From the Publisher: Falling in love shouldn’t be dangerous…
Sixteen year old Ravyn Creed has always known she was different. But even she doesn’t know the secrets of her birth… secrets that should have remained hidden. Secrets that could kill her.
On a night meant for fun—for music and dancing and boys—darkness enters her world and nothing will be the same again. With both Heaven and Hell after her, will the mysterious Zeke Lancaster be the one to save her? Or will she find the strength to save herself…
Zeke Lancaster. Demon. Head of his clan. And the only one who can right a wrong done to his family, a wrong that tears at him night and day. Chance brings him to the small town of Kings Crossing but will it be fate that let’s him leave? As the one person at the center of a firestorm fights to survive, he’ll have to decide which side of the fence he will sit. Will he do as he must or do as he wants…
**Celeste received this book from the author but that did not influence the review**
I love starting with the trailer. Just a note that the music for this video is played by a band of the same name: Ravyn’s Fall (Ms. Blackstone’s son is the guitarist).
Celeste’s review: **4.5 stars!** Angels and demons = my favorite. I read the synopsis and the first chapter and said, “I have to have this book!!” I read the whole novel and need the next book ASAP. This is a very polished and well thought out story, although just a little short! However, don’t let that make you stray. This book is action, action, action. No dull moments.
The Story: Ravyn Creed, who can see auras, is out with a friend at an all ages club when she sees the most gorgeous guy ever. But his aura is crimson, and she has never, ever seen crimson before. I know right? I was sucked in. The rest of the story played out and was built up nicely. I never felt like I had to go back and read to figure out what was going on. The author is talented enough to make it come off simply and seamlessly. Ms. Blackstone has a way of writing that makes you love the characters and I felt like I couldn’t get enough.
“Falling in love shouldn’t be dangerous…”
The Main Characters and Their Romance: Ravyn is a great heroine who wishes she were normal. She tries to make the best decisions she can, but doesn’t always make the right ones. Ravyn does go off alone a few times, which is a bit foolish, but in her defense I don’t think she knew exactly how serious her situation was. I think by the next book she might (hopefully) realize that. All in all I really liked her.
Can’t have a romance without a smokin hot dude! Zeke Lancaster is gorgeous, broody, muscular, cocky….yeah, all that and then some. The sexual tension is more than palpable. Definitely hot stuff…..but, Ravyn and Zeke can’t really be together for a few reasons. Right now timing (there are so many people after Ravyn), and trust (she doesn’t know which side Zeke is really on) are the main two reasons the romance might have to go to the back burner. Yes, sexual tension here!
♥ The best friend: Kimmy. I could live without her. I don’t think she added any value to the book. She was the typical BFF that seems standard in any YA book. She didn’t take away from the book, I just had no feelings on her.
♥ Let’s move onto Dragon. Oh yes, the very, very, very bad boy. Sexy and dangerous. We don’t get his real name and that makes him even more appealing. Does he get a spin off novel or is there an extra deleted bonus scene for us? RAWR!
♥ Cherry: the gorgeous bitchy girl. I think I actually might want to give her a chance. Interesting twist there with her.
♥Hank: I like him. I feel for him and his internal struggle. He tried to do the best he could.
♥ Joe = I LOVE!!
♥ Caim, Zeke’s brother: I like him but would have loved more info. Hopefully in the next book
The ending: The story is definitely not over but the reader got more answers as to who Ravyn is and why she is hunted. We also found out which side Zeke was on, and that was quite interesting! This was a great, quick read and I cannot wait to read Ravyn’s Grace where I have a feeling Ravyn will come into her own.