Hellsbane (Hellsbane #1)by Paige Cuccaro
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Published December 2011 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Review by Amber I.
Emma Jane Hellsbane always knew she was different, but she had no idea she wasn’t even human. Well, at least she’s half-human. She’s half-fallen angel, too, and now dear ol’ dad wants her dead. All the Fallen angels want all their troublesome offspring removed from the mortal coil so she’s trying not to take it personally. Besides, she wants him dead just as much. Her father’s death is the only way she’ll be forgiven for his sin, stop those pesky demons from trying to hack off her head, and have any hope at all of getting back to a normal life as a wicked slick Intuitive Consciousness Explorer.
Of course, first she’ll have to figure out which fallen angel is her father, avoid accidentally seducing her angelic mentor, help an old friend conquer his own fallen sperm donor, and basically save the world from a cataclysmic divine smack down.
No problem. With a last name like Hellsbane, Emma Jane was definitely born for the job.
I liked this book but I just was not in love with it. I have really gotten into Angel books lately but a lot of the things on how the world works was just not something I really liked. Like how the children of a Fallen Angel and a human must pay for their fathers mistake and still are not guaranteed to go to heaven, most Angels seem them as scum and yet God wants them to fight the demons while the Angels do nothing. I was just not liking that.. It was too mean. There was also a part in this book where I would have been way more upset had I thought it was really happening. I thought they would fix this somehow. It would be a major spoiler so I can not say what happened. But now that I know its for real, I am so mad!lol. It also lacked in the romance department and more of a YA feel.
I did like the characters. Emma was easily relateable and had a fun personality, I really enjoyed. I liked seeing her learn the ways of the new world she was living in. Eli was a fun temptation and there are definite sparks with him and Emma. But it is a big no no him being an Angel and all.There is a lot of action and it seems there is something really unique about Emma that she is not sure of yet. Plus the Angels have their own secrets to discover.
This book did have potential and I will read the next one.