The Angel Killer Synopsis:
Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.
When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.
After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.
The Angel Killer started off with intense energy and demon action right off the back. Now that Damiel has been redeemed, Mia has suddenly become a lot more valuable in the angel world, making her more weary and Michael all the more protective of her. However, when Michael gets wounded by an unknown sword with no easy way of healing in sight, Mia becomes desperate to do anything in her power to save him, even if it means sacrificing her life to do so.
The Angel Killer most definitely had a lot more action than book one and kept up with a constant pace of developments and angel-on-demon fighting. Though not a whole lot of new information was revealed, the plot was still easy to get through. Every time I turned around, there was a new enemy/conflict to overcome which allowed for a riveting story. This book is definitely not for the faint of heart. Some of this demon stuff was pretty dark, I have to say! Voisin did a good job of drawing the distinct line between good and evil and what it means to succumb to either.
Mia and Michael’s romance also saw an improvement in book two, though they did have a few rough moments, they were never drawn out or over exaggerated. Through it all, their endless love shown bright through it all. However, the main thing I felt that this book was lacking in, was a little more depth/character development. Mia and Michael had already been in love through their lifetimes, so the reader doesn’t really get to witness them falling in love with one another in the present time or forming a kind of relationship. It just sort of happens all of a sudden without you really getting to enjoy it. So I would have liked to have seen a bit more evolution there.
Overall, The Angel Killer was a fast paced cute story of paranormal angelic action! There was definitely a big cliffhanger at the end that will surely encourage you to continue with the series! It’s quite heart wrenching and needs a resolution for sure!
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.
Lisa also leads a writing group for teens in North Vancouver, works as a technical writer, and teaches meditation. Her debut YA novel, The Watcher, won the Chanticleer award for best paranormal fiction.
A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!
Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.