Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ARC Review: Strange Angels by Andrea Speed

Strange AngelsFrom the blurb:

Death is the family business, and Brendan Connolly is about to come into his legacy. Nobody warned Bren that Dad was a death god, or that someday he’d inherit his powers. So far, falling in love with the angel sent to protect him has been the only good thing to come out of this whole mess.
Bren’s guardian angel, Lorygdarain, knows the aura of a ticking supernatural time bomb when he sees one. Add to that the angel’s first taste of the human emotion called love, and protecting Bren from the god who killed his father could be Dar’s hardest job in an eon.
Snakes, amnesia, and a mysterious god named Bob might not be much of a rescue plan, but one guardian angel can only do so much. With a veritable pantheon on his heels, and the universe hanging in the balance, Bren must learn to lock and load the most dangerous weapon of all: himself.

Heather's rating:

This book was a struggle for me. It was a struggle for me to get into it, it was a struggle for me to stick with it, and now it will be a struggle for me to review it.

I was expecting to really like this book because I have heard nothing but great things about her "Infected" series. However, this story I never meshed. It isn't that the writing is bad, per say, but it is so damn confusing. First of all, we are dumped right in the middle of the action with no introduction whatsoever. I felt disoriented and never quite got my bearings. There is a lot of information- gods, demigods, demons, worlds and universes- and I felt myself trying to mentally catalog everything versus getting into the story itself.

My other issue with this book is the fact that the couple is already established. It isn't quite my tastes to just follow around a couple and not get a sense of who they are and what brought them together. I don't know why Bren and Dar cared for each other and it made me not care much about them.

I think that the author had a lot of good ideas but I didn't love how it all came together. It felt like I was playing catch up for most of the story and not in a fun or exciting way. Though the book has some snark and humor that made it somewhat enjoyable for me, it wasn't enough to make me want to pick this one up again.

**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Buy this book: Riptide Publishing | Amazon | All Romance | Kobo

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