I thought that Gabriel's Inferno was excellent, but the sequel, Gabriel's Rapture is absolutely fantastic!!! Usually the first book in a series is the best, well not is this case. Sylvain Reynard is growing as a writer and this book proves that. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I begun reading it. I did have some questions left unanswered from GI, but for me the end was complete and wasn't asking for more. Again, like in the first book, you'll find the author's knowledge and taste in literature, art, music and food amazing and exquisite. Reading this book makes you want to book the next flight to Italy, sniff Aramis/Agent Provocateur, taste the food, drink Chianti, listen to the playlist etc. (yes, guilty I've done a few of those things)
The story starts exactly where GI had left of. I don't want to reveal too much, I will only say that Julia will surprise you. The way she endures the agony of separation is remarkable and shows how strong she really is. I was touched by the way that Julianne and Gabriel's relationship blooms and the real soul mates emerge. The author takes us into a journey of redemption, forgiveness, sensuality, unconditional love and pure happiness. This novel was heart wrenching and deeply emotional, but well worth it in the end. At times I felt like my soul was crying along with my eyes and other times I felt euphoric, my heart swelling with joy. It's such a beautiful story that I could read times and times again.
This is now my all time favorite book. It left a deep imprint on my soul. I can't wait to see what Sylvain Reynard has in store for Book #3 Gabriel's Redemption. Knowing him, it will definitely be astonishing.
Thank you, Sylvain Reynard for writing and sharing such a beautiful masterpiece.
My favourite quote: "Everyone wants to know where evil comes from and why the world is riddled with it. Why doesn't anyone ask where goodness comes from? Human beings have a tremendous capacity for cruelty. Why is there any goodness at all?"show more
by Tina D