What do I think? Really? What do I think?
These books … I have been asked “What are they about?” “Do you like them?” “Should I read them?” And I find I can’t seem to answer these questions with just simple answers.
I absolutely LOVE the characters that Reisz has created for this series. And while everything seems to revolve around Nora, not everything is about her.
This book happens about a year after the end of The Siren and the title “The Angel” refers to someone we met briefly in The Siren, Michael. Remember Nora’s Angel? Well, because of a reporter who is set on digging up dirt on Soren, Nora is forced to hide for the summer, and Soren tells her to take Michael with her and spend her two months at Griffin’s estate. I had a feeling from the get-go about Griffin and Michael and I wasn’t disappointed.
In The Angel, we learned a ton about Soren, and to be honest, I love him just a little bit more after this book. I liked him at the end of The Siren, but after hearing his story and learning more about him…
oh… but that’s not all you get in The Angel – you get Michael’s training, (who I am so excited for btw)you get more on Kingsley, you get a snippet of Zach and Grace, who I still find that I adore even though he had only one whole scene in this book, and we even get Wesley back…
Yup, I said Wesley. The innocent 19 year old she gave up, because she didn’t want him to change for her. One of my favorite excerpts was from him.
“This was our house. Mine and hers. I know she’d sneak over to the rectory every once in a while and let you wail on her for a night. But I got her the rest of the time. I cooked her breakfast. I answered her fan mail. I put her to bed when she fell asleep at her desk writing. I rubbed her back when she was sore from overworking herself. And when she got all wrought up over you, it was me she cried on. No, she and I never had sex. That’s true. But we had love, real love that didn’t take anything out of us, that didn’t bruise us or break us. I loved her without hurting her. You asked me if I, a virgin, could teach her what sex should be? no, course not. Hell no. But at least I can teach her what love should be like.”
So… now I sit impatiently waiting to get my hands on The Prince, because I’m dying to see where the story goes based on where this left off.
Dear Ms. Reisz: