Monday, 28 December 2015

Reviews: Angelborn and Angelfall by L. Penelope #urbanfantasy

The Blurb

It's hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.

He says my roommate is the only one who can save him from an eternity of torment. But one night he follows me into my nightmare and rescues me from my demons. Now he’s all I think about. This must be what it's like to fall... for someone who can never be mine.


A lifetime ago, I found my soulmate in the human world. But being angelborn means I don't have a soul. When I lost my one true love, I lost my future and my freedom. Now, I have a second chance — she's been reborn and I must gain her love again or serve out the rest of my eternal sentence alone.

But this time I am a fugitive with powerful angels hunting me, and I'm running out of time. You only get one soulmate, and mine isn't the broken, scarred girl, who sees what no one else can. She's a distraction I can scarcely afford — but I'm unable to stay away from her.

*** A standalone, new adult paranormal romance. 40,000 words. 

 My review
As soon as I finished this book I bought book two of the series, Angelfall. I couldn’t believe how good it was. I love a great paranormal and I definitely got one. The romance between Maia and Caleb was amazing, subtle until it wasn’t anymore. I enjoyed the growth and complexity of Maia and how she learned to deal with her gift and gave so selfishly of herself. Oh the power of love.

Although Maia has a dark personality because of what she’s gone through in life, she brings quite a bit of humor to the story.

I’m so happy I found a new author to love.

I give this book five out of five portal shaped chocolate bars.
I purchased this book from All Romance eBooks.

You can also get it from Amazon.

The Blurb

Their love could break the world.

Lyrix, the first new angel to emerge in a millennium, brings hope for her endangered race. But the weight of duty is heavy. As the newest and strongest, she is expected to become a Seraph, one of the stoic angel kings and queens. She dreads the prospect of losing all her emotions in the transformation, but avoiding her destiny may lead to extinction for her kind.

Wren is half-human and a second-class citizen among angels. A chance meeting with Lyrix leaves them both yearning for a life lived on their own terms. A relationship between an angel and an angelborn is unprecedented, and powerful forces oppose their union. On a journey to the human world, tragedy strikes, and Wren and Lyrix realize their love may destroy both worlds. 

My Review
I believe it’s the uniqueness of L. Penelope's writing that I enjoyed most about this book. It didn’t fall into a linear pattern, and yet everything came out so clear and entertaining. I liked Wren from book one when he helped Caleb. The story between Lyrix and Wren was involving and heart wrenching at times.  A wonderful angelic tale.

I like that the angels in her books are different from what I’ve ever learned. It gives me a completely different perspective about angels and their politics as created by one author.

I purchased this book from Amazon.

I give this book five out of five rainbow shaped chocolate bars.


  1. They both sound fascinating, Nana, and your review intrigues without giving away the story itself.

    1. Thanks, Diana. The books were amazing so the reviews were easy to write.

  2. Wow, these books sound amazing, and those covers are to die for, too. (So. Gorgeous.) Definitely adding these to my wishlist after reading your review of 'em!

    1. The covers are fabulous. You have a whole lot of books on your wishlist, Heather. I'm glad I could add to it.


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