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I have to say that I am so disappointed in the turn this series took. The first one started off exciting, and seemed like a new and fresh and original idea and the longer the series goes on I just picture this happening to the story
I love the idea of this book, but this one was just boring. Pen was frustrating, and I felt like she was just blundering along in this one. Raffe was my favorite character by far, but he was hardly even in this book. So, if the rest of you are looking for more of the budding romance, or even just the camaraderie that Pen and Raffe share, look elsewhere, you will not find it here.
Pen's sister was super creepy, and is now apparently a cannibal-frankenstein-demon-thing. Which is cool. I wish that some of the questions I had about that whole debacle would have been answered sooner. Most of the plot just drug on. But it was really interesting watching the angel's internal fighting escalate and develop.
Uriel and Beliel make me want an epic fight to happen. And I thought it was totally going to happen. But it didn't. Maybe in the next one? I'm hoping...but probably not. I want Raffe to finally get his wings back. He has gone through so much and I want him to just win everything. He was amazing in this one as well. He saved Pen and fought for her.
I did really enjoy reading the scenes with "Pooky Bear" teaching Pen about how to use her and Raffe's history. I hope we get more of that in the next one as well. A little side note, Raffe's reaction to hearing the name "Pooky Bear"...priceless.
Overall, a great read, but I am discouraged by most of what went down in this one. Long live Pooky Bear!!