Series: Maelstrom Chronicles
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic Romance, Sci-Fi Romance
Released on Janurary 27, 2014
He's no angel...
Gregori’s last mission is to save Earth from the demons threatening to take control. He doesn’t care if he survives as long as he averts the impending apocalypse—until he meets Adelita, a human refugee, whose spirit and determination give him a renewed reason to fight. And live. He’s falling for her, despite the fact he’s told her nothing but lies and there can’t possibly be a future for them.
Adelita can hardly believe the archangel Gregori, sent to save mankind, has lost his faith and his edge. After he saves her from a demon attack, she vows to help him recover both by any means necessary. But can she keep her own faith when she learns the truth about who and what Gregori really is?
I’ve been sitting on this one since I was lucky enough to win a copy, but finally picked it up and whew, what a ride! Parts sci-fi and parts post-apocalyptic and all exciting with a dash of romance. This was a refreshing take on angels and demons.
Angeli started out on an epic battle at the end of the world for earth or ‘terran’ as the alien people known to humans as the angeli called it. Angeli came to stop a demonic alien race from eating their way through earth’s human souls, but somehow the usual game plan didn’t work. Gregori defies the rules of his people and stays around to fight on behalf of the hapless humans.
Gregori is no angel, but he’s good just as Adelita has an inner strength and forces Gregori to question and challenge what he’s always been taught. Something is going on- a conspiracy involving Gregori’s people and what’s going on, and this discovery just notches up the intensity all the more.
My favorite part of post-apoc stories is the gritty, survival fight for all the marbles and this story was no exception. I liked the characters, but it is the intensity that I preferred. It was fun as feisty Adelita figures out quickly that Gregori is no angel, but they are good for each other. She’s pushy and loud and very stubborn, but she’s just what is needed to save the world.
Nicholas, another angeli, is another complex and fascinating character and I can’t wait to see what comes next with him because Angeli is only the first installment of the series.
All in all, this was a great start to a series with stellar world building and had some good action, intriguing twists, and romance.
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