on 12 July 2012
~ I was not prepared to have her involved in the ensuing battle. My choices have brought her to this. I will not be forbidden entry in her life... ~ Bezaliel
I received Ransom as a gift from author R.K. Ryals herself to read for my enjoyment and give my unbiased opinioned review. Once again I loved the way the phenomenal mind of Regina as she wrote Ransom, book II of The Redemption series.
The incredible journey continues right where it left off in Redemption, (I just love books that do that ) as Dayton and Marcas seek the ring that is to unbind them... what will happen to Dayton? What will happen to Marcas, "Her" Demon?
I almost didn't want to know, because my mind has the bad habit of matching up "TEAMS" all on it's own, and from the very beginning of Redemption (book 1) it had picked team Dayton/Marcas. And it saying, oh man they better not break up my team.
In Ransom Dayton has come into her powers more quickly, and while she is still amazed at what she can actually do, she finds she is forced into using her new found powers against the evil demented Demon Queen (Marcas` mother) while trying to survive the wrath of both the Dark lord and the Demon Queen. (heck I sure wouldn`t want to be in Dayton shoes)
Always being watched by both Heaven and Hell, both Dayton and Marcas are feared, they are different with a power never seen before. .. Hated by Lilth the most.
Lilth and the Dark lord, Satan himself want Marcas to be Satan's right hand man, his second in rank.. Marcas refuses; treason is a crime and punishable death for his refusal of taking the seat next to The Dark Lord.
Angels who disobey God are thrown from Heaven, they become the Fallen. Demon's who disobey Satan die!!!!
~ In flesh, she is a weak creature. Most do not look beneath her human surface. This is their mistake. In spirit, she is magnificent ~ Bezaliel
Dayton's powers were/are strong and powerful, unmatched by any other. His powers were/are the strongest of all Demons, just below Lucifer himself. Combine them as one and it is Heaven and Hell combined!!! Wow, what a mix of combined power and skills. A light so magnificently strong, all will be effected, or nearly all....
Ransom is so full of romance, action packed scenes with a wickedly twisted and phenomenal story. Yes, I'm still in love with the way it is so well written as the storyline unfolds and continues so effortlessly for us as the reader to follow.
In most novels you will find one or two main characters that the story is usually built around, but that's not the case in the Redemption series, this series has the characters stand out on their own. Each for their own reasons, and as you come to a new characters part or even combined character parts, they seem to be writing a story of their own even though it's an extension of the current chapter that you are reading, That's what I mean when I say that they can stand on their own as strong individual characters. Yet are so smoothly blended together. It's not very often that you find a debut series that can pull this off right from the start, yet R.K. Ryals has done just that. Congratulations Regina on accomplishing this on the first try.. *HI 5*
You are going to feel like you have been ran through the gauntlet of emotions throughout this series, I know I sure in the heck did, but it a good and awesome way. You will feel sadness, funniness, love, confusion, hurt and elation... See I told you.. ;-) But in a great storyline that's the way it's suppose to be!!! Right? YES....
All I can say is that if you haven't started to read this series yet, I just don't understand the reasoning behind your hesitating in latching onto this series.. It is a definite MUST READ series. I have yet to find nothing in this series that I don't like, I love it all.
I eagerly wait for Retribution to come into my hands in loving print format. Yes I still crave the old fashion method, the feel and smell of a new book or even an old one for that matter is never to be replaced in my eyes..
Thanks again Regina for this wonderfully addicting Redemption series.. *angel hugz*
Recommend: 17 and up
Rating: 5/5 angel stars
Angel Anne Reviews
on 8 August 2012
I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.
This is the second book in the Redemption series by R.K. Ryals and I absolutely LOVED it!
Dayton Blainey is a Naphil, half angel/half human. She has a bit of a potty mouth, but in this book her swearing is considerably curtailed. However, I love her character! She is definitely feisty and stubborn.
Marcus Craig is a demon who was bound to Dayton by his brother, Damon. He is a very dark character, but not evil, even though he has done evil things in the past. I think I've got a book crush on him!
This story continues from the end of Redemption. As Dayton and Marcus search for the ring to undo their binding, Dayton will need all her strength and power to face Lilith, the Demon Queen and Marcus's mother.
R.K. Ryals has written another fast paced book that completely captured me! I didn't want to put the book down long enough to sleep! I found myself holding my breath as Dayton found herself facing the Demon Queen! This is an exciting sequel to Redemption and I couldn't resist starting on the next book, Retribution, as soon as I had finished this one! I really, really wanted to know what would happen next! I highly recommend this YA paranormal novel to those of you who are looking for a fantastic action adventure full of angels, demons and danger.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2013
This seemed a much shorter book than the first one.
Dayton now faces more demons with both the good and bad guys after her and Marcas.
The author has a good way with words and description so you feel like you're actually there. You also care about the characters, including minor ones such as Monroe and Conor, even Marcas' brother Luther.
Good books and well worth buying compared to many I've read recently.
on 14 January 2015
I absolutely loved this book & although I didn't think it could beat the first one I'm happy to admit I was wrong!
This story so far has been absolutely fantastic & I'm finding it hard to put down which is superb as I love getting lost in a great book :-)
I particularly love the way the author has allowed the reader to grow with the amazing characters she has created! each appear to be extremely unique but it's hard not to love them all including the demons. This is a story packed full of action but is also an emotional tale of friendship, loyalty & love.
I can't wait to sink my teeth into the last book to find out how it all ends!!!
on 20 March 2013
Ransom picks up right as Redemption ended, and the story does not let you go! I am in love with the characters in this series! Everything is so well written, that you feel as though you are inside the story as you read. You can hear Dayton in your head when she is ticked, see Marcas as he tries to hold back a smile, and hear Luther chuckle in your ear. I can't tell you enough how much I loved this book, so I will just say..."READ IT"!!
on 28 April 2013
I couldn't wait to read this book after reading Redemption. It had me feeling a roller coaster of emotions, fear, hate, love, joy, and frustration. It's made me laugh and cry, yell and scream. I can't wait to start the 3rd and last part.