Friday, October 8, 2010

Angel: 1089

Title: Angel: 1089
Author: C.C. Bridges
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-195-3
Genre: {M/M}, Sci-Fi, Futuristic
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Jeff hates being beholden to demons but, since they helped save his daughter’s life, there is nothing he can do about them. When one of the worse demons shows up on his doorstep with a wounded angel, Jeff realizes his problems have just gotten a whole lot worse.

The background story for Angel: 1089, the first book in the Heaven Corp series, is both very complex and very simple. Earth has been destroyed by a series of natural disasters and mankind is struggling to survive. Over a period of time, heaven is formed and angels are needed to patrol the heavens. While reading this book, I found that I had some unanswered questions and hopefully, more of the background story will be explained in future books.

As far as the story and characters are concerned, both are strongly written and readers should know that this is not your usual angels and demon story, as both groups are made up of altered humans. The main characters, Jeff and Gabe, are drawn to each other. However, Jeff is reluctant to get involved with the angel and his reasons are very realistic. I was drawn the most to Gabe, who soon realizes that things are not always what they seem. Although the young angel is tossed into a situation he does not understand, he does hide from the new truths he is forced to accept. There are several interesting secondary characters that help move the story along and a few twists that help keep the story interesting. I am looking forward to more in this series and wonder just what the author has planned next.

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