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ABOUT WHEN SMOKE RAINS DOWN AND REVIEW
Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of the book thanks to JustReadTours and the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Recommended Age: 15+ (violence, destruction, angels, demons, slight romance)
Synopsis: In the aftermath of an explosion and Homecoming battle, Julia tries to form some semblance of a routine: work, study, and visit her brother who remains hospitalized. Unable to confide in anyone about her double life of being both human and angel, and fearful she’ll bring more death and destruction to those she loves, she pulls away from her family and best friend.
When demons once again start to show up at every turn, seemingly bringing about her brother’s deepening depression, she demands her sword from Nicholas. Ever the stern Guardian Angel, he forbids her from using it. Isolated, she takes protecting her brother into her own hands. But when demons show they have evils hidden within their weapons in addition to their ability to siphon souls from the living, Julia’s not sure she knows the best way to handle saving him any longer. Especially when ash-colored lines begin to appear on humans, lines of demonic poison that travel through their veins toward their hearts and alter their moods.
Thrust into a dark world of conspiring demons, Julia is in more danger than she ever imagined possible. To stop evil from spreading and overtaking those she loves, she’ll have to seek out the one person she mistrusts most–especially when a line appears on her own arm, and her apathy toward doing much of anything, including saving anyone, grows.
For a sequel this was actually better than the first one. I feel like I got to see the main character grow more and her character development was amazing. I felt the plot is more developed and the pacing is very consistent. The writing is still very well done and the author does very well at immersing the reader into the story.
However, I felt that the book kinda went too cliché for me personally. I felt that there was definitely a love triangle and I’m really over those. I also felt that some of the background characters weren’t that well developed and there are still some concepts from the first book that the book repeats, which is a tad annoying.
Verdict: Much better than the first book and an amazing continuation of our favorite angel/demon story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She’s a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing. She lives near enough to Green Bay, WI that her refrigerator is always stocked with cheese, and the first colors her children learned were green and gold. She’s a first grade teacher in a Catholic school by day, a mom always, and a writer in her sleep, but that’s okay because being an author is a dream come true. She writes angel fantasy books for young and youngish adults. If you feel young, she writes for you–whether or not you feel particularly angelic. TO CONNECT WITH CECELIA: website, facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, goodreads
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