I'm sorry that I bought it - Boring, depressing rather than fun.
So many well written books die in obscurity. It's a pity to see something like this sell so well. I thought that a bestseller had to be a good read, as well as have a great premise. But apparently, premise is enough...
I had a hard time pushing this book. The violence is depressing, and there's no feeling of triumph, despite some victories.
The author tells rather than shows. Repeatedly, characters that we barely know tell us that the protagonist "will be a great angelologist". But, she acts like a good little girl, a clerk and a nun. No action or memory showed that she was special.
The characters triumphed over their challenges too easily. Two scary thugs are taken out by a lucky shot from a moving car by someone who had never held a gun before. Suspense building, then nothing, flat. Oh, that was easy.
This book was painfully detailed. It took forever to wade through all of the details while reading even a single paragraph. In concept, I think the book is totally unique, and I have often wondered about the mysterious nephilim from a scant few Bible passages. I was quite disappointed in the ending, also.
Lushly written, this detailed and fascinating novel utterly absorbed me, and was certainly unlike anything that I have ever read before! I really enjoyed it, though I can see how the writing style may not be well-suited to every reader. Some of the sentences were overly florid, though I do feel that style reflected the lavish world Trussoni created. The characters, though well-constructed and sympathetic, spoke in the same style as the prose, detracting credibility. I would imagine that this would be a hard audiobook to become enraptured in. There were a few minor editing errors, but my biggest complaint was the redundancy. I suppose if you didn't read this book in less than twenty-four hours the constant reminders, re-caps and refreshers would be helpful, but to this reader they were deeply annoying and only served to lengthen and unnecessarily draw the action out even further. Most of the story's threads were neatly tied, but I do hope that Trussoni writes a sequel - the detailed world she created could certainly be explored further, and there were definitely some lingering questions that still hung in the air after the last page was turned.
Angels are out there---and they're not nice!!! Intelligent, well-written genre novel. Not at all my usual type of book, but I really enjoyed it and will definitely read the sequel when it comes out.
I really enjoyed this book. Fun, high paced fiction that makes you think and has wonderful visuals. Definitely had a Da Vinci Code feel and page-turning pace. Would love to see this made into a movie if it has not already been done. Can't wait to receive the sequel!