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Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the ...
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Angelbound

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Overview

Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989405003
  • Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/17/2013
  • Series: Angelbound , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 1,726
  • Age range: 16 years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in Television, Radio and Film Production and English. Her day job is in marketing for companies like Microsoft, Cisco and Brainshark, as well as founding her own software start-up, Mindful Technologies. Christina believes that, upon close examination of Tolkien’s text, it’s entirely possible that the Balrog was wearing fuzzy bunny slippers.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    1. Bad-ass female protagonist 2. Fabulously funny 3. Super cool

    1. Bad-ass female protagonist
    2. Fabulously funny
    3. Super cool magical world full of creative creatures unlike any super cool magical world I've encountered
    4. Edge-of-your-seat action
    5. Super original
    6. Characters you care about and fall in love with. 
    7. Can't put it down
    8. Who needs an eighth?!

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    I¿m not usually a fan of angel stories. They tend to be a bit pr

    I’m not usually a fan of angel stories. They tend to be a bit preachy but this one wasn’t. Plus, you don’t follow an angel, you follow a quasi-demon who’s purpose it is is to fight evil souls and keep them from gaining entrance into Heaven. But she doesn’t play for the angel team or the demon team. Quasi-demons are their own species. A species that’s looked down upon as slaves. Even her classes teach them how to serve their masters and be the best quasi-demon they can be. Myla doesn’t fall for the whole “servant” thing and isn’t about to roll over and play dead. Yeah, Myla was a fun character to read.

    Let me start off by talking about this amazing cover. I don’t always compliment a cover but when I do it means something. This cover totally speaks for the book. You have Myla in her kick-ass demon hide fighting body suit (that she got from the Angels) and the arena as the backdrop. One look at this cover and you know that there is going to be a lot of fighting with things that are not quite human. I know I say this every time I applaud creativity on a cover but THANK YOU for actually having a cover that portrays your character and/or story. I hate seeing an up close cover of pretty faces on covers or white chicks in ballgowns when it doesn’t even pertain to the story itself. Unless we are talking Cinderella. Then yes, throw that blond chick in a ballgown, because in my mind (and I’m sure everyone agrees) Cinderella will always be wearing a blue dress. Even if she is only going to the local market. So yes, when I see an amazing cover that wasn’t just randomly chosen off of a stock photo website I get really really happy. And I take up a whole paragraph talking about it’s awesomeness. *stands up and claps* BRAVO!

    The story starts off with Myla battling souls in the arena. So we jump right into the action and it really helps set the tone for the book. We don’t only get quasi-demons, demons and angels. We get Thrax (human/angel hybrid) and ghouls as well. Of course, that still leaves quasi-demons at the bottom of the food chain though. There’s a lot of various elements to this story on top of Myla’s self discovery.

    I did have one issue with the story and that was the romance. From the first second they meet, Lincoln is nothing but rude to Myla. He talks down to her like she’s the scum of the earth. Always has an aura of disgust when he’s around her and is just a total pompous jerk towards any/all quasi-demons. However, he see’s her fight a few times and all of a sudden his preconceived impression on quasi-demons is changed and he falls in love with her and him even though he treated her horribly. Say what? They go from fighting each other to declaring their love? I just felt like the romance came out of left field. I get that the author tries to play up his reaction to that of a 4 yr old boy pushing a girl down and making her cry as showing his interest in her, but I just wasn’t buying it. I felt like the romance could’ve been handled differently. Maybe a bit more grown up instead of being so juvenile. I can’t believe I’m going to say this… the romance could’ve been cut out completely and I would’ve been totally fine with it. *gasp* Yes, the lover of all things romance just closed her eyes, gave a dismissal hand wave and said “take it away”.

    The true component that shined through the story was Myla. She has such a blasé attitude when it comes to danger. She rolls with the punches and isn’t afraid to stand her ground. This was a great action packed story involving all sorts of paranormal characters. I would consider reading the second novel if I have time in my schedule. I would like to find out what happens to Myla now that she has these special powers.

