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Monday, October 24, 2011

Angel's Fury by Bryony Pearce

Young Adult 
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Egmont Books (July 4, 2011)
Language: English
Buy the book: Paperback | Kindle

Every atrocity. Every war. Every act of vengeance will come back to haunt her.

One fallen angel walks the earth to bring mankind to its destruction...Turning love into hate, forgiveness into blame, hope into despair. Through the fires of hell he will come to haunt one girl's dreams. But what if everything she ever dreamed was true? Every time Cassie Smith tries to sleep, she is plagued by visions of a death: A little girl called Zillah. A victim of the holocaust. In desperation Cassie is sent for treatment in an old manor house. There she meets other children just like her. Including Seth...Seth who looks so familiar. Her dream becomes nightmare. And then reality.
I've started to have dreams while I'm awake. I remember music I've never heard ... I've got all this extra stuff in my head, but I'm forgetting things from my own life. I feel like I'm being taken over. 

I really had no idea what Angel's Fury was about when I started reading it.  I assumed it was about Angels, but I didn't actually read the synopsis (I don't like to be spoiled), so I wasn't sure.  As I started reading, I became totally mesmerized by Cassie's dreams about Zillah, and the horrible things that happened to her.  As the story progresses and different things are revealed and understood, I began to realize that this book is not your typical Angel book.

There are so many things that I enjoyed about Angel's Fury.  Part historical fiction, part paranormal, and part psychological thriller, it kept me interested on many different levels.  As Cassie has dreams of Nazi Germany, we often see back in time to World War II, getting glimpses of the horrors that one Jewish girl faced.  The paranormal elements were just as fascinating.  Although I don't personally believe in past lives, I still found it exciting to try to figure out who each of the kids at the manor were in their former lives, and how that affected (effected?) them in this life.  I also really liked reading the Angel "lore" that was present.  There were lots of biblical-ish references and a different Angel mythology than I've ever heard before.  I think my favorite part, though, was the psychological thriller aspect.  There were things in this book that seriously gave me the chills!!  Can you say psycho creepy doctor?!  I feel like if this book were made into a movie, it could easily be one of those eery, suspenseful thrillers like Shutter Island.

On top of all this, there was also an element of romance, which you know I'm always happy about.  I liked that even though Cassie and Seth seemed familiar to each other, and there was an instant attraction, they still actually took time to develop feelings.  I didn't feel like it was insta-love, which I'm thankful for.  I appreciated how strong Cassie was as a main character, and also how strong Seth was, considering all that he had to overcome.

Overall, I thought this book was a fantastic and unique read and I'd definitely recommend picking it up.  It's actually published by Egmont UK, and has some pretty rad (;-P) British slang, which always puts a smile on my face.  But it is available on Amazon (CHEAP!) for the US and on Kindle, so don't let that stop you from checking it out!  Just in time for Halloween!!

Read the first chapters

Book Doppelgangers:  Fallen by Lauren Kate, Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

  • Sexual Content:  Mild
  • Profanity:  Moderate
  • Violence:  Moderate/Heavy
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  1. Great review. That cover is striking, isn't it?
    Thanks for this!!

  2. Great Review! Seems like a very interesting read.


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