Friday, January 2, 2015

Review: Revenant

Revenant by Larissa Ione

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Sadly, this appears to be the last installment in the Demonica/Lords of Deliverance series (at least for now). The author manages to seamlessly weave the two worlds together in a really satisfying and well written end to all the outstanding storylines.

Revenant is the focus of the story as he attempts to reconcile his fallen angel past with his shadow angel future. He’s gained a twin brother along with all these conflicting emotions and (not surprisingly) he’s lashing out at everyone in his way. Rev is truly caught between the two worlds and yet is unable to live in either. In Satan’s domain, he’s simply a whipping boy being ordered around by the man responsible for his mother’s torture and his own misdeeds. In Heaven, he’s an evil force that damages even the ground where his feet touch. As Satan’s latest play to prove Rev’s loyalty, he puts him in charge of Gethel and her evil offspring’s care. Lucky for him, he already knows a doctor he’d love to spend more time with – Blas. Blas is also going through a lot of deep emotional drama. She’s spent her life hiding her race (vyrm, the child of a fallen angel and an angel) because they are universally hunted by both heaven and hell. As her enchantment wears off, she’s confronted with options to renew it with a sacrifice, or to go back on the run.

Aside from the sizzling hot romance between these two emotionally scarred supernaturals, there is also a bunch of wrapping up that has to get done. Raphael, still being the most horrible angel ever, is plotting against… everyone that we like. Also, as Lucifer grows, Harvester is weakening, making Reaver’s life tailspin out of control. Every one of the previous characters has a role to play in what could either be the end of the world or a gigantic reprieve. We get oodles of happily ever after out of this book, enough to satisfy even the most cynical of readers. It was wonderful to get this great blend of awesome romance (with super hot sexy time scenes) and a conclusion to all the big bad storylines we’ve accumulated along the way. I’m sad to see the conclusion, but so happy with how it was done. I’ll eagerly pick up whatever other series spawn from this great world.

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