Genre: Science Fiction, Supernatural, Thriller
Length: 220 pages
Notes: Normally I put the notes near the very end of my review, but I felt it necessary to place it near the beginning for this book. Why, you ask? The author notes that the universe he created was originally going to come alive in the form of a comic book. I do not know how much of that comic book feel he put into this book, but I’m thinking there was just enough to bug me. It doesn’t matter if there are fun characters and action; I just cannot stay focused on reading the book. I don’t know if it is the writing style or what, but it quite possibly influenced my rating some.
If you like angels and supernatural beings, you could easily like this book. So please, don’t let my review influence you that much, if at all.
Synopsis: Emma Brighton and Jonas Reid are in for a wild ride involving some not-so-human beings. The stage is set in the prologue when Emma and Jonas are injured by the Ourea (an elemental knight) when they were at a murder scene investigating the death of a teenage girl. Fast forward three years. Emma and Jonas are no longer investigating crimes; instead, they are looking for explanations and the Ourea they met in the past. Nobody had believed them in the past, but present events back up their story of something inhuman visiting (and possibly living on) earth. Unfortunately, Jonas stops making appearances in the book (you will find out why when you read the book). So, continuing with Emma, her story intersects with the Ourea (Athos) once again, while at the same time she is interacting with “Descendants.” But this time, Athos teams up with Emma so that he can save his creator and father, Zeus.
Cover Art: Before I start about this cover, let me say that I am sure there are people out there that would enjoy this cover a whole lot more than I do, and I hope you are one of them! Feel free to jump over the rest of this section and go directly to My Thoughts.
This is one of those covers that sort of catches my attention, but not really. I liked the color of the font and the font style itself. On closer inspection of the cover, I noticed that the character on the right appears to not exactly be human. It also made me rethink what I first ‘saw’. Since the book starts with Emma and Jonas, I just figured that the two characters on the cover were them. (My dear Hildegart, you know better than that.) Then I had to readjust my brain and it said, no, the figure on the right should have been darker because its element is earth. It’s funny how our brain doesn’t always want to see and believe what is in front of it, but also frustrating.
My Thoughts: This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Yes, there were some places where having the background from book 1 would have been nice, but you can still enjoy the book without that background.
Also, there are some editing errors in the book. Not a lot, but enough to notice and call to attention.
Rating: 2.5 stars
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review