Will they every find happiness with each other?
Author: Danielle Trussoni
Review: I have read the first one and have posted a review a day or so ago. I read it when it came out before I started blogging reviews for books I have read. I gave the first book 3 stars because the ending came so abruptly and at the time I didn’t know it would have a sequel and a sequel to that sequel, so I felt lost of the end of the first book.
Starting this one I had to think about what happened in the last book, some of the story line was clear enough, but I really think you need to read the first book to really understand where this one is coming from. The author has many characters and many angels of all types that are clearer in the first book. Reading this book I assume the author assumes I have read book one…so read book one to really enjoy and understand this one.
The story started in the first book is carried forward in this book starting 10 years later. The characters are there and you still feel for them and their plight. I do love some of them and wish them happiness, but at the end of this book I have to wonder if that is going to happen…ever. This book is fast paced and interesting. I don’t always like this author’s use of words or phrases as I think many of them slow the book down and make you take a second look at the sentence structure. I like the words to flow more naturally as I read.
If you read the 1st book then this is a must read so you know what is happening to Evangeline. You also get more history on angels and why there are on the Earth. I did enjoy the history she has put together and especially the part about Noah. You will have to read it to find out. So pick up book 1 first and then this book….if you are interested at all in angels this is a must read, and if you have no interest in angels (I don’t) I still think it is a good series so far.
Publisher: Expected publication: March 26th 2013 by Doubleday Canada, Viking
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)- Better ending then book 1
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: An exquisite return to the "breathtakingly imaginative" (People) and seductive world of the New York Times bestseller Angelology.
Hailed by USA Today as "a thrill ride best described as The Da Vinci Code meets Raiders of the Lost Ark," Danielle Trussoni's bestselling first novel, Angelology, wove biblical lore, the Orpheus myth, and Milton's Rebel Angels into a present-day world tinged with the divine supernatural. The novel plunged two endearing isolatoes -- art historian V. A. Verlaine and Evangeline, a beautiful young nun--into an ancient battle between a secret society and mankind's most insidious enemies: angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim.
Now a decade has passed since Verlaine saw Evangeline alight from the Brooklyn Bridge, the sight of her wings a betrayal that haunts him still. The Nephilim are again on the rise, scheming to construct their own paradise -- the Angelopolis -- and ruthlessly pursued by Verlaine in his new calling as an angel hunter. But when Evangeline materializes, Verlaine is besieged by doubts that will only grow as forces more powerful than even the Nephilim draw them from Paris to St. Petersburg and deep into the provinces of Siberia and the Black Sea coast. A high-octane tale of abduction and liberation, treasure seeking and divine warfare, Angelopolis plumbs Russia's imperial past, modern genetics, and the archangel Gabriel's famous visitations to conceive a fresh tableau of history and myth that will, once again, enthrall readers the world over.
Author Biography: Trussoni graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison summa cum laude with a BA in History and English (1996) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received an MFA in Fiction Writing (2002). Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and Tin House, among other publications.
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of 2006. Falling Through the Earth was recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, the Elle Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for April 2006 and was chosen as a Book Sense Pick for March 2006 and as part of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program
Trussoni was a visiting writer-in-residence at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin from September 2008 through May 2009
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