Blood of Angels (Halfway Between #2)
by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Thank you, Kat – for writing these ahead of time and only waiting 1 month in between releases. Because after that ending – I am DYING to know what happens next!!
Note – Spoilers for Shadow of Angels are in this review.
In the second installment of the Halfway Between series – we pick up right where we left off in Shadow of Angels. Veil, in a desperate attempt to get help with the cult threatening her and the people she cares about, has released Asmodeus from his isolation in the spirit plane. Despite the hurt and lies, she knows her best chance of finding and defeating the cult is with HIS help. With the help of the archdemon and the new arrival of an archangel- Michael, her team set out to investigate. Veil soon finds out that her feelings for Asmodeus are MORE than complicated. There are too many memories, too much history, and her strength to fight him is fading.
This series continues to be an intense, magnetic, brutal force of nature between two lost souls. The writing is outstanding and flows seamlessly. It is so easy to read and get lost in this world, while still providing captivating dialogue and plot twists you didn’t see coming.
What I liked:
Veil’s fears still dictate a lot of her actions and choices, but she grows a lot in this book. Her guilt of still having feelings for Asmodeus, despite all he has done, is addressed in a wonderful scene with Mike. May we all be so fortunate to have friends that tell us when we are being idiots. It was a great character growth scene.
Mike was a great addition to the team that I didn’t know I needed. He brings lightheartedness and humor to some tough situations and gives some hard truths to Veil when she needs it.
I really liked the flashbacks again! I was worried they might be over with since Asmodeus was released, but we get some more history and backstory of the relationship between him and Selina that I really enjoyed.
I loved learning more about Octavian and his motivations! I won’t get into it too much- as not to spoil anything- but the ending revelations about him are just too good.
Of course, our main man Asmodeus is the star of the show here. I love him more and more as this series progresses. Despite being an extremely intimidating and powerful archdemon, he has a vulnerability to him that makes him so interesting. His relationship with Veil is so complex and layered. The chemistry is so off the charts in this book. When the two of them are together you can feel the passion and intensity. The scene where Veil finds out what is under his scarf is so boiling hot, you might need an ice bath after you finish reading it. Kat proves to be the absolute master of creating the most complicated and attractive villains (anti-heroes?). We are not worthy.
What I didn’t like:
I won’t lie… I would have liked more of the side characters. I’m selfish, greedy, and wouldn’t take anything out to make room for them, but I want to know more! Conrad and Gabe are just so cool, of course I want to spend more time with them. And I’ll take anything with Azrael in it also!
I’m addicted…. what will I do until March?!
Blood of Angels by Kathryn Ann Kingsley [Limitless Publishing]
Publication Date: February 4, 2020
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
To learn more about the Author, visit Kathryn Ann Kingsley’s website here.