E-galley received for review through Netgalley.
Riley Carver is a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in the small town of Harwich, in the rural south. Once a year, in her town, mysterious creatures that people call angels come from the sky and take people away. Last year, they took Chris, Riley's best friend and first kiss. People in town have started to worship these angels in the Church of Angels, led by Pastor Warren. Riley's is very angry with these so-called angels, so when one of them comes for her in her backyard, she shoots him in the face with her mother's shotgun. Only that he doesn't die. In his place, Riley finds a very hot, very naked guy her age. He says his name is Gabe; he lives in her same town, and think it's still 1956.
I found Outcast a very good read. It's funny and quirky, and once you pass the first half of the book, you can't put it down. The romance is very sweet and slow-burning, which is a very good thing (I can't stand insta-love... too much of it in YA books). The concept of angels coming down from the sky to take people away is original. I'd recommend this book; I liked it a lot. Plus, the cover is gorgeous.