Monday, December 9, 2013

Angelbound by Christina Bauer

Angelbound (Angelbound, #1)
 
 
Angelbound by Christina Bauer was not the most amazing book this year, but it was pretty entertaining.  It’s your classic (weird that it is now a classic…) Angel vs Demon vs Humanity vs Souls.  Myla is a quasi-demon, meaning she is a mix of some of the previously mentioned groups.  She lives in a world where everyone coexists in Purgatory, with issues of course, and she is the bottom of the totem pole.  Have you read books with angels and nephilim?  The whole time everyone is hunting down, or talking down to them because they show the greatest weakness of the fallen?  It’s almost like that, but with a twist.  “I am a quasi-demon (mostly human with a little demon DNA).  I’ve spent all eighteen years of my life in Purgatory (…aka the most boring place in the history of ever).”

There is also a love story, and of course she falls for Lincoln, someone she shouldn’t want to be with because of what he is and what she is; however, there’s a twist!  Myla isn’t what she thinks she is, and her mother has been keeping it a secret from her.  Now Myla must figure out who her father is, where he is, what she is, what she feels for Lincoln, pass school, avoid being on Armageddon’s radar, and bring a revolution like Purgatory has never seen before.

Was it exciting?  Yes, but sometimes I felt that it was too long, some scenes too unnecessary.  What I did like was Myla’s personality… to a point; she really likes killing (FYI).  There are some golden nuggets of conversations that were really funny.  Overall the experience was not terrible, I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars, and I will most likely be reading the next book.

 

Thanks to NetGalley and the Publisher for an early ARC.

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