by S.L. Duncan
Publisher: Medallion Press
Release Date: August 12th 2014
Rate: 4 out of 5 stars
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now, so when I was invited to be a part of the blog tour… I immediately jumped at the chance.
Even though angels have become quite over-used in fiction to date, I still found this book a really entertaining read. I found myself able to empathise really well with Gabriel’s character. Even though I would have liked to see more of his interactions with his fellow students, there was enough detail about his character that I felt like I knew him really well by the end of the book.
I liked seeing Gabriel’s relationship with his father. While I did think that his dad was a bit too hard on him at times, the fact that he loved Gabriel came across really well.
I did think that Micah wasn’t as developed a character as she could have been. Although Gabriel did describe her personality, there was very little to show the characteristics she had.
It was good to be able to see different parts of the world through Gabriel and the other characters. I thought Carlyle was a particularly intriguing character. I would have liked to be able to see more of him.
There were some particularly disturbing moments in this book, especially when it came to the demon who was going after Gabriel. The descriptions were really creepy… but the pastor at the beginning was that, too.
There were some parts of this book I felt were written really well. The crowds of people were one such area. I had very little difficulty picturing those who were desperate for that kind of aid… who wanted (or needed) money to get away.
There was a good amount of action in this book, even though a few scenes did drag a bit. It was good to see that Gabriel didn’t just accept everything… he questioned and needed to see proof.
While I didn’t like Yuri at all, I did like Raphael’s character. Since I do want to see more of the world and Gabriel and Raphael (not Micah so much), I’m happy to be able to read book two soon.