After Eden (Fallen Angels #1)
Still, a girl can’t always afford to be picky. When an angel abducts your twin brother it should come as no surprise that the one person who can help ...more
I don't know what possessed me to read this book. The summary seems intriguing enough, but after reading it… let's just chalk it up to a momentary lapse in judgement.
In terms of plot, this book is all over the place. It reads like Katherine Pine never devised a plot, or a reference sheet or anything else she could use to keep this book consistent. Because it is all over the place. This is what I will henceforth refer to as a ...more
After Edenstart zeer veelbelovend. Onze heldin valt bijnain de armen van onze held (oké ze viel op de harde vloer, hij moet duidelijk nog aan zijn reflexen werken ;) ) en ze voelen zich op de een of andere manier meteen tot elkaaraangetrokken. Ook de flashbacks die Devi ervaart over haar rare broer Kai wekten enorme nieuwsgierigheid op. Een engel die kinderen zou ontvoeren? Behoren zij in alle verhalen tot de good guys? Of gaat het hier om een...more
I know that starts of series might not always seem like the best but this book didn’t manage to capture my interest on any level.
I can’t say the plot is flawed but there is a lot of inconsistencies, the absence of some essential explanation that almost makes me wonder if the author had a define plan when she started to write the ...more
Devi is a great character. I loved her personality from the very start. She is a very humbling young lady who is just trying to find answers. I like how both her and her brother had a strong connection to war that is going on. The storyline is not only uniq ...more
I was extremely disappointed with Devi's treatment of Camael. I frankly didn't understand why she was so hostile and cruel to him. I don't care that Camael technically doesn't have feelings, but seriously, it's human decency to not be so uncaring. It confused me that Devi was upset over the bug that flew into the flames, a ...more
What I like:
- The world. I liked the potential here - the demons, the angel hierarchy, the devils, the spiritless, the soulless, etc. It's a pretty nifty idea.
- I also like the conflict presented with Devi (main character) and her brother and how they fit into this particular world. I also like the separate romantic conflict between Devi and Azazel/aka Oz (conflict meaning she's destined t ...more
The premise is not too bad. As far as fallen angels go, it's fairly standard. The twist is that God cursed demons to be killed by any humans they fall in love with. It had potential, but there are several fundamental problems.
First is editing. I can't stress this enough. Everyone needs a professional copy editor at the very ...more
Meet Devi. Her brother Kai was taken away by a gorgeous angel when they were children, her father committed suicide, and her mother -- who blames herself for all the wrong that has happened to their family -- is a shell of herself. She drinks alcohol and passes out on a couch that is the same model as the one her dead husband shot himself on.
Meet Oz, or Azazel (or Jasmine... more on that to come). He is a fallen angel, or a devil. He owns a b ...more
I'm going to agree with some of the other reviewers on this: There is a beginning and an end, but the middle is lacking. Neither the beginning nor end are that spectacular either, and that's why I gave it two stars.
The beginning is okay. At first it seems l ...more
I was asked by the author, Katherine Pine, to review After Eden. Well, with angels, dark romance, demons and the paranormal, this book sounded like my idea of heaven (no pun intended, there). I had even been planning on buying it, before Katherine offered it to me. And, after finishing, I can honestly tell you all that I loved this book! Thank you Katherine, so, so much!
There was something very addictive about After Eden, right from the beginning. The prologue was simply amazing, about how clo ...more
Which means this book was bad enough that I don't even remember the apparent torture it put me through.
The characters are developed and surprisingly sympathetic despite being rather archetypal. When you strip them of their other worldly attributes, Oz is your typical bad boy, Devi is the standard girl out of her element with ...more
Pine got the story ...more
Loved the concept and delivery of this paranormal work. The main character is young-just becoming a woman-and is dealt with the shock of a lifetime. I was not ready for that one. Bravo, Ms. Pine!! I so love to read along, pound my forehead and think, "I did not see that one coming." No spoilers.
If you are like me ...more
This book was a lot of fun! The plot definitely had some great twist and turns, bad guys, and mythology. There were some surprising things about some of the characters and I was intrigued at seeing a different view on certain supernatural beings. I am excited to see where things will go in the next book because the ending was intense & there was a bit of a cliffhanger. Oh I also loved the padding the ex-boyfriend car scene. Haha what a great idea, I a ...more
After Eden is a story of a girl named Devi, fallen angels, biblical history, romance and so much more. Anybody who is a fan of paranormal fiction, especially one about angels will get a kick out of this book.
Devi is a pretty cool character, sometimes a little clingy and insecure but still pretty cool. The scenes with her and Oz are cute and she did succeed in surprising me a few times.
Oz is... funky, I liked him, he is such and original character and damn, ...more
Oz, the love interest in After Eden is beyond awesome. Devi describes his look as “beautiful in that indie musician or starving poet kind of way”, which let me be the first to say, yum. But the wonderful thing about Oz, is that he is a complete swee ...more
It's a paranormal romance filled with Angels, Demons, and Devils. While the book has a kind of religious undertone I don't believe it to be a converting type book or even a I believe this way type book, i ...more