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A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink
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Apr 08, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, angels-and-demons
Read from April 04 to 07, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Without her knowledge, Helen's parents have been training her for her destiny of being a Keeper through lessons like fencing and games like 'find all the exits'. When her house is attacked, her mother hides Helen in a secret passage in the wall and tells her to find the Channing brothers. Her parents sacrificed themselves so that she could live and Helen wants revenge. It gets complicated when she learns that her childhood friend Raum is involved in murdering the Keepers and she finds that she can't hate him like the Channing brothers do.
It's different from most other Angels books. There's no reading about the characters having wings and flying. Instead they can 'jump' using light and are well-trained to fight against wraiths and other creatures.
Because Helen hadn't reached the age of Enlightment, when it's revealed that she's a Keeper, she knows next to nothing about who she is. All she has to go on is her parents' lessons, which are helpful, and her instincts.
The innocent romance between Helen and younger brother Griffin is sweet, her back and forth with older brother Darius is amusing, and her sympathy for Raum is understandable. She goes from being unsure about anything with a need to prove she won't be a burden to the brothers, to being an important part of their team to take down the demon Alsorta/Alastor.

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“Excuse me," Helen interrupted. "Did you say sewage tunnels?"
Darius grinned. "That I did, Princess.”
Michelle Zink, A Temptation of Angels

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