Skip to main content

Angelborn: A Review

This is another stop on a new slate of reviews I'll be posting on Nikki-Michelle's Spot. Before I ever had dreams of becoming a writer, I was a reader. That hasn't changed. I love to read. A good book can always take me away like Calgon.  Next up, Angelborn by L. Penelope. I should note that this book is NOT on Kindle Unlimited. As a reader, I'm a fan of Kindle Unlimited. If you're a reader looking to test a new author, KU is a good investment, especially in this market of....eh, that's a story for a different day. Back to Angelborn.

Wow! Angelborn was a breath of fresh air. Since the passing of L.A. Banks, I've been hard pressed to find speculative fiction by AA authors that captured my attention the way Mama Banks once did. Besides the greats, like Octavia Butler, I was trying to find new authors and happened to stumble across the name L. Penelope. She had two books on Amazon. After reading each synopsis, I decided on Angelborn and boy am I glad I did. So let's get into it.

In the beginning, we meet Caleb who is trying to escape to safety with the love of his life, Viv. We immediately find out that Caleb is more than human. Needless to say, trying to save himself and Viv didn't go as planned and he ends up in the Wasteland. Caleb starts his day out like he does every day, being that he has been cast into something akin to a world between worlds where lost human souls go to roam and Angelborn like him, those who couldn't get their human soul mate to bind to their souls.

Next we meet Maia, whom I take an immediate liking to. Maia has a special ability. She sees dead people. When we meet Maia, she's talking to Ms. Sadie. Ms. Sadie turns out to be a ghost, one of the good ones and trust me, Maia meets quite a few bad ones along the way.

Maia and Caleb meet via happenstance. Caleb's first love Viv, has been reborn as Maia's roommate. From there let the sparks fly! I absolutely loved how L. Penelope developed this story. Even though it was a novella, I felt it was a full novel. That's just how well L. Penelope developed her characters. I found it admirable that Maia tried to deny her attraction to Caleb out of respect for Genna, her roommate.

But I have to mention Helix. I don't know why I loved when he came in a shook up crazy. LOL! Helix is a bad boy personified, but I'd be on his team for sure! However, I  loved  the way Caleb basically came through like nah, son, Maia's mine so back off. LOL. Well he didn't really say that, but you know.

In the end, I appreciated a speculative fiction novel that had two AA leads. I've been pulling my hair out trying to find a good one and L. Penelope delivered. Her novella wasn't chocked full of fifty-leven characters which I loved. I give Angelborn 5 pages (think 5-stars). Nikki-Michelle recommends this book.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Meredith Wild's Hacker Series & Bridge Series Giveaway!

Hello, my page turners and bookends! A few weeks ago, I entered a mega giveaway that Meredith Wild, New York Times Bestseller and author of  the wildly popular Hacker Series, was hosting. Out of over 14,000 who entered, I was one of the 300 chosen winners. Imagine how excited I was to get the email that lil' ole me  had been chosen as winner. Now imagine that excitement a hundred times over when I actually opened the door to see my postman delivering boxes of books!

The Hacker Series  has a total of four books. I won ten of each. I also won ten copies of book one to her Bridge Series. So after I took my cut (LOL), I'm now left with nine books of each story from the Hacker Series and nine copies of book one from the Bridge Series. So because Meredith was generous to me, I'm going to return the favor.

I won't ask you to jump through hurdles win these books either. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I'll randomly select winners. I'll also post…

Coming soon: Tell Me No More

“He’s getting married!”
“What?”
“Jamie… he’s getting married,” I repeated frantically.
There was a wild look of panic in my eyes, I was sure. My whole world seemed to be crashing down around me. Nothing prepared me for the news that the man I still loved was about to walk down the aisle and make another woman his wife. Kay had to catch me in her arms before my legs gave out on me. For four years I’d been trying to come to grips with the fact that I’d let a good man get away.
Jamie and I had been together for almost two years before I’d cheated on him with my son’s father’s best friend. I’d met Jamie while I was head over heels in love with Aric. Even after finding out Aric was married, I held on to hope that he and I could be together. That was until his wife, Stephanie, tried to kill me and my son while I was pregnant with him. Even then, it took a while for me to see that Aric and I just weren’t meant to be together.
I finally saw that Jamie was the man I needed. Everything was g…

Naughtier Than Nice: A Review

This is another stop on a new slate of reviews I'll be posting on Nikki-Michelle's Spot. Before I ever had dreams of becoming a writer, I was a reader. That hasn't changed. I love to read. A good book can always take me away like Calgon.  Next up, Naughtier Than Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey. I should note that this book is NOT on Kindle Unlimited. As a reader, I'm a fan of Kindle Unlimited. If you're a reader looking to test a new author, KU is a good investment, especially in this market of....eh, that's a story for a different day. Back to Naughtier Than Nice.

Man, whew. I've waited so long for EJD to get back to this style of writing. Now don't get me wrong I love Gideon and  the chick from A Wanted Woman, but I longed for the day EJD would get back to the Cheaters and Liar's Game style of writing. Once I read One Night earlier this year, I knew I was going to get Naughtier Than Nice. First off, let me say it did my heart some good to get an update…