Wednesday, April 3, 2013

[Book Review] Nobody's Angel

Title: Nobody's Angel
Author: Stacy Gail
Date Published: January 21, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Source: ARC
Rating: 4/5

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About the Book:
Investigative journalist Kendall Glynn is horrified when a friend and colleague signs off permanently during a live newscast, jabbing a pen into his jugular. Kendall's no expert, but judging by the strange white veil in the anchorman's eyes, she would swear he was a man possessed. 
A descendant of the accursed Nephilim, Zeke Reece prowls San Francisco by night, keeping the city free from paranormal phenomena. But even he is no match for whatever malevolent force is behind a recent rash of murder-suicides. And when a beautiful tenacious reporter becomes the next target, Zeke has no choice but to stay close to her, until he can find the evil spirit and cross it over. 
The closer Kendall gets to the truth, the more danger she's in. Fortunately, a sexy and mysterious masked stranger keeps swooping in to the rescue. Kendall's life depends on finding who or what is responsible for the killings, before it finds her.

A satisfying mix of urban fantasy and superhero action!

From the cover alone, I was already expecting a storyline featuring angels, or nephilims at least. Truth be told, I was expecting that the story would simply contribute to the bandwagon of prevailing stories about nephilims. Well, I'm pretty psyched that I was proven wrong.

Let's just say that the male lead character, Zeke Reece, is a man of contradiction. He's not really an angel, but he's not really a man either. He plays hero but he's got a personal interest in why he's doing it, so he's not exactly as selfless as most heroes are.

Then there's the female lead, the stubborn journalist Kendall Glynn. I love the fact that even though she could be rattled and scared at one instance, she still stands back up and continue whatever it is that she does best: to investigate. I love strong female heroines who are not easily scared and Kendall is definitely one.

Together, they work to uncover the mystery of the series of random deaths which are actually interconnected with one another. They both have their own agenda in wanting to uncover the culprit behind the deaths, but then again, two heads are better than one. Also, it doesn't hurt that they're attracted to each other.

Oh, I also love the bit where Kendall was falling for two different sides of one man. It was definitely a nice touch. Although it's not exactly original but this book kinda made it worth my while to read about it.

What else?

Ah, yes! Probably the best thing about this book is the fact that it combines a hero and an angel in the male lead. I mean, aside from being an eye-candy, Zeke Reece is the perfect combination of vulnerability and strength. He's different, and he knows it. It sets him apart from humanity, but it doesn't really bring a superiority complex. In fact, it makes him feel alienated, but instead of being bitter about it, he even becomes a hero. Like I said, a man of contradictions.

For fans of paranormal romances who are looking for something different, I highly recommend this one! It does not feature the usual slew of paranormal critters, but has just enough paranormal background to make you want to stay and read.

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