Thursday, October 22, 2009

Queene Of Light by Jennifer Armintrout

Read For:
RYOB Challenge

An unimagined destiny an undeniable passion. In a time not long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is ripped asunder creatures of myth and fairytale spill into the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the magical beings Underground, to colonize the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities. But even magic folk cannot dwell in harmony and soon two Worlds emerge: the Lightworld, home to faeries, dragons and dwarves; and the Darkworld, where vampires, werewolves, angels and demons lurk. Now, in the dank and shadowy place between Lightworld and Darkworld, a transformation is about to begin.... Ayla, a half-faery, half-human assassin is stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is revealed that will shake the Worlds.
My Review:
Queene of Light was a fast, overall enjoyable foray into paranormal romance that relied heavily on Fantasy. This series will appeal to someone looking for something a little bit different, as the hero and heroine are not human, but half faery and a literal "fallen Angel".

The book was a good start-but there were areas that could have been improved. First-the romance needed to be expanded. Second-as others have mentioned-the author tend to quickly jump from one important event to another, all the while leaving some events that needed more discussion out. Finally-there are aspects of the "underground" world I find implausible-like the fact that denizens of certain areas spend great quantities of time wading through raw sewage but seem to always be able to clean up easily as well as not get deathly ill from this? Also nothing is mentioned about how all these creatures find food, clean water, etc.

All in all, Queene of Light was enjoyable enough that I'll try the next book in the series.

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