Jun 3, 2013

REVIEW: Extinguish by J.M. Darhower

Book Description:
One… Two… Three… Four…

I Declare War

Serah always believed the world around her was perfect. As a Power, one of the warrior angels, she has spent her existence defending the innocent from evil. After tragedy strikes, tearing Serah's brother from her life, she's given the task of stopping the approaching apocalypse before it's too late.

Only one thing, though: she has to venture to Hell to do it.

Lucifer—or Luce, as he prefers to be called—has been biding his time in Hell, longing for revenge against those who oh-so-easily cast him into the pit. When the heavenly beauty shows up at his gate, he's just as captivated by her presence as she becomes of him. The attraction between them is palpable, and Serah's willpower slowly slips. How can this charming creature, this scarred Archangel, be the one annihilating the world she so loves?

As the war wages on, the world entwined in chaos, Serah starts questioning everything she ever knew. When the light and dark, hot and cold, finally collide, she has to make a choice—a choice that sets her world on fire, black and white exploding into colorful flames.

Serah has questions. She wants answers.Luce just wants to play a game.

My Review
“Give in to it, angel."
"Give in to what?"
"The hunger," he said, his tongue slowly running across his bottom lip. "The need. Give in to the craving. Give in to me."
"Never," she whispered, the word impulsively tumbling from her lips, no conviction in her feeble voice.
"I know you feel it, deep inside of you, screaming out to be acknowledged, to be satiated," he continued as if she hadn’t spoken. "I can sense it, clawing underneath your skin, begging to be let loose, begging to be invited out to play.”  

First of let me say how excited I was to receive and ARC of this novella by J.M Darhower! As soon as I got the email I downloaded onto my Kindle!  I’ve read Sempre and LOVED it. I knew that I couldn’t be disappointed with this one! This is the first time I’m reading a story of an angel/demon romance and I was filled with anticipation to get this started!

Serah is a Power in the heavens fighting to keep the peace on Earth. She and her twin brother, Samuel, have always been opposites but they both have lived serving their God. When a great tragedy happens Serah is left with questions. Questions that no one will answer, not even, Michael, the Archangel. So when she is asked to try and negotiate a truce with Satan, Serah starts to finally see a way to find her answers. Entering the gates of Hell, she realizes that Satan is fond of his games. But she doesn’t put up with being bullied and plays her part well in the game Satan has started. 

Satan, or Luce as he likes to be called, is tired of Hell. He is tired of the angels asking for a favor when they have condemned him to his purgatory because of his curiosity. He is egotistical and evil but has a side that you find so tempting that you can’t help but quickly adore him and, for most, feel sorry for the hand he was dealt. When Serah walks into the gates of Hell, Luce finds the fiery angel too tempting. After each game and each visit, Luce comes to realize what it means to really feel something other than pain, suffering, fear, and every other agonizing emotion that he deals with every day. 

As the two come to know each other, Serah realizes that she might be in over her head and that maybe…just maybe…evil isn’t all that evil and good isn’t all that good…or maybe it is.

The writing in the book quickly captures your attention and holds it throughout. This book was great! I only have 2 complaints. One being that throughout the book I felt like something was missing and to this day I can't tell you what it was. I will have to reread this again and hope to figure it out. The other complaint I have was the ending!! This cannot be it! There HAS to be more! It just cannot end that way and expect us to be happy! Please J.M., write more!! Soon!

Extinguish will be released on June 4th. $2.99 for the e-book copy and $9.99 for paperback. 

Buy it. Read it. Love it.

Happy Reading!

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