She’s next. She’s been folded into something that supernatural forces want, and it looks like she’ll have no choice in the matter.
Tab’s been through hell to make sure this sort of thing doesn’t happen – literally. The red-winged Angel of Free Will cares vehemently about individual agency in human destiny. How much he cares about Addy herself may be another thing entirely, but at any rate, she has a better chance with him than with the rest of the Angelic family, Fallen or otherwise.
In a run for her life and a race in which the involvement of the Devil himself is considered among the least of their worries, Addy must find enough moments of calm to unfold the Angel’s Grace inside her, learn from the visions it provides, and find the keys to Heaven and Hell.
Overall this is a great read. The chapters alternate first person POVs between Adelaide (Call me Addy), a mortal human who gets swept up into the war between heaven and hell, and Tabbris (Tab), the Angel of Free Will, who is trying to keep Addy safe. I was a bit apprehensive about the flipping POV being in first person, since I’ve read another book like that and I couldn’t keep track of who was narrating, but that was never a problem here. Each chapter is clearly labeled at the beginning as to whose POV it is in, and both characters have a very distinctive voice and worldview that sets them apart.
The first chapter gets off to a little bit of a rocky start for the first couple of pages, but takes off like a rocket when Addy discovers her boss dying on the floor. When Addy goes to his aid something strange happens, and then moments later she is being dragged forcefully away by an Angel while a demon tries to kill her. By the end of chapter one I was hooked.
I bought this book from the authors at a book show, where they warned me the book ends on a cliffhanger, which is true, but this is NOT the type of cliffhanger that makes you throw the book against the wall in frustration. The main story arc of the book is nicely wrapped up by the end, but the ending also opens up new story threads which are left to be answered in the next book. I’m on the edge of my seat for the next installment.
I give it 4 stars out of 5.