ok so it is not quite up to the same level of romance, humour or storytelling as Nalini Singh.. but not a bad attempt.. - Nalini is afterall one of the best in the genre.. but.. good plot... interesting characters.. not quite full emerson in this new world.. however willing to give the second book a go.. hoping the intensity and character depth will develop further.. got the best of all paranormal worlds.. vampires, angels, werewolfs & demons.. whats not to love ?
Who needs sleep when you have an excellent book to read?
If you like Nalini Singhs Guild Hunter series, your going to love Nephilium's Destiny. Yes it's that good and no, I don't hesitate to put the two side by side, or maybe even above it.
Tessa Cole has created a world still recovering from Angels going to war against each other. It has a slightly dystopian edge and all sorts of paranormals are no longer hiding in the shadows. Essie the lead character, is brave and strong and the guys are all well fleshed out characters, each with their own strengths and weaknessess rather than the vague wall of handsome that many RH books suffer from.
It is a slow burn, but deliciously so. Tying complicated characters together takes time, and now having read three books in the series, it's honestly worth it.
I'm not a friend of the author, part of her book group, nor do I know her mother. This is a genuine review not an ARC or useless Bookspout review and was written by someone who actually read the book.
Tessa Cole's first book, "Destined Darkness" is a good one. The twist on angels is a new one to me. I've never imagined Archangel Michael as the bad guy - even if he's not in the book, he's mentioned. A fast pace and easy writing style made for an entertaining read.
Not very often do I buy a book and end up having read marathon to finish the next two that follow... and now having withdrawals/ waiting for anticipation for book number 4! What a fabulous refreshing Series