Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ARC Review: A Temptation of Angels

Title: A Temptation of Angels
Author: Michelle Zink
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Historical, Fantasy
Release Date: March 20th

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

A Temptation of Angels started off with a bang. I was instantly drawn into the story and wasn’t released from the enchanting tale until the end. Before I picked it up, I was a bit wary. I haven’t always had pleasant experiences with storylines that involve angel type creatures and the like--but Michelle Zink gives the reader something unique and new in this twisted and wonderfully written story. I really loved the development of the characters--most particularly Helen who starts off a bit timid and shy, and by the end grows into a girl of courage and charisma.

This was my first time reading anything by Michelle Zink, but it certainly won’t be my last. I adored the details and the setting. The characters are a great bunch of different, individuals--well-rounded and three-dimensional. While there is a love triangle, I found it surprisingly fresh and exciting.

Perhaps my only complaints for A Temptation of Angels would be the dialogue felt a bit choppy in areas and maybe too modern for its time. For example, there was an instance that one of the characters used the word ‘awesome’ and I just felt it wasn’t fitting for the time period…a bit out of place. But that really was my only biggest complaint. Otherwise, this was a most excellent read that I found engaging and captivating. I loved both Griffin and Raum. I couldn’t choose between the two honestly. Haha. I soared through these pages with ease, not wanting to put it down, and sad when it came to an end.

A Temptation of Angels is a perfect blend of Historical, Paranormal, and Romance.

Will there be more? I sure hope so!

4.5 stars!



1 comment:

  1. I've only read her first novel, and I really liked it, so I'll definitely be picking this one up. I'm usually wary of angels too, but I've found a few that I enjoyed recently. Great review!


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