A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels Series #1)

A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels Series #1)

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ISBN-13: 9781469267722
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Renegade Angels Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 870,928
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 42 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with over 18 million copies sold. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. Visit Sylvia at sylviaday.com, Facebook.com/AuthorSylviaDay, and on Twitter @SylDay.

What People are Saying About This

Angela Knight

Sylvia Day spins a gorgeous adventure in A Touch Of Crimson that combines gritty, exciting storytelling with soaring lyricism. This is definitely a book for your keeper shelf. (Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author)

Larissa Ione

A Touch of Crimson will rock readers with a stunning new world, a hot-blooded hero, and a strong, kick-ass heroine. This is Sylvia Day at the top of her game! (Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author)

Lara Adrian

A Touch of Crimson is a paranormal romance lover's feast! ...an inventive, intriguing story world that hooked me from the first page. Sylvia Day's storytelling dazzles. (Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author)

Cheyenne McCray

A Touch of Crimson explodes with passion and heat. A hot, sexy angel to die for and a gutsy heroine make for one exciting read! (Cheyenne McCray, New York Times bestselling author)

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A Touch of Crimson: A Renegade Angels Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 126 reviews.
rwhi17 More than 1 year ago
Was very surprised by this! Good book, very interesting, def. worth reading. I'm getting the next in the series!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS I liked the story line. But it had too much swearing and sex scenes for me. The idea of head Angel swearing for me was bad. Adrian was the head of Sentinels. They were too enforce the punishment of the Watchers or Fallen the Vampires. They had strict rules when they could kill the fallen and when not. Adrian had fallen in love with the lead Fallen's daughter Shadoe. Her father was in the process of bringing her over to be a vampire but Adrian killed her rather than see her become vampire. Because she was half human and have angel why her body died her sole lives and comes back every so often. Her father still wants to bring her over to vampire. Adrian is still in love for with her. Shadoe never remembers her past and she always looks different. This time she has been gone 200 years. Lindsay is now the host of Shadoe soul. Her mother was killed in front of her at age 5 and she can tell when someone is not human and kills them. Lindsey is drawn to Adrian and goes with him. Lindsey killed a demon in front of him so Adrian told her he was a Angel. The watchers became the fallen because they fell in love and had human families. They became Vampire and lost their wings. Some of them became shifters who were bound to serve and protect the Angels but they lived and had children and died. They want their freedom some of them. Elijah is an alpha and their are many trying to get him to rebel and lead them. Elijah is also Lindsey's bodyguard and friend. Lindsey saved his life. I really like Elijah. Their are a lot of story lines that kept getting me messed up. I really want to know what happens next because their are so many lines that continue. But the F word too many times and confusing different lines not sure if I really want to invest in this series. Did enjoy most of it and I probably will read at least one more. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review.
CYP More than 1 year ago
Wow, what an experience! This book sure is a refreshing take on the whole PNR-UF-angelic novel genre. I thought the whole "she's my soul mate and I wouldn't let her go now that I've found her again" was very YA-ish, and a little cliched, so I took a little time to get past my prejudices and finally picked up the book. I have to say, I was - am - not disappointed. The characters were absolutely lovable - the male protagonist, Adrian, was hot and protective, female protagonist, Lindsay, was the epitome of self-sacrificial selflessness. You could feel their love for each other permeate from the books, and it was nice to soak up all that PNR-UF goodness. However, I am giving it a four because it took some time to get into rhythm with this book. It may be because of my lingering prejudices, I don't know, but it may also be because the book wasn't as interesting at the start because of the instant connection thing that annoyed me. But I LOVED the ending. The ending is a total 6 out of 5 stars. I seriously gobbled up the ending (which is the last one-third of the book) in a span of half an hour. This is a story of true, unconditional love between lovers and a father and his daughter (ok, not much on the familial love, but it's still there), and how they had to overcome obstacles thrown at them from their past. I would say I'm looking forward to the sequel, A HUNGER SO WILD, but it's going to be about Elijah, whom I sorry to say, am not really interested in. Come on, bring us more Lindsay-Adrian love, pretty please?
