Monday, 6 August 2012

Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark #1) by Gena Showalter


Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed nearly too dangerous, too ruthless--and if he isn't careful, he'll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred from his missions at any cost...until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he's never known before.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation--or her ultimate damnation?

My Review

Wow, sizzling new series alert! What a way to kick-start the series, I simply adore the whole amazing new world Gena Showalter has created here. I haven't read The Lord's of The Underworld series and you don't need to but I think for the people that have it will be a real treat as it crosses over a little bit. These are not your typical angels, these are scarred, broken and damaged warriors that are not to be messed with and hot damn they are Hot with a capital H! I really can't wait to get to know each of the males talked about more in-depth. Gena Showalter's writing style is fabulously addictive, her worlds are vivid and her characters are raw powerhouses. Definitely a must read book that needs to go on wishlists everywhere today!

Anabelle has been imprisoned in a mental institution for four years, for murdering her parents but she is innocent, a demon killed them in front of her, but who would possibly believe that story? She is used to seeing demons and monsters in the institution, they come to her constantly and she is so tired of fighting all the time. So when a beautiful angel called Zacharel shows up to rescue her, she can't quite believe her luck!

Zacharel is the leader of an army of dark angels that are all as beautifully broken as each other, they are on the verge of falling forever if they don't try and chance their wicked ways. He has no feelings, he is emotionless but when he claps eyes on Annabelle he gets the first stirrings of emotion for the first time in his long life. Annabelle has been marked by a demon, so demons track her everywhere she goes, Zacharel is her only hope of staying alive, but he is one tough guy to try and get along with. The pair are drawn to each other, but can they manage to save each other along the way?

The ending is fabulous, it is full of little twists, turns and is jam-packed with kick-butt action, just the way I like it! I absolutely cannot wait to read the next book in this amazing new series as I am missing this brilliantly intriguing new set of characters already! I am now really, really looking to get my hands on and start the Lords of The Underworld series too!

*Special thanks to Harlequin UK for the review copy*

4/5 Stars!

Carly :)

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  1. I haven't read anything by Gena but I'd like to, especially after reading your review!

  2. Fab review! I will have to check this out!

  3. I should be reading a YA book from Gena Showalter soon, so if that goes well, I'll have to check out this one too. I'm glad you enjoyed this! Lovely review, Carly! :)

  4. I have not read Lords either. So little time to delve into the long series. This book is the way to go for me, I nice way to jump and test out her work! I love that it is sizzling and action packed and lots of twists and turns to an explosive finish!


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