Lucifer

Lucifer

by Annabell Cadiz, Katy Sozaeva

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940015965476
Publisher: Annabell Cadiz
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Series: Sons of Old Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 571 KB

About the Author

Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also blog tour services for authors. She also had the pleasure of being published in three separate issue of Suspense Magazine. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak.LUCIFER is the first book in the SONS OF OLD TRILOGY. MICHAEL, the second book, will be published Summer 2013.

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Lucifer 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
Annabell Cadiz has woven an entertaining yarn in Lucifer, the first in her Sons of Old trilogy. It weaves together religious mythology with other supernatural elements to create a pretty good story. Lucifer takes on the biblical story of Lucifer and puts a new spin on it. In this tale, Lucifer was wronged by a Light Witch, a powerful member of her coven, and has been seeking revenge against her and her family. The search has taken quite some time, but at long last he's found her. The one he'll use to exact his revenge - both against her family and God himself. Zahara is quite familiar with the supernatural world. She's the daughter of a powerful Light Witch and her parents serve The Watchers, who police the supernaturals. Although she has no powers, her parents have taught her well about the supernatural world and how to protect herself in it. Zahara's best friend, Becca, has also been made aware of all things supernatural and she's trained in defending herself as well. But it takes a lot more than self-defense to protect yourself against Lucifer. I like Zahara, for the most part. She's a strong young woman with a soft heart. She'll do whatever she is capable of to keep her loved ones safe and happy. Unfortunately, this means making some questionable decisions, that put her in danger. But she is only 18. There is a large cast of supporting characters. Becca felt one-dimensional as a character, to me. I hope she's more developed in the future because she's a feisty young woman and I'd like to see more of that. Zahara's parents, Solomon and Mia, were better fleshed out. I liked their protectiveness of their daughter. Bryan and Rekesh, an angel and an Imago, are really getting interesting - I'm anxious to see what roles they end up playing. The blending of the religious mythology with other supernatural mythologies is what I most enjoyed about Lucifer. Learning about the different beings that inhabit this world was interesting. There are witches, angels, fallen angels, nephilim, werewolves and fairies, all present in Lucifer. And the way Ms. Cadiz used the story of Lucifer was unique. Ms. Cadiz also did a nice job of creating mystery and and a decent amount suspense. I will admit to figuring out one main element in the story, but I'm still curious about whether or not it means what I think it means. Lucifer became more exciting as Zahara learned more about her family history and as she and her family and friends determined Lucifer's plan and tried to figure out ways to prevent him being successful. My only complaints are that the dialog sometimes seemed less sophisticated than the prose, there were instances of the wrong word being used, and some of the details given were superfluous to the story, in my opinion. I love details but I found myself skipping over these parts because I didn't feel they had any bearing on the story. However, I think Lucifer is a compelling paranormal read and a great debut. I'm eagerly anticipating the next part of this story. **I received an ecopy of the book, as part of a blog tour, in exchange for an honest review.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Zahara knows all about the supernatural world. She has grown up in a family that hunts down rogue supernaturals. While her mom and aunt are members of the Light Witches, Zahara and her dad are human. She along with her best friend Becca have some defense training from her dad. The family would like to keep her away from that life but she has a habit of going after rogues or jumping in when she thinks someone is in trouble. Soon Zahara finds she has a different reason for staying out of the supernatural things. Lucifer has come back and wants her for a reason. She has to stay safe but that is hard to do when she has a crush on an angel named Brian and her best friend is falling for an enemy of the good supernaturals.  She will have to face down all kinds of beings after her but she never knows who to trust. Zahara is a strong girl from a great family. They are loving, funny and always there for her. She is a bit headstrong and runs into trouble quite often because she always wants to help people. Becca is very similar to Zahara and you can see why they get along so well. Brian is an angel sent to do good. He always knows when Zahara is in trouble. It would be very hard not to fall for him. Rekesh  is the one on the side of the bad but is willing to help them all keep Zahara and Becca safe. You can never tell about him whether he is doing things for his self or others. I have to say I really like him. I really enjoyed this book. There is several different paranormal beings you get to see from Fairies, Angels, Witches and more. There is plenty of action going on. You never know when danger is going to appear in this book. I liked all of the characters even some of the bad ones. I will say there is lots of twist and turns and you never know what will happen. The ending I was surprised hugely by and it makes me crave the next book even more. I need to know what will happen next. I won't give any spoilers but I will say expect the unexpected.
DaleCT More than 1 year ago
This could have been rated 3+ or 4-...I went with 4- because the overall concept is a good one, and I liked the exposure to supernatural beings that I've not met before (a.k.a Imagos). Also, I was curious what would happen in the end, and there was a little twist I wasn't expecting. You all know how I love me some twists! I have to tell you, the prologue (written in a different time period than the present-time main story) and Lucer's POV had a great voice and flavor that was lost in the present-time writing style. I wished the whole story could have been written in this same tone. Okay, so the characters. Zahara and Becca are good characters; not the perfect children by any means, which I find realistic and endearing. They don't do everything they're told, and they act like typical teen-agers do, especially when there are hotties involved and houses to sneak out of. :) I was beginning to think Becca lived with Zahara...and then suddenly her parents popped into the action near the middle. That transition was a little abrupt for me. I liked Bryan immensely. And I also liked Rekesh. I think he's a bad-ass that's often misunderstood, but he's clearly like-able and I don't think he's as bad as he pretends to be! I could see a whole story around this guy, and it's one I would read (hint, hint). The writing style stalled for me on occasion. What I didn't like was the over-use of exclamation points, the detailed description of clothes  every time a character walked into the room (or so it seemed)...I think every character had at least 6 pairs of shoes (or so it seemed). The dialogue didn't always sound realistic (what teenager refers to teenagers as 'youths'??), and peppered with banal conversation a few times. I'm not sure the omniscient POV worked for this story...I think I would have liked to learn things as Zahara learned them. The twists in  the story would have been twistier, because as a reader you wouldn't see things coming...but being privy to other characters' thoughts and actions, the surprises weren't surprising. The only time this worked was the end twist. I'm sure glad I was privy to the action  there at the end! It's a great set-up to the next book...perfect cliff-hanger.