angels

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and Falling, Fly

Regarding and Falling, Fly, all I can say is: Yes, the author can write. She can wield her wordsmith sword and create unnaturally long, grammatically correct sentences. But within these tortured words is a story about flat characters wallowing in angst and melodrama like professional Emo singers. It ...

A-
Archangel's Kiss

First things first. If you haven’t read Angels' Blood, the first book in this series, then stop reading this review. Go out and get it. Read it. Then come back. Because seriously, you don’t want to miss a single word of this series, which I think is even cooler than her Psy-Changelings. Nalin ...

C+
Queene of Light

I’ve been curious about Armintrout’s vampire series, so I was happy to read the first book of her newest series, Lightworld/Darkworld. The worldbuilding was well-done and interesting, but the character development and budding romance were sadly lacking. Had I felt more connected to the character ...

B+
Angels' Blood

If you’re a fan of paranormals, no doubt you’ve heard about Nalini Singh by now. I’ve been trying to set aside time to check out her Psy-Changeling series for quite a while, so I was thrilled when I was able to get the first book in her Guild Hunter series for review. Now I can see what all th ...

B
Demon Bound

Demon Bound is the first novel I've read by Meljean Brook and I must admit that I probably shouldn’t have jumped into this series mid-steam. However, this book can be read as a stand-alone, although I believe the experience would have been richer had I read the three previous books in the series. ...

C
Warrior Angel

An angel as a protagonist fascinates me, but there was such a lack of world building in Warrior Angel that the angel might just as well have been an ordinary human male. Sir Derek de Molay, a Templar Knight, died under the torture methods of the Inquisition. His spirit traveled to Purg ...

B
The Darkangel

Myths and fairy tales have a soft spot in the heart of many a reader. I remember very clearly whiling away my childhood hours with Edith Hamilton’s Mythology or selected volumes of The New Junior Classics. There’s something very satisfying about a story with a point, a story told to illustrate a ...

B-
Seraphim

A Fine Work of Art was my first book by Shelby Reed, a beautifully written character study embedded in a romantic storyline. So when I saw the author had a new book coming out, I hoped for a similarly absorbing story. Seraphim is a well-written spiritual love story (the hero is an angel) focusing on ...

B+
Angel-Seeker

Angel-Seeker is the sequel to Sharon Shinn's wonderful novel, Archangel. Shinn's subsequent books in this series, Jovah's Angel, The Alleluia Files, and Angelica were solid reads, but not as satisfying for me personally, so I approached this one with hope but not expectation. Happily, I found it to ...

D+
Fallen Host

Fallen Host, sequel to last year's well-reviewed Archangel Protocol, is a book I should have liked. It has an interesting religious angle, it's well written, and its storyline is fresh and quite unique. And yet, I did not like it. I never connected with any of the characters and actively detested tw ...