Published by Full Fathom Five Digital on February 25th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
One Demon. One Angel. One Soul.
Josh lived a reckless, selfish life, so upon his death, escaping the eternal torments of Hell by assuming the role of a powerful, soul-corrupting demon is an easy choice. His first soul assignment doesn’t seem too hard: the mortal Camden is already obsessed with weapons, pain, and torture. If only Josh wasn’t distracted by Cam’s beautiful friend, Grace.
Grace never expected to die violently at age sixteen, but now she’s an Angel, responsible for saving a soul. She can already see past Camden’s earthly flaws, so the job should be be easy. If only that handsome, playboy Josh would stop getting in the way.
It’s forbidden for an Angel to be with a Demon, so if Josh and Grace can't resist each other, the results will be disastrous.
And only one can claim Cam’s soul.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
THIS. BOOK. WAS. CHEESY. And normally, I haaaate cheesy books. But I definitely like this book, which surprised both you and me. The story line was puuurrrrfect HEHE. This book is basically about Angels vs Demons. On one hand, we see Joshua being recruited by Lucifer aka The Devil, and on the other hand, there’s Grace working as an angel. They both have the exact, same job – retrieve Camden’s soul.
Camden is supposedly damned for life, as his very existence is a danger to the humanity. So, Josh’s job is to actually push him over the edge so that his soul belongs to Hell. But Grace, on the other hand, has to turn him back on the path of goodness. This would all have been a very very easy job for Grace and Josh, had the other person not been there. But unfortunately, both Grace and Josh are distracted by each other. WHICH IS OF COURSE, DISASTROUS because helllooooo, an angel and a demon together? NUH-UH. That is pretty much like when hell freezes over.
I would just like to get over with the part which annoys me, so that I can go back to spazzing about this book. GRACE. Grace annoys me. No, don’t get me wrong. I don’t dislike her. I just find her character’s POV pretty much redundant. Most of the character development, the fights, the climax came from Josh’s POV, which is why I think the author should not have put in Grace’s thoughts. It seemed a little bit redundant.
BUT other than that, and the cheesiness of course, this book was extraordinary. There were loads of twists and turns, and moments that I like to call “false happiness”. Those moments are the ones that make you believe that everything is going fine and happy, UNTIL IT’S NOT. Until everything falls apart, and you’re just left there with your mouth hanging.
This book also shows us that Heaven and Hell SUCKS. I don’t know if I’m damning myself for saying this, but it’s true. You can die while doing something wrong, and you still get thrown to Hell. But someone who does something unforgivable and repents the rest of his life gets to go to Heaven when he dies. Lucifer ALWAYS tells the truth, and the Mother Angel lies. There’s like this whole blurred lines between good and evil, and that’s probably what this book is about.