"If fools rush in where angels fear to tread, where do demons fear to tread? she wondered. Then it hit her."
Serena is a Guardian, a year into her angel duties she runs across the most powerful Archdemon in L.A, Julian. Being an Archdemon, Julian has had his fair share of women but after seeing the innocent and alluring angel in his club he wants her more than he has ever wanted anything and he is determined to get her by all means necessary. Will Serena fall or will Julian learn the unimaginable feat and fall in love.
When I picked this up I had no desire to review it, it was just a book I picked up because I was inexplicably drawn towards its beautiful cover but after reading the first 100 pages without realising that I was reading it, I decided to review it and even considered giving it 5 stars at one point.
This book I beautifully written, it’s fluent and flows with no awkward silences in between. I loved the pace of the book at the bigninning but it’s a gets a bit rushed towards the end leaving you wondering what the heck just happened.
As protagonists go Serena is a very good one, strong, independent and impossible to relate to. Come one how can a person like me relate to an all perfect angel with seeming no vice what so ever. Chong did a very good job of portraying her leading roles. Serena is amazingly naïve just like an angel should be – although when I found out that she has lived on earth for twenty three years before she became an angel, the naivety was put into question. How can one live on earth for more than two decades and not get exposed to life on earth. She is also amazingly self-sacrificing which got on my nerves a little bit because all Julian has to do is invite someone she knows for dinner and she comes running towards him.. ERRRRRR.
As for Julian and the rest of the demons, they are seriously evil, which goes without saying I supposed but these demons were the most realistic interpretation of what I would expect a demon to act like. Seriously, even Julian who we are supposed to be fond of has no redeeming quality. He destroyed hundreds and thousands of lives and is so damned arrogant that you forget you were supposed to like him at all.
So here comes the verdict
I enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and has enough mommentom that you are guaranteed not to fall asleep but there are moments which feel jerky and abrupt like you just missed a chapter you didn’t know there was. Both Characters presented their repspective races very well but from a human point of view neither were relatable.
I give this book an overall score of 3.5 stars as it was an action packed and totally hot love [lust!] story between an angel and a demon, talk about one hell of a vice.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Mira (16 Sep 2011)
Author's Website: http://stephaniechong.com/
Purchase: Amazon US / Amazon UK