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    This is my first foray into fantasy/paranormal and I am glad I g

    This is my first foray into fantasy/paranormal and I am glad I gave it a try. Bauer's character development and humor are right on. Looking forward to the next!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    A super-fun and engaging book. The lead character Myla is feisty

    A super-fun and engaging book. The lead character Myla is feisty and snarky, and the action is crisp. The author's world-building is second to none: Purgatory really comes to life in the pages. Looking forward to another Myla story soon!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Instant classic, Bauer draws you into a time, a place, and into

    Instant classic, Bauer draws you into a time, a place, and into the lives of her characters in a way that makes it hard to put down. I found myself anxious to preorder Scala - can't wait to start it ! Its been a long time since I've found myself this engaged with a new author. Read it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    I whizzed through this book. First of all, it had an awesome fem

    I whizzed through this book. First of all, it had an awesome female lead character who was funny, relatable and totally rocks. Secondly, there was a really intricate and fascinating world painted by the author that keeps getting more and more complex as the story goes on; it really keeps your interest. There is also a great love story throughout the book with a great build up. What's the best about this book, however, is that the female lead IS the hero. Finally, a great fantasy/action books with a strong female lead for young adults! Highly recommended

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    Angelbound's opening chapters definitely captures your attention

    Angelbound's opening chapters definitely captures your attention and sets a great introduction to the story. It has an intriguing and unique story line. I haven't read a story like this before. Christina describes and creates her characters brilliantly. 




    Characters 4/5
    Myla - Myla has spunk and attitude. I like her - she is a kick-ass heroine who is always up for a challenge. I like her nicknames for the ghouls. I enjoy that her demon side is such a big part of her, yet it does not define her. I did figure out where the story was going with Myla but enjoyed the ride none the less. 




    Walker - Walker is cool and covers for Myla well, like an older brother. He remains loyal to his oaths, and is just an all round great character. 




    Camilla (Myla's mom) - I find her journey/past fascinating as it combines with Myla's story. She plays a great role (besides Myla's mom) and understanding her throughout the book is just touching. 




    Queen Octavia - I like her. She is smart, nice and observant. She sees more than meets the eye. I think that other than the main characters, Octavia is my favourite character in the story.




    Lincoln - Lincoln is an intriguing character. They initial denied attraction between him and Myla I find fascinating and I love every moment he steps up to a few parts in the story (with him and Myla and as High Prince). He is strong and determined. 




    Myla & Lincoln - I love their competitiveness and interactions This is a really sweet, yet intense romance. I am looking forward their story. They are a great match, together and as a fighting team. 




    Plot, Pace, Writing style & Cover 4/5
    The pace of the story is good and Christina has an easy writing style to follow. She creates lovable, well rounded characters and a story filled with action. The world building is great. I absolutely loved the cover. 




    I will definitely be continuing with this series. 




    On an extra note I loved the acknowledgements - Christina's sassiness comes through and you can see she is awesome.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Superb ,excellent, loved this book.

    Superb ,excellent, loved this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    The female characters kick ass! As a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fa

    The female characters kick ass! As a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, I've been looking for strong women to root for - Angelbound fills that need.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2014

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    It's wonderful! Yes! The book is wonderful! Even though I have g

    It's wonderful! Yes! The book is wonderful! Even though I have given it 4 stars, I must admit that this book, if the few minus points are excluded, deserves to get a full 5!
    The most striking thing about that cover is Myla, with hair flowing and that gear and the most noticing thing, her tail. Seriously, how many times have you seen someone, that too a girl...and that too the goddamn lead of a book with a tail? And yeah, don't forget the devilish-looking pointy part. Hauntingly beautiful cover (I just had to use the word 'hauntingly' here, and I don't even know why!)

