Sunday, December 5, 2010

Knight Angels: Book of Revenge (Book Two) by Abra Ebner

Reading level: YA
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Crimson Oak Publishing (October 1, 2010)

Summary: New characters, New world, but old enemies. Emily struggles to ignore a new friend with emotions that temp her, Wes delves deeper into his past and family while finding friendship isn't reserved for the human race alone, Jane finds out her dear Max isn't what he seems, Greg's friendships cost him more than he expected, and Max forgets that the truth is best. But then again, someone always has to be the liar... 

Emotional baggage, begrudged enemies, and the bitterness that comes when the honeymoon of their friendship fades... 

Will the love survive, or as it all just a game?

Our review: I thought the first book of this series, Book Of Love, was slow going until midway and then the story really picked up for me. By the cliffhanger ending I was ready for the next installment and now.... Here it is. It took no time for me to get into Book Of Revenge with its multiple points of view and added character. The multiple narrators actually added to the story, keeping the pace steadily moving. As much as I liked bad boy Greg in the first novel, this time around the villain is female, Avery, and she is also the ex-girlfriend of angel Max which adds interest to his current relationship with Jane. Vampire Jake with a twist in the lore was a welcome addition. The author gave us more insight into Max's background and Wes' animal roots. I also liked Jane more and Emily has really begun to mature. Overall, Book of Revenge showcased Ebner's writing, with her tense scenes and fully realized worlds, creatures and lore. This book also ended with a cliffhanger so I (along with every other reader) will have to wait for the next installment.

Rating: ++++

Favorite excerpt: "I dug my nails into the now exposed meat of the evergreen tree, smelling sap as it bled across my fingers. The tree moaned softly, a moan only my ears could hear, and a moan I dreamed to hear from the girl called Jane.

She would die. She had to." Pages 119-120, ARC edition.

Book cover: Visually gorgeous and the font is different and fun.

Book source: Star Book Tours

1 comment:

  1. Knight Angels: Book of Love won me over from the first page.