Angelbound by Christina Bauer (Angelbound Origins #1)

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Original Title: Angelbound

Year Published: 2013

Published by: Monster House Books, LLC  

Number of Pages: 532

First Sentence: It’s been one month, three days, and six hours since I last ‘got my gladiator on’ and battled in the Arena.”

Goodreads Rating: 34/5

Plot:

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet..

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

My thoughts:

This was an okay book. The characters and the plot were interesting and overall everything about this book was okay. However, it lacked that certain something to make it great. Also, for some reason, it was not what I expected. I can’t put my finger on why but it just wasn’t what I expected when reading the blurb.

Myla was fun and sassy. It was amazing to have a female main character that was totally badass and took no crap from anyone. However, she is so badass that it actually becomes a little silly at times but it was still fun to see a female character allowed to be badass without anyone looking down on her.

Lincoln, however, was a cocky little brat  and I kind of wanted to punch him in the face throughout the whole book. He is rude to Myla at first, and for quite some time through the book, and apart from being physically attracted to each other, I don’t actually see why they should be together.

That was one of the severely bad things in this book. Had the romance been either completely removed from the plot or written differently the book would have been better. Now it felt forced and I was more annoyed with it than anything else.

So I do realise that I right now make it sound like this book totally sucked. That is not correct. It was a good book, with some great characters and a quite interesting plot, so I do think it is worth a read. At some point I will give the other books in the series a chance, because I do think they might be good to read.

Do I recommend it? 

Yes, I do.

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