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July 28, 2015

Loved It: Angel Lover by Tricia Skinner

Series: Angel Assassin 2
Format: eGalley
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Select
Source: Author via NetGalley
Recommended by: Carmel of Rabid Reads
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Suspense

There’s no danger greater than falling for your enemy…

The Nephilim are bound. Their powers cursed. But half-angel Kasdeja will do anything to free them from Heaven's tyranny. When Kas is approached by a striking, mysterious woman, she tells him his greatest enemies hold the key to his freedom.

Mariel keeps herself shrouded in secrets, using them to hide her true self. For she is not just employed by the Renegades--enemy fallen angels—she is a double agent, working on the sly for Heaven. Her directive is to seduce the gorgeous Nephilim—despite her insecurity about such sensual acts.

For Mariel is playing a dangerous game, and falling for Kas could only cause trouble; her assignment isn't just seduction. It's destruction.




Why am I just reading Tricia Skinner's Angel Assassins?! Excuse my rhetorical rant there, I'm sure you see me saying this often here, but I guess it's a justified excuse because I absolutely loved ANGEL LOVER. Full disclosure, I regrettably missed the first book, Angel Kin, however I didn't really feel lost jumping into the series at book two. That said, I did feel like I need to read the first one just to get caught up with the politics, but in terms of acclimating to the world, I managed to follow it without a hitch. 

  • Angel Assassins has a series arc and that is the war between the Bound and Renegades. Each novel features a different couple so with every book that comes out, this war/story is told from different angles and perspective.

  • I love the myth/world building in this series. These angels are righteous and loathesome. I love the politics and this chess-like war they're waging amongst themselves, and against the Nephilims. In fact, I could easily see this series as a Supernatural spin-off!

  • I'm not sure if it's the same with Angel Kin, ANGEL LOVER is more political and conspiratory than an action packed installment. However, there are bursts of fight scenes throughout the book and the one towards the end in particular is pure awesomesauce! OMG! What a revelation?!

  • Kas and Mariel are likable characters and I am a fan of their love story as well. The build-up was good, filled with tension, it's straightforward, flirty, lusty, and passionate. Wing porn! lol Also, I can't help but love a man, fictional or real, that has his own style notwithstanding other people's opinion about it. Yes Kas, the 60's rock! *peace*

  • I also love that this series doesn't remind me of BDB unlike other series that features a group of Alpha males. These Angel Assassins and their brotherhood is uniquely theirs and uncomparable IMO.

I am happy to have sampled TSkinner's writing style. It's rich, very engaging, and the world she created here is both celestial, and real to a degree. My favorite part is how she designed the political set up of her angelic heirarchy and I look forward to reading the next chapter of this Angel Assassin. Like I mentioned, we're given quite the revelation here and I'd like to know what the Directorate is going to do about it.









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40 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds like one I would enjoy. I think I will start with book one since you are going back to read it :)

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    1. I will. I am. As soon as I find the time. All the vacationing has put me wayyy behind.

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  2. Oh this sounds like one I would enjoy. I think I will start with book one since you are going back to read it :)

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  3. Great review, this sounds like a book I would love. I will definitely put it on my wish list.

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  4. This sounds fabulous and yay for those wonderful reads!

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    1. It's always a relief to read a good book! It's like winning $20 in a scratch off

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  5. I have a friend who really enjoyed her first book, I'll have to tell her that book 2 is out and still really good!

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    1. Yup and I bet the third one is even better!

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  6. I don't get to read many angel stories often, but this one sounds like a keeper! Love the creative idea of an angel who's a double agent actually working for heaven. Very neat and your review is on point! Hugs...Ro

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    1. Yup, who knew Angels can be so... devious sometimes? Thanks, Ro!

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  7. She just has fantastic covers. I've still got book 1 on my tbr pile. Yay for this one working on it's own. Might have to jump in here instead.

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    1. Do it! Book 1 is shorter so easier to squeeze in your tight sched

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    1. Prerequisite for any fantasy novel.

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  9. Adding this one, book one is on my TBR already :) Great review!

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  10. Adding! I do love me some Angel stories and this looks promising. Great review!

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    1. Thans, Lekeisha. I think you're going to enjoy this!

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  11. Did you say Supernatural? I clearly have to try this! :) A review as awesome as you <3

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    1. Yes Ma'am! Castiel and his peeps yo!

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  12. Wow this does sound good Braine, I haven't read her either. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. You're welcome, I hope you give her a try someday or invite her to Reading Frenzy!

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  13. I love that it's unique and not like others (BDB). I haven't really been into angel books in awhile but I think I just got burnt out.

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    1. Understandable, I feel the same way about vamps

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  14. Oh wow! This sounds fab! I do like the BDB, but I know what you mean as well. Oh I do think I need to check this series out.

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  15. The mythology aspect in this one def sounds intriguing

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    1. She kept it familiar but unique so she can make the angels sitting in the "gray" area

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  16. This sounds so good right now! I like the sound of the unique brotherhood and kick-butt fight scenes. Great review! :)

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    1. I love fantastic fight scenes! TSkinner wrote a few good ones in this book.

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  17. I've read the prequel(?) and the Angel Kin, Braine, and loved them! I, obviously, haven't read Angel Lover YET, but I think the first two are more action packed than AL seems to be. But I'm still very eager to pick up Angel Lover. I'm glad you reviewed it because I didn't realize it was out. :/

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    1. I need to read AK, I want to know more about Cain and Abel!

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  18. Don't feel bad. I'm in the same boat of 'why haven't I?' with this series. I have the first book, but just need to get busy and read it. Glad the world building really struck you as a strong point.

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    1. I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately. I think it's time for another cherry pop

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  19. Awesome to here! I think I might have read a Christmas Anthology or romance that was edited by her. But this sounds very good. :)

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    1. Oh yeah? Is it paranormal or contemporary?

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    2. I found it. It's called Christmas Nookies. It's more contemporary, but there is one story by Philippa Ballantine that's a bit more fantasy-ish.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q80PRSQ?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00Q80PRSQ&linkCode=xm2&tag=myworlinwor0f-20

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  20. Fun review Braine! Ummm... Wing Porn? I want to know more about this! And a character who loves the 60's style... he has to be cool! Great review!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. Hahaha. The wing porn had me laughing coz you know, angels.

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