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Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Overall, I loved this story, Myla is a quasi-demon, half-human half-demon, living in purgatory and slave to every other being in the underworld. But it hasn’t always been that way and Myla really wants to get to the bottom of things. As she digs closer to the truth she meets Lincoln a Thrax, half-human half-angel, supposedly sworn-enemies these two just can’t keep away from each other and it becomes apparent that Lincoln may hold some answers to Myla’s questions.
Now, I struggled with Myla’s relationship with her best friend, they spoke to each other as if they were twelve and it really grated on me when I was reading the dialogue between them. I didn’t feel that Myla’s dialogue was as young or irritating with other people just her best friend and it became a sore spot for me throughout the book that I would have to deal with it.
I loved that Myla was an arena fighter in this world, a quasi-demon who fights evil souls to keep them out of heaven. I loved the dynamic here, her eagerness to fight, her toughness. This was enjoyable to read and I would have loved to see more of these fights and scenes included.
I thoroughly enjoyed the early scenes with Lincoln while they were mistaking attraction for irritation. There was so much scope here and some of these situations are hilarious. Myla is such a strong character and even in this world where she is part of a people who are treated as slaves she still stands tall and fights for herself.Read more ›
Mostly, I think this is because the story is just too long. It seems to take a while to get anywhere, and gets repetitious after a while. By 2/3 of the way though, I was starting to get bored. This could really have benefited from a good edit to tighten it up and lose about a quarter of the length.
The other thing I found frustrating was the heroine has a tendency to act like a total idiot, especially towards the end. The author spends a lot of time describing her emotions in an attempt to justify her silliness, but it never quite rings true for me (for a satisfying story, you want your heroes to be heroic, not lucky).
Finally, the climax is rather unsatisfying - as a reader I've waded through a large number of pages to get to the climax, getting annoyed as the heroine acts like a numpty and (no real spoilers here) nearly gets herself and her loved ones killed in the process, and then suddenly it's all over and I'm left thinking: "Was that it?"
So overall, has some good points and shows potential, but really could do with a skilled editor to sort out the issues.
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?
Most recent customer reviews
It took me a while to get into this book, but it was worth it in the end...looking forward to the next in the seriesPublished 4 months ago by Selina Adam
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. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Natalie @ BookLoversLife
Angelbound by Christina Bauer is the first book from the Angelbound Origins series.
This is a really different and unique story (IMHO) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read more
Series: Angelbound Origins (#1)
Author: Christina Bauer
Release Date: 17th December 2013
Challenges:... Read more
Brilliant book, my partner hates me because I wouldnt put it down. On to the next one, several grammar mistakes or misspellings throughout.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyable read, i wish it could have ended a little bit better or differently but i guess thats why theres a partPublished 16 months ago by shiv
This is one of the best books I have read in along time it keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through I rescission in one session I could not put it down just down... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
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