Mari55 More than 1 year ago
Not to be missed great world building. Cant wait for the next one.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. very well written. Finished it very quickly
KawaiiDelights More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to get into this book, and I think part of the problem was because I had just read a similar book last week. Like "Ashes of Angels" this book was about Fallen angels and Vampires. But where "Ashes of Angels" had demons and muses, "A Touch of Crimson" Had lycans and normal angels. Once I was able to get into this book, I enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite, but I would read the rest of the series. The characters were very strong and well written. Adrian was Very sexy! Lindsay was a very strong and independent character who held her ground and tried to fight the feelings developing between her and Adrian. Overall, like I said, not my favorite, but I will read the following books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book cant wait for the next.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the whole dynamics that this book has to offer. You get angels, vampires and lycans. There is a lot of action in this book with a smidgen of romance. The storyline progressed throughout the book fine but for some reason I just could not seem to get into the story. For starters Adrian and Linsday meet in an airport. Adrian buys her coffee, upgrades her seat so that they can sit together on the plane and then offers to drive her home. I get that this is a rekindling of lost souls but the fact that Linsday is okay with this and just goes along with it is a bit tough for me to swallow. Buying coffee, okay no big deal but my creep radar would be going off when I found out that the guy I just met upgraded my seat so that I could sit with him the entire time. The only time that I would be okay with this is if it was Kellan Lutz. Then I would throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. My favorite character was Elijah, the alpha lycan. I loved his personality and he was pretty much the only character keeping me interested. He is sent to be watched by Adrian because he shows Alpha qualities which is a HUGE no-no. The only Alpha's are the angels like Adrian. They don't want the lycans grouping up against them. When he is first tasked to be Lindsay's bodyguard he is very distant and professional but then he starts to open up and ends up becoming friends with Lindsay.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
Contemporary Paranormal Adrian Mitchell is the commander of an elite group of Serephim that is in charge of keeping fallen angels in line. Since the fallen angels are now vampires sometimes keeping them in line isn't easy and throw in the fact that Adrian also has to keep the lycans under control as they are indentured to the Serephim at times it can become overwhelming. It also doesn't help that Adrian has falling in love with a mortal that keep being reincarnated but has no memories of her past lives or of her time with Adrian. Lindsay Gibson is the latest reincarnation of Shadoe, Adrian's love. Lindsay has no memory of her time in the past with Adrian but one thing she is very sure of is that she can't seem to stay away from Adrian. He is sex personified and the hottest man she has ever met. She also doesn't realize that she is the one carrying Shadoe's soul. Now Lindsay is suddenly drawn into the war between the Serephim and the fallen angels and she is finding her self in the middle of it all. Lindsay is in the middle with her lover Adrian and a father that is a vampire and a friend that is a lycan. With a full lycan revolt going on Lindsay is suddenly finding herself in a lot of trouble and even with her life in danger the one thing that she might be in the biggest danger of losing is her soul this time around. This story that a very fresh look at the world of angels, vampires and lycans. This is a very unique story that will have readers wanting to have the next book in the series. The world building is fascinating to read about. This one is hard to put down as you are dying to find out how it will end and if Lindsay and Adrian will have chance at the future and to be together. It has plenty of action to keep the story line moving along. This is one that is worth picking up and trying as the reader will not be disappointed in the story. This promises to be an excellent series. The start of the series is a great beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I am curious to see how the author ties everything together in the end. Sylvia Day never disappoints!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Cant wait for her next book :)
