– Fallen to Grace by A.J. Flowers
(I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
Azrael is a hybrid, a wingless angel with a green eye and a blue eye. With her bi-colored eyes, she could see the good and the bad in all things. She’s an outcast and wants more to life than what is expected of her and so she makes a deal with a demon. What she didn’t expect was that this deal would make her queen and there’s a chance she might not survive the transition. Her deal wasn’t one-sided and the darkness keeps seeping its way in. She will have to trust her moral compass to fight her way through. What will win, the light or the dark?
I loved this book. You start off thinking that the queen and the angels are these perfect beings but then you realize that not everything is perfect. Even Celestia has its flaws and it’s funny because I feel like those who embrace their flaws are able to see things much better than everyone else. Azrael was definitely one of those characters. She wasn’t ignorant and she set out for change. I loved that she was a hybrid. The way she had both good and bad in her made her feel more human to me and very relatable. We all fight battles with our own inner demons. We get to really see Azrael grow throughout the whole ordeal. She becomes so strong, determined and ready to fight for what she feels is right. She’s very strong-willed and her heart is in the right place, despite the times she feels like she’s doing more harm than good. When it comes to romance, I like that it’s very subtle and not too focused. The story revolves more around her friendship with Meretta and Queen Ceres. I don’t even know where to start with the world development. Everything was so beautifully detailed and it made me want to be there and see the divine material embedded in the walls.
If you are looking for a book that keeps you at the edge of your seat, look no further. I loved everything about this story and I can't wait for the release of its sequel!
I give this book a 5 out of 5 rating!