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A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day early review + Giveaway!

A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day (Renegade Angels #1)

Egalley thanks to Penguin Group USA

Synopsis from Goodreads
Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go.
Publication date: 4/10/2011
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When I heard that Sylvia Day wrote a book about the world which I got acquainted with through her Marked series I had a huge SQUEE moment. Seriously, guys, I loved her Marked series and was very sad when Tor decided to discontinue them.

This review comes way too early as the book will only be published in the beginning of October, but I simply couldn't wait.

Having said all that, I was disappointed. The sex was hot (Sylvia does write it very well), certain characters were very intriguing but overall it felt like a messy rough plot. Too many loose ends, too many plot bunnies, it's all rushed and contradicting. It was driving me mad...

Vampires and Fallen are evil? Not, they are not evil and live their perfectly enjoyable life. Fallen are angels who mated with mortals and were stripped of their wings and forced to drink blood for sustenance. But here is Adrian who's been with every mortal woman with Shadoe's soul since the dawn of time, and he still has his wings?!

Adrian is indecisive and he proves to be a possessive hypocrite, - the qualities which  DID NOT endear me to him. Lindsey is a bit better, but I wasn't sold on her as well, she didn't feel like a solid vivid character, although we were constantly told how good she was.

Lycans were interesting, so as Fallen Angels and even surrounding Adrian Sentinels. I guess it's just this particular couple which failed to draw me in.

The end left the door wide open to many possibilities and I kind of liked it.

Verdict: I would read the sequel, but the book didn't live up to its potential. It felt like pure paranormal romance instead of a balance between UF and PR I like.
So far, Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh is still my perfect angels book.
However, I think fans of Gena Showalter, J.R.Ward and Lara Adrian will like A Touch of Crimson much more than me :)

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Бред, бред сивой кобылы! А ведь как обидно!
Когда я услышала, что Сильвии удалось получить контракт на книгу о том же мире, что она писала как S.J.Day, я жуть как обрадовалась. Ну как же, там были такие классные архангелы, здесь будут ангелы, дерущиеся с падшими ангелами, то есть вампирами, плюс им помогающие ликаны...
Книга - галимый паранормальный роман, возрадуйтесь же поклонницы J.R.Ward, Gena Showalter и Lara Adrian. А дыр, дыр в сюжете столько - что я чуть ли не дочитала. А ведь можны было такую конфетку из сюжета сделать, если б доработали. А получилось Г на палочке.
В итоге плюнула на всё и перечитала Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh - вот такой должна быть книга об ангелах :)



Because I feel like I have to prove why I love Sylvia, I'm giving away Eve of Darkness - the first book in Marked series!

Synopsis from Goodreads
Cursed by God, hunted by demons, desired by Cain and Abel... All in a day's work.
For Evangeline Hollis, a long ago fling with a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks just became a disaster of biblical proportions. One night with a leather-clad man of mystery has led to a divine punishment: the Mark of Cain.

Thrust into a world where sinners are drafted into service to kill demons, Eve’s learning curve is short. A longtime agnostic, she begrudgingly maneuvers through a celestial bureaucracy where she is a valuable but ill-treated pawn. She’s also become the latest point of contention in the oldest case of sibling rivalry in history...

But she’ll worry about all that later. Right now she’s more concerned with learning to kill while staying alive. And saving the soul she’d never believed she had.

1. The giveaway is international and ends 31/08/11.
2. Depending on your country and shipping costs you might receive second-hand paperback or an ebook if you express such wish.
3. To enter: answer the question: What is your favorite angel book? and leave your email.
Extra entries as usual: +1 GFC follower, +1 Networked Blogs follower, +1 spread the word on your blog, Twitter, Facebook etc.
Good luck!
WARNING: The book is 18+ only.
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1. Контест международный и заканчивается 31/08/11.
2. В зависимости от страны, в которой вы находитесь и стоимости доставки, вы либо получите новую книгу, прочитанную книгу либо электронную книгу (если вы хотите книгу в электронном формате).
3. Для участия ответьте на вопрос Какая книга про ангелов - ваша самая любимая? и оставьте свой имэйл.
4. Дополнительные пойнты можно получить как обычно - 
+1 GFC follower, +1 Networked Blogs follower, +1 напишите о контесте со ссылкой на своём блоге, Twitter, Facebook и т.д.


Darlene said...

I can't even recall an angel book that I have read! Certainly not anything recent. My mind is a blank, sorry. I do have "The Last Archangel" in my TBR pile to read but haven't read it yet.

Please enter me in the draw. My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

+1 GFC follower (Darlene)

+1 Networked Blogs follower (Darlene's Book Nook)

+1 tweet:

Thanks for the giveaway!

Books for Company said...

I love Hush Hush series =)

GFC - Books for Company

Twitter - @booksforcompany

I also posted it on the UK Book Giveaways after your email, up to you if that's +1 or not! =)
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Jana said...

My fav is also Hush Hush♥
GFC: Jeanne

Amy said...

My favorite angel book is Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series. Raphael, the archangel of New York, is absolutely gorgeous and definitely sexy!


Rebel said...

my favorite angel book is Angel Burn.
GFC follower: Rebel


buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I have only read a few books featuring angels and can't say that I really have a favorite.

I follow via GFC - buddyt

Please enter me.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

Mmm, I really don't know about my favourite angel's book. I read mostly YA books with angels, but they all left me quite unsatisfied, so I'm still looking for the perfect one!

GFC follower

aliasgirl at libero dot it

Mel said...

My favourite Angel book was also Angel Blood - it was just hot! :)

Been eyeing up this series for a while so thansk for the opportunity to win it! :)


Denise Z said...

I am a fickle individual - my favorites often run in most recent read - today I finished Brethren Beginnings and it was yummy. Thank you for your generous giveaway opportunity. I would love to win an ebook or whatever the gods of random chose for me I would be happy with :)
GFC and Net blogs - Denise Zaky


I posted this fun on my facebook - Denise Zaky

therainhouse said...

My favourite angel book: Angelfire!

Will and Ellie's story is so bittersweet.


GFC: ZoeRainDasherBenji

Tasnim said...

I recently read Sins Of The Angels by Linda Poitevin, I managed to get an ARC, it's a great book!


GFC +1 (GFC Name - Taz)


Kasumi said...

I felt books about angels were dull til Nalini Singh Arcangel series.

Thanks for the international chance!


Spav said...

My favourite angel book is Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh.

+1 GFC Follower
+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Sparima/status/105380634985377792


Tasha Shahirah said...

I love The Fallen by Tom Sniegoski. Well, the book was turned into a TV Mini-Series!
GFC follower

Rochelle Muller said...

Fav Angel book: Nalini Singh - Guild Hunter 01 - Angel's Blood.

GFC follower - Rochelle Muller
Twitter follower - @22558800


Sofija Kapranova said...

I've recently read Angelfall by Susan Ee and it become one of my favorite angel dooks.
+1 GFC follower as Sofija Kapranova
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/soni_sonik/status/106995016399986688

Aik said...

My favourite angel book is Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

+1 GFC follower
+1 Networked Blogs follower
+1 spread the word on blog sidebar

aikychien at yahoo dot com

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