I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fallen to Grace by A.J. Flowers
Series: Celestial Downfall #1
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on 2nd December 2016
Source: the author
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Azrael's a wingless angel, and if that wasn't bad enough, she's the only one with a functioning conscience. Her bi-color eyes mark her as a moral hybrid, and when she breaks her enslavement to Manor Saffron by making a deal with a demon, she doesn't expect to become Queen. She’ll have to survive her new royal magic, convince a legion of angels she’s worth fighting for, and find the breach in her Faustian deal, or risk a new master with horns.
Another angel book, I must be on some kind of feather high or something, I was sent this book for review. Well Fallen to Grace was a lot better than Tainted Angel. It had character depth and a believable arc of events. There was clear relationships between them all, so on a whole, so much better. The only thing I would have wished for would have been a clearer understanding of the way the world worked. I got a general idea, but I would have love to have some more information about the type of characters I was reading about.
Fallen to Grace left me wanting more. I loved the concept of the political system, the way that everything worked with each other. The beginning for a start had me hooked, I loved the way the characters interacted with each other. Everything seemed extremely real considering how unrealistic angels can be. One thing I thought was extremely well done in this book was the characters and their interactions with one another, it was well written and believable.
I think the one problem this book seemed to have was underdeveloped plotlines. Sometimes there were moments where I found myself wanting to know more about something in the world or a character and their relationship with the world, but there was nothing else said about it. It could be a little disappointing at times.
Characters, I think this might be the first time ever but I really loved the main character in Fallen to Grace, Azrael. I think the fact she was an outsider made her relatable. Although she worried about the otherworldly aspects, she worried about things normal people would as well, it was refreshingly normal.
Least favourite character in the whole series would have to Queen Ceres, I really struggled to get a read on her and what her plotline was. She was never consistent with Azrael and I didn’t really understand why. Maybe just me being a useless reader, who knows but a small spot diminishing a shining plate.
I would totally recommend Fallen to Grace to anyone who enjoys angel style books. I think this one has a cool element to it and it will definitely have you questioning the genre!
Have you ever gotten stuck on a genre? Which one was it and what books should I check out?
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