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Avenger's Angel by Heather Killough-Walden EARLY REVIEW

Avenger's Angel by Heather Killough-Walden (The Lost Angels #1)

Egalley thanks to Penguin group USA

Synopsis from Goodreads
The first in Heather Killough-Walden's fantastic new paranormal series, the Lost Angels, features Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance Four thousand years ago, four archangels were cast down to Earth in human form. God's favourites, they came to find their mates, the other half of their souls made only for them, without whom they will ever be complete. Uriel, Gabriel, Azrael and Michael, however, were not alone. They were followed by another, determined to find the archesses for himself, and whose power cannot be underestimated. But after centuries of fruitless searching, the archangels -- and their enemy -- have all but given up hope. Until one day beautiful and gifted Eleanore Granger crosses paths with Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance. And as a storm rages, outside forces conspire together, initiating an age old battle of good versus evil to win the first archess.
Publication date: 8/11/2011.
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Where do I sign up for the rest of the series? It was uber cool, people. 

Four Archangels roaming the earth for 2000 years looking for their archesses. And check this out: one of them is a vampire and a famous rock singer, another is the actor who played a vampire in a insanely popular movie, the third is a policeman and the forth is a fireman.
Is this a collection of man candies or what? *grinning*

But that's not it. There is a Fallen Archangel, Samael, who wants an archess for himself. He is beautiful, tempting, and not an asshole, CEO of a big media corporation and he loves to draw contracts which need to be signed in blood. Sounds familiar? I thought so.

When Uriel, one of the Archangels finds his archess, Elly, who works in a bookshop where he does the book signing, he desperately tries to attract her attention. He waited 2000 years for such moment, and she is a perfection for him.

Elly, who's been on the run all her life, because she has unusual abilities - she heals, manipulates the weather and moves objects with her mind, can't afford to get involved with a famous actor because she will get noticed.

Situation gets complicated because Samael finds Elly as well, and tries to woo her. Interestingly enough, you don't get any evil vibes of him. He is cunning and he wants an archess and he worships Elly. But he also totally plays Uriel to get him into signing the contract which changes the guy into someone, let's say, unstable for the duration of it. All because Uriel didn't read all the clauses before signing. Typical.

I loved Elly and Samael. But because of Uriel complications he wasn't as likable as he could have been. The scene of sex was almost rape-y, and I hated to read it (I'm still fragile after Dark Predator disaster, people). However, according to the author Uriel was reading Elly's mind and behaving in a way which turned her on even more. She admitted it herself and there was nothing on this topic later on. So yeah, that part of the relationship was shaky.

The big baddies very very believable and really dangerous, which I liked and the whole world-building was very well done.

I'm totally sold on this series and looking forward to the rest of the books, hoping that the next relationship won't be as volatile as this one.

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Новая серия-конфетка, что понравится любителям Лары Эдриан и Дж.Р. Уорд. Даже я прочла книгу в рекордные сроки :)

4 архангела отправились на землю в поисках обещанных им богом лучниц (ангелов, созданных специально им в пару). И вот 2000 лет спустя один из них встречает свою пару.

Эти четверо ещё та компания - один вампир и певец в популярнейшей рок-группе, второй известный актёр, сыгравший вампира в нашумевшем фильме, третий - полицейский, четвёртый - пожарный. 

Уриэль, актёр, встречает свою пару - Элли, раздавая автографы в местном книжном магазине, и отчаянно пытается ей заполучить.

Но тут в игру вступает падший архангел, Самаэль, которого господь не вознаградил парой, и который всё-равно спустился на землю вместе с четвёркой и тоже хочет заполучить себе лучницу. 

Такой получился интереснейший мужик, хитрющий, заставляющий всех подписывать контракты кровью, красавец и владелец огромной медиа-компании.

Самаэль пытается выиграть сердце Элли, причём относится к ней очень по-доброму, зато вовсю играется с Уриелем, заставляя того подписать контракт, по которому каждому из них даётся 7 дней с Элли. Только вот Уриэль невнимательно прочёл свой контракт, и в свои первые 7 дней превращается в вампира, который еле-еле управляет своими новыми эмоциями и инстинктами.

Сама Элли не хочет связываться с известным актёром, потому что у неё есть свои таланты - она лекарь, управляет погодой и телекинетик, и эти таланты она пытается скрыть всю свою жизнь, так как какая-то организация преследует её и её семью с её младенчества.

В этой книге есть свои злодеи, в опасность которых очень даже верится. Да и во весь мир верится. Отношения Уриэля и Элли выходят слишком грубыми и резкими из-за его неконтролируемого вампиризма. И в них даже есть один очень шаткий момент. Однако, к концу всё более-менее выравнивается.

Серия сразу понравилась, герои и анти-герои совершенно неоднозначные, что делает книги только интереснее. Ждём-с следующей.



Melliane said...

OOh it sounds great, I didn't know this author but the cover is gorgeous and your review makes me want to read it. It seems an original and a pleasant story to read !

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Do read it, darling! It's gooood... :)

Mimi Valentine said...

Oh my gosh, this book sounds so cool! And I just love the title and cover -- so pretty! :) I really love the whole angel genre (because every book interprets them differently) and this one seems like a super awesome one!

Awesome review! I'm definitely looking out for this! :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Mimi it's available on auto-approve from Netgalley! So grab it if you want to :)

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