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: What an amazing first book in the series!! This is a complicated world with a complicated set of rules governing it, but the book was NOT confusing. That being said though, I do feel like I need to re-read it to catch all the nuances of this world. There are three basic groups to these books: 1. The Sentinels: a special ops group of angels in charge of taking care of the vampires and protecting mortals. 2. The Lycan: Shifters who are basically indentured servants of the Sentinels. They can sniff out vampires and act as bodyguards for the Sentinels. 3. The Fallen: Vampires who were angels, but procreated with humans and thus lost their wings and gained a need for blood. None of these groups truly trust the either, and all are on the verge of war. It's a fragile stability that falls apart in this book. This book is about Adrian. He is an angel. In fact, he is the angel in charge of the Sentinels. He fell in love with Shadoe, a Nephilum and daughter to the leader of the Fallen, many centuries ago and is now cursed with meeting with her lifetime after lifetime where she dies over and over leaving him alone in his immortality. The book starts with him meeting Lindsey in an airport. She is carrying Shadoe's soul, although she has no idea. She does have an idea of immortals though because she saw her birth mother murdered by vampires when she was only 5 years old. Since then, she has hunted vampires searching for vengeance. Adrian is an Alpha with a capital A, and for the first time, Shadoe is in a form (under Lindsey) where she is not willing to bow down to his every want and need. She has a brain of her own and skills of her own and she is NOT going to sit on the sideline. Lindsey is tough and not willing to just sit back and accept things as they are...in life or with Adrian. She is proactive and she can kick butt with any one of these tough angels. Her personal bodyguard is Elijah. He's a Lycan and being watched because he shows signs of being an Alpha for the Lycan. The issue is that the Sentinels are in charge of the Lycan and they cannot allow a Lycan to usurp that role. I LOVED Elijah's character. He and Lindsey form a special friendship that was really truly sweet. His book is the next one in this trilogy and I cannot wait!!! There is a lot going on, and I know that it sounds confusing, but it was such a freaking good book!!! Just trust me when I say that if you enjoy paranormal, you will enjoy this one. I really waffled between an A and an A- rating. The reason it ended up with an A- is because the book left it with so many questions still hanging, but it wasn't done in a bad way...no cliffhangers. There is definitely something/someone interfering with the peace between these three groups, and there is no clarity on that in this book. I foresee Lindsey having a hand in figuring it out since she is integral and tied to all three groups, but I could be totally wrong about that. I just know that I am excited to see where it goes from here!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Phoenix, Seraphim Sentinel leader Adrian Mitchell is stunned when Jason Taylor informs him that second in command Phineas died from a vampire ambush. Adrian finds problems with the scenario as described since one of Phineas'' werewolf dogs survived and know one detected a vamp in the area. At the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Lindsay Gibson notices Adrian as he does her. She is confused with her instant attraction to the CEO of Mitchell Aeronautics while he understands their need. He knows she possesses the soul of his beloved Nephilim Shadoe who he has watched die several times over the centuries. Vowing not this time, he plans to keep his soulmate safe from her Fallen father the vampire. At the same time all hell has broken loose as someone has discovered a dangerous bloody connection between the Sentinel, their bitter Lycan foot soldiers and the Fallen watchers. This entertaining urban romantic fantasy contains a heated reincarnation love story that grips the audience with its fervor between two intriguing protagonists with quite a history and DNA. However, the overarching theme of the enforcement war between Seraphim and their Fallen former angelic brothers never fully comes across although the plight of the angry Lycan on the verge of rebelling anchors a fascinating spin in which the good guys use a volunteer group of the Fallen as expendables. Overall the first Renegade Angels tale is an exciting thriller. Harriet Klausner
MThomas1975 More than 1 year ago
