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Aurora's Angel

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  755 ratings  ·  145 reviews
A broken-winged angel trying to get home. Her escort a nocturnal huntress with a bloody past. It will be a dangerous journey – monsters are everywhere and the truly dangerous ones hide in plain sight.

Alone since her father’s brutal murder, Aurora has spent years hunting his killers. Battle-weary she’s ready to start over where no one knows who or what she is – she just h
Kindle Edition, 642 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Bluefire Books
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Lex Kent
Wow! I’m almost at a loss of what to say because I’m worried I won’t do this book justice. I have wanted to read this book for a while. I had purchased it almost a year ago but never seemed to have enough time to read this. This is a large book and is almost three times the size many lesfic books normally are so I knew it was a time commitment. When I was asked to review this book for it gave me the push I needed to finally read this. I’m so mad at myself for waiting s ...more
Gaby LezReviewBooks
Wow, this wlw fantasy audiobook was an incredible tour de force. First, I have to say that, for some bizarre reason, we missed this book’s release last year as it should have made into our list of best books of the year. Apologies for the omission.

Aurora is a powerful shape-shifter seeking revenge for her father’s death. Physically strong but emotionally scarred, she finds Evie locked in a cage, a beautiful winged woman who looks like an angel. Both women will embark on a dangerous journey to ge
It is rare when I love an audiobook so much that I need to sing (in this case, scream) its praises, but this is certainly one. Wow, Wow, WOW! This has it all - adventure, incredible world building and character development and a swoon-worthy, sexy romance. That's in addition to giving us one of the greatest characters in lesfic in Aurora - a gorgeous yet menacingly powerful shapeshifter huntress that has a heart of gold for those she loves. I've never had a crush on a character like I do on her. ...more
Aurora’s Angel by Emily Noon was a very ambitious fantasy romance that started with a bang. The scenes in the mine where beast shifter Aurora discovers and rescues captured avian Evie were very promising. It was when Evie started to travel with Aurora that the plot slowed down into many domestic scenes between the two. Too many domestic scenes.

The magic was used as a convenient tool to overcome any difficulties in their path. No real challenges there. The pacing of this adventure suffered becaus
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Shocked that this is a debut novel! I loved it so much and was eager for more by this author, but I'm willing to wait. Perfect pace, beatiful setting and interesting characters. Great all around, 5 stars. ...more
Frank Van Meer
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I'm not entirely sure how to review this book, because I don't want to be too negative. But there are two main parts of the story that bothered me intensly.

First off: the book starts with a bang. Aurora has infiltrated in a mine, when she discovers a horrible laboratory hidden inside it, with two wolf shapeshifters on the brink of death and the beautiful avian Evie. She rescues all of them, but the escape after Aurora destroys the facility goes awry, as Evie is shot down by artillery (yes, artil
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aurora's Angel is flat out awesome.

A heady mixture of fantasy, adventure, intrigue and lesbian romance, Noon's novel strikes just the right chord. Aurora lives a wildly magical and deeply tragic story. Born of powerful Old Blood lines, her birth parents came from two different and battling apex predators. Her father kept her safe, loved and educated. They lived happily together in the woods. Her mother visited them occasionally but as much as she loved her family, she paid an extremely high pric
K.J .
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t love a ripped shapeshifting butch tigress with hidden magical abilities and a sassy avian shapeshifter with wings of shimmery gold? Actually, I don’t want to know who doesn’t, because it would be a really short list.
Emily Noon built the fantasy world in Aurora’s Angel without the need to make us sit in a chair while we listen to a long-winded back story. So many fantasy novels spend the entire first chapter telling us all about some parchment with a map and the wood panelling in the
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, this debut shapeshifter fantasy novel is fantastic. I can't believe this was the author's first book. Coming in at nearly 650 pages, what might seem like a daunting read is actually a thrilling rollercoaster ride. This topsy turvy tale will leaving you wanting for more.

Aurora is beast shifter, who whilst robbing a crystal mine hears a sad captivating song. She realizes by the song that someone is being held against their will. In her attempt to locate said prisoner she stumbles upon a
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars—Solid fantasy romance. Loved this world of shape shifters! I really appreciated Noon’s ability to drop subtle hints throughout the book that circle back to tie the whole story together. A little more than half of the book is spent chemistry building with a lot of dialogue. Not necessarily a bad thing, but there were times the conversation felt drawn out (and a bit forced), and when the book is 600+ pages long, you feel that. Once it got to the action, though, oh yessss! Aurora is such ...more
Michael J.
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Binge read it 17 hours straight

Title says it all. Granted I do binge read sometimes but not for books this long. I usually don't read fantasy but this was really good.

My first ever review too if that says anything
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2019
Wolves, Mer-people, shifters, angels and dragons!! I'd have finished this in one sitting 'cause I wouldn't have put this book down for a moment if I didn't have to... it's that bloody good. ...more
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal story and very well written. Totally captivating from start to finish!
3.4 stars. I read this sometime last year. I don't recall much anymore - only that I loved the beginning, but it turned stale towards the middle and then really overstayed its welcome with lots of filler content in the last third of the book. The world building was decent for what actually was there and the characters were likable, I just wish it didn't have so much filler. I got bored before the book ended and I love long books the most, but not this time around.

