Genre: Teen/YA, Fantasy
Recommendation: Yes, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend to anyone who fancies paranormal reads that feature a forbidden love connection and likes their men with a side of broody.
Type: Series, this is book one in the Revelation Series. There are five and they are all released.
Summary: +interesting plot (but it is a bit over the top) +good sexual tension between mains +mediocre world building -cliff hanger +a heroine that isn’t super annoying -increased pricing on the rest of the series
Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael. Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her. Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything? Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.
The actual cover makes this book seem like it is all about angels. Fear not, it isn’t. To be honest, I really haven’t come across an intriguing angel themed book as of yet, I find the majority of them to be pretty heavy on the cheddar. ( Cheesy…get it?) So, please don’t let the cover throw you off.
Now that we are passed that, let’s get to the good stuff. Revelation hooked me from the beginning. I enjoyed reading from Eve’s point of view and I found her to be pretty tolerable for a damsel in distress type. The sexual tension and attraction between Eve and Asher is what I liked the most. The author does a great job of writing a condescending and cocky male that sits around brooding all day because what is right doesn’t quite match up with what’s right in front of him. I really like Asher’s character. I feel like Gage is just thrown in there. Although he is mentioned in the blurb, he really isn’t given much significance. If he is supposed to be important, it really doesn’t come across.
The plot has some unique elements but also contains some of the more common stuff. Some parts of this story induce a bit of eye rolling just because it is so far-fetched you’re like.. really? At the same time, like I mentioned before, there are certain things in this read that make it unlike any other. The world building is OK. It could use a bit more when it comes to describing the impending war the characters are facing. Although the rest of the series is published, I still can’t decide whether or not I am going to buy them or not. Looking up the series as a whole, the price tag is pretty big. Not to mention, the price increases as the series moves on and each book is relatively short. There is a stiff cliffhanger at the end, making it painful of course NOT to read the next book in the series. Luckily, I have a ton of other books I am set to read so it will keep my mind off of it for a while.
Disclaimer: I obtained a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.