A Touch of Crimson is the first book in the Renegade Angels trilogy and the first book I've read by Sylvia Day. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look into her other PNR/UF work. Adrian Mitchell is the leader of the seraphim, an elite group of angels sent to police the Fallen. I love that in this world there is an angel hierarchy and that vampires and lycan were made from fallen angels. Adrian's purpose is to punish the Fallen, angels who have become vampires, and to keep his indentured lycans in line. Thing is eons ago Adrian secretly fell in love with a mortal woman and though she died her soul has been reincarnated many, many times. She always comes back to him and he always loses her no matter what he does to try and stop it. She is not only tied to Adrian, she is also tied to Syre, her father and first of the Fallen. Adrian recognizes Shadoe's soul as soon as he sees her no matter what her mortal body looks like. At the start of this book, it's been 200 years since his beloved Shadoe has been in his life. He is miserably lonely and just suffered a terrible loss. The second he sees Lindsay in the airport his life is turned upside-down. Lindsay Gibson has always been different and has never felt like she fit in anywhere she's been. She's had to hide the darker side of herself and has never connected with anyone. She decides to pick up, move across country and start over. Little did she know that her move would bring someone into her life that no only understands her gift but gets her. I enjoyed this book from the beginning; the world building, the character development. I felt so much for Adrian and all that he's been through. He has suffered so much throughout his life and has such a huge responsibility with the rest of the seraphim and the lycans. Last thing he needs is war to break out between the seraphim, lycans and vampires but someone or something has created a disease that is infecting the vampires and making them little more than rabid beasts. On top of that, the lycans have a pack member that shows alpha traits (which isn't allowed) and are hoping that he will free them and lead them to their salvation. Who is responsible for the turmoil? Angel, vampire or lycan? A Touch of Crimson was a book I found myself saying "just one more chapter and I'll put it aside" but just couldn't do it. Once I got sucked into the world I was hooked and needed to know what happened next. The chemistry between Adrian and Lindsay was HOT. That being said, as much as I liked the main characters in this book the character that stood out to me the most was Elijah, the reluctant alpha lycan. He seems like such a good guy and like Adrian he is thrown into a mess he doesn't know how to clean up. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book, A Hunger So Wild, which is Elijah's story.
thehistorychic on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Requested from NetGalley by MeOverall Rating 4.00Story Rating 4.25Character Rating 3.75Romance Rating 3.75Note: Even though this is a romance and I should count the Character/Romance more in the overall rating---in this case the world that Sylvia created held more pull for me. It is rare when you can be sympathetic to both sides of the "fight" but that is the case with Touch of Crimson!What I Loved: This world, these people, and their hopes/dreams/fights/stations really moved me. Touch of Crimson managed to bring you a world view from all sides without drawing away from the root story. In the end (no spoilers) you were left wanting more and very sympathetic to almost everyone's plights.What I Liked: I liked Adrian and Lindsey but never quite fell in love with them. It might be that I felt Adrian was a bit of a hypocrite most of the story and that the angels were a little harsh in general. They were my least favorite of the immortals and their treatment of the Lycans made me want to scream. That being said, Lindsey and Adrian had fantastic chemistry and their love story worked well.Complaints: NoneWhy I gave it a 4.00: The world building and character building were fantastic. I cannot wait for the series to continue!Author:Sylvia DayBooks in Series:A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels, #1)
jwitt33 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book since I hadn't read any of Sylvia's work before, but I had heard good things about her so my expectations were high. I'm happy to say that she didn't disappoint! I found A Touch of Crimson to be very easy to read, with good characters who were easy to like for the most part. There was a lot going on in this book, and thus a lot to remember while you were reading it, and I felt that the Glossary at the beginning of the book was a big help. You have the angels, including the Sentinels and their subgroups, the vampires, and the lycans (not to be confused with werewolves - they're more like shape shifters who change into wolves), among others. Each group is explained in detail - how they were made, what their job is, etc., so it didn't get too confusing while reading it. I did find that I had to go back and double check the glossary for a while, but it didn't take too long before I could figure it out without help. I thought the relationships and interactions between the groups were very interesting, and added a lot to the story.I enjoyed the pairing of Adrian and Lindsay, especially when you consider their whole back story (Adrian is the head honcho angel in charge of policing the Fallen angels, and is supposed to be above reproach, but he was seduced by the head vampire's daughter, Shadoe, a long, long time ago, and is now facing the possibility of being turned into one of the Fallen himself, and Lindsay is the reincarnated soul of Shadoe, who feels