Book Review | Angelfall by L. Penelope

Book: Angelfall (Book 2 of The Angelborn Cycle)
Author: L. Penelope
Rating: 4.5 stars (Personal Rating)
**I was offered an ARC for my honest review**



Lyrix, the first new angel to emerge in a millennium, brings hope for her endangered race. But the weight of duty is heavy. As the newest and strongest, she is expected to become a Seraph, one of the stoic angel kings and queens. She dreads the prospect of losing all her emotions in the transformation, but avoiding her destiny may lead to extinction for her kind.

Wren is half-human and a second-class citizen among angels. A chance meeting with Lyrix leaves them both yearning for a life lived on their own terms. A relationship between an angel and an angelborn is unprecedented, and powerful forces oppose their union. On a journey to the human world, tragedy strikes, and Wren and Lyrix realize their love may destroy both worlds.




The Review


L. Penelope has done it again with Angelfall, Book 2 in The Angelborn Cycle series! I was excited for this book because when we got introduced to Wren in Angelborn, I knew he would have an interesting story. And he does! Angelfall delves more into the Angel world and how they are created and how they sustain and maintain their lives and the humans they watch over. Lyrix and Wren had a classic tale of star crossed lovers but it wasn’t generic. She is the first new angel to emerge in a millennium and the fate of the angels rest on her shoulders. Wren is angelborn who wishes to advance to be something more than just a lowly half angel. They had amazing chemistry and I enjoyed watching their relationship unfold. The way the book ended was perfect. To be honest, there isn’t much about this book that I don’t like. Other than the fact it was short. I didn’t want it to end. (insert sad face here) I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so all I have to say is go buy it now!!! You really won’t regret it!
More from L. Penelope… 
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her magical abilities are feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive – an injured spy who steals her heart.

Jack’s mission behind enemy lines nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing power of a mysterious young woman. Together they embark on a perilous journey straight into the heart of a centuries-old conflict.

Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.

The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.

Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the notorious rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity.  

Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help, but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away. 

As forbidden desire ignites their hearts, Kyara and Darvyn grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies—all while trying to stop a war. And when a new threat emerges, the cost of their love might just be too high.


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