Review: Raziel by Kristina Douglas

Posted August 12, 2011 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Raziel by Kristina DouglasRaziel by Kristina Douglas
Series: The Fallen #1
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Published by Pocket on January 25 2011
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed
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Kristina Douglas’s sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever.

She was just an ordinary mortal . . .

“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she’s surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood—and they really don’t want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven

. . .until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined.

Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel’s orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom’s shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness—because Allie may be the Fallen’s only salvation.

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First Impressions

Falling Angels on a mission to save the world, a popular topic but one that I was intrigued to read about. Seeing how these falling angels fell in love while fighting evil had me opening this book in anticipation for some amazing action, romance and lore.

What Worked

The action was a world wind, things began instantly and continued throughout the story. Death and danger around every turn.

The romance was sizzling. I enjoyed the constant interaction between Allie and Raziel and they came to terms, fighting their growing romance and battling the evil villains. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow from being enemies to lovers to mates.

The Villains called the Nephilim sure did pack a punch, bringing the evil danger that the story needed.


Could Have Been Better

While I do enjoy a good Angel/falling angel tale, it took me quite a while to get into what was going on. Trying to fully understand what their ultimate agenda was.

Though I did enjoy Allie and Raziel’s sizzling romance, I wanted to connect more with them as individuals. So that I could care more about them as characters and I didn’t really get that.

The story left me a bit confused at times with the way things were set up. It left me with more unanswered questions than I would have liked.

Overall

Raziel by Kristina Douglas was a good story filled with awesome action, sizzling romance and villains that gave these fallen angels a run for their money. While I did have some issues with the story that didn’t make me absolutely get into it and love it. Since this is just the start of the series maybe I will give the next story a shot and see where things goes.

3 Stars

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