inexplicably drawn to Adrian but doesn't know why). The only problem that I had with the story was the fact that Adrian is totally consumed with thoughts of sex and even though he knows it could lead to an eternity of suffering and the very real possibility that he would lose his soul, I didn't feel that he really wrestled with himself as much as I would have expected him to. I realize that he's had thousands of years and many reincarnations of Shadoe to come to terms with it, but something just didn't gel for me there. I was glad that Lindsay really tried to be the moral compass with regards to Adrian's soul, though. I also liked that Lindsay's reincarnation of Shadoe was different from all of her previous incarnations, and that that threw Adrian for a loop! One other area I had trouble with was all of the major cursing that the angels, especially Adrian, did! I mean, come on! They're angels for Pete's sake! You'd think they would be worried about getting struck by a lightning bolt or something the way they talked! Sailors on shore leave have nothing on these guys!Other than those two small things, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series. One of my favorite characters in this book was Elijah, the alpha lycan, and I hear that the next book is going to be his, so I'm definitely looking forward to that! I had read that nobody does a sex scene like Sylvia Day and I can tell you that that is 100% true! Steamy doesn't even begin to describe it! I give this book an enthusiastic 4 stars :D
onyx95 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
As the head of the Sentinels, Adrian Mitchell is among the most feared and revered of the Angels that hunt vampires. Needing to portray and follow all the rules of the Angels, the arrival of the Lindsay Gibson, the one person who could be his weakness leads him in a moral journey to find his own path and to correct that for the soul of his first loves, Shadoe. The connection was almost instantaneous, and for Lindsay that was unique in itself. The feeling that he wasn¿t human didn¿t bother her as much as it usually did. After watching a vampire kill her mother, she was usually very efficient at ridding the world of beings that weren¿t human. Book 1 ¿.. Angels, Watchers, Sentinels, Fallen, Vampires, Lycans, Naphalim, Minion, wow, talk about a lot of characters and a lot of types to remember how they are all related. Found myself lost several times in the beginning with how exactly the hierarchy was set up. By the time I did finally figure it out, I realized that I didn¿t really like Adrian until the end. Lindsey had her moments of annoying me too. I really liked Elijah and the way he interacted with Lindsay though. I know that this is the first in a new series (Renegade Angels), granted I didn¿t read the pre-quel (Dark Kiss of Rapture) which might have helped, but the next one is of more interest to me, it is Elijah¿s story (Hunger So Wild), scheduled for release in July of 2012.
rhonda1111 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
4 STARSI liked the story line. But it had too much swearing and sex scenes for me. The idea of head Angel swearing for me was bad.Adrian was the head of Sentinels. They were too enforce the punishment of the Watchers or Fallen the Vampires. They had strict rules when they could kill the fallen and when not. Adrian had fallen in love with the lead Fallen's daughter Shadoe. Her father was in the process of bringing her over to be a vampire but Adrian killed her rather than see her become vampire. Because she was half human and have angel why her body died her sole lives and comes back every so often. Her father still wants to bring her over to vampire. Adrian is still in love for with her. Shadoe never remembers her past and she always looks different. This time she has been gone 200 years.Lindsay is now the host of Shadoe soul. Her mother was killed in front of her at age 5 and she can tell when someone is not human and kills them. Lindsey is drawn to Adrian and goes with him. Lindsey killed a demon in front of him so Adrian told her he was a Angel.The watchers became the fallen because they fell in love and had human families. They became Vampire and lost their wings.Some of them became shifters who were bound to serve and protect the Angels but they lived and had children and died. They want their freedom some of them. Elijah is an alpha and their are many trying to get him to rebel and lead them.Elijah is also Lindsey's bodyguard and friend. Lindsey saved his life. I really like Elijah.Their are a lot of story lines that kept getting me messed up. I really want to know what happens next because their are so many lines that continue. But the F word too many times and confusing different lines not sure if I really want to invest in this series. Did enjoy most of it and I probably will read at least one more.