Always Angel by Heather Killough-Walden
(The Lost Angels #0.5)
Headline (Oct 2011)
Kindle, 68 pages
It is no secret that I loved Avenger’s Angel and because of that I purchased Always Angel the day it was released. It has many of the aspects I loved about Avenger’s Angel, from the great writing to intriguing plot line and sexy characters.
Always Angel is very short, too short in my opinion, and because of this there’s not much plot. It’s not a self-contained story as there’s no real beginning, middle and end. It’s more of a prologue to the main series. In the summary above it states that it ‘introduces’ the reader to The Lost Angels, well I’m not sure it does. None of the four Archangel’s who are in the main series feature and the protagonist is one we never meet at all in the first book in the series.
We do get to see a little more of the naughty Samuel though, which I really enjoyed as I love Samuel. And we see the Archesses but from afar and only from the view point of Angel.
Angel is the main character and I liked her a lot. She’s interesting and has cool abilities such as being able to change her appearance and transport to different parts of the world. I didn’t really get to know who she is or what her role is with regards to Lost Angels, but what we do know is that she’s keeping an eye on the Archesses and she has a relationship or connection with Samuel that is never fully explained…
Always Angel gives me the feeling that there’s a much bigger story to be told, which is very exciting and I hope Angel’s story is developed further and all the questions about the Culmination and Samuel will be answered. *Oh I do hope Samuel gets his own book!*
We are also introduced to a few more supernatural characters such as Hesperos or ‘The Nightmare’ as he’s known, an incubus king who wishes to know what Angel is hiding *so would I* and tries to seduce it out of her with overwhelming feelings of lust and sex, but so far she’s resisting…
Although there are many questions left unanswered and mysterious characters you meet but never really get to know, Always Angel definitely creates a feeling of “I want the next book NOW!” I’m not sure if readers who haven’t read Avenger’s Angel will benefit from reading this first as it may leave them confused and frustrated more than anything, but I would definitely recommend reading it to those who have already delved into the world of Lost Angels with Avenger’s Angel.
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
- 0.5. Always Angel (prequel)
- 1. Avenger’s Angel
- 2. Messenger’s Angel
- 3. Death’s Angel
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