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review 2017-11-01 20:15
Suspenseful page-turner
Fallen Halos: Watchtower 1 (Cursed Angel Collection) - Erin Hayes,Rebecca Hamilton,Cursed Angel,Charmed Legacy

I've never really quite know what to expect from dual authors. And this book was no exception. I was drawn in from the very first chapter and held in complete astonishment as the story progressed. This is a love story. And it's not just love between man and woman but love for companions. This is one of those books where all hope seems lost, every good character has their back up against a proverbial wall. You'll be biting your nails to the quick just in suspense alone, to see how it all goes down.

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review 2017-07-26 00:47
The Fallen Angel
The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva

The Fallen Angel is a mid-series entry (#12) in Daniel Silva’s long-running series about Israeli spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. At the beginning of The Fallen Angel, Gabriel is retired from the intrigue business and at the Vatican to restore a painting by Caravaggio. He is drawn into an investigation of the death of a female curator who was investigating malfeasance in the Vatican collection by his friend and occasional ally, private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII, Monsignor Luigi Donati. Of course, Donati knows more than he initially reveals and soon Gabriel is off to the Italian countryside followed by St. Moritz to investigate. It being a Gabriel Allon story, there can’t be just one villain, just one plot, and soon enough the story circles back to events in Israel and the clock is ticking as Gabriel races to save the world in the nick of time.

 

Read by iconic narrator George Guidall, The Fallen Angel, like many thrillers made an excellent audiobook. While The Fallen Angel can stand alone, I would have benefitted from a more recent memory of the previous volume in the series (which I somehow appear to have missed). Gabriel has been aging in real time and would be in his late 50s at the time of The Fallen Angel. He is still, barely, young enough for the high jinx to be plausible. While Daniel Silva continues to turn out one well researched Gabriel story a year (#17 was published earlier in July 2017), the stories since The Fallen Angel just haven’t been quite as compelling.

 

Read for  Fantasyland 6: Read a book set in a Western European Country or with a wintry scene on the cover

 

 

  

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review 2017-04-09 00:08
ARC Review: Fallen Angel by Eden Winters
Fallen Angel (The Angel of 13th Street Book 2) - Eden Winters

In this sequel to The Angel Of 13th Street, we catch up with Noah and Jeremy shortly after the ending of the first book.

Jeremy is trying to help a meth addict off the streets, Noah is struggling with memories and haunted still by whom he couldn't save while he's trying to save another teenager, and Doc is making plans to turn the mission over to Noah, formalize it more, and get more volunteers.

And Jeremy is about to graduate from high school with plans to attend college on a scholarship, which will likely take him away from Noah.

In this book, Noah stumbles hard and nearly falls, and it's the Angel himself who needs saving this time around. Stuck in the memories from his former life on the streets, Noah lets his anger and his grief nearly consume him, full of doubt that he's doing any good at all, because he couldn't save Billy, not realizing that he's approaching an emotional meltdown.

This book is primarily Noah's story, whereas the first one was primarily about Jeremy finding his feet. We see flashback after flashback to Noah's life with Billy, his time as a rentboy, a drug addict, and the fall that nearly killed him but ended up saving him. We watch Noah fight his demons, and struggle with depression and hopelessness when he can't save Chip from the clutches of his pimp.

Eden Winters doesn't mince words here, and there's no fluff inside either. This is raw and gritty, showing the seedy underbelly of society that most of us don't want to see.

But there's love and hope too, and there are successes, such as Lark, who finds the strength to leave Tina behind and pull himself out of the mess his life has become.

We also get a full glimpse into Noah's and Jeremy's domesticity, and it was lovely to see Jeremy maturity level increase even more. I really enjoyed seeing him be so patient with Noah, not pushing, but also not allowing Noah to completely self-destruct either. I think that Noah's burned out emotionally, and he's not yet fully realized that Jeremy is an equal partner in the relationship, and not just the kid he saved and who's now running the Tub Of Suds next to the bar. The fact that Noah keeps things to himself and, even worse, keeps things from Jeremy is super not cool, but also understandable within Noah's frame of mind.

There are some intimate scenes, and these further the plot, showcasing how Jeremy catches Noah when he stumbles, which really drives home the point how much Jeremy has grown into himself.

Again, this is not a fluffy book, but it feels real, it's superbly crafted, it has fully fleshed out, three-dimensional characters, and the author is never afraid to call a spade a spade. I, for one, appreciate that.

I look forward to Lark's story.


** I received a free copy of this book via Indigo Marketing and Design. A positive review was not promised in return. **

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review 2016-10-15 00:00
The Descent (Fallen Angel #2)
The Descent (Fallen Angel #2) - Amelita Rae Holy shit! This is dark. Good lord.
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review 2016-07-21 19:02
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel - David Lamour

Don’t you just love the cover of this novel? It is totally amazing. Angels and demon, what’s not to like about this combination. I really enjoyed the character of Helel and I loved his whistling. I kept looking for it to pop up as I knew that he would be making his appearance soon and that excited me. He was a calm and fierce character. He was calm in his actions and he was confident as he went after the things that he wanted. He was fierce; his actions were intense and deliberate. Evelynn, I liked that she was your everyday teen. Her voice rang true, nothing complicated or fake about her, she was real. I really enjoyed this novel, I felt connected to the characters and I had a hard time putting this novel down once I got started. I highly recommend this novel if you enjoy this genre.   I am looking forward to book #2 and hopefully that will be soon.

 

Evelynn now lives in a small poke town, where traveling a few blocks in either direction would you have embracing the whole town. She misses NYC. Her aunt and uncle have now become her guardians as her parents have passed away, leaving her a senior in the “backwoods of Montana,”not exactly what Evelynn had planned. Swimming was her sport of choice but now that’s not an option as football takes center stage. Brooke, her new closest friend secretly sets up a blind date with the quarterback from the football team. Cynthia has warned Evelynn that she and the quarterback have something going on and she should back off but Brooke thinks otherwise.   Evelynn doesn’t want to start anything as she plans on not sticking around. The blind date was a success and the friction begins as the girls fight amongst themselves for power. In the library, Evelynn hears whistling. Annoyed but intrigued, she investigates and finds the most gorgeous blue eyes over the top of the library’s bookshelf.  Not quick enough, she can’t find whose eyes they belong to before the library clears out but the image of those eyes stay with her. Falling behind in class, she needs a tutor.   Hands are raised and the teacher chooses Helel.   He is the boy with the gorgeous blue eyes.   Evelynn is now torn between these two gorgeous men in her life. Oh, she is such a flirt! She is having more fun than she imaged with her new girlfriends and hanging out with these two guys. The story gets a dramatic push as she attends a party hoping to run into one of the boys.   Its events that occur after this party, that she begins to realize that, perhaps life in a small town in Montana is more adventurous than she thought.

 

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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