May 29, 2013
Angelstone (Dark Angel #2)
by Hanna Peach
Alyx and Israel are driven further apart as Israel continues to obsess over making Adere human and Alyx hides two secrets from him: that he may be part-demon and that she may be carrying his child, a tri-blood keye that can be used to unlock Hell.
Out in the mortal cities, pieces of Black Stone, the only material that can disrupt the angels’ healing abilities, continue to be stolen to make weapons for Samyara’s dark army. Alyx and her friends must stop them, but this means infiltrating holy and guarded places to steal the Black Stone − a monastery in remote China, a mosque in Saudi Arabia, an art gallery in Florence and a cathedral in Peru.
Can they win this deadly race against the Darkened?
"It just keeps getting better!" By Celeste Hawkins 1 year ago
Hanna Peach once again gives us a story of angels and demons and the blurry lines between the two.
After Angelfire left us with so many questions, I was eager to begin this novel and have them answered for me. Angelstone begins as we left off, although it appears that the relationship between Ava and Jordan has grown (not that I'm complaining!). Israel begins to fall into the slot of a character that is written into scenes because he has to be there, not because he has anything worthy to do or say. I strangely enjoyed that - as it proved that how he was raised as a human differs from how the others were raised in the heavens. It adds that touch of "you don't belong here" vibe. However, that dissolves when he realises that he needs to man up and confess or risk losing her to another man. This leads us one step closer to that prophecy of a killer baby!
Jordan becoming a much bigger character in the novel was exciting for me, as I feel like he has a lot more depth and influence in the story than Israel does. In fact, Israel's only there because of a prophecy, which renders his character useful for only one purpose and a reason to keep him around regardless of how the readers view him.
The point of view changing in the story was just as fascinating as the first time around. The author offers us a glimpse into both the minds of the protagonists as well as the antagonists.
Altogether the book was beautifully written, interesting, and contained characters that made me want to come back for more and more! A successful sequel - which can be a rare thing!