Saturday, March 9, 2013

Week 10 Reviews: Shadows in the Silence, A Dance With Darkness

From Goodreads:
Your strength in heart and hand will fall. . . .
Ellie knows that the darkest moments are still to come, and she has everything to fight for:

She must fight for Will.
The demonic have resorted to their cruelest weapons to put Will in mortal danger, and Ellie makes an unlikely alliance to save him and to stop Lilith and Sammael, who seek to drown the world in blood and tear a hole into Heaven.

She must fight for humanity.
As the armies of Hell rise and gather for the looming End of Days, Ellie and her band of allies travel to the world’s darkest and most ancient regions in her quest to come into her full glory as the archangel Gabriel.

And Ellie must save herself.
Her humanity withers beneath the weight of her cold archangel power, but Ellie must hold tight to who she is and who she loves as she prepares for the ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth.

From Goodreads:
There were shadows in this alley that no light touched, and where there was no light, anything could hide.

At the end of the fourteenth century, angelic reapers struggle to defend London against a legion of the demonic who have their sights set on claiming human souls and ancient relics for a dark purpose. Madeleine, a young but powerful warrior, is duty-bound to fight the demonic, and she lives for this pursuit above all else. Then, on a routine night of tracking, she is ambushed by a cadre of reapers and, though she defeats them all, she is left wounded and at the mercy of their lord, the notorious Bastian.

Madeleine is astonished when Bastian lets her live. She goes deeper into the world of the demonic and is shocked to meet him again-this powerful reaper whose touch makes her restless and gives her a thrill unlike anything else. When they fall into a dangerous clandestine affair, her head and her heart must wage their war: can their love overcome his demonic nature? Will her dance with darkness burn her or bring Bastian into the light?

My Review:
OK, I think I should have read A Dance With Darkness first. Seeing as it came first. But I can't change the past, I can only learn from my mistakes! Because Shadows in the Silence is the last book in the series, and A Dance With Darkness would've added so much if I'd read it first! Oh, well!

So Shadows, well, I thought the plot of saving Will, would've taken longer then it did, that they'd had to do more. Of a 500 or so page book, that plot took about 70 or so pages. But that left 430 pages or so for so much more to read, and it was great!

Going to Dance, well, that's a pretty important piece in the puzzle that is this series, about Bastian and Madeleine, because their relationship shapes the rest of the series. What with Will, and Cadan, and this novella effects the both of them!

And back to Shadows, when her archangel self was in charge, that pretty much sucked, because that's pretty much the opposite of what we wanted to happen. But the Ellie we knew won in the end, and then in the big battle, she won again! Such a great ending!

This book was the perfect end to a perfect series, I just wish I'd read Dance first! Series was just so good!

Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Series: Angelfire #3, 2.5
Read: March 4th, 4th, 2013
Source: Library
Reason Why: Enjoyed the first 2 books, and A Dance With Darkness is a Sequel Challenge 2013 Book and Shadows in the Silence which counts twice as an End of Series 2013 Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books, Epic Reads Impulse
Published: January 29th 2013, January 2nd 2013

Shadows in the Silence:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

A Dance With Darkness:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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