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I am always on the lookout for a new paranormal romance series, so when I saw this book on Net Galley, I was eager to see if this would be a series I would be hooked into. Now that I am finished I am intrigued by this world and the characters in it, but was not completely wowed.Let¿s start off with what I enjoyed about this book. The relationship between Adrian and Lindsay was by far the best element in this book. It is an instant attraction since she is a reincarnated version of his lost love, but they do not give into it right away. Their courtship develops naturally and Adrian gives Lindsay the time to get to know him and his world, which I appreciated. She is also not a damsel in distress; she could handle her own and had a few tricks up her sleeve. She gets taken along on a mission with Adrian and while there she has to fight off some vamps. She looks like just your average human, but turns into Buffy when the vamps try to attack her. Those moments when she is kicking vamp butt were awesome!I also enjoyed the secondary characters that we are introduced to in this book. My favorite out of them is Elijah. He is the Lycan assigned to help and guard Lindsay. He starts as her protector, but they quickly bond and become friends. He seems distant at times, but underneath he cares deeply about his people and he comes to care for Lindsay as well. He is also the only alpha among his group of Lycans right now so they all look to him for leadership, which he does not want to give. I am sure this will play a role in the future, but for now I was content with what we did get to see from him.There were a couple of confusing points in the story which is why I would say the book is pretty good, but not great. Most of the confusion for me was rooted in the mythology. The story of how the angels, Lycans, and vampires all came to be was introduced in pieces and I found myself struggling to put it all in sequential order. There were also many terms that went with each sub group and those were also difficult to keep track of. There is a glossary at the beginning so you can flip back and forth if needed, but I can usually keep up with these terms. I am not sure if it was the way the information was delivered, but I was lost a couple of times and did not like that feeling.That being said though, I did like the whole idea behind the reason the angels fell and why they are here on Earth. Sylvia developed her characters well and as a reader you come to care for them easily. Not just the angels, but the Lycans too. I could even understand where the vampires are coming from and commiserated with their plight in this world. I am hoping we will get to see more from all three species in future books.The only other aspect I struggled with was the abrupt ending. The whole book builds to Lindsay discovering who she is, why she is so fiercely attracted to Adrian and who her father is. When most of those events unfold, they happen so quickly I was left with my head spinning. I wished there was more time devoted to her inner struggles with that or just coming to terms with her true family. I enjoyed the beginning and middle of this book, but because the ending happened in fast forward I was left disappointed.Overall, this is a good book and I am interested to see where it goes from here, especially since Elijah¿s story is next, but I was not blown away by it. If you are thinking about reading it then I would go ahead and give it a try or at least check out some other reviews before you make up your mind. It is an interesting world to get lost for a while and Adrian alone really is reading the book for, hehe.
themusescircle on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I received this book through the Early Reviewers Giveaway for Library Things and I am glad I did. While this first in a new angel paranormal romance may not be as good as Caris Roane's hot angel/vampire series, I think it was a solid start. If you like your male hero types like alphas-- strong, possessive, take charge-- then you will enjoy this new ride. I think what is most surprising is that even though Adrian was hot and convincing as the leader of the Sentinels, I was more interested in Elijah, the lycan alpha leader who befriended Adrian's mate, Lindsey. Yummy, yummy! I hate to keep comparing it to Caris Roane's Guardian of Ascension series, it's hard not to since both dabble with angel and vampire lore. Sylvia Day goes one step ahead and adds lycans into the pot so I give her credit for not only trying to give us a steamy romance, but for balancing that with world building since this is the first in her new series. The only reason I didn't give it a complete 5 star rating is because some things didn't quite add up in the mythology of the book. I am not sure if that is because its the first book in a new series, therefore it will get explained later, or if it is just something that completely slipped the author's mind. I won't get into details since it was just a couple of minor things that may get explained in the next book. Either way, I am excited about this new series and patiently wait for book 2!
