Published by Dial Books for Young Readers on March 20th, 2012
Genres: Angels, Historical, Love & Romance, Supernatural, Young Adult
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.
Helen’s parents have been training her all her life. For what purpose? She has no clue until her mom jostles her awake one evening to escape her family and the only home she has ever known. With little instruction from her mother she escapes and goes to the address her mother has sent her to. She finds herself being a descendant from angels which are also called protectors. The two brothers she meet are also descendants and together she must fight against the battle of the past, present and future.
First thing you notice when picking up the book is the beautiful cover and the intriguing title. I wondered, “How could angels be known for being a temptation?” I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of this book, only because the synopsis was so vague. We’ve heard of similar story lines before have we not? Teenage girl suddenly becoming an orphan and gets thrust into an incredibly fantasy that she must adapt to. I don’t understand why people accept their responsibilities so quickly. I would be angry, yet I can understand why these characters don’t do that. There’s no point. But anyway the book has great character and I did enjoy the history behind the angels.
Pick it up if you’re a major fan of the angel genre, if not, then I suggest to borrow from the library.