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Scala (Angelbound Origins #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  2,418 Ratings  ·  167 Reviews
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Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.

So, what’s a gir
ebook, 185 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Monster House Books, LLC
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Myla Lewis. The Great Scala. A Main character who knows how to kick your arse and then dry your eyes when you are crying about it. I adore her.

This book starts off where the first one Angelbound leaves off. Myla is officially the great Scala. She hasn't performed her first time in moving the souls from purgatory to either Heaven or Hell because an Orb that blocks souls from entering Heaven has not been found.

The book does suffer some of the second book syndrome but I still really like the stor
Clearly there was more to Myla than being a kick-ass fighter with a sharp tongue, quick wit and pointed tail. Newly transformed into the Great Scala, with the ability to move souls to heaven or hell (as needed). But something is rotten in Purgatory and Myla’s powers have been thwarted.
Seems there is something called Lucifer’s Orb and it is interfering with sending any soul anywhere but to hell…and Myla isn’t about to do a slipshod job. The problem? The containment fields where the souls are wai
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 3.75 Stars *****

Cannot be read as a standalone

Although I enjoyed the previous book more, this was overall a good read. The adventure was entertaining and the fight scenes were awesome.

The main reason why I'm not rating this a 5 star read is because of the story. I didn't like how the antagonist was an immature girl that always had tantrums. Her jealousy was annoying and it just didn't do it for me.

I also didn't like some of Myla's inner dialogue. I found her really immature at times, and
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
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Scala is book two in the Angelbound series by Christina Bauer. I enjoyed this one a lot more than I did book one. It moved a lot faster, and I really enjoyed the way the characters have developed.

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Myla is now the Great Scala. She has accepted who she is and the duties that comes with it. I love how she has taken charge. Her relationship with Lincoln is rock solid. Although I still felt some of their encounters were a little awkward, I liked the partnership they have formed. They support each
Aneta Bak
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“When it comes to battle, take the offensive and never let go.”

It felt so wonderful to dive back into the world of Angelbound. I loved the first book and I loved this book just as much. I can't wait to continue reading this series.

Being named the Great Scala comes with some new responsibilities, like moving all the souls to either heaven or hell. Yet with Lucifer's orb hidden somewhere in Purgatory, Myla doesn't have any choice where to send the souls. Just when they think they found the secret
Aileen Erin
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic sequel to ANGELBOUND! Loved it. Getting to see Lincoln and Myla work together=awesome! It's got ass kicking and romance and made me laugh out loud. Don't miss this one! :)
belle ✨(bookishlybelle)

while i enjoyed the first book more, this was a super solid sequel and i can't wait to get the rest of the series!

things i liked:
1. myla lewis is one of my favorite protagonists. she is relatable, quirky, and completely badass. her hilarious inner monologue is honestly what makes this series so awesome!
^^^ myla AF

2. the whole CONCEPT is just so unique. purgatory and scala and thrax, oh my! i get so sucked into the world.
3. i love books where the problem isn't the parents/friends/boyfrien
Elizabeth Corrigan
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read and loooooved Angelbound by Christina Bauer, so of course I wanted to read the sequel as soon as it came out. (Actually, I got an ARC, so I read it before it came out :-D) I was a little disappointed to see that it was only a novella, but then I remembered that 52,000 is a pretty long novella and was okay with it. And, really, I think it was the appropriate length for the plot. I would have gotten annoyed if the story had gone on for any longer, and I felt there were the right number of t ...more
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ry-2014, read-in-2014
I thought Scala was a great sequel to Angelbound and it was good to be back in Myla’s world.
Myla is now the Great Scala – charged with moving souls to their final destinations in either Heaven or Hell – but there is a problem…. She can’t move souls to their correct destination when all souls are being transported straight to Hell thanks to a long lost magical object – Lucifer’s orb – interfering with her Scala powers. Myla is reluctant to send the souls to the wrong place and she knows that a
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chanzie by: Inky The Ink Monster
Shelves: tours-arc-s
Rating 4.5/5 stars

My Review:
I have been so excited for the release of Scala ever since I read Angelbound in December! I received a personal email from Christina with an ARC of Scala. *excited* She is so awesome! Christina even agreed to arrange an interview with Queen Octavia, who I managed to meet on such short notice.

Honestly upfront.. I think Scala was even better than Angelbound - even if it was shorter. Yes, I wish there was more... but the quality was brilliant.

Scala picks up where Angelb
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful followup to Angelbound. What I think is so great about this book, and important for YA, is the relationships Myla has are all incredibly supportive - her parents, Cissy, and Lincoln. It's awesome getting to know Xavier, Myla's Angel father. Cissy stands by her, helps her and kicks ass in her own right. Lincoln never considers giving into Adair's demands (unlike his father) and instead of taking over for Myla or insisting on being a knight in shining armor. Nope. He believes in standi ...more
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to receive an early copy of this book and my god, I DEVOURED it! Christina Bauer has quickly become one of my favorite authors for the simple fact that she creates a story that sucks you in from the very beginning with characters that have you swooning one moment and laughing the very next.

I adore Myla Lewis. I love her strength, her wit, her no filter mouth. She's no girly girl and thank god for that! Yet the chemistry with her love interest, the oh so dreamy Prince Linc
Shanna Matheo
While I really liked the 1st book, this one lost my interest. It was just a bit too "moustache-twirly" for me. And so major skimming ensued and I now have no desire to continue with this series.
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)
As mentioned yesterday, this was my other sequel review that I was excited about and came out on the same day, Scala book 2 in the Angelbound series by Christina Bauer. Thank you again to NetGalley and Ink Monster for letting me read it almost a week early to review. Not as early to post, but bright side, it is on sale today so you can click right on over and order it ;)

Scala takes place a few months after the end of Angelbound, if you don't remember it check out the review here. Myla is now
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely a mouth-watering chocolate cake for me, I chomp it all in a few hours. I must be hungry. I don't think I'll write my version of the summary now (maybe later I'll add it here) because I am super excited to tell you guys that this book is worth waiting for months.