Dotland101 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
..OMG!! If angel can make love and comes with the many "Bonuses" like in this story, I want one! No, make that half a dozen of them!! This book will make a nun break her vow and come out of celibacy. Sylvia Day can certainly takes a romance novel as we know it into a stratosphere of erotica that will leave you steamy hot with passionate sexual fantasy and/or leaving you aching and throbbing for more. I'm been turned-off by the thousands of vampire/werewolves stories since the "Twilight Saga" came out, there seems to be nothing but gazillions of vampire/werewolves books out there. You could say I'm tired of reading the many versions of them which are but the same difference in the end. This is Sylvia Day's first book I've ever read, the theory of this story is interesting. With a twist away from biblical story, from the book of Genesis about angels, particularly about the "Watchers" and the "Nephilim" into a realm of paranormal fantasy and romance. This intrigued me more and perked my curiosity to read and find out more about the "angels" in the story than wanting to read about vampires/Lycans. I certainly like the idea that Lindsay gets to keep her own soul and Adrian realized who he really loves in the end. Now, I must go find the rest of this trilogy.
MonicaLynn on LibraryThing 5 months ago
What an enjoyable read. Lindsey carrying the soul of Shadoe whom Adrian has loved for ages is in quite a battle which she at first does not realize but finds out later. Lindsey learns of a world she only partially new existed. She has been a vampire hunter for years and she meets the Seraphim and learns about many others while falling in love newly and all over again with Adrian. All the while battling her love for him and her concern for him and what their love just might cost Adrian. What an itriguing story with action packed adventure as well as some very steamy scenes. Truly enjoyed this book and so greatful to receive it through the ER program.
ShariDragon on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Nice story, though despite the fact there was a glossary at the beginning of the book I still had trouble keeping the different types of angels and their relation to the vamps and weres straight. It wasn't until I got a number of chapters into the story that all the cross species inter-relationships started to make sense.The story is well written and I liked a number of the characters. Over all a good read.
BookLizard on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Once upon a time, a bunch of angels called Watchers were sent to Earth to watch mortals. They broke the law when they took mortals as mates, and they were turned into vampires as punishment. Some of them escaped this punishment by agreeing to help the Sentinels (elite special forces angels) to police the vampires, and were turned into werewolves instead. Now, centuries later, the descendants of the original Lycans (werewolves) are sick of being slaves and suffering for the crimes of their ancestors and are looking for an alpha to lead their rebellion.Adrian is the leader of the Sentinels. He's trying to control the Lycans because he knows the Sentinels need to have their numbers to stand against the vampires. Now, the soul of his long-lost love Shadoe has returned in the body of Lindsay Gibson. They are instantly attracted to each other, but their love is forbidden. And that's when things stop making sense... The world building in this novel started out good, the concept was promising, but the execution just didn't deliver. ***possible spoiler alert***The relationship between Adrian and Lindsay was so unbelievable, and I don't mean that in a good way. I just don't get his appeal - he's a self-righteous hypocrite who needs to be told, "'No' means 'no'; it still counts even if you don't come; and just because you give the Lycans nice accommodations, doesn't make them indentured - they're still your slaves."***end spoiler alert***At first I thought that maybe I was missing something, but I've decided that the novel was just poorly edited. For example: "The disease first appeared about a week ago. It infects at a varying rate. Some succumb swiftly and die within a matter of days. Others take longer to show symptoms and live up to two weeks" (273).But despite all its flaws, the novel shows some potential. The most interesting character is Elijah, a reluctant alpha Lycan who seems to be his people's best chance for freedom. The next book in the series, A Hunger So Wild, will be his. Although I usually read series in order, I'd suggest skipping this one and waiting for that one to come out.
nazazael on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I recieved this book through the Early Reviewers. I requested it because I like Sylvia Day and I was not disappointed. I will admit it was a little slow to start, in that I had some difficulty getting into the story, but as I continued to read I became absorbed in the it and really enjoyed it.I am always hesitant about "Angel" books. I don't know why. Ms Day however develops a good back story that is fed to the reader slowly throughout the book. Giving you back story and explainations without overwhelming you all at one time. I am looking forward to the next installment in this series.