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The Watcher Saga #2

The Angel Killer

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Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.

When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.

After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.

297 pages, Paperback

First published December 30, 2014

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Lisa Voisin

6 books273 followers
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

More about Lisa can be found on her web site: https://lisavoisin.com/ or blog: http://lisavoisin.wordpress.com

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Profile Image for Paula M.
553 reviews638 followers
January 16, 2015
“All my memories of you have been written on my soul. They spent thousands of years trying to torture them out of me—but they couldn’t take them. I kept every detail.”

Things just got a lot more intense! The next installment in The Watchers Saga did not fail to deliver. This series is really worth reading. There was a lot of character development involved, the twist and turns really caught me off guard and the romance just got more intense. Mia and Michael are climbing up to my list of favorite romeo-and-juliet kind of couple.

First thing that I really liked in The Angel Killer is its pacing and the ability to make my heart race. The first book is about Mia and Michael remembering each other and introducing Michael-being-Angel to us. In this sequel, the two are finally together and they’re fighting side by side. There’s a lot of circumstances that I really did not see coming.

When it come to characters, Mia really grew up in here. In the first book, she just know that she loves Michael and that’s it. But now she understands all the danger that comes with it too. She became stronger, mature and I love how she loves Michael and how she fights for it. Michael is still a bit of mystery to me. But I guess that part makes him more swoony.

That ending made me say ‘WAIT NO DON’T END YET!!!’ But it made me excited for the next book. I want to read more Mia and Michael and I want to see more of the added character and even the antagonist himself. Overall, The Angel Killer is a great follow up to a successful series. Can’t wait for more!!
Profile Image for Stephanie Ward.
1,179 reviews116 followers
January 11, 2015
4.5 Stars

'The Angel Killer' is a the second book in a young adult paranormal romance series that continues to follow Mia Crawford - our main character - as she's still trying to make sense of the hidden world she never knew about until she met Michael (again). Her entire world was turned upside down after being shown the truth in the first book. She's starting to adjust to her new life - and her relationship with Michael. But things can't stay quiet for long - more demon attacks and hellhounds are causing mayhem, and Mia is having visions again - ones that are anything but happy. When Michael is wounded by a cursed sword, it's up to Mia to save him with an ancient magical ritual. There's a price when doing this kind of magic, but Mia doesn't think twice when it comes to saving Michael. Mia's visions become more frequent and more violent than ever - showing her a world torn apart by blood and war. What they don't know - yet - is that there's an evil power controlling everything that's been happening. If they don't stop the danger before it's too late - what will become of the world? Will they be able to find and destroy the enemy or will it take too much, and cause more death, fear, and grief than the world has ever witnessed? It's going to take more than just Michael and Mia to stop this - but even with everyone else who is on their side and ready to fight - will it be enough to win?

In some series, I've found that the first book is exceptional and I'm hooked - only to be disappointed by the next book in the series. Luckily, this was definitely not the case with this sequel. Just like the first book, it was a very intense and beautiful novel - unlike anything I've read before. The series continues to discuss deep topics like betrayal, jealousy, spiritual concepts, past lives, reincarnation, and true love, which I find gives it an added weight that wouldn't be there otherwise. Mia continues to be a great main character. I found myself immediately identifying with her and her struggles - it was like I slipped into her world like no time had passed at all. She remains a realistic character with obvious flaws, but she was also devoted, kind, and loving - among several other strengths. Michael also continued to be a great lead male character and I felt that his personality fit perfectly alongside Mia's - especially after everything they went through in the first book, and the development and maturing of their relationship. The plot of the story wasn't completely original, but it was written in a way that both broke my heart and then filled it with hope and love at the same time. The romance and story of true love that broke all boundaries and the beautiful way it was written evoked a ton of feelings in me. Not many books can make me actually cry - maybe a misty eye or two -but this book was an emotional roller coaster for me. I would be smiling like an idiot at Mia and Michael's love - and then I would be sobbing uncontrollably and hardly able to read. It continued pretty much in this same way throughout the entire book. The way that the author wrote the novel was simply enchanting and definitely showcases her immense talent. I was immediately sucked into the book alongside Mia and I didn't want the story to end. The pace was fast but not rushed and all the various threads of the story were intertwined seamlessly throughout the book, which all ended up coming together to create a magnificent story. Suffice it to say that this sequel is just as thrilling and mesmerizing as the first was. I can't wait to see where the story is going to go from here - and how the author is going to end the series. I have a very strong feeling that the next book will be even more emotionally charged with lots of action - and tons of smiles and tears on my part. I very highly recommend this book (series) for fans of YA fantasy/paranormal and those who enjoy an amazing love story.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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January 19, 2015
Before I start gushing about the awesomeness that is The Angel Killer, let me tell you a little bit about what I want out of my sci-fi/fantasy. I like world building and character development. I want to become completely immersed in a story. I want escapism.

