Monday, 24 September 2012

Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca (arc)

Kindle Edition, March 5 2012, 344 pages
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It’s been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job—rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza’s rule. As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel. Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes. How much will she sacrifice for love?

My thoughts

Thought I was going to be disappointed with this book as it didn't start of very strongly. It confused me a lot at the beginning and I had to keep checking back making sure I was on the right track. After the first couple of chapters though I ended up really enjoying it. I think I was having a simple day and just about everything confused me. This book is a twist on the usual Lucifer falls from heaven and Michael's the only one who can defeat him, which could have gone very, very badly. This however was a pretty good book. It was well written although it did have too many paragraphs but I like long paragraphs not short ones. This book was filled with emotion, it was like I was on a roller-coaster. This is a book about proper tragic, star-crossed lovers who don't seem like they're ever going to be happy. It does however end on a somewhat happy note although you are left with questions, which hopefully will be answered in the next book. P.S. The thing that really bugs me about most books these days, including this one. Is that you have these really strong female characters who us girls can look up to because they're all kick-ass and strong willed. Then enter man (boy/love at first sight dude)and all of a sudden this once amazing girl goes and makes stupid, idiotic choices and makes things ten times worse. It just annoys me, just thought I'd add this on as its really the only bad thing about this book.


  1. Not read this one, but know what you mean about the strong, female leads coming apart when the males enter the scene. It's annoying, and I won't pretend that women don't let their feelings over-ride their minds and do silly things...but the books portray this over the top. I find that things either devolve into melodrama or a near parody because the woman almost becomes physically drained too. It's the equivalent of her being the household's main pickle jar opener and the minute the guy comes in she can't even tear open an easy-tear packet of crisps. Pfft ;-)

    For women that stay strong even when in love I'd recommend: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore and Hester/Fever from Mortal Engines/ Fever Crumb (#2 &#3) by Philip Reeve.

    1. Ha I love your pickle jar analogy. Thanks for the recommendations will try to get my hands on them.