Sunday, September 16, 2012

Review: Risen (The Chosen Book 2) By Christine James

Title: Risen (book 2)
Author: Christine James
Series: The Chosen
Publication Date: January 28, 2012
Links: Goodreads 

Wow, This book was intense, action packed, and not a dull moment. Book one was great, but there had to be lots of character development, where this one, we already know most the characters, we do get a new addition, smokin’ hot Thad. Whew, his description totally makes me think of Chris Hemsworth, yum. Yeah, lovin’ him. Not too happy on the new love triangle, as I am not understanding how, but I think that will be explained more in book 3, I think, we will see, as I will be reading it soon.

(If you have not read Fallen (Chosen Book 1) (Goodreads) I will say, I am trying to keep this spoiler free for both this and the first book)

The story continues about 6 months after book one. We get to get into more heads than just Erin, Angelo, and Blaze. (written from rd person which is very nice) We get to see inside Angie, and Thad as well. Interesting developments with Angie, and Thad has turned out to be an overall great guy. He of course is like Erin and the rest, has some unique powers of his own too.
I love how in this book we get to find out some nice surprises about the groups heritage, will not spoil, so won’t say what. But sure was interesting.

I don’t want to put spoilers in this, and trying to even avoid too much spoilery for book one.  We get plenty of action, and some sadness too, just overall excitement. I had a hard time putting the book down. I finished in less than a day, was done early this morning, and started it yesterday. I just could not stop. I know readers had complained about book one having mistakes and stuff, then it got re-edited, and was really good after that. I didn’t really find many mistakes in this one, very few, and was pleased overall with this book.

This book is a fallen angel kind of book, but very different than any I had read before. If you’re a fan of these kinds of books, then you really should give this one a try. It’s not YA, more New Adult (characters are around 21) Its written very well. I can’t wait to start book 3, but made myself wait till I wrote this, so I can keep them separate in my head, lol

I am glad to hear Christine the author, is working on new covers, as that’s really the only flaw on these books. So excited to see them, I will do a cover reveal for her when they are done.

5 out of 5 stars for this, give it a try.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Summary Below inside Scrollbox:

Blaze and Angie were happy, or so she thought. There was a restlessness growing inside her that not even she could explain. How could she trust his love when she wasn't able to trust herself?

They thought the battle was finished when they sent Satan back 
to hell, so how could they have known another threat, larger than Satan himself, was looming on the horizon? This time the stakes are higher and the game much more deadly. Something is coming and it will shatter everything they have ever known. Can they stop it before it has Risen?
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