After the battle at the Bastille, the Council of Seraphim offers reluctant demons Enael and Kaspen a chance to return to Heaven-but only after they've completed sufficient penance. Ready to move past the ugly chapter in their lives, they settle into their assignments.
Until Enael's former lover, Voctic, a powerful demon, interferes.
Voctic seduces and demeans, taunts and entices Enael, stirring centuries-old longing in her while infuriating Kaspen. Caught up in the demands of their duties, Kaspen and Enael drift apart until she finds herself isolated.
Fed up with Voctic's harassment, Enael prepares to fight back. When he targets the new human she's responsible for protecting, she creates her own plan. His self-proclaimed "gala of the century" will be the perfect cover for her revenge. But will a hasty decision cost her Kaspen-or even her spot in Heaven?
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An eARC of this book was provided to me by the publisher (and then I purchased the book). This in no way impacts the content of my review. Last October, I reviewed a book called Guarding Angel. It was fascinating and unlike anything I had read before. Now I have the privilege of revisiting Eneal in the sequel, Reaping Angel, as she does penance for her Fall in an attempt to reconnect with the Source and return to her status as an angel. Once again, I have to say that Saboviec’s writing isn’t like anything I’ve experienced from another author. Guarding Angel did a great job of communicating Eneal’s confusion, lack of direction, and feelings of helplessness about her life and the events she experienced. In Reaping Angel, Eneal is sad and angry at the way she’s being used by everyone from the Council to her former-Archangel-turned-demon, Voctic. She’s tired of being manipulated, lied to, and punished for things out of her control. The writing communicates Eneal’s emotions so well that I felt myself relating my own experiences to hers and getting angry for us both! As with Guarding, it’s hard to decide which I enjoyed more–Eneal’s story or that of her Wards. In Reaping, Eneal is a Reaper-Guardian to a human who has taken on the challenge of being a Victimizer in her current life. Her story is just as compelling a Eneal’s and could be a book all on its own. Saboviec’s writing and story telling is so good that it’s hard to describe to someone else. It feels more literary than most commercial fiction and yet is very entertaining. You just need to pick it up and try it for yourself; I guarantee it will leave you a bit awestruck.
While I love all of my clients' books equally, I could not be more proud of Samantha and REAPING ANGEL. Saboviec envisioned a story that spanned continents, centuries, and peoples, and she exceeded all goals and expectations with this thrilling sequel to her previous novel. This story has a dash of everything I love: adventure, romance, horror, spirituality, authentic characters, gender fluidity, diversity, and historical shenanigans that tickle me pink. To add to this excellence, the writing style is so engaging that it's dangerous. Seriously. When I read GUARDING ANGEL, the world-building sucked me in so far that it took /days/ to convince myself I didn't have my own guardian angel and reincarnation plan. With REAPING ANGEL, I had all those feelings again plus vivid Jack the Ripper nightmares. You know it's a good book when it makes you feel something: you know it's a great book when it infests your very dreams. In sum, I highly, highly recommend both GUARDING ANGEL and REAPING ANGEL to any and all adult readers. I dare you to take Enael's hand, go on a journey with her, and not come back a little bit changed.