In this, The Angel Killer unquestionably delivers. Its predecessor, The Watcher, focused on the developing relationship between Mia and Michael, and that passion is still there. But the overall focus has shifted toward world building and character development. The secondary characters are particularly well done. Oh, and there’s action. Did I mention the action? There’s some fantastic action scenes.

The ultimate result is a fast-paced, emotionally-charged, vividly described story which I loved. Lisa Voisin has delivered on the promise of The Watcher, and I can’t wait to discover what the third book will bring.
291 reviews2 followers
December 31, 2014
This has a lot of suspense, mystery, betrayal, guilt, love and grief. True love between Michael and Mia. Each doing what needs to be done, not always what they want. Their love being the one thing that will be the end for them or not. So much love and loyalty with these characters and their friends and family. The endless repeat of their love being an undying love. Lots of evil to go along with this never ending love. I give this 4 stars.
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Author 104 books153 followers
July 4, 2015
Firstly let me thank Inkslinger PR and Lisa Voisin for providing an ARC of the Angel killer in return for an honest review.

***Spoiler Alert***

Okay… so I am just gonna say it. I am so glad I found out about this series. this is the second novel in The Watcher Saga and it starts off with a bang as well. Mia, poor poor Mia is a bit freaked when her necklace -the one she received from Fatima- starts to vibrate. The water in the restaurant where she is with Heather and Jesse turn on by themselves, the floor under she shakes and the eery feeling she gets covers her skin. As she runs out the bathroom Heather stops her and takes her being upset as only a friend can -since she can't hear or see what Mia can- that she is upset for being stood up by Michael for their double date. Mia knows if he isn't there for his date with her, there is a reason. the next day after school Heather takes Mia out to the shops in town. Mia then notices her necklace vibrates again. What is making it do that? Before she can freak herself out too much, Michael shows up. Apparently there is a lot of ugly coming out of the woodwork and the Angels are busy kicking ass.

The next day while at school Mia and Farouk are sitting at the lunch table when a girl screams. When Mia looks up she sees Jesse (Heather’s boyfriend) stumbling up the walk to the school, covered in blood. His leg is gashed open. Both Farouk and Mia rush to his side and put a tourniquet -using Farouk’s belt- on the wound until the EMT’s can get there. Jesse tells them that Dean (Fiona’s boyfriend) is hurt by the creek behind the school. They take off out to find him, along with the gym coach. When they find him he is bleeding, unconscious and that's when she sees them. the black shadows of hell-hounds. Trying to not freak out is one thing but as soon as the EMT’s have Dean and are gone, Farouk sees the the Hell-hound, thinking its just a dog. The hell-hounds had attacked Jesse and Dean. As the mists move closer, Mia and Farouk start walking backwards, slowly. An Angel pops up out of no where; one Mia has never seen before. The older man makes a noise to shush her and she does. He is able to blast the mist and face off with the remaining fully formed Hell-hound while Mia and Farouk get back inside the school where they will be safe. (Talk about a lose lose situation that could have been...)

