I was so excited a few weeks ago when I received Hanna Peach‘s newest book in my email 😀 First it’s been a little over a year since I last spoke with Alyx, Israel, and Jordan and I was beyond anxious to find out what happened to them. Can I just say that this is a beautiful end to the series!
Also good news to those of you that haven’t started it yet, the first book is currently free and the other three are on sale for 99cents for a limited time only!!! Now is the time to get into Dark Angel 😀 Head to Hanna’s website for links!
I received this book via Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Series: Dark Angel, #5
Published by Self Publish on 2015-06-30
Length: 236 pages
Reviewing eARC from Author
The thrilling conclusion to the Dark Angel series…
Everything about Michael’s dark plan has been hidden – until now. On an island off the coast of Egypt, a fourth Seraphim city has been discovered; a city that doesn’t appear on any Seraphim map. This city is hidden, the air smells of blood and there is something very, very wrong with the inhabitants.
Back at Castle Speranza, while Alyx is off uncovering the secret of Raphael’s charm, someone will betray her in the worst possible way…
Michael now has everything he needs. Will Alyx be able to stop Michael? Or could this be the end of the world as we know it?
Angeldust by Hanna Peach is the exciting conclusion to the Dark Angel series. Please note that if you have not read the previous books in this series that there are minor unavoidable spoilers in this review. Alyx, Israel, Jordan, and the rest of the Freethinker community is on the run. They are looking for a place to lie low after the attacks on their community and the defeat of Samyara. But the reappearance of Ana, Lukas’s wife, who has lost her memory, starts telling them about an island of warriors, Alyx knows there’s no time to lose in stopping Michael. The question is can she stop him without losing any of her friends in the process?
My honest to God reaction to this book:
And I can’t stop!!! Alyx is every bit the bada– she’s been in every book of this series. She’s cunning and witty with a warrior’s heart. Nothing will stop her in defeating Michael and protecting Israel. Even when a friend betrays her in the worse way, possibly dooming them all, Alyx doesn’t stop fighting. Truly she is the Guardian that she’s denied being throughout the series.
“You are my center, my balance, my sanity. My peace. I just need to be you and me. Just for a while. Is that okay?” ~Israel
Oh my dear, sweet Israel! Israel’s has a rough road throughout the series, but he finally accepts his destiny and fate in this book. He accepts that he is the keye, he accepts and embraces Tobias as his father, and above all he accepts Alyx’s love 😀 He’s come so far as a character and it’s wonderful to see him come full circle!
And my Jordan! You’re still my favorite 😉 Jordan has also come full circle, but not in the way you would expect. He’s accepted Alyx and Israel’s relationship, he’s no longer the womanizer, and he’s lost a bit of his confidence. But that’s okay. He’s still Jordan 😀 And I love his side story with Cleo, the prostitute from Purgatory.
Overall, this book is it! It answers just about every question that comes up in the series and it ends leaving you sad but also content because you do get closure with this series, which I’ve been reading a lot of series enders recently and you don’t always get that. All the characters, some of the world building, it all comes to a head in the perfect way. Fair warning though have your tissues ready. This is a war and with war there’s losses and I wasn’t prepared for that at all!!! I cried my eyes out, not even going to joke about it!
Personally I love the series, and while I thought this book started out a bit shaky, jumping from one POV to another quickly, it found it’s pace and I lost myself in the world of angels and war. While this book is billed as mature young adult (16+), I might go as far to say it’s new adult. There are some sexual scenes and references that I don’t think belong in young adult, but that’s my opinion. If you enjoy urban fantasy, angel mythology, and of course romance, I highly recommend it.