Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Series #1)

Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Series #1)

by Christina Bauer

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Angelbound (Angelbound Origins Series #1) by Christina Bauer

“I’m virtually speechless when it comes to this novel. I have not found an author that I adore the writing style of this much since Jennifer L. Armentrout. The world that this author created was amazing.” - Brittany's Book Reviews

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, part-demon and part-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 part-human and part-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.

"Loved it! A confident, independent, kick-ass heroine who doesn't suffer fools gladly… Absolutely fantastic read!"- Krystyna, Goodreads

Publisher's Note: Christina Bauer is a non-linear thinker who came up with ARMAGEDDON and then went back and wrote some earlier books. This is why you'll see ARMAGEDDON (Book 7) and the Offspring series available before THE BRUTAL TIME (Book 6). We've told her to stop this practice, but she keeps giving us lewd hand gestures in response. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience.

Don't Miss These Series From Christina Bauer
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
- Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love
- Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens
- Angelbound, about a quasi (part human and part demon) girl who loves to kick butt in Purgatory’s Arena and includes the following titles...

Angelbound Origins
In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said.
.5 Duty Bound - a prequel from Prince Lincoln
1. Angelbound
1.5 Lincoln - the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019)
7. Armageddon (already here, long story!)

Angelbound Offspring
The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)
4. Kaps (Summer 2020)
5. Huntress (Summer 2021)

Angelbound Worlds
Inside stories about your fav characters
1. Xavier (Spring 2020)
2. Cissy (Spring 2021)

Don’t miss out: Get your FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989405003
Publisher: Monster House Books, LLC
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Series: Angelbound Origins Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 4,764
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com.

Angelbound Origins
About a quasi (part demon and part human) girl who loves kicking butt in Purgatory's Arena
.5 Duty Bound - a prequel from Prince Lincoln
1. Angelbound
1.5 Lincoln - the events of Angelbound as told by Prince Lincoln
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time (Fall 2019)
7. Armageddon (already here, long story!)

Angelbound Offspring
The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia (Summer 2019)
4. Kaps (Summer 2020)
5. Huntress (Summer 2021)

Angelbound Worlds
Inside stories about your fav characters
1. Xavier (Spring 2020)
2. Cissy (Spring 2021)

Beholder
Where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy, adventure, and love
1. Cursed
2. Concealed
3. Cherished
4. Crowned
5. Cradled

Fairy Tales of the Magicorum
Modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
1. Wolves and Roses
1.5 Moonlight and Midtown
2. Shifters and Glyphs
3. Slippers And Thieves (Fall 2019)
4. Bandits and Ballgowns (Fall 2020)

Dimension Drift
Dystopian adventures with science, snark, and a kick-butt heroine
Prequels
1. Scythe
2. Umbra
Novels
1. Alien Minds (Spring 2019)
2. ECHO Academy (Spring 2020)
3. Drift Warrior (Spring 2021)

Don't miss out! Get a FREE copy of Christina’s novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***

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Angelbound 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 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 6 days ago
A REALLY cool book
Anonymous 5 months ago
Definitely check this se ries out, lots of fun, snarkiness, , and action. Clever story is a plus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No more of these
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so amazingly refreshing! I could hardly put the book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the female protagonist and her relationships within the world around her. A bit of mystery with a touch of romance. I'll read more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed with Divergent similar story but with demon hunters and angels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters in this book. couldn't put the book down,can't Waite to read what's next. Loved the book,couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Myla! She's just so sassy. And the action doesn't stop. Looks to be a great series to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good vs. Evil... Astounding teenagers trying to save their loved ones. Thank you for a gripping story. Bingaux
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't think I would like this book after I started reading it. It starts out really slow, to the point I almost gave up reading it. But it got better toward the end. Glad I stuck with it. However, it probably is geared toward the young adult audience (high school age). I didn't like high school drama when I was in school and like it less now. This book is full of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most books of this nature never really go in depth with the character's emotional state of mind, and I love that about this series. I became so intertwined in these characters lives that I felt hurt when they hurt, I cried when they cried. It is so hard to find a book let alone a series the grabs you and drags you into the lives of characters that are so like someone we could know. Will recommend this series to my follow book worms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont usually write reviews but I absolutely loved the whole series, its worth every penny spent ? def recommended to my sister and she loves it - if you dont take my word for it read the sample and you'll be hooked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Super creative and enthralling. I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to start reading the next one.