Shadow of Angels by Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Let me start off by saying how much I have been looking forward to this series. I found Kathryn Ann Kingsley last year and DEVOURED her Masks of Under series (which was awesome and you should check it out if you have not yet BTW). As a reader, you find authors and stories you just click with and that’s how I felt about reading books written by Kat. So, naturally, when she announced her new series Halfway Between – I was excited to read something new from her. This book lived up to the hype and MORE.
The plot of Shadow of Angels was wonderful. It was full of intrigue and kept you guessing until the very end. I loved the flashbacks throughout the story the kept unraveling the secrets of the past. There was action, compelling dialogue, a mysterious history, and HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT romance and interactions with a delectable archdemon.
I LOVED the side characters, especially Melon :P. They had clear motivations and actually had a PURPOSE in the story – which was really refreshing. Azrael was so interesting…I can’t wait to know more about him!!!
Our MC Veil is a BA lady. She is smart, snarky, funny, and has some seriously cool supernatural powers that help her fight baddies. What I really liked about her most was her past and how it has affected her. She is very easy to relate to and understand her motivations. Also, anyone that can pull off blue lipstick is a bad b**** in my eyes.
Our archdemon Asmodeus… GOD..he is DELICIOUS. No wonder he has a cult of worshipers that follow him. He is so intriguing and… intense . The interactions between the two MC was so masterfully captured. Kat does such a great job at capturing chemistry between two characters; not only in their physicality but also in intellectual banter and wit. She really hit it out of the park with these two. I’m so excited to unwrap their entire history and find out more about him and his motivations.
Overall, this book was excellent. I would HIGHLY recommend!! Such a wonderful start to a series, and I can’t wait to learn more about these characters and this new world!