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The Fallen Bk #1
By Kristina Douglas
MMPB Pages 384
Published By Pocket Books January 2011
(ISBN 13: 9781439191927)
Source:copy won in giveaway from Vampire Book Club 4/2011
Raziel by author Kristina Douglas was part of the PNR giveaway package of books that I won from Chelsea at Vampire Book Club back in April and the book did not get shipped to me until first week of July. I am so glad it finally made it and that I opened it up to read on July 26th, could not put this one down!
The story is passionate, compelling and at times funny and irreverent but never dull or boring. Both the main characters of Allie and Raziel are ones that the reader cannot only relate to but empathize with in every way.. The world built for this story was spectacularly well described, all of the history of the Fallen Angels and their ongoing battle to survive just kept me interested until the last page of the book... There is full knowledge when you finish that this is not a stand alone story by any means, it is very clear there will be another book following due to the way this one ended... However there is also a sense of completion to this part of the tale that leaves you well satisfied and totally happy to have read it. I cannot say enough that this was a book that drew me in and would not let me go, it has such charismatic characters that you cannot help but keep reading until you finish...
This is a good story for those who love the theme of Fallen Angels with human females as their bonded mates. It does not follow the path taken by other authors who have written books about Fallen Angels but is darker sexier and more alluring in it's appeal, at least it was for me!
Now having also received a copy of the second book Demon which continues where Raziel left off I am seriously hoping it has the same impact and appeal for me.
READ THIS ONE LATE JULY BEFORE HOUSE BURNED 9/5/11
[I must add that there is a scene that is disturbing in the first part of book between Allie and Raziel, it has a lot of other readers on the fence due to it's violent content. Though I agree that it was quite dark it fits in with what the author was trying to get across and I don't totally agree that it was not a completely consensual act between the characters.]