The other day I was talking to a friend about…. what else but books, but more specific about Angels books or books where Angels play an important role.
We were discussing the different approaches authors take on Angels and that made me think about why some Angels books work for me and others don’t, and I got to the conclusion that I like my Angels dark and if they are going to have a religious approach I want something unique and different, I don’t want a bible lesson or anything like it. I’m not against religion, I respect all kinds of religions and I’m very open-minded, but for some reason I don’t like books that are religiously charged.
With that in mind I decided to make a list of some of my favorite Angels series or series in which Angels play an important part explaining why the Angels work for me in those series.
I also love the Guild Hunter series because it is impossible to classify its Angels in any kind of religion.
The Grigory Legacy series by Linda Poitevin. This is one of the best Angels series in the market. It’s dark, gritty and all around extraordinary. One of the things I love the most about this series is that there is a religious factor, there is a war between Heaven and Hell, but Mrs. Poitevin makes it unique and original giving it a completely new identity than what we normally see in other books.
Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee. I love this series because in this case the Angels are the villains, they are the enemy who took over the world and abuse the power they held without any consequence. For them humans are worthless beings that are only good enough to serve them, nothing else. This series breaks the good Angel bubble and explodes it in thousand little pieces.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor. I discovered this series last year and loved it. I like that is more fantasy than paranormal and the Angels live in a different and unknown (no heaven) world to humans.
I love that the Angels (with only a few exceptions) are not good. They have power, they abuse it, and subjugate other races. They believe themselves supreme and could care less for humans and denizens of other worlds.
As you can see I like my Angels different from those we learned in Sunday school, I like my Angels imperfect, devious and the darker, the grittier, the better.
From the series I mention above there is one that every single installment has put me through the wringer and that is the The Grigory Legacy series by Linda Poitevin. Let me tell you something, Linda Poitevin is Evil, yes with capital E. That woman knows how to pull her readers’ strings and she does it again and again, book after book without mercy. She has made me suffer so much with her books that I want to share my pain
and love for an amazing
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Sins of the Angels
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