To ease the lingering symptoms of my book hangover, today I want to share my thoughts on Reaping Angel, the second book in S.L. Saboviec’s Fallen Redemption series. I read this book even faster than I read the first one, and I find myself wanting to reread it already, just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. The plot definitely thickens in this book; by the end of it, I wasn’t sure who to trust.
But I’m getting ahead of myself:
After the battle at the Bastille, the Council of Seraphim offers reluctant demons Enael and Kaspen a chance to return to Heaven—but only after they’ve completed sufficient penance. Ready to move past the ugly chapter in their lives, they settle into their assignments.
Until Enael’s former lover, Voctic, a powerful demon, interferes.
Voctic seduces and demeans, taunts and entices Enael, stirring centuries-old longing in her while infuriating Kaspen. Caught up in the demands of their duties, Kaspen and Enael drift apart until she finds herself isolated.
Fed up with Voctic’s harassment, Enael prepares to fight back. When he targets the new human she’s responsible for protecting, she creates her own plan. His self-proclaimed “gala of the century” will be the perfect cover for her revenge. But will a hasty decision cost her Kaspen—or even her spot in Heaven?
Those big things I mentioned that happened in the first book? Well, they’ve become huge things in this book. Meanwhile, all Enael wants is to be an angel again, with Kaspen at her side. But between completing her penance, first by becoming embodied and then by serving indefinitely as a Reaper; withstanding Voctic’s harassment; and trying to figure out the Council of Seraphim, she’s got her work cut out for her.
And you thought you had it rough.
All of the things I loved about the first book are present in this one as well. I couldn’t put it down, and I wish I had a third book to pick up like, yesterday. The last time a book series stuck with me this way was probably when I read the entire Hunger Games trilogy in the course of a weekend.
If you enjoyed Guarding Angel, you’ll definitely enjoy Reaping Angel. Another tightly-plotted story full of well-drawn characters you can’t help feeling all the things for, this book is a must-read, and more proof that trying new things is a great idea.
About the Author
Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She holds a B.S. in Physics, which qualifies her to B.S. about physics and occasionally do some math for the sci-fi stories she concocts. Her dark, thought-provoking science fiction & fantasy contains flawed, relatable characters and themes that challenge the status quo.
Her short fiction has appeared in AE and Grievous Angel. Her debut novel, Guarding Angel, received an honorable mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The sequel, Reaping Angel, is out now.
Have you read the Fallen Redemption series? Did you like it? Love it? Want some more of it? Share your thoughts in the comments below – let’s discuss! 😀
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