A good first book by an author
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up to 5. I’m so happy to have read this book. Dark fantasy is a genre I really like and the story was exciting and very romantic. This is the first book by the author and I already look forward to more books by her. I would like to read more stories set in this world, or even with this couple. The story is about Aurora a beast shifter who frees Evie an avian from a cutters den (a place of illegal organ harvesting). Even though beast shifters and avians do not have a good histor ...more
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
100% recommended

I love this book. This definitely is in my top 5 lesfics. Its exciting and action packed I couldn't put it down. The characters are so likeable and amazing and witty you'll definitely root and feel for them. This is a long book but you'll wish it was longer.
What a journey.. or a trip or an adventure or whatever..

This is quite a long read for me but i enjoyed every bit of it. Shapeshifting fantasy that set in another world with a little mix of modern technology (came through a portal from human world).

I like how the story started where Aurora found Evie right away in a cutter cage. And their jouney pretty much begin from the start.

Eventhough this book is long, there isnt any part that seem boring at all. It just made me want to keep reading it and h
Lexxi Kitty
This is one of those books I blame, heh, on seeing it come up many times on my feed. Author unknown to me. Story description did not immediately look like my thing (dark fantasy?). But it's also about shifters, lesbians, strong women, etc. etc., so, really, it was more the 'dark fantasy' that was putting me off. You want a LGBT book (f/f included) with actual 'dark fantasy', graphic I mean? Try Debra Dunbar's Penance, that one also involved a winged woman in a cage, though there she actually got ...more
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Oct 29, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
Rating: DNF @ 10%

I wanted to like Aurora's Angel more but I was getting really bored with the story. Whenever I would stop reading it would take me forever to pick it back up again. Considering this is over 600 pages and I'm already bored at 10% it seems like it's best to just let this one go. I liked the idea behind the story though up to what I read I wasn't totally sure if this was a made-up world or the real world but I assume that would have become clearer. I also struggled with the dialogu
AnnMaree Of Oz
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An epic adventure tale with romance at its core.

My first shape shifting book, and I dare say one that will be hard to compare to any other.

Evie (an Avian golden winged angel like creature) and Aurora (a tall strong tigeress shape shifter with something else of a more ancient magical bloodline that gets revealed later) are amazing leads and their travels in peril together and the connection they had was mesmerising.

This is a long book, almost 12 hours. There's a lot of information about these ma
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Astonishing! The storyline is boom! I can say that all the characters in this book are very strong. The humorous dialogue and sarcasm really make me enjoy reading this book. I feel sorry because I finish reading it. How I wish this book doesn't have the last page. In a nutshell, "a great story starts with an interesting storyline".

I couldn't agree more with Lex, 5 stars are not enough. Cheers Lex!
El Gardener
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers, LGBQT, Speculative fiction
Great read of a first time author. The pace really picks up in the last third of the book but Noon's writing paints a picture throughout. Real strength in world building and humour tucked in amongst darkness.

I see from her FB page and author comments on GR that she's writing more books based in this world - looking forward to seeing what comes next! 😀
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Some parts I really liked, and some not so much.

I am sucker fantasy, and I enjoyed Aurora's and Evie's dynamic a great deal. They are both strong and attractive characters in their own way. Evie's strong headed, get what I want attitude worked well to break Aurora's defenses and get to know her, and it was fun to read.

I felt like there is a lot to explore in the world that Noon has built such as rune magic, fantastic side characters that I'd love to know more about (like Aurora's mother), a
Your Lips... Apocalypse..
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I started reading this and was not able to put it down. Thank God ! It was my weekend.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-books
WOW! 😱❤
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
okay i loved this one a lot highly recomend is its mainly anventure book with so happen to be lesbian mcs and long audiobook 21+h i highly rec this
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marvelous and I never wanted it to end. Still have so many unanswered questions
3.75~ Rating

That cover! * envious sigh*
I could stare at it all day.

Aurora's Angel is a debut novel by Emily Noon.
I have to say this is the book I've been looking for.
A fantasy novel, lesbian characters, adventure, shifters, sex. Yes!
And this almost delivers everything I wished it would be. It falls short in a few areas unfortunately but that doesn't negate the fact that is is a wonderful story. After 642 pages I still wanted more.

5 Star for the story premise. I loved the world building
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story!

This story is amazing. I've read a lot of lesfic shifter romances and this one just shot right up to the top of the list!
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Emily always liked reading fantasies with a dark twist and if there was a romance between strong main characters to sweeten the deal, even better. After years of working in libraries while in secret creating magical worlds and lightly torturing her characters before giving them a happy ending, she decided to let them loose on the unsuspecting world.

LAMBDA Literary Awards Winner 2020:
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