Wednesday, 17 October 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Renegade Angels: A Touch of Crimson - Sylvia Day

Release Date: 27/09/12


From the internationally bestselling author of BARED TO YOU (Crossfire trilogy), A TOUCH OF CRIMSON is the first novel in Sylvia Day's sensationally sexy Renegade Angels series. If you fell for Gideon Cross, wait until you meet the men who really are out of this world...Adrian Mitchell is an angel of immense power and an insatiable desire for the one woman he can't have. The head of an elite Special Ops unit of the Seraphim, his task is to punish the Fallen - angels who have become vampires - and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals - losing the love of his life again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found his beloved Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body with no memory of him. This time he won't let her go. With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson only knows she can't resist her fierce attraction to the smouldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught in the middle between an angel lover, an estranged vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There's more at stake than her love and her life - this time she could lose her very soul...


I love a good Urban Fantasy tale and when you get a new series that encompasses all the races that have become popular in recent years it’s always going to be a challenge to make sure that they’ve been blended well and that one isn’t all powerful. Whilst this is all taken into consideration within this book, the biggest problem that I had was that I didn’t really get a solid handle on the principle characters, they didn’t seem to gel well enough and for me as a reader especially when a coupling the like of which is hinted at within the blurb should be there to help make the ties stronger.

Sadly when added to the fact that the characters didn’t feel strong enough to stand on their own to me as a reader and I was a little disappointed. Finally add to the mix a conclusion that felt more than a little fast and sadly I felt a little disappointed.

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