Ashes of Angels: Ashes of Angels\The Ninja Vampire's Girl (Harlequin Nocturne Series #117)

Ashes of Angels: Ashes of Angels\The Ninja Vampire's Girl (Harlequin Nocturne Series #117)

by Michele Hauf
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Ashes of Angels 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Jenny_Geek More than 1 year ago
I hate to say it, but I had a really hard time getting into this book. Fallen angels come after their muses and "attempt" them ("attempt" being another word for sexually assault) and then the muse gets pregnant with a nephilim, an evil baby thing that eats people and generally destroys the world. The vampires for some reason want the main character and muse, Cassandra, to get impregnated with a nephilim because they wanted it's blood so they could become day walkers (I think). Cassandra has been spending her life learning to defend herself for when her fallen angel comes to "attempt" her. And then Samandiriel (her fallen angel) shows up, and tells her he doesn't want to rape her and they set out to right the world. It was a ridiculously large plot shoved into a not so large book. Because there was SO much going on, the characters weren't well developed in my opinion. Cassandra went from one minute being absolutely terrified of Sam and then the next she was all over him. And in the beginning of the book, it's mentioned that when a fallen angel arrives to earth, they walk the earth and automatically learn every culture and language and everything there is to know about the world. So how come he didn't understand slang or sex? As far as the steamy parts of the book, I was so busy trying to wrap my brain around the plot that I wasn't even interested in the sex. I kept telling myself the book would get better and unfortunately it didn't. It ended rather predictably.
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Lindsey_Kirk More than 1 year ago
I received this ARC from Netgalley for early review I now love Michele Hauf! I saw so many mixed reviews on this book, I was so uncertain. However, there are so few good Paranormal Romance series about Angels. They sort of half do the Angel idea, and then run with some other supernatural creature the rest of the way through the series. However, Hauf takes this whole Angel mythology to a new level, and had me totally transfixed the entire way through. I honestly had trouble putting down the book. Not only did the characters suck me into their hearts and made me honestly care and feel for them. But the whole storyline was unique while still holding to the correct mythology on hybrid Angel creatures. She took the whole inner light, harps and wings, and gave us not just sexually driven Angels, but she gave us one that not just had a huge glass heart, but was a great Alpha male. He wasn't too over bearing but he didn't hold back when he wanted something either. Sam was what I see as an Angel when I think of them. Strong, powerful, willing to fight for what he believes in and take risks, he even had moments of pure vulnerability where he begged forgiveness. I need that in a male sometimes. I need a man to be willing to admit that he did wrong, that he couldn't fully protect the woman, and that he may need the woman's help to aid the cause. That then brings us to our heroine Cassandra. I loved her, she was the type of woman I love to read about. She was kick ass, she was unique, and she wasn't a weeping violet. But she also knew when she was going to lose a fight. She could stop, think and go "Well, I know I can't kick this Angels ass, so perhaps I should run or use some magic." Females that are just flat out a perfect killing machine just aren't real to me. Women that are impulsive, dynamic, and admit when they need a helping hand suck me in and make me want to cry when anything bad happens to them in the book. Cassandra was written in such a way. I saw so many people review this book as 3 Stars, I'm not sure why. I was totally wrapped into this story and how well it was weaved for me. It was complicated without being to overdone. It was well played, and gave me a great ending that made me want more from this series and will make me go out and buy more of Hauf's books in the future!
harstan More than 1 year ago
As a Muse to Fallen Angels, Cassandra Stevens knows to not get intimate with them. She expects that one day a Fallen Angel will try to sire an evil nephilim with her. Cassandra may be aware of the generic warning, but no one prepared her for Samandiriel. She wants him, but fears he is the one who will rape her and leave her carrying the flesh eating malevolence that will kill her and subsequently Berlin and beyond. However, Samandiriel is not like his brethren as he was summoned by a dark vampire, but respects women and wants to prove to Cassandra that love redeems even the fallen. Ashes of Angels is a wonderful star-crossed lover urban fantasy that grips the reader from the moment the Muse and the Fallen Angel meet and never slows down as Samandiriel risks his existence to prove to his doubting Thomasina that his attitude differs from his peers. He knows she is his redemption while she realizes he wants her but only if she is willing. Fans will appreciate the healing of love in the latest Of Angels & Demons (see Fallen) charmer. In addition the hard copy printing of the e-short story of how Zane and Coco first met The Ninja Vampire Girl is an added bonus. Harriet Klausner