Friday, February 19, 2016

Angelborn by L. Penelope


It's hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.

He says my roommate is the only one who can save him from an eternity of torment. But one night he follows me into my nightmare and rescues me from my demons.Now he’s all I think about. This must be what it's like to fall... for someone who can never be mine.


A lifetime ago, I found my soulmate in the human world. But being angelborn means I don't have a soul. When I lost my one true love, I lost my future and my freedom. Now, I have a second chance — she's been reborn and I must gain her love again or serve out the rest of my eternal sentence alone.

But this time I am a fugitive with powerful angels hunting me, and I'm running out of time. You only get one soulmate, and mine isn't the broken, scarred girl, who sees what no one else can. She's a distraction I can scarcely afford — but I'm unable to stay away from her.

*** A standalone, new adult paranormal romance. 40,000 words.

Novellas are always difficult. They either rush the romance, or leave me wanting more. I felt like this novella had a bit of both. I would have liked the novella to be longer so I could have connected with the characters more. I didn't dislike any of the characters, but they didn't really stand out either. They were all a little bland. I definitely would have enjoyed seeing more development of all the characters.

I thought the plot of this book was very interesting. The paranormal aspect really added an exciting aspect to this book. I would like to learn even more about it. I think L. Penelope did a good job at creating a unique paranormal world.

The romance was not what I was expecting. I don't want to spoil anything about the romance, but I will say that I didn't like the romance as much as I was hoping I would. My main issue with the romance was that it felt like it was based mainly on looks. I didn't feel the emotional connection. I really didn't feel like there was one? There were some good romantic moments, but I didn't really feel it as a whole. 

The changing of the POVs in this book was a little confusing. I would not know what POV I was reading, and I would always get confused. I wish the changing POVs would have been a little bit clearer.

I wouldn't say this was a bad novella by any means, and I have nothing against this author! I just think that this novella wasn't for me.

2 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 

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