believed in Heaven and Hell but they didn’t believe in you? And what about if you don’t believe in them, but they believe in you?

Gabby is different in many ways: she’s not all human... her father is an Angel, and so is her twin brother. Also, whenever she touches someone... she can feel their emotions. Oh, did we mention Gabby has the worst luck ever? Her birthdays are not a day you wanna spend near her, bad things happen.

When the summer arrives, Gabby is sent back to the middle of nowhere to her family lake house and on her first day she meets Jake, who takes an immediate liking to her, even when she so desperately wants to keep him away.

The first chapter of the book hint at the dark side if this story and the dirty work of Angels and Demons alike. Everyone has free will and they will influence you at the best of their capacity to get your soul.
But as soon as they get to the lake, the romance and connection between Gabby and Jake jumps at you. Their relationship is really beautiful. Gabby wants to protect Jake from her world, without knowing how much he belongs in it.

But that’s not all... a Demon is after Gabby, he tells her she’s the Second Sign... but what does that mean?
With her brother and guardian MIA, Gabby has no choice but to trust Jake with a few secrets and ask for his help. Until the Demon marks her and gives her 24hs to call her, and starts killing people.

This book has a bit of everything: Romance, Mystery, Good Guys, Bad Guys, in between guys that mess with your head, and some very creepy horror-movie-like scenes... like that Legion scene with the old Lady? Yeah... that creepy!

Oh And the ending... is a cliffhanger alright! I didn't see that coming, it fits and leaves you hanging for more.

Miss Arroyo’s writing is really good, the story pulls you in from the beginning and the characters are very interesting. Everyone has a little bit of background into it that makes the story even better.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of five, Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen. 
Her fascination with the paranormal was influenced by the vivid ghost and demon stories of her father, scaring the crap out of her. It also led her to ask the "what if" question that propelled her down the path of the fantastical.
But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families.
But her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. Since then she's published a short story in SQ Magazine, countless musings on her blog - Chandara Writes (her muse), and completed three manuscripts.
In 2012, Elizabeth signed with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN, a Dark YA Paranormal Romance, slated for an early 2013 release.
Elizabeth still resides in Chicago’s south west side with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind.  She continues to work in the community. 



  1. Sounds interesting!

    Audrey @ Ink and Page

  2. This sounds like something that will be hard to put down. I cant wait to read it.

  3. Wow the story really sounds interesting, I got excited just reading the review lol

    Asia Arias

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    1. our pleasure :D Can't wait for the next

  5. The book sounds amazing and I would love to read it! I just added it to my 'want to read' shelf on Goodreads.