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Avenger's Angel (The Lost Angels #1)

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,026 Ratings  ·  307 Reviews
When four female angels were created for the archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael, a chaos spurned by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia. But for Uriel, the former Archangel of vengeance, the search ends the moment he lays eyes on Eleanor Granger, his one tr ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Signet Book (first published 2011)
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Rachel (BAVR)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Long ago, the Old Man gathered together his four favored archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Azrael. He
pointed to four stars in the sky that shone brighter than
the others. He told the archangels that he wished to reward them for their loyalty and had created for them soul mates. Four perfect female beings—archesses.

However, before the archangels could claim their mates, the four archesses were lost to them and scattered to the wind, beyond their realm and reach. The archangels made the c
Heather Killough-Walden
Aug 03, 2011 Heather Killough-Walden rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I wrote it. :)
Dec 28, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, angels, demons
I love to start a new paranormal romance series and the first book in The Lost Angels series really rocks!! “Avenger’s Angel” by Heather Killough-Walden isn’t just like the other paranormal romance books. It has not only romance, it has a lot of action and great plot. Archangels and fallen angels, hidden secrets and old stories together they’re making a great story with interesting characters.

In this series we have the story of God’s four beloved archangels (Old Man in the book!). These archange
Nov 04, 2011 Danielle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I had such high hopes for this book when I picked it up. Everywhere I turned it seemed to be getting such rave reviews. I'm not sure what book they were reading but it definitely wasn't this book. Don't get me wrong, this book is not in any way horrible, it actually has a lot of potential. I just am at a point that I'm just so frustrated with how things are playing themselves out that I just can't physically pick it up right now. This book act
3 stars
e-ARC provided by netgalley and PENGUIN GROUP USA

Contain some spoilers.

I will not tell about the story just want to explain why I give this book 3 stars instead 4 or 5 stars.
The reason :

- An irritating hero.
Uriel the former archangel of vengeance a.k.a Christoper Daniels , the famous actor of "Comeuppance" is douche or jerk. His action kinda remind me of hero at old bodice ripper novel. Actually not too jerk, he can be charming sometimes. But mostly he act as Neanderthal when its conce
Heather Killough-Walden
Aug 03, 2011 Heather Killough-Walden rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I wrote it. :)
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
As a reward for their devotion, and flawless service, four favored Archangels, were given a special blessing. They were shown the four brightest stars in the vast cosmos and told that they were the gifts. Four Archesses meant to be mates to the mighty, Uriel, the angel of Vengeance, Michael the Warrior, Gabriel the Messenger, and Azrael the angel of Death. A revolt arose in Heaven because of the jealousy over the favored status of the four, causing the Archesses to fall from the sky and land in ...more
Sep 23, 2011 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, galley
What I thought was going to be a formula PNR book (immortal guy meets human girl, knows her instantly as "his" and then proceeds to 'win' her over) started out right, but about halfway through gave a violent plot twist and then just kept on twisting. The second half of this book I could NOT have anticipated, and with a genre that has this formula down to a science to the point where I confuse several series and characters with each other, this book stands out.

Azrael and Ellie were great together
Sep 28, 2012 Torzilla marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this title, but upon setting my Kindle down back in August, I have not had the desire to pick this book back up. It's a pity--especially since I was so looking forward to this novel.

My issues:
-The hero and heroine were difficult to like;
-Very hard for me to get into the story;
-A little bit too cooky/corny for my tastes.

I know that plenty will gobble this book up, despite the fact that I did not enjoy this title. Incredibly interesting premise, but it seems that I am not alone in
Oct 20, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this will be a good and different series to read. I enjoyed reading the first one.

Their are 4 archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael, that were the most favorite and The Old Man created for them 4 soul mates but before they could meet the 4 archness soulmate were cast down and the 4 archangels followed them and have been searching for thousands of years. with only some of their powers left to them. They did not come alone to search for them.

