Published December 24th, 2017
Print Length: 210 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Angels, Paranormal Demons, Devils Romance,
Lucifer was my first book by Ava Martell and I’m really, really freaking glad that I accepted an e-copy for review. Words can hardly describe how much I enjoyed this book.
Grace lost her parents to a horrible car accident when she was a teen. Now after college she is looking to find her place in the world, which lets her back to New Orleans, the city where she grew up and where she lost her family. The only problem with this is that something in New Orleans is looking for her, with no good intentions.
Lucifer. We all heard about him, right? In the church, from other’s people mouths, what he is, what he was, what he represents. What if there was something more to the Fallen Angel than what meets the eye? I’m not saying he’s good, because he is definitively the King of Hell but what if… what if there was a light left inside of him, some part of that beautiful Angel that God created…
I love stories when the villain is not what it seems. This was an enthralling story and I was hooked from the first couple of paragraphs. Every word, every way of looking at the world, at how people acted, reacted. I have a healthy respect for the supernatural myself, even though I know it’s not something people widely accept, so this kind of fantastic story always made me think.
The biblical references are just spot on to what I’ve been hearing all my life and the questions the author presents are just so compelling I could not put the book down. I ended up reading until 3 am and woke up with my eyes all puffy the next morning, but it was worth it.
The characters were well crafted, with enough background to make me feel like I could get a real grasp of who they were and what they were about. I like the mysterious aura of the book and the moments when I found myself nodding because I agree with some of the things I was reading about. The world is our own and not at the same time, this is a piece of fiction with enough reality in it that you can’t just shake the feeling that some of it click.
The plot twists, the Archangels and Lucifer’s friend, that was a roller coaster. I could do nothing but watch how things happened and try to piece together why it was happening. I did not piece together the real bad guy in this story yet. I know he was put in his place, what I don’t understand or grasp just yet is why. What happened to make him like that?
I’m happy with the ending and it’s book 1 from a series, which means I’m going to be following this author and reading the whole series. I couldn’t recommend this book enough. If the New Orleans setting and the biblical theme is not enough to attract you, maybe the spice that this book has between Lucifer and Grace can make you dive right in.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book provided by Hidden Gems.
About the Author
Ava Martell was born on Friday the 13th, but she has always believed in making her own luck and writing her own story. A New England native, she grew up with the words of Stephen King and J.K. Rowling as her companions. A few years ago, she traded the forests of Maine for the streets of Austin, Texas. A change of scenery always changes your story, and on a trip to New Orleans, the Fire From Heaven series was born.