Angelbound

  • by Christina Bauer
  • Narrated by Christina Bauer
  • 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She's not your everyday quasi-demon, half-demon, and half-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 has not lost a battle yet.
But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights are not 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 is not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and does not like the answers she finds. What happened 17 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 half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what does a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It's a good thing that Myla is not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla is going to shake up Purgatory.

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I'm conflicted!

Ok, so this has been on my TBR list since it first came out and seeing all the positive reviews, I was eager to start. I think I nearly DNF this multiple times but as it was for a blog tour I kept going. I'm going to list my likes and dislikes for this review as I'm still conflicted on my thoughts.

What I liked:

The world: The world the author created was awesome. I loved reading about the demons, angels and quasi demons etc. It was intriguing and interesting and it was the only real reason this got 2 stars!

I kind of liked Myla. She was a competent fighter and was often called to the arena to fight souls. She was kick ass enough that it felt real, and had a fairly sassy attitude.

I sorta liked the overall story. (I'll explain in the negatives why)

What I didn't like.

Too. Much. Useless. Information!!! Oh god, this book could have been so much better had half the useless information been left out. The plot was interesting, it's just there was too much unnecessary things put in. This could have been a fast paced read, but by half way through not much had happened and I so wanted to put it down. It was extremely slow going and really disappointing.

The characters: Some of the characters really got on my nerves. I really didn't like her best friend Cissy. I mean, she stops talking to Myla for days just cause Myla has a thing for Lincoln. Cissy got jealous and acted like a complete b%&ch!!

I didn't like the love story. I don't like when a thing goes from an "I hate him, while secretly can't stop thinking about him" thing, to a "god I love you" thing,, in the space of a few days. It felt forced and not real.

What was a big factor in me not liking the overall story was the narrator. Now the author did OK reading it BUT her voices were so bad for Cissy and Zeke that it ruined the book. I can't even describe what kind of voice she used for Zeke, it was horrible and as for Cissy! She made her sound like an extra from Mean Girls, all nasally and like one of those girls who are like "What evs.... or..... Oh my gawwwwd." You know the type, right!! It got incredibly irritating very fast! Plus the narrator sometimes mixed up the voices or lost them completely. Example, once Cissy was talking to Myla and all of a sudden she started the nasally tone, as if the narrator realised she should have been talking like that all along. Some of her tones and cadences for other characters were hard to listen to to. I really don't think I would listen to book 2 if it was read by the author again.

In all, while this could have been such a great read, I found it equal parts intriguing as it was boring and annoying. It has some great reviews so remember, this is only my thoughts and I know a lot of people may enjoy it, I just didn't connect with it and won't be continuing on with the series.

I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

AMAZEBALLS I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVED IT FROM BEGINNING TO THE END, IT'S LIKE POTATO CHIPS YOU CANT JUST EAT 1....
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2016
  • Publisher: Monster House Books LLC