I am anxious to read the next installment in this intriguing series by Shawn Smucker. The young adult novel, "The Day the Angels Fell" sets up a second fall from glory after Satan. One of the two angels guarding the tree of life tries to take the tree's power for himself, while the other angel becomes God's appointed destroyer of the tree every time it grows somewhere new. This time, the tree has grown in the yard of young Samuel Chambers, who has his own reasons to acquire the tree.
Smucker's writing is slow and nostalgic, warm and inviting. It takes time to get used to his regular switches between present and past tense, and his writing isn't always the most fine-tuned, but it's descriptive and unique. Fans of young-adult fiction will find this book well worth the read.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.