Sunday, 14 November 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: A Fallen Angels Novel: Crave - JR Ward

Release Date: 07/11/10


The battle between good and evil has left the future of humanity in the hands of a reluctant saviour and his band of fallen angels. Seven deadly sins that must be righted. Seven souls that must be saved. Fallen Angel Jim Heron has completed his first task: helping Vin Di Pietro to redeem his soul. Now he must identify and battle a demon that can take any form. Worse still, his old boss Matthias wants him to assassinate Isaac, a member of The Firm who's gone AWOL - and Jim's pretty sure he's supposed to save him. But before Jim can get to Isaac to warn him, Isaac's picked up by the police for illegal street fighting. It's soon clear that he is falling for his gorgeous public defender - will their love redeem his soul? Or has the demon Devina, who's determined to see Jim fail, set an elaborate trap?


With the first novel having set the scene for JR’s world, this title focuses more on character development alongside bringing a new breed of hero to the fight for the mortal world in the everlasting fight between good and evil. It’s beautifully descriptive and with the heroes being more Angels with dirty faces who get into the muck to fight evil on its own terms, definitely allows the reader to keep guessing as to what will happen due to the unpredictable nature of the characters.

It’s a seriously different type of Urban Fantasy to a lot of the ones already out there and a title that will entertain through the action and discoveries of the characters that will enchant the reader. JR really does have a great writing style which when packed with some great dialogue makes this a series that everyone can enjoy. Great stuff.

1 comment:

Danielle La Paglia said...

I haven't read any of JR Ward's books, but this series sounds very interesting. I'll have to pick up the first one.