Angelfire (Dark Angel #1) by Hanna Peach
Alyx is a young smart woman with special blood tattoos and she is ready to kick some ass. Meet this fantastic new paranormal series from Hanna Peach!
Angelfire is the first installment of the Dark Angel series written by Hanna Peach. I am still figuring out if this is an adult paranormal / urban fantasy or YA. Although there was a tiny romance scene, I still had to use my imagine about what happens in that night between the main characters Alyx and Isreal. But first things first. Hanna Peach has done a fantastic job writting this first installment. The world building is fenominal, its like entering a new world. Angelfire kind of reminded me somhow of the Guardians of Ascension Series by Caris Roane with a strange mix of the movie “the game”. Paranormal beings, a kick-ass heroine, action and games. What more can you wish for!
Angelfire is about a place on each that is out of reach for mortals beacuase of kind of shield that makes people turn around and never find out this strange place. Ruled by the Elders living by The Code: obey your Elders, kill all demons, eliminate Rogue-angels, protect the mortals, remain hidden. Their warriors are working in flocks and are the ungifted earthborn angels armed with blades and the ‘borrowed magics’ that is embedded in there body in form of the blood tattoos thy wear on arms and other body parts.
Alyxandria (Alyx) is a young warrior with dreams about a mysterious man Israel. When Alyx saves Israel she discovers they have a Guardian-bond and that she bound to protect him at all costs. Together with their enemies, the romance and a third man named Jordan.
[quote]“You’re being here is no coincidence, is it?” His eyes narrow. “What are you?”
“What a silly question,” Alyx says, trying not to let her panic show. “I’m a mortal just like you.”
He grins. Alyx feels like an animal that has just been caught in a trap.
“Firstly,” he says, “a real mortal would never call herself a ‘mortal’. And secondly, real mortals don’t come falling out of the sky to land delicately on the ground. No, real mortals break bones doing things like that,” he says this last sentence in a mock hush as if he was revealing some great secret. “Just keep that in mind when you try to pass yourself off as one of us next time.”
Alyx’s breath sticks in her throat, a strangled sort of cry.
But it only seems to amuse him further. “Yes, I saw you drop down to the ground before you knifed that thing. Scaring the living hell out of me I might add.” He glances up at the buildings that loom over them. “What is that, five storys that you just jumped from? Neat little trick. No you obviously aren’t human and you don’t look like one of them. So the question is… what are you?”
“It’s dark. You shouldn’t have seen that.”
“My night vision is fantastic.” He shrugs as if in apology. “Okay. Maybe ‘what are you?’ is too personal a question to ask so soon after we just started our friendship?”[/quote]
Of course there where some parts where I thought the romance could have come a little bit more in the beginning of the book, maybe when she was having her visions or was dreaming about Israel. And there where some dictionary parts/ explaining some of terms from the book at the beginning of a chapter that interrupted to much and therefor pulled me out of the story.
Overall I enjoyed this book. Is a great read for the YA fans. There is lots of action and when you least expecting it, Hanna gives it an extra notch that keeps you suspended till the end. Let me know what you think of this book!