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I never thought I'd say that a fantasy/erotic read would have too much sex, but this one does.
The sex scenes were all quite similar and really just ended up making me feel like putting the book down. I almost, almost started to skim the sex scenes.
Indigo Black (yeah I also wasn't a fan of his name) is a broken and angry man. Shackled by the church, he writhes about in the human realm and pretty much pisses everyone around him off. Happily, he's not the stock standard 25yrs old. He's in his 40s, which was a pleasant change for most fantasy reads.
The Nephilim that is alluded to in the synopsis was an interesting character. I enjoyed reading about the preparation that the Demonic took part in to ensure a successful possession. That aspect of the demonic story was quite interesting and different.
The Palet felt a bit like a club, rather than an official organization that is meant to protect humankind.
I did enjoy Adrienne's descriptions of the Angelic, they were quite beautiful, in a too beautiful for reality sort of way.
Overall, and Adrienne does acknowledge this in his profile on Goodreads, the book was dark. A little too dark, and all doom and gloom for me to enjoy.
The book needs another serious edit. There were just too many issues for me to capture as I was reading, but the ones I did notice are below:
7% - ...and seeing at (delete at) it never got easier.
8% - Humand (Humans) saw what they...
19% - ...they were a leaf (in) the wind,
20-58% some incorrect/weird punctuation. Spaces where they shouldn't be. A couple of missing or additional words.
64% - ...and taken (him) into your fold.
67% - ...was to(o) firm in his beliefs.
- But (it) was still suicide...
- ...it was (as) if the entire world...
68% - ...and a battled (delete d) between...
72% - ...Ariel would simple (delete e, add y) cease to...
72%-100% - More of the same. I didn't have my phone with me to capture the ones I saw.
**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review.**