(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series, I was quite happy to read the second book and even though it had my hated multiple first person POVs, I still found it tolerable to read. I just would have preferred the chapters to be in third person if there were going to be multiple POVs.
It was good to see the characters I’d got to know in book one. I liked Kayson’s refusal to leave Sabrina’s side and in a way, it was interesting to see her and the others from his perspective. I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Sabrina during this book. What happened to her was vastly unfair… and it only seemed to get worse as everything went on.
I thought it was really good to have the opportunity to learn more of Riann in this book and it was pretty cool to read of her relationship with Gabriel. There were a couple of things that made me smile… although there were one or two scenes that seemed a little cliched.
I did feel some sympathy towards Emma, even though I didn’t agree with what she ultimately did. I also found Tate to be an interesting character and it was good to see that he didn’t just believe everything going on like that. At the same time, I thought that he and Emma seemed to repair their relationship a bit too quickly.
I didn’t feel that there was as much action in this book, apart from towards the end… but I didn’t find myself getting bored. It was good to read about the relationships between the characters and I especially liked Briston and Emma. I would have liked to see some more sweet moments between them, but I thought it made sense that the book focused less on the romance and more on the problems they were facing.
There were times when I really wanted to reach into the book and shake some of the characters, particularly the fallen. Emma’s human friends actually came across as more compassionate than the angels should really have been.
I do have the third book in this series on my Kindle and I will be reading it before this week is out.
With thanks to Brandy Nacole and the Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC)