Archon: The Books of Raziel. Sabrina Benulis (The Books of Raziel #1)
For years, Angela Mathers has been plagued by visions of a supernatural being--an angel with beguiling eyes and magnificent wings who haunts her thoughts and seduces her dreams. Newly freed from a mental institution where she had been locked away for two years, Angela hopes that attending Westwood Academy, the Vatican's exclusive...more
Maybe this synopsis will help out the other readers of the book as well since it seems they missed a lot of the information that was actually in the book though they said it was not there.
As for the synopsis, this book is about Angela Mathers who is a tro...more
Archon's protagonist is a Blood head, which has nothing to do with vampires, although that is what came to mind everytime I saw that word, but instead refers to a red-head...more
For years, Angela Mathers has been plagued by visions of a supernatural being—an angel with beguiling eyes and magnificent wings who haunts her thoughts and seduces her dreams. Newly freed from a mental institution where she had been locked away for two years, Angela hopes that attending Westwood Academy, the Vatican’s exclusive university, will bring her peace and a semblance of normality.
But Angela isn’t...more
Angela Mathers has led a hard life. Born a twin, she was shunned by her parents because she was a blood head, a feature that according to prophecy will be the dark messiah. Filled with sel...more
Actually, this is a pretty little Goth story, very charming in a dark way. The lead character, Angela, was abused by her wealthy parents then disowned by the rest of the family when those overbearing parents died in a fire...then tormented b...more
I'm a sucker for angels though -the constant barrage of bad reviews for Halo is the only thing keeping me from read it- and will probably pick up this book anyway.
Avevo letto diverse recensioni prima di cominciare a leggere e devo dire che avevo preso questo libro davvero con le pinze, per poi rimanerne piacevolmente sorpresa.
Avevo sentito del tipo di trama davvero molto complessa e confusionaria in tantissime reviews, infatti il mio dubbio sul voto si annodava soprattutto su questo fatto. Io stessa ho fatto fatica a reg...more
Ho passato la primavera in compagnia di questo meraviglioso e coinvolgente paranormal demons winged, che mi ha letteralmente riscaldato le meningi durante la lettura
E se perdi la volontà, cosa ti resta?
Angela è una bellissima red haired e deep blue eyed ragazza (mi piace descrivere così le protagoniste), che per via del suo aspetto fisico viene definita una Insanguinata, cioè una potenziale reincarnazione dell'Angelo Raziel che, a quanto pare, era un pezzo grosso: fratello\sorella di Lucifero...more
The problem lies with the characters. Their physical presence is e...more
In the beginning of the book, the author explains much of the necessary background a reader would need to fully grasp the concepts of this no...more
Cosa fareste voi se fin da bambine un principe azzurro, o un bellissimo e magnetico angelo in questo caso, fosse il centro dei vostri sogni ricorrenti?
Bhè forse, nel primo caso, uscireste di casa ed andreste alla ricerca dell'uomo perfetto, ma nel secondo caso? Per Angela, giovane ragazza senza ormai più né famiglia né amici in vita e senza nulla da perdere, il suicidio per ricongiungersi definitivamente al bellissimo Isfrael, l'angelo dei suo...more
I hate the blond leader of the pop group. She like has to get her priorities straight. She wants to be a demon? Wtf! Seriously. Dont want to be the goood guy? That woman is psycho! And i hate it how she sleeps around so much. She sleeps with Kim 5 nights a week? Seriously? Im surprised shes not pregnant! And dont forget to add how man. Its like woah. Take it easy dude. Seriously. I find i...more
Please believe me when I say I don't typically have trouble with reading comprehension. I felt like a complete idiot when reading this book though. I spent so much time feeling confused that I just couldn't get into the story, let alone feel sympathy for ANY of the characters.
The setting of Luz seemed like an awesome place. The crumbling ruins on a sto...more
*Beware of possible spoilers*
In Sabrina Benulis’s debut novel, Archon, there has been a prophecy made that the destruction of the world as we know it will be brought on at the hands of a red-headed human. Therefore, no parent wants to have a red-headed child and when they do it usually leads to a childhood of abuse. The Vatican has created a school, West Wood, for these ‘blood heads’, as they’re called, in an isolated town called Luz.
Angela has been obsessed w...more
Although the book is well written, its structure is confusing at best and it could use a major editorial overhaul. It appears as if the author spent considerable time and effort developing the world and creating the characters, perhaps to have the story hacked by the editor(s). I had the feeling that crucial segments were removed from the story, particularly in character-building scenes in th...more
In Archon, Angela's arrival at Luz causes a total upheaval of the academy's community, including upsetting Stephanie, the leader of the powerful Pentacle Sorority who immediately targets Angela as competition. Angela...more
Good points: the author builds the world of Archon slowly and as the story went along instead of the first half of the book being devoted to world building leaving little room for plot or action. There is a lot of action and the story flows. The mythos is highly unique and fascinating – a new view on angels, demons, and other types of ‘otherworldly’ beings. It’s definitel...more
Finalmente posso iniziare una recensione senza dover esprimere il mio odio verso le autrici young adults che sfornano libri tutti uguali.
Finalmente inizio una storia senza immaginare nessuno svolgimento né prevedere come andrà a finire: non ho la minima idea dei personaggi che incontrerò...
A dispetto della cover, che - per quanto possa risultare attraente - era fin troppo allineata alle cover dei romanzi (fotocopia) tanto di moda ora, a dispetto del titolo ma...more
These are definitely NOT the stereotypical angels and demons that we're used to in the movies and books we've had until now. The angels are tinged with darkness, the demons are tinged with light....more
There are lots of characters and due to possession and other supernatural factors it's hard to keep track sometimes of who's who, but...more
Newly freed from the mental institution she spent the last two year of her life in, Angela i...more
The characters are amazing. Benulis has creatively shown a different personality for each (as well as beautifully described) and each has their own deep dark side. The main character is fabulously written. She has a darker more tormented side which does not brood over too long and you can strongly see a quite strength within her as the story builds. You will not be able to choose a certain favorite character because of the mystery surrounding the st...more
The Good Stuff
* Unusual and unique storyline
* Poetic writing
* Wonderful ability to set mood and landscape
* Cover is awesome!
* Scenes involving sexuality were done extremely tastefully
The Not So Good Stuff
* Religious in nature & has Angels and Demons -- soo not my type of story
* Extremely violent and dark
* Very little humour -- you guys know I need some
* Seriously confused with who was who and what they were -- please remember I have no religious background so my confusion could be...more
Her second book in The Books of Raziel series, titled Covenant, is scheduled for release in April of 2014.