(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I was a bit surprised by how easily I was drawn into this book, considering that it contained angels and vampires… both supernatural creatures I feel are over-used in fiction.
Francesca was a very interesting character, though I had a lot of trouble figuring out what was going on with her for a long time at first. I don’t really like love triangles, but by the end of the book, I felt I had a bit more understanding of why she was drawn to both Gabriel and Jonah in different ways.
I was a bit confused by how easily Francesca seemed to be able to ‘read’ people… though there were some occasions where she seemed to get it wrong. I found the other vampires she met to be quite interesting characters… though I did think that the actions of one of the characters were made a little too obvious. The apparent twist… wasn’t really a twist at all.
While I did feel some sympathy for Hanora, I did develop a strong dislike for her by the end of the book. I would have liked to see more of her like I did with Brooke… though I did feel there were a lot of stereotypes with the vampire characters.
The shadow girl was a particularly interesting twist and I did like the fact that Francesca struggled with how she was drawn to Gabriel, but didn’t feel like the girl he’d known in the past. I had mixed feelings about Ethan when he was introduced… but it was interesting to see the contrasts between his past self and what he was like in the present day.
I found it easy to follow the storyline from Francesca’s POV, but I still had quite a lot of questions through most of the book. While some of them were answered by the end, I did kind of feel that Francesca was becoming a bit ‘centre of the universe’.
There was a lot of good action in this book and I liked being able to learn more about Jonah’s past, though his change seemed to come about awfully quickly. I do have the next book in this series ready to read on my Kindle and I am looking forward to it.