Michael warrior angel now policeman in
Oct 31, 2011 Jess rated it liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Michael, the Warrior Archangel
Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance
Gabriel, the Messenger Archangel
Azrael, the Angel of Death

The blurb for this one really intrigued me: 4 archangel “brothers” following their scattered mates, or archesses as they’re called, down to earth to try and find them. The search isn’t as easy as they maybe thought it would be and thousands of years later, the archangels are living on earth as basically humans and still looking for their lo
Heather Book Savvy Babe
3.5 of 5 Stars
If you are familiar with my book reviews or my blog (, you may already know that I am partial to angels. I love the different mythologies surrounding them, their powers, their divinely supernatural status, it all appeals to me. When I saw Avenger's Angel, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to read and review this new paranormal romance. Avenger's Angel is book 1 in a new series about the "Old Man's" 4 favorite archangels; Michael, Gabriel, Azrael, and Urie
Uriel, Azrael, Michael & Gabriel are favoured archangels and as a reward for their loyalty the Old Man created a soul mate for each of them. Unfortunately before they were able to claim their mates the archesses were lost on earth. The archangels chose to leave heaven to follow their mates and have spent the last 2,000 years trying to track them down. As soon as Uriel meets Ellie he knows he has found his destiny but can he convince her that they are meant to be together? The brothers aren't ...more
Libby Wyatt
I'm a sucker when it comes to books about Angels so I was hooked before reading it. This is very much an adult fiction so it was an interesting read as it was defiantly a new genre for me. I love the possessiveness of Uriel for Ellie and their steamy sessions were pretty well written. Haha there was certainly a lot of drama and it was very much problem after problem which made it a quick read and hard to put down as I wanted to know how our heroes would overcome these dramas. Loved the quick rea ...more
Rincón de Lectura

-Oh este libro es maravilloso, me gustó mucho leerlo y siempre me mantuvo con la trama a pesar de que el final era predecible, me gustó que se mostrara la versión de un Dios que es cuestionable respecto a las decisiones que toma, y sobre todo me gustó que los arcángeles a pesar de ser poderosos tuvieran también sus debilidades y tuvieran que seguir su propio camino para crecer.

