Blood and Feathers (Blood and Feathers #1)
Alice isn't having the best of days. She was late for work, she missed her bus, and now she's getting rained on. What she doesn't know is that her day's about to get worse: the epic, grand-scale kind of worse that comes from the arrival of two angels who claim ev...more
I want to read this book because of the cover and blurb. It was creepy in good way and I love angels. I have this gut feeling that the book would be kick-ass, which it is. Blood and Feathers did not disappoint me. It was action packed and infused with shocking revelations that will blow your mind.
The story started in a gruesome way. Yep, Alice was with her father when 2 angels came to visit. Her father was killed right then and there by an invisible force (Neck was...more
Where the book failed, for me, was in how I kept feeling slightly let down by it. I kept thinking that characters were going to turn out to be more awesome than they actually did turn out to be, or I thought situations would be tenser and more explosive than they wound up be...more
The angels are probably the most accurate portrayal I’ve seen-soldiers. Nothing more, nothing less. Maybe God has an opinion about your soul, but the angels don’t. Not even the fallen ones. And yet at the same t...more
When Alice comes home to find two strange men in the house with her father, she doesn’t know what to think. When a pair of hands reach down from the ceiling and snap her father’s neck, all hell breaks loose. Something is coming. Something big. And it wants Alice. Luckily, she’s got Gwyn and Mallory on her side. They insist she’s in danger and can trust them, and when she sees the spread of their wings, a new reality comes...more
The story is based on the battle between Angels and The Fallen. Don’t panic if you are an atheist...more
The war between the angels and the Fallen is escalating and innocent civilians are getting caught in the cross-fire. If the balance is to be restored, the angels must act – or risk the Fallen taking control. Forever. That’s where Alice comes in. Hunted by the Fallen and guided by Mallory – a disgraced angel with a drinking problem he doesn’t want to fix – Alice will...more
Working on the premise that the War between Heaven and Hell is starting to gather momentum, the main character Alice finds herself stuck smack dab in the middle of it. Far from being asked to pick a side, it becomes abundantly and immediately clear that both sides have plans for her, and neither seems overly worried about her opinion on the matter.
It’s a tricky balance, but Morgan handles the telling with aplomb. Sailing the course b...more
The MC, Alice, was soo wishy washy...It's like she was in shock or something throughout most of the book, she just goes along with everything and barely que...more
Poor Alice lost her mom when she was 6 and has now just watched her dad get murdered as she stood right in front of him. Half fae half human, Alice has no idea Angels actually exist and that she holds the key to saving them all. With the Fallen angels trying to get their hands on her and the Angels trying to send her to hell, she has been give a guardian unlike no other to watch over her. Mallory is a a disgraced Angel who loves to drink and has been tasked with watching over Alice. If that does...more
I'll say first that this was an alright read, somewhere between a 3 and 3.5 rating, and mostly because the beginning of this story was so convoluted and confusing I felt lost. I have a few issues with this book, mostly they are all in the first 1/3 of the book so I guess I'll just go down the line..
First, Alice was a very wishy washy character. Alice never questioned or reacted to any of the events that were u folding all around her. She never questioned, never had any intense reaction. Most no...more
"I can't be an angel. I'm a librarian. That's absurd."
"You? One of heaven's brutes. Unthinking drones, that's all you ever were, and all you'll ever be. A coward who didn't even have the courage to stand with us and Fall. Now look at you! Neutered. A little puppy dog waiting for its master to throw it a scrap."
I came across this one quite by accident poking around looking for something else. Anything with blood and feathers in the title is going to get my attention. Not because I have anything...more
So, Alice meets Gwyn -asshole!- and Mallory who tell her she is half angel and half human. This is...more
Set in the modern world, Blood and Feathers aims—and manages—to offer a difference in a genre where detectives, wizards, vampires, and werewolves ar...more
"Blood and Feathers" follows the story of Alice, who comes home from work one day to find two...more
Morgan gives readers a refreshingly original twist to the Heaven vs. Hell war. This time, the war centers on half-born (half angel-half human) librarian Alice. Alice only thought her day sucked until she discovers strange men in her home & a horrifying entity kills her father. Now she must rely upon these strangers t...more
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The beginning was really good. I was sucked in immediately. The first page even made me laugh.
I loved Mallory. He hit her! (I don't condone abuse for either sex, but it is nice to know that not just women get away with it in books!)
The plot behind this book really could have used some work. It was a fantastic idea. There was also some awesome writing done in this. But, you really didn't know what was going on. It felt like I was riding a spinning top at times, that somehow found itself...more
Alice blocked out the trauma of her mother’s passing. People do that when things they cannot comprehend happen to those they love the most. She carries on her life as normally as she and her grief-stricken father can when a mother and wife has been taken from them. And then things go really bad. She gets home, wet, tired and really pissed off, to find two men who are vaguely familiar and extremely ominous.
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The hierarchy laid out in Lou Morgan's universe is gloriously detailed, with angels split into choirs under each Archangel with powers related to their choir. As a lady who's spent far too much time with her nose in books about angelic mythology, the amount of effort put into Blood & Feather's worldbuilding was great to see.
I had trouble empathising with the leading lady, Alice. She seemed to make a lot of decisions without even hinting...more
Shadowhawk reviews a brand new debut title from Solaris Books, an urban fantasy about angels and demons.
“Blood and Feathers stands out proudly in a year full of stellar debuts.”~The Founding Fields
Lou Morgan is another writer I’ve discovered through Twitter this year and have interacted a fair bit with on numerous topics, as befits the informality of that social medium. I’ve had a pretty good experie...more
“I’d always pictured something, well, fluffier.”
Lou Morgan has recreated Hell. And I, personally, love what she's done with the place. She's taken the stereotypical fire and brimestone and changed it completely into something even more frightening: a world where everything is ice and ever-numbing cold. She's added a waterfall made of ice, a gate made of bone and on top of that, added some kick-ass characters to the mix.
Lou Morgan's "Blood & Feathers" is - well , describing it as an updated "Paradise Lost" could be a start....
Alice is a librarian in her early 20's . She's also half-angel, which becomes apparent the day she finds 2 angels - Mallory & Gwyn - in her front room , & sees her father get his head ripped off by a fallen angel. From this point everything changes , as we find out that as a half-angel she is a potent weapon , & that the balance of power between heaven & h...more
Her short fiction has been published by the British Fantasy Society, Hub Fiction, Solaris Books and PS Publishing.
Her debut novel, "Blood and Feathers" was published by Solaris in August 2012. The sequel, "Blood and Feathers: Rebellion"...more