The main character, Myla Lewis, who is also the Great Scala (the one and only who could move souls to hell and heaven) looked super bad-ass in her Scala robes and igni (some kind of power, Scala's power...). God, I
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC by NetGalley.

Hell to the yes!

I wasn't planning on reading the second book of the Angelbound trilogy but I saw it on NG and couldn't resist.

I loved Angelbound. It's original, with a extensive and interesting mythology and has one of the most awesome MC ever, Myla.

The second installment was waaay to short for my liking, I wanted more.

Myla Lewis is now the Great Scala, the only one with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Easy, right? Well, no.
Being the Scala i
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

Well, my good people, Christina Bauer has done it again. Angelbound was such a huge surprise for me last year. I requested it on a whim and practically inhaled it in one sitting, only to end up anxiously biting my nails while waiting for the sequel. Not that Bauer left us with a cliffhanger or anything. She’s not one of those authors, you know.

And quite frankly, it isn’t only the lack of cliffhangers that make Bauer and her series stand out. Everything about Angelbound is different, from the her
David Torres
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding. Christina Bauer blew my mind once again. Angelbound exceeded all of my expectations. And I have been waiting for to long for Scala to come out and I was happy when I received it on the 12th rather than on the 13th of may.

So Myla is now the Great Scala, and she is in a relationship with Lincoln. And the headstrong Myla is having a difficult time adjusting to her duties, especially handling the public relations even with her mother helping out on that. I found it so entertaining to s
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really adore this series!
When you find a great first book, you realize the possibility that the second one is not so great is high. This was not the case!
I really liked Scala. The enemy is a an evil bitch and the romance is melting. The heroine is how I like them, brave, stubborn and sensible.
Great job, Mrs. Bauer!
Vote: 4.5 stars
By the way, the cover is really beautiful.
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Another great read! I had to purchase a copy for myself and add to the collection. Christina Bauer has created one of my favorites series this year. Can't wait for book 3!!!!
Colleen James
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Scala is a fast-paced sequel to Christina Bauer's Angelbound. An excellent read! Myla transforms into Great Scala, gatekeeper to Purgatory. Great characters, clever plot line.
This series just didn't appeal to me, so I quit. DNF.
Myla Aguilar
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Adventure

So happy to read this 2nd Book with Lincoln and Myla that continues their journeys, battles and romance. Truly love how the author's story just flows from the prior book and keeps you wanting to read more.
Hmmm not as good as the first book
Amanda G. (Nellie and Co.
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reading Angelbound was an experience I don't remember as clearly as I'd like to, but I do remember feeling as though I was pressured to read it quickly as when I received it, it was close to the release date, and unsurprisingly, Scala was much the same, gaining an ARC copy seven days ago. However, the difference between my feeling pressured to read Angelbound quickly and Scala quickly was that I was strangely excited to see where Bauer took this series. I said I would like to read the sequel and ...more
Alisha Tarran
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Myla Lewis is back and this time she's transformed in to the Great Scala, which means she's the only one who can move souls about from Purgatory to Heaven or Hell. Except Lucifer's Orb, an artifact, is messing with her ability, and forcing her to send souls bound for Heaven, to Hell instead. Sending the souls bound to Heaven, innocent souls, to Hell is not Mylas style. She's gone on strike until the Orb is dealt with. Except, there's so many souls, with nowhere to go, the Soul Storage buildings ...more
Carrie Mansfield
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for fair review

Angelbound had been a pleasant discovery for me. It was a fun take on the usual angel/demon formulas and Myla Lewis was one of the most refreshing teenage protagonists I’d read in quite some time. A teenager who genuinely felt like a teenager: she had her whiney moments and her surly moments, but mostly she was an upbeat gal who loved to kick demon ass and just wanted to know what the deal with her dad was. And the answer to that question
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
see full review @ Katie's Corner

As promised some time ago I’m posting the reviews for all Christina Bauer’s books in Angelbound series. It got a bit out of hand with the reviews, but here I am posting them all in order now. Some mainly Portia (the lasted book) is already live and you can rad the review on the blog. Are you ready for book 2? If you haven’t read book one – Angelbound, please visit my blog for review as well as buy links. If you are new to the series: Welcome! You’re about to open
Goodreads Synopsis: Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.
So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?
No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s th
Becoming the Great Scala is a big responsibility, as Myla Lewis is figuring out. Turns out, the position is also coveted. Someone familiar has their sights set on stealing both the igni and the position from Myla and the lengths said person will go to has no boundary. Myla must juggle saving both herself and Purgatory as a whole from destruction. Lucifer's Orb is interfering with her Scala duties - as long as the Orb is in place, all souls, regardless of their proper destination, are deemed stra ...more
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Other books in the series

Angelbound Origins (6 books)
  • Angelbound (Angelbound Origins #1)
  • Acca (Angelbound Origins #3)
  • Thrax (Angelbound Origins #4)
  • The Dark Lands (Angelbound Origins #5)
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“Guys, you really don’t have to do that.” The Head Alchemist, Erik, has white blonde hair and wildly mismatched eyes of dark brown and ice blue. “But that’s a proper greeting for the Great Scala.” “Well, honestly, it’s creeping me out. As the Great Scala, I hereby order you to call me Myla and not hop around when I enter the room.” “As you command, Great Scala.” I shoot him a dry look. “I mean, that’s cool, Myla.” 5 likes
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