Angelbound by Christina Bauer (Paranormal YA)
Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.
But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.
The first installment of this amazing new YA Angelbound Series. Angelbound is a fun read with creative world building and a kick-ass lady who rocks Purgatory. Myla is so bad ass with her demon tail that has a mind of its own and kick ass fighting skills. Her romantic a ventures with lincoln only makes it more fun to read. Only the mystery parts of this book are a little less entertaining. Myla had to wait for dreams before her mother wanted to tell her about her father/history. I had troubles finding out why her mother kept her history a secret for Myla, why she had to wait for the dreams and what it added to the main story to run it the way it did now. The hints during the book that weren’t not all that exciting and kind of enjoying.
All with all I highly enjoyed reading this book. It is entertaining for adults and teens.
With these great characters, world building, snarky humor, fights in the arena and teen romance.
A fantastic start of this new Paranormal YA series.
Can’t wait for the next book in the series out in May 2014!
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. An avowed girl geek, Christina loves creating immersive fantasy worlds with action, adventure, romance, and kick-ass female protagonists. As part of her work in Ink Monster, Christina has co-developed the ‘Heroine’s Journey,’ a blueprint for telling female myths inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and golden retriever Ruby.