Friday, June 15, 2012
Book Review: A Temptation of Angels
AUTHOR: Michelle Zink
GENRE: Angels, fantasy, romance
PREMISE: A girl gets caught up in a world of secrets...
MY REVIEW: Sigh...I think I will have to part ways with Zink's books from now on because if this is what she's going to be writing from now on...I'll pass. Maybe I'm being too picky but I adored Prophecy of the Sisters and its uniqueness. This...is just more of the same old same old and where was Zink's usually lovely writing? This book felt like it was written by a completely different (and less talented) author.
Also unlike Prophecy of the Sisters, I got no sense of character from anyone, even the MC who was narrating felt like a cardboard cut out. Then the plot was littered with the usual angel tropes: war, girl caught in between it somehow, love triangle that was utterly predictable, etc. etc. Coming from a author who brought us the wonderful clear world of Prophecy of the Sisters, this book felt like a huge let down.
Look, for average angel fans who haven't read Prophecy of the Sisters, this book will probably be enjoyable. It's readable, has a plot going, and does mildly entertain. It's just nothing very special and coming from a author I've come to really like...it's disapointing.
WHO SHOULD READ: Angel book fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five predictable storylines