Oct 13, 2011

Book Review: Archon by Sabrina Benulis

Archon by Sabrina Benulis
(The Books of Raziel, #1)
Release Date: December 27, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins; 368 pages

Angela Mathers is plagued by visions of angels, supernatural creatures who haunt her thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Newly released from a mental institution where she was locked away for two years, she hopes that her time at the Vatican’s university, the West Wood Academy, will give her a chance at a normal life. Unlike ordinary humans, Angela is a blood head — a freak, a monster, the possible fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy of overwhelming death and destruction. Only in Luz, the Vatican’s wondrous enclave, are blood heads accepted and encouraged to discover what kind of powers or special abilities they might possess.

But within West Wood, a secret coven plots, and demons and angels roam the streets searching for the key to open Raziel’s book — a secret tome from a lost archangel. Some are determined to destroy Raziel, while others, like the beautiful Supernal Israfel, one of the highest of the high, wish to free him. And when the Archon — the human chosen to possess the spirit of a dead angel — rises as foretold, they will control the supernatural universe.

Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, Angela holds the key to Heaven and Hell — and both will stop at nothing to possess her.

This book was very interesting. The author put her own spin on some very famous angels but she did it where it worked. The main character, Angela Mathers, is extremely bad ass. Hair as red as fire and piercing blue eyes – she certainly is a firecracker. But she’s not annoying, which I’m thankful for. Angela could’ve easily been annoying with her personality but no, the author makes sure that doesn’t happen. Angela is someone I would want to be friends with, someone I would want to have in my corner. She’s out of her mind, a little, but honestly – who isn’t?

You’ve got Angels Israfel, Lucifel and Raziel – Raziel being dead but not gone. You’ve got the good, the bad and those in between.

It’s not the best angel book I’ve read but it’s definitely not bad. It grabbed my attention and it kept my attention all the way through the end. It’s made crave more and I’m anticipating what else there is to come. Not to mention, I’m dying to find out more about Kim – I’m not sure where he stands exactly. He’s one of the ‘in betweens’ I was talking about but I love the relationship between he and Angela, I want to see more. I also love the relationship or rather, connection between Israfel and Angela.

ARCHON is definitely one I would recommend to my friends who enjoy angel books. If you’re a fan of angels, fallen angels or anything of that sort, I recommend picking up a copy of this book.

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