-El libro me super encantó desde el inicio no es común, ellos no son invencibles. Ellie no se enamora de Uriel al pr
Claire (_Book Huntress)
~~~~ 3*** ~~~~
This (for me) was one of those 'OK, that was a good book' books not an 'OMG I loved this book' books- it was at about 60% of the way through that I finally felt more compelled to read it.

This is Uriel's story- the Archangel of vengeance- also known to humans as actor Christopher Daniels.

When he bumps into Ellie he knows instantly who she is...

Heather KW gives some very good descriptions of scenes so that you have a great image in your head and her idea behind this story is quit
Jen (Red Hot Books)
This was a book with potential. The premise: 2000 years ago, four favored archangels were given the gift of soulmates. But before they could join with their archesses, members of their brethren interfered, wanting the women for themselves. The creator sent the women to earth to protect them, and their mates chose to fall, in order to find them among the humans.

Presumably, each archangel will get his own book as the series progresses. This one features Uriel, the first of the four to finally find
Feb 07, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
... The four archangels - Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Azrael - fell to earth 2000 years ago, to search for the archesses - soul mates - that the Old Mam [God?] created for them as a reward for their loyalty. Fellow archangel Samael - AKA The Dark Prince - follows the brothers down to earth, as he is jealous that they have archesses and, so, he intends to take them for himself.

This is the first book in THE LOST ANGELS series, where we follow each brother as they continue the search for their othe
Carolyn  Storer
I have been so excited about “Avenger’s Angel” ever since I saw it at the Headline Publishing event back in May. The cover is just gorgeous, and as I have a huge thing for angels right now, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Luckily I received an early review copy, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

The writing is fabulous and there are three plots that weave together to create a thrilling action-packed story as well as a beautiful romance, and there are moments that are just go
This series is about 4 archangels (Uriel, Gabriel, Michael, and Azrael)who were "the old mans" favorites. For being his favorite he gifted them all with their own soulmate/archess so they would never be lonely. Then jealousy spawned from another which ultimately got the archesses sent to earth to be hidden. The 4 archangels decided to go to earth and claim their soulmates. They have been searching for 2000 years and have since decided to fit in with the ever changing society.

Avenger's Angel is
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Original Romancing the Darkside Review:

Sexy archangels on a hunt for their soul-mates that will steal your heart!

This is a promising start to a series that has definitely piqued my interest! Avenger's Angel tells the story of the four favored angels of Heaven who were given the gift of their soul mates, known as the archesses, only to be torn apart, banished to Earth and hidden from the archangels. Vowing to find their true loves, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel a
Sep 17, 2011 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Egalley thanks to Penguin Group USA

Where do I sign up for the rest of the series? It was uber cool, people.

Four Archangels roaming the earth for 2000 years looking for their archesses. And check this out: one of them is a vampire and a famous rock singer, another is the actor who played a vampire in a insanely popular movie, the third is a policeman and the forth is a fireman.

Is this a collection of man candies or what? *grinning*

But that's not it. There is a Fallen Archangel, Samael, who
Jul 04, 2015 Gawelleb marked it as pas-eu-le-courage-de-finir  ·  review of another edition
Je voulais une histoire d'Anges ça tourne au vampire...passons sur le fait que je n'aime pas Ellie ...Il y avait de bons arguments...le lien entre les frères, le méchant mais euh ... même si le côté "femme créée pour ces mâles là "m'a un chouia derangée parce que ça donne une image rétrograde de la femme, j'ai en plus appris en lisant quelques reviews que la notion de consentement est un peu jetée aux orties et que la scène de sexe a tout d'un viol. Je ne vérifierai pas, je n'ai pas le courage d ...more
I was wandering around in the library with sushi and a fresh box of mango chunks when I stumbled (quite literally) upon this, so I picked it up and sat by the window preparing to read. Reaching page 100, it suddenly dawned upon me that this book was terribly written and I had no idea why I was reading it as a side project. I guess I have a weakness for extremely handsome men and subtly weak cliché females within a dominant alpha male environment...
2 stars.

Back to the sushi it seems.
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I wrote a long, spoilerific review about this book, the whole time banging the keys loudly with my angry typing. Then I realized, I don't need to bother with all of this explaining why I hate the story in agonizing detail. All I have to say is that Avenger's Angel must have been Twilight fan-fiction that got revised to include angels. I liked Twilight. No, I loved Twilight. But I hate this shit so bad, I want to scream until I lose my voice.

I knew this was going to be bad when the angels got a
Aug 12, 2011 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance
Wow, I don't know where to begin describing this book. It was a fantastic start to a new series that I can't wait to read more of. Even with all the new books about angels out now, this one really stood out. It's the story of the four favored archangels search for their archesses, or soul mates. Uriel, the former Angel of Vengeance, is now a famous actor and is doing promotional signing for his new movie when he runs across Ellie, his archess. They are instantly attracted to one another and Elli ...more
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Gah! I grabbed this book off of Netgalley and boy howdy! I'm glad I did.

This is a new spin on a tale as old as time involving archangels and the fight for good. The 'Old Man's' four favorite archangels: Uriel, Michael, Gabriel and Azrael were given archesses, their soulmates. Something big and nasty went down and their soulmates were tossed to the winds, falling somewhere on earth. This series chronicles their journeys of finding the one woman in al
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A well-developed world with slow parts and characters that were hard to connect with.

Opening Sentence: The archangel Michael gripped the rock in his right hand so hard that his fingers left imprints in the stone.

The Review:

Avenger’s Angel is a story about friendship, love, faith and free will. Do you even have free will if your mate has been determined for you from the start? This is one conflict that Eleanore Granger must go through when d
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The Lost Angel Series 3 23 Jan 02, 2013 08:42PM  
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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Lost Angels (6 books)
  • Always, Angel (The Lost Angels, #0.5)
  • Messenger's Angel (The Lost Angels, #2)
  • Death's Angel (The Lost Angels, #3)
  • Warrior's Angel (The Lost Angels, #4)
  • Samael (The Lost Angels, #5)

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“I’m no angel,” Eleanore quietly insisted.
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