    From the beginning, I LOVED Myla. She.Is.COOOOL. I've always loved fictional girls with strong personalities. And Myla...she is one of the most kickass heroines I've ever read about. The way she shows her enthusiasm for arena fights, the reckless attitude while fighting even some of the vilest creatures on trial, and loving the all 'risky business' thing made my heart go gooey inside (uh, is that normal?) It's been long time since I've actually fangirled over a heroine for her badass persona, because it's been a real long time since I've read about one. So thanks to the author for having created Myla :D Well, I have complaints but I'll deal with you for that later :p

    I loved the whole Purgatory and Quasi-demon theme. Again, do we get to see such ideas very often? I mean there are books on Heaven and Hell, angels and demons- yes, but this seemed to me like a quite unique concept ornamented by some conventional ones. When Myla's first arena fight is described, I was visualizing this whole Gladiator thing..with a huge Colosseum like place where Myla was probably the female version of Russel Crowe, except that she didn't die. Though I was having a little problem to get in the story with suddenly quasi demons with their different tails and ghouls and areana fights, once I've gotten hold of it, it seemed effortless to feel yourself within story. I could seriously feel like seeing Scala with my own eyes (though my version seemed rather funny and weird than scary). For me, when you don't have to squeeze your eyes shut or put an effort to 'see beyond' in order to visualize a story, that is when you know it's a very, very good story. And indeed, it is.

    Apart from Myla, I loved Lincoln, though he is described the way ALL the fictional heroes are introduced. But still, I like him and his chemistry with Myla. However, I felt the transition from hate to neutral to love a little fast. I mean, I get that they are the leads and they are supposed to fall in love and everything, but all those things happened a little too fast and to me it seemed a little unreal.

    The ghoul, Walker, was an interesting character to watch. He is different than the other ghouls in the sense that she look after Mila, but not in a way she wouldn't like. He is like a friend, a protector, a brother and company to enjoy.

    I like Myla's mother. The typical overly conscious afraid and hiding-something-about-the-past mother, clearly indicating that her concerns for Myla's safety may not be the mere outcome of over-protectiveness. From the very beginning thought, it was clear that she is special. It is pretty obvious if you ask me. Lead female characters of a book are either a totally average girl or something like the 'Chosen One'. It's not like I'm complaining, I know the story has to start with something, and this is always a good point to start with.

    For the first time perhaps, I have actually hated a character. It's Myla's best friend Cissy, or should I say..really sissy :p I hadn't even disliked Voldemort that way, ever. Plus, the conversation and everything about Cissy made me feel like strangling myself to death. On the contrary, even Zeke seemed angelic, though he didn't quite appear as one at the beginning.

    The plot development is good overall, though at times I felt the story dragging. There were descriptions that often bored me a little. But still, I liked it because the execution was impressive altogether. Author Christina Bauer has cooked up a story with some familiar ideas but added to it her own spices, making it a delicious read :) I'll definitely be looking forward to reading the next book of the series.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Myla is so bad ass that I kind of want to be her. Who know being

    Myla is so bad ass that I kind of want to be her. Who know being a half-demon living in Purgatory could be so freaking cool? Not only that, but Lincoln is hawt! Myla made me literally LOL throughout the book. She's strong, funny, and can kick some serious ass. When s*** goes down, she doesn't just sit by and let it happen. Nope. She fights with everything she has to save the day. The world Christina builds is original and rich. And the cast of characters are just so much damned fun that I missed them as soon as I was done reading. Can't wait for the next book in the series out in May 2014!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    JOIN THIS CCLAN

    Were unactive right now but u can save us join at day sun now please

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Plot spoilers

    Too many plot spoilers ruin the book.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Hi

    Whats going on with my nook?

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2014

    Good for older children

    Probably more for girls than boys. Supposed to be a young adult romance, no graphic sex, but lots of violence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    Oh boy

    From the synopsis, l don't even need to think about reading this. All the 'she's not afraid to break a few rules' and falling in love with a hunter of her species. So cliched......sounds like a bad version of The Hunger Games. Besides, you have to go through GOD, not sone freaky teenager, to get into heaven. And buddy, if you're destined for hell, there is no way you're getting out of it like that. I mean seriously, who would put a teenaged girl in charge of something like that?! Pretty bad idea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    HUH?

    This made no sense. I really tried but dumped this really dumb book after a couple chapters.

    Don't waste your time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    Good book

    I enjoyed this book. First angel/demon book that I have read and it held my attention enough to want to read the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    I was apprehensive...

    ..but I really liked this book. I loved the main character she was bad ass. I am going to buy the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Love

    Love

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