by Blaise Lucey
Growing up in a small suburb of St. Louis, sixteen-year-old Jim Blest has always known that he’s different. But he never thought he’d find someone else like him until the beautiful and mysterious Claire Morgan moves to town. When they kiss for the first time, the force of it is earth-shattering—literally. And then everything Jim has ever known suddenly changes.
As it turns out, Claire isn’t like him. He is an angel, and she’s a demon.
At a school where ancient enemies live among humans in a wary truce, Jim and Claire fight to be together against impossible odds. But a timeless war looms on the horizon, and they stand on opposing sides . . .
From debut author Blaise Lucey comes a breathtaking and action-packed story of heartache, sacrifice, and forbidden love.
This is a head-scratcher. This review will involve spoilers, btw.
I was really happy to read a book about angels. That's probably something I hardly read about. And to read about demons too...that was nice! You know what I mean...
The head-scratching is because I enjoyed parts of this book, but others left me...confused. The mythology, main characters, the way the angels are introduced are awesome. The main thing I didn't like was the fact that Claire and Jim fell into instalove. I feel that there was hardly a base of love between the two of them to account for so much sacrifice and, well, evil in this story. There is understanding that happens between them, but love? I wasn't convinced of it. And since this story is based on that, well, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I felt like we didn't get to learn about other characters which made me not care about them. Sad, but true.
I'm still going to recommend this book because I read it to the very end wanting to know what happened. I can't guarantee that I will pick up the next in the series (it ends on a cliff hanger-ish scene), but I can say that I honestly enjoyed the mythology and world-building that was started in this book.