Book Reviews of Demon Angel (Guardians, Bk 1)

Demon Angel (Guardians, Bk 1)
Demon Angel - Guardians, Bk 1
Author: Meljean Brook
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425213476
ISBN-10: 0425213471
Publication Date: 1/2/2007
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Lilith is a Demon and, yes, she is straight from Hell. Her job is to tempt humans into committing suicide, so Lucifer can have their souls. Hugh is a Guardian and, yes, he is straight from Heaven, (or in this book Caelum). His job is to protect people from losing their souls to Lucifer. This gives new meaning to the phrase âopposites attractâ.

It is really difficult for me to give this book a grade. There were things that I really loved about this book, and then there were things that really bothered me. On one hand, I really liked the originality of the plot. I have to say, I have never read a romance novel where the heroine actually spends time in Hell and has a relationship with the Devil. Brooks has created a whole different Biblical history and its kind of fun to see the Devil portrayed as a âfriendly, unassuming, middle-class retireeâ complete with a blue cardigan and grey slacks.

On the other hand, I found this book at times completely confusing. I felt like I had the reading comprehension skills of a second grader. Many times, I found myself re-reading passages to make sure I hadn't missed anything. There were a wide variety of characters and I found myself getting them mixed up. Another thing is that as the story developed, I found myself not understanding what had just happened. As a matter of fact, if you asked me to explain the book to you, I am not certain I would get it right. Nope, I definitely wouldn't; it's just way too complicated. I am still not certain how Hugh and Lilith triumphed in the end.

I will say that Lilith is a really fun character. She is mischievous, deceitful and just plain ornery at times. I loved it. It seems like it would be a lot of fun to be Lilith (except for being tortured in Hell part). Hugh on the other hand, was a bit of a stick in the mud. I don't know about you, but I like my hero's to have a little of the âBad Boyâ in them. Hugh was a little to goody-goody for my taste, but for Lilith though, he was perfect. I think I will have to give this one a C; right smack dab in the middle.

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Helpful Score: 5
Hopefully someone else will like this book ~ I couldn't get into the story at all.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really good book from a new writer.
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Helpful Score: 1
I could not get into this book at all. The first part was very confusing to me. Don't think I will try any of her other books.
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Sexy, thrilling, and wildly entertaining!
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From the back of the book:
For two thousand years, Lilith wrought vengeance upon the evil and the damned, gathering souls for her father's armies Below and proving her fealty to her Underworld leige. Half-demon, half-human, bound by a bargain with the devil, and forbidden to feel pleasure, she draws upon her dark powers and serpentine grace to lead men into temptation. That is, until she faces her greatest temptation--Heaven's own Sir Hugh Castleford...

Once a knight and now a Guardian, Hugh spent centuries battleing demons--and the cursed, blood-drinking nosferatu. His purpose has always been to thwart the demon Lilith, even as he battles his treacherous hunger for her. But when a deadly alliance unleashes a threat to both humans and Guardians in modern-day San Francisco, angel and demon must fight together against unholy evil--and against a desire that has been too long denied...
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For two thousand years, Lilith wrought vengeance upon the evil and the damned, gathering souls for her father's armies Below and providing her fealty to her Underwold liege. Half-demon, half-human, bound by a bargain with the devil, and forbidden to feel pleasure, she draws upon her dark powers and serpentine grace to lead men into temptation. That is, until hse faces her greatest temptation -- Heaven's own Sir Hugh Castleford..

Once a knight and now a Guardian, Hugh spent centuries battling demons -- and the cursed, blood-drinking nosferatu. His purpose has always been to thwart the demon Lilith, even as he battles his treacherous hunger for her. But when a deadly alliance unleashes a threat to both humans and Guardians in modern-day San Francisco, angel and demon must fight together against unholy evil -- and against a desire that has been too long denied...