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Broken Flight (Angels of Punishment, #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Anna James never planned on dying at age nineteen or ending up somewhere other than heaven. Five years later, her heart is still on Earth with her soulmate Grey, while the rest of her struggles to survive in Beyond. Not quite heaven and a lot like hell, Beyond is a proving ground where only the strongest souls are allowed to move on. With no way out, Anna keeps her head do ...more
Published February 28th 2013 by Black Poppy Books (first published February 22nd 2013)
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Anna is an angel who lives in Beyond which is not exactly Heaven. There are different levels in Heaven and Beyond is like a layover. Each level has its own leader. There are others who want to lead at the highest level and will challenge the leaders. These are angels but it is just like people who want to be in charge you know the top dog. It's like saying I am t
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

This was a book that I have mixed feelings for. On the one paw I liked the plot and the secondary characters a lot, but on the other I couldn’t get past my dislike of the main characters. As a result of this, I found myself struggling to read it. With that in mind, allow me to say that I believe that this is a story where your mileage is going to vary on whether you like it or not.

Let’s just get the main problem I had with the story over and done w
Liz at Fictional Candy
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: angel
Broken Flight is the story of Anna and Grey. Anna died five years ago and she's been in Beyond ever since, which is sort of like a level of Heaven. But it's more like Hell for Anna. She wasn't reunited with any friends or family when she died; but rather, she gets to be a courier for Azrael. Azrael happens to be this angel with blood red wings, and he is pretty badass. She also gets to spend time watching over Grey, back on Earth. At least until the day that he nearly kills himself.

Grey is an ad
Christina  Torretta
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I haven't had a great time with books about angels. I'm guessing it's the fact that I love paranormal but most books about angels are about the religion behind angels, and for me that takes away from a plot. This book however was dark and seedy. Where in most books I've read angels are light and airy, these angels are dark and will stop at nothing to torture others. Especially the AoP (Angels of Punishment). And I absolutely loved the grittiness of this! The darkness that was brought to the ange ...more
Maghon Thomas
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I will be the first to tell you I’m not really an “angel” fan. I usually steer clear, BUT, I read something a while back that took the creature of “angel” and totally changed the game. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this one up… BUT, I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I happen to love the darker side, and this one is perfect. Heh, torture and death, and I jump right on that train I know, what does this say about me hahahaha. Anywho, back to the story. I also reall ...more
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
This review was first posted at Just A Reader.

Elle J Rossi's latest novel Broken Flight is dark, dramatic, and compelling and is the first novel in a new series called Angels of Punishment. Anna is a very relatable character despite the fact that she's dead - or perhaps because of it. She has a great deal of mental and emotional issues but the one thing - the only thing - that matters is that the love of her existence, Grey, is alive.

But Anna is being watched, maybe even groomed, by Azrael who i
Cheree Smith
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Elle J Rossi's Broken Flight is a dark and seductive thriller with plenty of twists and turns that will keep the pages turning until the end. I have definitely read my share of fallen angel novels, but the angels in Rossi's first novel in the Angels of Punishment series has a new view on angels and their afterlife.

Anna and Grey are fantastic for the leading characters of this novel, both are relatable and will do anything to protect the other. Anna is a character who has a lot of emotional conf
S.M. Blooding
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been dangerously close to putting angels on the no-fly list. I have myself to blame. I know this. I find something I like, a food, a wine, a TV show, a book, and I have it/watch it/read it until I can't stand it anymore. I understand there's something wrong with me. LOL!!

This book was *eyes wide, fingers clawed* AMAZING! It was so dark and gritty and I loved it! This book felt refreshing and new. It wasn't the fact that it's hugely unique. What is these days? But Ms. Rossi did a fantastic
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fan
Broken Flight by Elle J Rossi was a book that I had heard whispers about and made me interested in finding out what it is about. I was pleasantly surprised and found the book to a great read that I am surprised more isn’t spoken of it. The concept and plot was something new that I haven’t really seen done before quite like this, which always makes me a happy reader. I realize that this concept of the book may turn some people off immediately as it deals with death and the afterlife and many peop ...more
Rachel Aukes
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've been on an angel kick (the badass kind, not the fluffy cherub kind), and this book didn't disappoint. The angels in this book are the kind that will kick you in the butt and laugh at you when you fall. The premise is awesome, and the love between the hero and heroine is believable. I'd love to see more of the Angels of Punishment.
Berinn Rae
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oooh yeah, this is a great story. You'll find angels, but they aren't the warm fuzzy kind. These are the kind that will kick you in the ass and laugh at you when you fall. The premise is awesome, and the love between the hero and heroine is believable. I really, really want to see more of the Angels of Punishment... I love me some bad angels!
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anna James became an angel after her death,she broke one rule and was tormented for it.Anna is dropped back to earth and is reunited with the love of her life,Grey.Caught between supernatural forces Anna and Grey wonder what their future holds.I loved this story.Very strong characters.
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Elle J Rossi is a writer of Dark Fiction. Elle lets her characters take control as they lead her down dark and twisted paths on their haunting journey toward love.

When not writing, you'll more than likely catch her hanging with her husband, two kids and a cat who truly does rule the roost, or stealing the mic from her friends as the duel over country karaoke.
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