Series: Battle for Souls #1
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published by Turquoise Morning Press on March 19th 2012
Also in this series: Fall From Grace
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Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term “tormented teen.” He’s a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby’s life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires.
As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the demon world, or save the man she loves from both? The first two choices damn her, but the last one could destroy them all.
Quick Take: This book starts with a bang and keeps up a relatively fast pace throughout. There are plenty of action-packed scenes, as well as some tender teen angst moments. All-told it’s a great start and excellent set-up for the series’s next books.
Rise from Darkness is a great start to the Battle of Souls Series!! Knight does a great job with creating a story line that draws the reader in and doesn’t let go! The main characters Gaby and Alex are complex and flawed, just the way I love my characters! Gaby is independent and intelligent, but has been through an emotional crisis that she is strongly to overcome when she meets Alex. The characters are realistic and I quickly become invested in them.
The supporting characters are also fully developed and we get a glimpse into each of their stories as well. In particular I enjoyed Boon’s character and wanted to know more about his history. There are several twist and turns in the book that will keep you engaged to the end and although this is a series you will not be disappointed in where the story ends.
Rise in Darkness is a young adult novel suitable for middle aged readers and older.