by J. R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal YA, Urban Fantasy
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Reviewed by: Julia | Source: Publisher
#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward explores what really happens when good and evil toy with humanity in her new novel of the Fallen Angels, as the salvation of a doomed soul depends once again on a crossroads…
When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn’t know which to choose–or what kind of dire consequences could follow.
Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil–literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty…
Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman’s future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.
Surprising, complex, and sexy as hell, POSSESSION is J. R. Ward at her best. This far into the battle of heaven and hell the romance could easily have been an afterthought, but Ward’s gift for turning familiar territory on it’s head means both the romance and the metaphysics had my complete attention. In a world filled with magical Alphas, somehow these human men managed to crank up the chemistry and the spotlight.
When I read the first book in the Fallen Angel series, I figured I knew how the story would progress. And there were times when I lost patience with some of the quirkier aspects of this celestial conflict. The OCD demon and the repressed, British archangel both were my least favorite parts of the series. At first. By book two, I began to learn that Ward wasn’t going to let me coast on my assumptions, as she brought real stakes and losses to the battle for these souls. Finishing POSSESSION, however, ratcheted my admiration to a new high. Ward only writes rules so she can break them, and she only builds expectation so she can blow your mind. POSSESSION embraces the best of Paranormal Romance, while infusing a fresh creativity that is rarer and rarer in the genre.
The Fallen Angels feel like falling in love with the Black Dagger Brotherhood all over again, and without some of the narrative aspects that have driven me away from series of late. Fewer brand names, a lighter hand with the slang, and a full stable of Alpha heartthrobs, this series has become my new Ward favorite.
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