A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink | Book Review

Pages: 435

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover

Source: Public Library

Age Group: Young Adult



Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

Rating: Awesome read!

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 A Temptation of Angels was a nice paced read that left me wanting to learn more about Helen’s adventure! I really liked the idea of the Keepers, so I hope there’s another book where we can learn more about them.

I enjoyed reading about Helen’s character a lot. She was fierce, brave, intelligent, and strong! Despite her parent’s deaths, Helen strives forward in a new, unfamiliar life. For example, I loved how she designed her own clothes which would not have been acceptable during that time period. Plus, how she went head on with Darius! Man, I would have been too scared to death to fight him!

Oh, and Helen gets to choose between two guys: Griffin and Raum. Personally, I didn’t have a preference on which guy Helen ended up with. For some reason, I was never a huge fan of Griffin. I always liked Darius more! He was always making me crack up! And, Raum had the mysterious, confusing vibe going on which didn’t really catch my attention in this book. I enjoyed both boys, but I never felt a pull towards one of them.

This book wasn’t too fast or too slow of a read. I felt satisfied while reading and was able to take some breaks in between. I got the opportunity to enjoy A Temptation of Angels at a nice, steady pace. Towards the end, the action started to heat up and I felt like the ending was a bit rushed. But, it was rushed in a good way that worked for the story. It made sense for this ending and left me wanting more!

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink was a great read that captured my attention and I’m begging that she writes a sequel to it! Although some might think of the ending as satisfying, I want more! I want to learn more about the world of the Keepers and about Helen’s adventures. Hopefully, Michelle Zink will write a sequel for us! (PRETTY PLEASE!)

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