(I received a free copy of this book, from Curiosity Quills Press, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
When I started reading this book, I wasn’t completely sure what to think about it. This was another book that took me a little while to get into… but once my suspension of disbelief was properly activated, I found myself getting properly into the book.
Angels and the themes of vampirism are both plots that, in my opinion, have become quite over-used. And vampires were over-used even before they started sparkling.
That having been said… I did find the storyline to be quite entertaining and the plot to be one that held my attention throughout.
I was a bit surprised at how much graphic sex (and violence) there was in this book. It’s not something I actually have a problem with, but I had thought this would be a bit tamer, since it seems to be a young adult book.
I thought that the revelations in this book were shown in quite a good way. It was better than having the long, multi-paragraph exposition that I’ve seen used so much.
I couldn’t say that there was any one character I liked more than the others. None of them really fit in with the regular ‘good’ or ‘evil’ affiliations. I was a bit disappointed that the arch angels came across as so disturbingly sadistic… evil… though unfortunately, I’ve come across that multiple times.
The fallen angels were, I felt, the most interesting characters. The priest one was the most intriguing out of all of them. I couldn’t get behind Zach very easily. He didn’t really come across as the normal hero (or antihero) of a book and I felt he was a very passive character for a lot of the book.
I’d probably read the next book in this series at some point. It would be good to see what happens to the fallen, especially. Some of those relationships were intriguing ones that I’d like to see further explored.
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