Genres: Historical, NA, Paranormal, Romance, vampire
Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.
Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle could have been a fairytale.
Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.
Torn away form a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep.
In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?
What I think of the book:
So, I have this thing for manes: I hate mispronouncing them, but I often do. To prevent you from mutilating Sorcha’s name, I’ll tell you this: I thought the “ch” was the same as in “change”; I was wrong.
As Sorcha herself puts it: “That (Sorka) is the true Gaelic pronunciation, but my Mum preferred Sor-sha.”
And now you know.
Let’s start with the review.
The first chapter was sped through. There was lack of details sometimes and I feel a bit lost. In one moment she’s in one room and in the next, without us being told she’d moved, she’s somewhere else. This happens less in the next chapters though. Also, I got an ARC copy so maybe this was later edited for the Kindle version.
The writing style is aimed at adults. No, I’m not talking about foul language; I’m talking about style. No teen feels here; I can almost hear the book whispering “Hello, twenty-something or older person; wanna curl up with a blanket and read me?”
Okay, I know books don’t whisper – even books about the supernatural – but that’s how I felt while reading Monsters & Angels: like an adult.
I also felt hungry.
Anne Marie Andrus made me want to taste the New Orleans cuisine and grab a mug of coffee, even though I’m not much of a coffee person.
After reading this book, yes.
Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend this book to adults who are not in the mood for a very touchy-feely Romance and could use a dose of Paranormal.
My rating: (4 out of 5 fleur-de-lis)
Would I re-read this book? Maybe. The other book by Anne that I’m interested in is a prequel so I probably won’t need a refresher.
Am I interested in other books by this author? I want to read The Vampire Raimond (not out yet).
Where can you buy the book?
- amazon.com (link takes you straight to the book)
Add Monsters & Angels to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Want to know a little bit about Anne? Read the interview she gave me!
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