Turns out I don’t have a lot to say about UNBORN. It was an interesting story, a little fallen angel, some Greek gods thrown in, and some nasty evil types that like to feed on souls and leave the unsuspecting human empty and free for possession by evil.
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BEVERLY HILLS DEMON SLAYER is a fun book with some wacky dialogue, wonky magic, and weird creatures. This was yet another series that I am starting six books in but luckily it can be read as a standalone. The plot is pretty straightforward and even at its darkest moments it is able to keep things pretty light with a witty comment or two.
I think I’ve mentioned my love of all things angel at least once, so I won’t reiterate, but I will say that ANGEL KIN was a lovely addition to that bookshelf. The Nephilim ride again in this battle for good versus evil in an urban Detroit rife with supernatural creatures.
THE GIVEN is a satisfying and touching conclusion to the Celestial Blues series. The main mystery of who killed Griffin Shaw occupies THE GIVEN, surrounded by a plot that involves betrayal, organized crime, and murder, yet at its center, it’s a story about true love and finding peace with yourself.
I read a lot of YA novels., both paranormal and contemporary. I don’t know why the genre appeals to me as much as it does, I just go with it and eat them up like popcorn at the movies. Some authors nail the narrator voice perfectly, some sound like adults that are trying too hard to throw teen-slang in there to sound relevant. In THE A-WORD, Jenna’s voice – both in her thoughts and dialogue – is spot on.
I don’t know if it’s a throwback to being raised Catholic, but I just can’t seem to get enough of angel-themed books. TRUSTING AN ANGEL did absolutely nothing to disavow me of that love.
Something I love about the paranormal world lately is that authors seem to be shying away from copycat success and really taking paranormal elements and, to quote Rose Hathaway, making them their bitch. Larrieu takes some elements of mind magic, adds a few twists of her own and makes a wholly enjoyable universe.
The Darkest London series teases your expectations, pretends to follow the rules, and then goes all terrain through the underbrush of unexpected events. Despite containing elements of a great Paranormal Romance and an enthralling Historical Fantasy, Callihan’s stories manages to break all the rules and become something altogether different.
There’s always a natural assumption, I think, when you read anything to do with souls or redemption that there will be a religious element to it. REDEMPTION lives up to that expectation but not in a way I found overly preachy. It’s more focused on a struggle between light and dark, choices and free will rather than an advertisement for church.
Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series reshapes are world with soaring magic and brutal darkness, and ARCHANGEL’S LEGION certainly spans both those highs and lows. From angels playing catch to human masses watching as supernatural forces decide their fate, Singh has a masterful ability to anchor her magic in our own world. While the main characters didn’t necessarily surprise me in this book, flying through the streets of New York alongside angels was as exhilarating as ever.