Normally, Waiting on Wednesday highlights books I'm excited to read, but today I'll be discussing a book that I've read that I'm telling you to be excited about, because I'm bossy like that. It's a pre-review of sorts.
Today that book is:
A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...
When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.
Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.
Normally I avoid angel books like they're the plague, but this book's take on angels is a delightfully unique because the angels actually serve a purpose rather than just being love interests. I also appreciate that the action begins straight away but never let up-- Helen is always being pursued by danger, so there's always an exciting threat looming in the background. And, despite my usual preference for standalones, I'm really hoping for a sequel to this one because there's much that can still be explored.
A Temptation of Angels will be out March 20-- just six days from now.