Review: Angeli by Jody Wallace

Posted March 14, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 19 Comments

Review: Angeli by Jody Wallace
Angeli

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Series: Maelstrom Chronicles
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic Romance, Sci-Fi Romance
Released on Janurary 27, 2014
Pages: 170
Format: eBook
Source: Giveaway

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The Delight

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.

Review

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.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #79 Dy
Literary Pickers #70 male on cover
COYER #63
Mt. TBR #41
Books N Tunes #11 Brenda Lee’s The End of the World Tune:

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • That’s true that it’s an intriguing one there and I hope you’ll have a great sequel!

    • Yes! I was so surprised. I thought this one was a paranormal and it turned out to be quite different. 🙂

  • Sounds pretty good!!!

    • Yep, it was quite the world end adventure romance! 🙂

  • I love the cover. I haven’t read any angel books in some time since the year it was all about angels but this sounds really good and I’m going to have to remember to add it to my list.

    • It’s a lovely cover. But, just so you don’t get a shock like me, this isn’t a paranormal angels/demon story, but sci-fi alien. 🙂

  • Debbie Haupt

    Wow Sophia Rose this sound fabulous and very unique. Thanks

    • It really was, Debbie. I thought I was getting a typical angels and demons war, but ended up with aliens fighting over earth in an apocalypse. 🙂

  • New to me! In the blurb it says he’s an archangel, but then it says he’s no angel. Is that one of the mysteries? What he really is? I have liked just about every dystopian book I’ve ever read(not that many, but enough)so this is interesting to me. I like the sound of all the world building as well. Is any others in the series out yet?

    • I don’t think its a secret so I’ll spill it. The angeli are aliens with superior tech and more advanced than humans so they have this directive that they don’t give themselves away to the humans while trying to save them against another alien race. To cover, they pretend to be angels and that their enemies are demons so the human’s think they are part of their religious legends.
      Complex idea, but this is definitely sci-fi and apocalypse stuff.

      Yes, there are two other books released in this series: Traitor and Prodigal

      • Interesting! I saw something about aliens and wondered. Thanks!

  • So, is Gregori a demon? You have me wondering what happens next in the story. 🙂

    • Nope! He’s an alien pretending to be an angel to keep the humans from knowing that there are aliens more advanced in technology out there. LOL

  • this def looks gritty and entertaining, dark world

    • It is definitely that, but the banter between the romance pair keeps it a little lighter. 🙂

  • I usually struggle a little with post-apocalyptic fiction – sometimes it is TOO gritty and dark, you know? I don’t think I’ve ever read an adult romance one, mostly YA post-apocalyptic fiction. I’m glad you enjoyed this book!

    Have a great day, Sophia. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • I can understand that one. I’ve got a couple adult ones I follow, but I’ve passed over some that are two violent for me. This one was on the light side and focused on the couple figuring each other out and saving the world.