As the girls (Mia and Fiona) go to visit Dean in the hospital Michael shows up. Just in time to slay a demon that has latched onto Mia.. she doesn't notice until this happened that her necklace is missing. When Michael goes in with her to sea Dean its then that Mia notices all of the lesser demons. Seems the hospital is a good hunting ground. (makes a face) (Go figure. Damn Demons.) The next few days Michael is gone, working of course. But when he returns something is wrong. Mia sees it. He’’s tired -really needs a day off, hell even God took a day off- but with all of the breeches there is no way to do so. After English Michael and Mia decide to leave school. Well he is and wants her to come, who is she to say no. But it isn’t until she helps him to the car that she realizes that he is bleeding. Badly. When she gets him home she realizes that the wound he had gotten days ago has gaped back open, like a fresh cut. But how is that possible when Angels can self heal?

As Mia is trying to settle Michael down and find out how to help the Angel she saw in the woods shows up. greeting Michael and ignoring her. (LOL) Turiel -as Michael called him- was sent to watch over Mia; he is now his ward. Not sure Micheal liked that but as a Prophet -as Turiel calls Mia- its his duty to keep her safe. Seems only Prophets can see and feel the things Mia does, mainly Angels. Turiel tells Michael -by the way his wound smells- that he has been poisoned by “The Angel Killer.” An Angel sword wielded of dead Angel’s souls. (ICK!!) Any normal Angel would have been dead by now. The more the Angel tries to heal him or herself the faster the poison spreads. With Michael being part human the progress of the poison is moving slower. Turiel -as a healer- can try to help him by sealing up the wound with stitches but the only way to possibly save him is for Mia -as a prophet- to give Michael a blood transfusion. Michael says no, Mia says yes and as he is almost out of options it’s what they are going to try. As they get set up Turiel tells Mia she will simply transfuse the blood and say an incantation. That is her only job. Though they all know she would do anything to save Michael.

As the hours passed after the transfusion Mia started to notice things within her were changing. It wasn't until she woke up the next morning that it hit home. She had a head full of voices, lights where so much brighter, and she can hear so much better. She initially freaks out as the voices in her head get much louder. What’s happening? Arielle comes to her to explain that as a side effect of the blood ritual she did for Michael has given her his soul to keep. Michael is turning more and more human so his soul and his angelic powers had to go to a safe place… that means inside her. Talk about a heavenly how do you do… (laughs) Arielle agrees to teach Mia how to use some of Michael’s powers -while she has them- to not only protect herself but those around her. Seeing minions everywhere freaks her out but this will help her. While Mia has his power she is a target -more so than usual- so when Michael and Mia go out one night, for dinner she is attacked in the hall of the restaurant by a soldier demon. Thankfully Michael was there, even if it took effort they were able to kill the demons that attacked.

One day while Michael is teaching Mia to fight in his backyard a vision of his past assaults her mind. She sees one of his past memories and it kinda flips her out. Days pass and the visions get stronger. She is so torn. How could he have done these things? Did she really love him and forgive him for them. They happened thousands of years ago.. this wasn't her Michael. When he finally confronts her about the way she is acting it all comes out. A part of Mia is awakened as it was with Damiel and she forgives him. When they touch Michael’s powers return to him. But Mia is not left alone. She is still connected to the Angel network, its just not as strong. And she still has a little halo because of it. This means she can still protect herself -if need be- until help arrives. Which takes what a blink of an eye? Maybe two..

