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Raziel

Raziel

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Kristina Douglas

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 355 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 170mm x 30mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 25 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1439191921
  • ISBN 13: 9781439191927
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Sales rank: 33,198

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Kristina Douglas's sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever. She was just an ordinary mortal . . . "You're dead" is "so "not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she's surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood--and they really don't want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven. . . . until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined. Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel's orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom's shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness--because Allie may be the Fallen's only salvation.

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By Ezza 08 Dec 2011 5

Kristina delivers the reader with a very detailed description of the world right up front, and does great to keep the reader informed throughout the novel. The Fallen were cast out a millennia ago and cursed to live off blood and ferry souls to Heaven or Hell, via Uriel's order. Uriel is the last archangel, handed the reigns by God himself. He is a twisted SOB and would like nothing more than to rid the world of the Fallen, whom he despises for their defiance. He also rules over the Nephilim, a nasty, evil sect of flesh-eaters who are seriously gruesome!

I really enjoyed the resistance between Allie and Raziel. There was no possible way that either of them were going to admit their feelings before the other, and it became quite amusing. Raziel pretty much despises her for waltzing into his life for a reason unbeknownst to him and his people, inadvertently lifting the magical veil over his homeland and placing a flashing beacon overhead that reads "Hey, Nephilim, over here! Come eat us! Yay!" However, once he gets a taste of her, there is no looking back.

Allie is a spitfire with a strong voice. She is brave, stubborn and speaks her mind. She lives to tease and annoy Raziel, especially when she realizes that he can read her mind. Her thoughts are anything but wholesome, and Raziel is sent into a rage every time he has to fight down his lust for her. Funny!

The book started out a bit slow for me and I was afraid that I was not going to enjoy it, but it did not disappoint. However, the novel definitely changes speed and the reader receives great romance, fantastic sex scenes, gruesome action and a serious cliffhanger! The series has a lot of potential and I look forward to the next one!

By Chloe Paton 18 May 2011 5

This book was amazing!! Sucked me in from the first few pages... Although i must warm the romance scenes in the book are quite intense and go into alot of detail .. but other wise the book was great, the characters were alot of fun to read about :) Cant wait for the next installment!! A+++++