20 Oct 2014

Book Review / A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. 

Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

Published:     20th March 2012
Publisher:  Dial Books
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Bought
Review:   5 out of 5

My Review

What I loved about this story...
This is one of those books that I have had on my shelf for ages now, it might have even been since the date of publication!  I can't believe it has taken me so long to read this, I LOVED it!!!  I loved that as soon as open the book and get reading you are straight into the action of the story.  I was completely sucked into this story right from the very first page.  This story has great suspense so combine that with the addiction action in this story, I was just sucked in for the entire story.  The pace of the story was very fast which helped in keeping the momentum - in fact I read this book in one sitting (probably about 2 to 3 hours ish).  There is a bit of romance in this book, which I felt was realistic and had great 'build up'.      
What I was not fond of with this story... 
Absolutely nothing!  The only thing I am sad about with this story is the fact that it is a stand alone and not part of a series.  I would have loved to read more about the story and the characters.   

About the Author
(from Author Website)

Michelle Zink lives in New York with her four children. 

Prophecy of the Sisters was her first novel, and was chosen as one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of 2009 and as one of the Chicago Public Library’s Best Books for Young Readers. It has also been listed on the New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age and the Lone Star Reading List.