Back at school and pretending to be ‘normal’ Michael and Mia go on about their day as if nothing is happening. Mia runs into Farouk. He looks awful. Run down even. She asks about Fatima, since she hasn't seen her around. Fatima is sick. Deadly sick. Her parents have called in a Muslim priest.. they seem to think she is possessed by a Jhinn. When Mia finds out just how bad it is, she goes to Michael. They decide to go there after school and see her. This will Mia’s time to shine and get rid of the Jhinn. But when the time arrives its not as easy as it seems. This Jhinn is a trickster. Making you see what's not really there. With a lot of effort Michael and Mia are able to kill it and save Fatima. Arielle sets the protecting symbols around the house and both Fatima and Farouk will be safe while there now.
While battling the Jhinn Michael was injured, again, making him weaker. Come to find out the blood ritual she did for him was only temporary. He will still die, just a lot slower if they don’t find the weapon that cut him, get its name and destroy it.

A double date for Michael, Mia, Heather and Jesse turned into a double mission. Yes it was a date but Mia and Michael were there to do recon. Seems the demons they are looking for -the soldier demons- have a large presence in this area. But.. as usual anything they plan gets flipped upside down. They are attacked and all hell breaks lose. Literally. A face from the past comes to confront Michael. Raguel. Seems he was set free when Mia freed Damiel’s soul. And he is back with a deadly vengeance. While Michael is fending off hell hounds Mia, Heather and Jesse get out of the club. The fire the demons started made everyone panic and as the humans try to get out the demons -that they don't know are there- attack them.

When a flash of blue catches Mia’s eyes from across the street she takes off. She finds Arielle on the ground. A large wound in her side, blood seeping everywhere and no other angels around. Where in the hell are they? Finally, Mia is able to get through to Turiel. He carries Arielle off into a door of gold light and Mia sets out to find Michael when Heather comes to her to say he was hurt. Seems his wound came pen again but he had to have it stitched up.

The next morning Mia goes to a wrestling match at school to support her friend Dean. Plus, she really needs to get her mind off of everything going wrong on their date night. Angels being hurt, demons and minions everywhere. It really was too much. While in the bathroom she run into Fatima. Fatima remembers everything that happened to her while Michael and Mia worked to free her of the Jhinn. Seems the threat was put into place. It wasn’t just a random act. The man who put the Jhinn into Fatima was the one that made Mia’s necklace vibrate that night when they left the shop her family owns. It was a way to stop her from telling Mia what her visions had shown for her and Michael. They were in danger, but they already knew that by now. When Mia goes back to the gym to watch the match a vision hits her. She panics and gets out of there.

Mia is taken -via angel- to a very sacred place to talk. The angels listen to what she has to say about Raguel. They know the swords name and now thanks to the vision they know where the sword is. Turiel -after being granted permission to see Mia’s vision- sets off to retrieve it so it can be destroyed, saving Arielle and Michael’s lives. He of course runs into a roadblock. The place the swords held is guarded by a ward. No angel can cross the threshold… now it is up to Mia… to get in and see if she can get to it. Seems this sword not only is an Angel killer it brings out the worst in you. Your sins I guess. So the theft of this sword backfires and things go from “we got it” to “run for your life”. Literally. They barely escape but as they search for Turiel and the sword after Mia does some fancy prophet tracker mojo Raguel kidnaps her. Talk about a kicker. Poor kid hasn't got a chance against him.

His kidnapping Mia brings the Angels to him. Raguel wants Michael but he wants Damiel back more. With a twist of emotions Michael agrees to get the sword and Damiel for him. He'd do anything for Mia. As before he wanted to sacrifice himself for her. No matter what happened she didn't want that. It turns into a tug of war that had my feels all over the place.

