Thursday, August 9, 2012

Don't Call Me Angel by Alicia Wright Brewster

After crawling her way out of Hell, Six is ready to cast aside her angel wings and all the responsibilities that come with them. But Earth is not as peaceful as she imagined it. Demons, dark angels, and other hell-beasties escaped before her, and they're not as content as she is to live a quiet life on Earth.

A fellow angel who escaped Hell with her commits a series of soul-murders, destroying human souls so they can't go to the afterlife. Although Six has conflicting feelings about humans, she goes after the other angel to keep their escape a secret from the one she fears most.

This is a short, quick novella that packs a lot of punch.  

What I liked best about it was the main character, Six. She is supernatural, an angel, but she has as many issues as regular humans do. She has plenty of flaws that make her much more than just yet another paranormal protagonist. Cara is also a good side character with more personality than is usually given to these kind of filler one. The only one I really couldn’t enjoy was Alden. It felt like the author was putting too much effort to make sure we hated him. Too forced some times.

The illustrations were cute, a little too cartoony for me, but I suppose they fit the book’s mood. The plot was a bit convoluted, though. There wasn’t quite enough back story so that what happens between Alden and Six could make sense. As it is, they turn into enemies impulsively and without a meaningful reason.

This was an interesting read and I might recommend it if you like short stories that you can read easily in an afternoon just to kill some time. Just don’t expect all of it to make too much sense.

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