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Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Sexy ruthless Angels = one sexy read. =)

Where do I start with this new series that Gena Showalter has created?

First off, we're inside of Zacharel's head in "Wicked Nights". If you're a huge fan of Gena Showalter's and have read her Lords of the Underworld Series, you know who Zacharel already is.

In...
Where do I start with this new series that Gena Showalter has created?

First off, we're inside of Zacharel's head in "Wicked Nights". If you're a huge fan of Gena Showalter's and have read her Lords of the Underworld Series, you know who Zacharel already is.

In the Wicked Nights, we find out Zacharel has been tasked to run the most powerful angel army in the heavens. Of course there's a catch though...the angels he leads are on dangerous ground...they're a danger to themselves and everyone around them. If Zacharel doesn't straighten them out, he may end up losing his wings. He has to prove to his deity that he can be a leader and help train these ruthless Angels. If he doesn't...he's punished for what he does, but also what they do wrong.

We're introduced to Annabelle Miller, a human who was accused of a killing her parents at the age of 18, which she didn't do. Now she's forced to live in the walls of Moffat County Institution where she is being treated. The doctor who is supposed to be treating her, instead is abusing her mentally and physically. She also can see things that normal humans can't see. She has demons tracking her wherever she goes and now they are upon Moffat County Insitution.

Zacharel and his band of Angels are sent to the Moffat County Institution to find out why the demons are attracted to the place and kill them, as long as they aren't humans who are demon-possessed (which they can not kill).

Zacharel comes upon Annabelle and for the moment he meets her, he knows he's in trouble. Zacharel is not meant to save Annabelle...but of course everything in his world is about to change because of Annabelle and her past. It's up to Zacharel to find out why Demons are tracking Annabelle...and also find out what happened to Annabelle and why she can see the demons...etc.

I won't go any further...because this book has so much going on, I don't want to spoil anything.

My thoughts on "Wicked Nights" of course is that it's a great start to a new series. In fact it's a great start to a spin-off series of Lords of the Underworld. =) I was so excited to find out that Gena was doing a spin off...especially when it includes Angels. (I'm a sucker for a sexy male Angel)

I fell in love with the stubborn, tough, sexy Zacharel in the LOTU Series. To be able to find out what makes Zacharel tick...I was definitely onboard to read his book. Now, after reading it, I'm looking forward to the next books. It definitely keeps me sane waiting for the next LOTU book and you'll see why when you read "Wicked Nights". Oh yes...Gena throws in surprises. I was so giddy reading this book, my hubby was about to send me to the doctor to get checked out.

I fell in love Annabelle because she's a strong-willed female character who can take care of herself. I don't know how many times she stood up to Zacharel. (because I lost count)

I loved the storyline that Gena Showalter created in "Wicked Nights". She of course threw in extra stuff to prepare you for the next book or books. You'll get to read about the other Angels too in "Wicked Nights". I don't know if Koldo or Thane is my fave yet, after Zacharel. I'll have to wait and read their books.

I'm going to admit again, how addicted I am to Gena's writing style. She's one of my FAVE Authors and with this spin-off series...she didn't disappoint at all. I will find myself re-reading this book bec

posted by FranJessca on June 20, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Wanted It To Be So Much Better

I hate to be a downer among all the glowing reviews, but I was disappointed by this book. I wanted to love it. In fact, I've been waiting for Zacharel's story for months, ever since it was revealed there'd be a spin-off featuring a band of warrior angels. Throw in a sup...
I hate to be a downer among all the glowing reviews, but I was disappointed by this book. I wanted to love it. In fact, I've been waiting for Zacharel's story for months, ever since it was revealed there'd be a spin-off featuring a band of warrior angels. Throw in a super sexy cover, a feisty heroine, intriguing secondary characters, an interesting concept and a surprise cameo from some fan favorites, and I should've been all over this book. One issue I had was the dialogue which just felt wrong all the way through. It was flat. Uninspired. Maybe I had a problem with Annabelle being flip so much of the time or maybe I just felt so much of their conversations seemed superficial. Also, the title was a lot more optimistic than what actually happens in the book because the nights were not all that "wicked." I actually loved that Zacharel had never had sex before, but I would have liked the author to explore that more. I suppose Showalter is not necessarily to blame for this, but it annoys me how quickly people fall in love in these books. Here, for example, we have a thousands-year old angel who, we're told, for centuries has been cold and uncaring about anyone and anything. In fact, his Diety is so displeased with Zacharel that snow perpetually falls from his wings, but lo and behold, in a matter of days he's fallen so deeply in love with the heroine that when he's forced to make an impossible choice at the end of the book, he chooses her. And of course Annabelle is willing to sleep with him days after meeting him despite years of physical and sexual abuse although, to be fair, there is a heartwrenching scene where she completely loses it. And, the villain. Of course that's who'd it be. Overall, this book was just very predictable when it could have been so much more. Koldo's book is next which I suppose will revolve around his vendetta against the angel who took his wings, and I'm curious to see more of Thane, Bjorn and Xerxes. Book 1 was a let-down, but the verdict's still out on the rest of the series.

posted by BekahSC on June 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Was disappointed

    I was looking forward to Zacharel's story but was disappointed
    :( i thought it was kinda slow going and not very sexy! Zacharel is suppose to be getting his emotions back and i felt jipped on the sex scenes, he was by far my favorite so far and i did not like the way his story was wrote:( i will still be reading...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Angels and demons

    Oh my. Love the virgin angel that knows how to rock a girl's world

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Not as well written

    I think this book feels rushed. It doesn't seem to go into as much detail as her other books. That kind of disappointed me because I love Zacharel.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Did Gena really write this?

    I can usually read a book in a few days if it grabs my attention. Gena's books have always done that for me until now. It took me a week to get though this book. There does seem to be something lacking. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Really she can do better

    I keep waiting to get blown away with her writing skills. I know this is a new series but really im diappointed. Her alien hunter series is awesome this is stupid. Someone help her.

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