National bestselling author L.A. Banks's electrifying new paranormal series is set in a sizzling world where Dark and Light are trapped in an eternal struggle for the fate of mankind.
Celeste Jackson has fought all her life against a fog of hallucination and substance abuse, but it's not until she meets her protector, Azrael, an angel who has left the safety of the Light, that she learns of the evil forces that have been trying to ruin her, and why. A fierce battle for control of the mortal realm is brewing, and only Celeste--with the help of the Remnant, her half-human, half-angel brethren--can stand in the way. Together, Celeste and Azrael must gather an army of sensitives to defeat the dark powers that have ruled humanity for centuries, but time is running out. If Azrael surrenders to his growing desire for Celeste, he risks being trapped among humanity forever. But the longer he stays, the harder she is to resist. To save the world, Celeste must draw on her own dark experiences with addiction to help Azrael overcome the one temptation that could possibly make him an eternal prisoner--his obsession with her.
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1 . Interesting new series from L A Banks
Posted April 16, 2011 by Karla , BaltimoreGood Angels, Bad Angles and lots of Diversity!!!
Surrender the Dark is the story of Celeste and Azriel and the fight to save the world come December 2012. Celeste's a young woman who has had a rough life in the inner city of Philly, she's use to poverty, drugs and heartache, Azriel is the angel who has come to earth, sworn to protect her against fallen angels who would do her harm.
Pros: This book is full of rich diversity which is something lacking with most popular authors, not only are there strong Black characters in the lead role but there are also America Natives, Hispanic and white characters in both the good and bad roles. This is my first angel paranormal and Im happy to say that there is not a vampire in sight. I love the detail Ms. Banks gives when describing the angels. Im looking forward to seeing the website for this series. Most of the characters had interesting dialogue and great chemistry with one another.
Cons: There is so much PLOT that you could become lost in this book, it's a bit overwhelming and I found myself reading parts more then one time (this is also why Im looking forward to the website). There are also a LOT of characters and keeping up with who's who makes me wanna make a chart of some kind.
Final thought: Im looking forward to and will read book two at the end of the year.
March 29, 2011
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