Friday, October 5, 2012

Rapture: A Novel of The Fallen Angels by JR Ward

Rapture: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 4

Rapture: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 4

Out of the wickedly inventive imagination of number-one New York Times best-selling author J.R. Ward comes a world where sin and salvation collide in a battle for the future of mankind - where a cynical fallen angel struggles against the seven deadly sins and a demon's lure over seven chosen souls....
Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they're in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too... As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover's memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when youre trapped in a no-holds-barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels's heart at risk, what in Heaven - or in Hell - will it take to save them both?
In this, the 4th installment of the Fallen Angels, JR Ward shocked me once again at the lines she dares to cross...but what AMAZES me is when the woman does it, and makes me LIKE it, and want more.  She could spoon feed me these books that kill every romance paradigm I think I know. 
I'm NOT going to tell you who the hero is...but I am going to tell you that I didn't even realize that the Ward camp had done such a damn good job of covering up until I started listening to the book an realized who it WAS. They didn't make a big deal out of it.  The didn't hush/hush and whisper.  I FREAKED ~ literally.  And no ONE, no WHERE was talking about it.  Still aren't much...I love it! 
So you have to get your own copy, peeps...but be prepared!! 
While this book IS filled with awesomeness & of course we get our up close & personal w/ Davina, everyone's favorite OCD Demon w/ an YSL obsession, this book came down a few notches in tone from the last.  It's a little darker, things are getting more tense, the situation is getting dicier and Jim Heron is wondering just what the hell he's in the middle of...and IS there really a GOOD side? 
IF you follow the series ~ and I seriously warn you, this is a MUST read in order series ~ you know that some bad, bad things have happened to Jim's camp of late.  But a little light is being shed, the playing field is being evened out some, and I'm ready for the next book...
I really must share again with you guys this series has overtaken the BDB for me.  I have high hopes for Qhuay's book, but I'm into this struggle between bad and good, and IS there pure good and pure evil?  And Davina is totally a riot, even while being a rotted out bitch.  Ward's character depiction is actually full of flaws, and isn't that what makes them so awesome? 
I have to mention that the narrator for this book, Eric Dove, is an EXCELLENT narrator ~ he does Jim's voice SO well.  Sexy! 
 And his rendition of Ad and Eddie is awesome as well.  I've mentioned before that I speed up the narration on my audio books usually, but for this one, apparently the company that made it sped it was almost TOO fast.  I missed Dove's sexy pauses and inflictions in many places, and felt they rushed him through this book.  Not sure what was up with that, but not up to the same standard as the first 3, but still a great listen. 
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1 comment:

  1. Great post Melissa! I'm definitely looking forward to reading Rapture and also Crave and Envy.