Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Series #1)

Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Series #1)

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by Christina Bauer
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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.

THE ANGELBOUND ORGINS SERIES
1. ANGELBOUND
2. SCALA
3. ARMAGEDDON

THE ANGELBOUND: OFFSPRING SERIES
1. MAXON
2. PORTIA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989405003
Publisher:
Ink Monster, LLC
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Series:
Angelbound Origins Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
4,851
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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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Angelbound 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Superb ,excellent, loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Chanzie More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Very cool book. Good characters and stroyline. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
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Dragoness89 More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down!!! Love the fights and the jokes!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, action packed story that has twist and turns.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
took me a bit to get into it as it's a young adult oriented book but good story. I liked it alot
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down, amusing, intense, and the romance became great after the worst was over, lol. I was extremely annoyed by the Prince's attitude towards Myla and her friends initially. Just saying, if it was me, I wouldn't want a thing to do with the jerk, haha. But he got a lot better. Satisfying ending. Recommend to anyone 14 and up.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is everything i want in a book, i completly love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the type of book in which you can finish fast because you just get hooked on it, I feel as though I like how it ended so I don't want to read the book after this one, but if your up for an adventure than this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author captured teenage snark perfectly. The story shifts rather suddenly but it's sufferable. There are a few editing errors, not many. The premise is sound and well if not ideally executed. The story is worth investing three dollars in the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slightly irritating, but asskicking heroine. Sweet hero.