This book -as with the first one- was a constant page turner. So much happens at one time. So many voices, emotions and demons. Lets not forget them. I loved it and I really hope the next book is out soon. And yes I know this one -just- came out but I am not a patient girl. Never can claim that. I know better. (grins) This is most definitely one that is added to my MUST BUY list. The second I get the alert I will be all over it like a fat kid on cake. (I can say that as a fat kid who likes cake..I take no offense to it. LOL)
Profile Image for Paula  Phillips.
4,953 reviews306 followers
December 21, 2014
Mia Crawford isn't like normal girls, well now she isn't anyway as it turns out that she was in another life in love with Michael - the angel and thousands of years ago they were separated and he was tortured and lost his wings and had his memory wiped. Now centuries later , these two are brought back into each other's lives and must work together to not only save their lives but the lives of those they care about around them. In Book #2 it seems that someone has on his target list Angels and the first name is Michael's and it's bad as the sword was cursed and unless they can find out the owner of the sword and the type of sword - he may only have about a week to live. This part reminded me of the pilot episode of the new TV series "The Librarian" when Noah Wyle's character Flynn was stabbed by Excalibur and there was no cure. If an Angel Killer wasn't bad enough to try and stop , Hellhounds have been released and have attacked two of Mia's guy friends Jesse and Dean and it looks like Dean's life may be cut short if he can't be healed by a miracle. Also in The Angel Killer, Mia discover's exactly the truth behind who she really is and what she is capable of in terms of Angelic Powers.

If you love Mystery stories with an Angelic Twist , then The Angel Killer is the book for you. Also even though The Angel Killer is Book #2 in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
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541 reviews44 followers
August 28, 2015
Full Review @http://www.abookishescape.com/2015/08...

The End, ERMERGERSH get ready for one of the most brutal cliff-hangers EVER!!! When does the next installment come out?!!! someone tell me! STAT!! Wow...full of action it was a whirl wind of up and down. Gore and blood make their fair appearance. My heart was torn to bits with what happens and I wanted to scream, cry, shout, run, break things. Yes, break things. UGH I was so upset...Now that I've had time to digest. Well, I'm still super sad that things ended the way they did but I NEED TO READ THE NEXT IN THIS SERIES!!!<-in case you couldn't tell I was shouting there. ;) Seriously though things do not look good for Michael and Mia. I'm pulling for them and I've got my fingers crossed that Mia goes all super awesome ninja girl next installment. That would ROCK!
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4.0 It still rains a lot, Did you see that guy in the mirror? Woah that's a big dog, OFC I love him, Halo? No one warned me about a halo, That minion is sooo toast, Marionette? Angel Killer, H-E-Double Hockey Sticks this is bad Angel Redemption Filled Stars!!
7 reviews8 followers
August 30, 2015
Mia fights new disturbing visions. And now she's hearing voices too. But her big worry is, what's happening to Michael?

The Angel Killer is an action packed ride into the world of angels and demons. When Mia's fallen angel boyfriend Michael is injured beyond his usual ability to heal, she leaps to help and is pulled deeper into the ways of angelic defenders. She must master raw new powers and stand for herself and those she loves. There's a dangerous quest, new alliances, surprises and twists. We even get a love scene from Michael's point of view...

Lisa Voisin keeps turning up the heat and the pace. Everyone changes and grows on many levels, and the angel lore is deeper and darker. I enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the next one.

As a fan, friend and colleague, I am delighted to see the sequel to The Watcher. And as a paranormal urban fantasy reader, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and want even more. She keeps getting better! If you like a “good and evil” tale spiced with romance, you will love The Angel Killer.
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1,217 reviews73 followers
February 21, 2015

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Mia is still adjusting to her new life. There was a lot of action in this book. I was worried that I would be lost since there was so much that happened in book one, and it's been a while since I've read it, but I was able to easily fall into sync with this world again. This book was a wonderful sequel to The Watcher, and fully kept my attention.The Angel Killer is an addictive good vs evil story with non-stop action and suspense that will keep you on your toes from beginning to end..

The ARC of The Angel Killer by Lisa Voisin was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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Author 3 books77 followers
March 20, 2015
Mia Crawford is back and the stakes are higher than ever. In the opening scene Mia’s silver hamsa, an amulet that protects against evil, vibrates. It’s a clear warning that evil forces are gathering again and they are stronger than ever. Their prime target is her fallen-angel boyfriend Michael. Anyone close to him risks serious injury or worse when the demons strike.

