Hi there gorgeous readers! Welcome to Quite the Novel Idea’s stop for the Angelbound tour. I have to say that what first called my attention to the book was its beautiful cover and I really enjoyed the experience. This post is packed-full of information so be sure to check it all, including the opportunity to win a great prize and to listen to a sample of the book
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Angelbound by Christina Bauer (Angelbound Origins #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: December 30th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
*Now an audio book!*
Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your everyday quasi-demon, half-demon, and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she has not lost a battle yet.
But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights are not enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it is not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and does not like the answers she finds. What happened 17 years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is?
Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what does a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla is not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla is going to shake up Purgatory.
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Angelbound is a paranormal story that follows Myla Lewis, a quasi-demon (half human and half demon) and her life in Purgatory. This is were souls end up before it is decided if they will go to hell or to heaven. Due to a coup of power 20 years before, the quasi-demons are treated like slaves or hired help to serve the the Ghouls, who are now running the show.
Myla has a dedicated and VERY overprotective mom, but knows nothing about her father. This mystery is (very) slowly unraveled in a series of dreams that allow Myla and her mom to get closer and changes them both for the better. All quasis have powers based on the capital sins and Myla’s power is wrath which makes her a great demon fighter. Myla is loyal, snarky, kick-ass, ironic, a great friend, a good daughter and a tomboy.
Lincoln is the high prince of the Thrax, which are essential human demon fighters that thrive on tradition and love underground. He’s also loyal, a natural leader, a great fighter, a gentle soul, very protective and considerate of everyone’s feelings. Their relationship starts with misunderstandings in a Pride & Prejudice kind of way. They dislike each other fiercely and then they fall in love. They are so sweet together and they both find solace in each other even it their relationship is kind of impossible.
The world building is well developed and easy to follow. There are a lot of different ‘races’ in different realms, but more prominent are the quasi-demons, the Thrax, demons, ghouls and angels. There is a great cast of characters in Angelbound. From Mayla’s mom, to Walker, to Armageddon, to Cizzy, Zeke and Lincol’s parents. All amazing! Bauer’s writing is really good, easy to read, interesting, and engrossing.
I loved the story. How Myla’s life changes when she dares to fight for what’s right, when she finally understand where she comes from, from her conviction that she was not less than the ghouls or born to be a slave. It incites others to speak up, to work together and overcome the odds.
Although I loved the story – so much so that I already started on book #2 – I didn’t love the narration.
Overall, Angelbound is a great start for is shaping to be an amazing series. It’s a paranormal story of loss, change, good, evil, and love. Can’t wait to finish book two and continue on with the series!
About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
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ANGELBOUND AudioBook copy from Audible