Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She's not your everyday quasi-demon, half-demon, and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory's arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she has not lost a battle yet.
But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights are not enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla's school, she knows that things are changing and it is not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and does not like the answers she finds. What happened 17 years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won't anyone tell her who her father is?
Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what does a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It's a good thing that Myla is not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla is going to shake up Purgatory.
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LOVED IT FROM BEGINNING TO THE END, IT'S LIKE POTATO CHIPS YOU CANT JUST EAT 1....
Well Written and tremendous narration the author does both.
no this was the first but it was terrific. her personality comes thru and she does a great job.
Ok, so this has been on my TBR list since it first came out and seeing all the positive reviews, I was eager to start. I think I nearly DNF this multiple times but as it was for a blog tour I kept going. I'm going to list my likes and dislikes for this review as I'm still conflicted on my thoughts.
What I liked:
The world: The world the author created was awesome. I loved reading about the demons, angels and quasi demons etc. It was intriguing and interesting and it was the only real reason this got 2 stars!
I kind of liked Myla. She was a competent fighter and was often called to the arena to fight souls. She was kick ass enough that it felt real, and had a fairly sassy attitude.
I sorta liked the overall story. (I'll explain in the negatives why)
What I didn't like.
Too. Much. Useless. Information!!! Oh god, this book could have been so much better had half the useless information been left out. The plot was interesting, it's just there was too much unnecessary things put in. This could have been a fast paced read, but by half way through not much had happened and I so wanted to put it down. It was extremely slow going and really disappointing.
The characters: Some of the characters really got on my nerves. I really didn't like her best friend Cissy. I mean, she stops talking to Myla for days just cause Myla has a thing for Lincoln. Cissy got jealous and acted like a complete b%&ch!!
I didn't like the love story. I don't like when a thing goes from an "I hate him, while secretly can't stop thinking about him" thing, to a "god I love you" thing,, in the space of a few days. It felt forced and not real.
What was a big factor in me not liking the overall story was the narrator. Now the author did OK reading it BUT her voices were so bad for Cissy and Zeke that it ruined the book. I can't even describe what kind of voice she used for Zeke, it was horrible and as for Cissy! She made her sound like an extra from Mean Girls, all nasally and like one of those girls who are like "What evs.... or..... Oh my gawwwwd." You know the type, right!! It got incredibly irritating very fast! Plus the narrator sometimes mixed up the voices or lost them completely. Example, once Cissy was talking to Myla and all of a sudden she started the nasally tone, as if the narrator realised she should have been talking like that all along. Some of her tones and cadences for other characters were hard to listen to to. I really don't think I would listen to book 2 if it was read by the author again.
In all, while this could have been such a great read, I found it equal parts intriguing as it was boring and annoying. It has some great reviews so remember, this is only my thoughts and I know a lot of people may enjoy it, I just didn't connect with it and won't be continuing on with the series.
I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
Myla Lewis is pretty much your typical 18 year old girl except she fights Souls for the chance to go to Heaven or hell. Myla is a Quasi Demon she is 1/2 human and 1/2 demon. She lives in Purgatory. Her job is to go to school and fight the souls who ask for a trial for combat for their right to enter Heaven or Hell. Myla has never lost a battle yet.
Things start to get strange in Myla's life. She is invited to a Ball and meets Lincoln. She doesn't like him at all on their first meeting or does she. She can't stop thinking about kissing and touching him. Lincoln is a High Priest of the Thrax. He is half Human half Angel. Things heat up and he they fall for each other. Their love is pretty much forbidden, an Angel and a Demon are not supposed to be together. Myla isn't much on rules though.
All the demons around her start acting weird. She also wants to know who her father is, why her mom is sad and a whole lot more. In her dreams she starts seeing her mother's past. Mom was a powerful woman she used to be a Senator. Myla wants to know why she is now a weepy sad woman and so much more.
This was a pretty good book. There were a few F-bombs but not a whole lot of strong language and no sex just a few kisses. The book had some humor in it. I liked Myla's attitude. It is the typical teenaged snarky attitude. All in all it was a pretty good book.
I did listen to the audio book. The book was narrated by the author Christina Bauer. She done a great job with the different voices. She done real well of relaying the emotion of the story, you could hear all the emotions in her voice.
Mainly Armageddon needed to have a deeper scarier voice. Closer to that of Sharky's voice
The author/narrator knows how she wants her characters to be portrayed, and she generates that exact energy into her narrative. And she didn’t record it in her bathroom. This audio book is legit. The story is fun.
I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I am not very big on horror, per se. To be honest, I don't think i even noticed that detail while listening. It felt like a paranormal and I didn't feel like it was gory. Not only was the story entertaining, but the author’s visualization of the characters and what transpires throughout the book, it’s all very lively and adventurous. I finished reading, listening to this book while sitting in my new bedroom without internet. I would like to apologize that this review is up so late. I honestly thought I would have my internet back in time to post on my date, but sometimes things are just out of our control. Right?
This story was not to bad... it sometimes switched to more of a juvenile story instead of YA story. I don't mind the length of the story but sometimes the author takes like 5 mins to explain a move. I will probably check out book 2 and hopefully It doesn't have so much rambling.
I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.
This was the first book that I have listened to where the author was the narrator. She was AWESOME!!!!! She made the book!
Nice world building and very engaging characters. I just downloaded the second book.
"I was enthralled by the Quasi Demon world!"
The world building,Great female character, Funny, and sad
It stands on it's own
I was pulled straight into the story.
Myla meets the King of Hell
Angelbound is the first in the series which included a lot of world building. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the books so this is my first encounter with the world of Purgatory and the Quasi Demon. This was absolutely absorbing, one minute I was laughing, and other parts crying.Myla was a normal 18yr old, but is basically living under the rule of the Ghouls on behalf of Armageddon The King of Hell, who invaded 20 years ago. This has fighting in the Arena and elsewhere, teenage angst, boy meets girl. I loved it, I am hooked when is more coming out on Audio. I got to say I loved Lincoln, he was perfect for Myla. The story is narrated by Myla the main character who goes through an amazing transformation. I absolutely love this Audio book and when is Acca coming out?
"Loved hearing this after reading it."
Amazing, Gripping, Awesome.
This is my first one, And i loved it, Will be trying more.
Yes, I laughed a lot.
As this was my very first audio book i have to say i will be trying more from Christina and other authors. Christina did such a great job narrating this.
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