Wednesday, April 12, 2017

REVIEW Katherine Pine AFTER EDEN (Fallen Angels Book One)

After Eden (Fallen Angels Book 1) by [Pine, Katherine]

Title: After Eden ( Fallen Angels Book 1)
Series: Fallen Angels Series
Author: Katherine Pine
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date:  April 16, 2011

Devi knows she shouldn't trust the new employee at her favorite used bookstore. Sure, he's funny, smart and hands down the sexiest guy she's ever met, but something dark lurks behind his unassuming smile and sinful green eyes.

Still, a girl can't always afford to be picky. When an angel abducts your twin brother it should come as no surprise that the one person who can help you get him back is a demon—and only if you're willing to pay his price.


Amazon rating: 4/5
In Patti's Imagination rating:  9/10

Devi is a strange child whose favorite place is an old musty book store.  She battles with the loss of her brother who was taken right in front of her.  She battles with horrible headaches that incapacitate her.  When she meets the new owner of her favorite place she is taken in by his charm and beautiful green eyes.  Then her episode happens and when she awakes she is in the back of the store with this green eyed sexy man.  But he is definitely anything but normal and she finds herself in the middle of an epic battle of Biblical proportions.  The devils wants her and an angel wants to keep her safe, but she isn't willing to accept any of them.  She will risk it all for the brother who was taken and a normal life before the episodes and the sadness.
The story has a lot of  action, mystery with a unique story-line.  The characters are well developed.   Maybe some more about her mom would be interesting, but not really needed to make thee store move.  The heroine is not a damsel in distress type and the leading man is not your typical hero.  The loss of her brother hounds her with guilt and as a twin there are many more questions to this kidnapping.  The author ties the characters together well and the story line is not choppy or rushed.  The author uses humor and vivid colors to set the mood.   The use of crazy wild teenage pranks helps make Devi a very believable character.  It did end with a predicable yet happy ending.  A warning: this book talks about demons and angels but the concept of an antihero is really intriguing  and well developed and I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

Katherine Pine is addicted to shoujo manga and black tea. Though she's only in her mid-twenties, she lives in a retirement community in the Pacific Northwest. Alright, so maybe it isn't officially a retirement community, but the age of the average person is about 62. As a result Katherine has grown accustomed to epic bingo battles and losing terribly at Bridge. When she's not writing she knits, tries to convince slugs that her compost pile is much tastier than her vegetable garden, and gets bossed around by her cats.

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