The second in the Fallen series; the story of Azazel and Rachel. I liked this book, I really did, and look forward to the next one. That being said, I do have one major problem with it. Azazel betrays her and his betrayal is so astronomical, I can't imagine anyone forgiving what he did for any reason. Also, the point of view jumps from first person Azazel, first person Rachel, and then third person through out the book. It didn't bother me, so it's unlikely it will bother anyone else. There were occasions Azazel contradicted himself. In one chapter he completely stops hating Allie, the new source, and moves on ending his mourning of his dead wife. A few chapters later, he picks it up again. There were many times I was really hoping this guy would make up his damn mind.
Nothing is simple in this one, a lot plays out that moves the series along. Azazel and Rachel are not a cute love story, but a raw passion. I came away from this book still having questions about Rachel and how much of the true "Lilith" she really is. The Dark City was confusing, and I struggled with the timeline in the beginning, but it was pulled together at the end and it made more sense. I really like this series, there is just something so different about it that it hooks me. Don't go into it with any pre-existing notions about religion and fallen angels. Douglas turns it all upside down to fit into the world she is writing and I for one, like her interpretation. I love her characters and the path the series is following, there is nothing cute and sweet about these Fallen. They are strong characters who have weaknesses as well as strength's, who have learned to cope in a world few can imagine. Can't wait to read the next one!