- Pub. Date: March 2011
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
- Format: Mass Market Paperback , 400pp
- Sales Rank: 100,521
National bestselling author L.A. Banks’s electrifying new paranormal series is set in a sizzling world where Dark and Light are trapped in an eternal struggle for the fate of mankind.
Celeste Jackson has fought all her life against a fog of hallucination and substance abuse, but it’s not until she meets her protector, Azrael, an angel who has left the safety of the Light, that she learns of the evil forces that have been trying to ruin her, and why. A fierce battle for control of the mortal realm is brewing, and only Celeste—with the help of the Remnant, her half-human, half-angel brethren—can stand in the way. Together, Celeste and Azrael must gather an army of sensitives to defeat the dark powers that have ruled humanity for centuries, but time is running out. If Azrael surrenders to his growing desire for Celeste, he risks being trapped among humanity forever. But the longer he stays, the harder she is to resist. To save the world, Celeste must draw on her own dark experiences with addiction to help Azrael overcome the one temptation that could possibly make him an eternal prisoner—his obsession with her.
This was my first L.A. Banks books and it was pretty good. I will have to be honest though, the book was seeped in religion, which doesn't fit my taste in books. I do however think that most people will enjoy this book. Lots of good vs. evil going on. Heaven and Hell, Angel vs Demons.
Celeste was an interesting character. Bogged down by addictions and abusive situations. Fighting those demons and then finding out she is part of a battle between the forces is a lot for someone to manage, but she did it with grace and strength.
So even though this wasn't my kind of book, I do think quite a few will find that it is and would have no problem recommending it to them.
Author's Website: L.A. Banks