Mia, whose fledgling powers are awakening, starts to grow and shine. She can see the hellhounds and djinns that wait vigilantly for any chance to attack. It’s up to her to stand by Michael’s side and fight. In the end it’s up to her to save the boy whose destiny has been woven with hers for centuries.
Profile Image for Stephanie Keyes.
Author 19 books169 followers
January 23, 2015
I Love This Story World!

What can I say? I love Michael and Mia's world. I was a huge fan of The Watcher and looked forward to The Angel Killer. I have to admit that I had no idea where this book was going to end up. Although it's got a huge cliffhanger, it only makes me want to read more. My only complaint is that I wanted more pages! Bottom line: Read The Watcher and then pick up The Angel Killer so you don't miss out!
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Author 9 books53 followers
August 15, 2016
This was an amazing sequel to The Watcher. It was fast paced, tense, and gripping. It takes you much farther into the parallel supernatural world. Mia is no longer just a teen girl, but a kick ass heroine who fights for herself and those she cares about. The world building evolves and pulls you in deeper with so much action I was up all night reading! I highly recommend this book and The Watcher Saga trilogy.
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18 reviews
April 24, 2016
You get to see a lot more into Voisin's fascinating world of angels and demons in this second installment of The Watcher Saga and it's great. The Angel Killer gets a bit darker than its predecessor and it leaves you anxiously reaching for the next book in this series.
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18 reviews
February 3, 2015
this novel is a real page-turner. a inventive and well-crafted story that had me rooting for Michael and Mia, and wondering what could possibly happen next.
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600 reviews78 followers
August 30, 2015

I read The Watcher and The Angel Killer back-to-back and I am left speechless after the last installment!!!! Prepare for a major cliffhanger that will leave you looking around for support! Thank God my co-blogger read this book with me. I really need to talk after this reading journey that left me both excited and nervous!

This book can't be read as a standalone. You have to read The Watcher, which is the first installment in this saga. Trust me when I say that you will be addicted to these characters! I have spent the last two days in Mia and Michael's company and I loved every minute of it!

In this installment, Mia and Michael are finally together. Even if that is causing a lot of problems for Michael, he is determined to fight for Mia's love. We find out more about what happened with Michael and what he did to protect Mia. Evil is lurking in the shadows and the war that started it all is far from being over. Mia and Michael will have to overcome many obstacles to be together. Who will win the in the ultimate battle between good and evil?

I am blown away by everything that happened in this book! What a fascinating reading journey this has been!!! Lisa Voisin did a fantastic job with Mia and Michael's story. I am so proud of Mia. She grew so much in this book. With the help of the other angels she grew stronger. She knows that there are people looking after her, but she was determined to learn how to fight back on her own. Mia and Michael's relationship is put to the test when he's sent away for special assignments. Evil is not giving up and if they don't take care of it soon, it will take over.

I loved how we got to learn more about what happened to Michael. Mia's visions broke my heart and I wanted them to get their HEA so bad!!! I got answers to some of the questions I had from the first book, but there is so much more I want to know!!!!!! Between Mia's flashbacks and her visions about Michael's difficult journey, I was left wanting more!

This was a story filled with twists and turns that I did not see coming!!! Don't even get me started on that cliffhanger!!! Gah!!!!!! What in the world?!?!?!?! My heart was beating so fast after I read the last chapter of this book. Eeeeeep!!! I'm so nervous to find out what will happen next!!! I love Mia and Michael, but the amazing cast of supporting characters made this story even more unforgettable. ANGELS ROCK!!!

I give The Angel Killer, by Lisa Voisin, 4 exciting, powerful, YA paranormal heaven stars!
9 reviews
April 12, 2015
...and the incredible story continues
The only issue I have is waiting for the 3rd book!! When? Soon, please!
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