Friday, August 17, 2012
Dark Angel's Ward by Nia Shay Review!
Two years ago, Jandra Maxwell walked away from the secret Fairlight Society and started a new life in a quiet Texas town. When her former Ward, the dark angel Zeph, seeks her out and begs for her help, Jandra faces an impossible choice. She knows he can only offer her heartache, but she can’t turn her back on the only man she’s ever loved.
Zeph teeters on the brink of madness, pummeled by emotions his angelic blood once rendered him incapable of feeling. Driven to protect Jandra from a threat he can only glimpse in nightmares, he refuses to leave her side. As they explore the mystery of his recurring dreams, they discover the Fairlight Society has been keeping a terrible secret – one they’ll kill to protect.
Fighting for her life isn’t so easy when Jandra’s also fighting her heart. Her her inexorable attraction to Zeph may save them...or may damn them both.
It's amazing books like this that remind me why Paranormal Romance is my favorite genre. Dark Angel's Ward is a delightful, well written story that is absolutely gripping. Nia Shay is now a must have on my shelf- or E-reader, in this case. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and wished that I hadn't zoomed through it. It is an addicting book though; it's not one you'll be able to put down!
Dark Angel's Ward is a unique tale that is both interesting and entertaining. The plot focuses heavily on paranormal aspects- Angels, Nephilim, Demons, and Wards, complete with a secret society- and stands out among other angel stories. A lot of action takes place during the novel (don't worry, there's romance too!), so it feels more like a movie than a book. The book is suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Each of the characters are fascinating and have the reader experiencing some strong emotion. I'd love to read more about them all. Of course, the two best characters are the two main ones. We have Jandra, or Jade, who is badass, intelligent, and strong. She's delightfully sassy and funny, making her the ideal female character. She's the female lead that most of us crave in a good story. Then we have Zeph, oh Zeph, "Mr. Hottie McHot Pants" himself. He's the tortured hero that every reader will fall in love with. The pair have explosive chemistry and have some rather steamy moments.
It's impossible not to fall in love with this story. I can't wait to read more by Nia. I highly recommend this book to any PNR lover that is looking for the next best thing!
A big thank you to the author for providing a review copy!