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Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Review: Angel in Training (Book #1 The Louisiangel Series) by C.L. Coffey

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Book: Angel in Training (Book #1 The Louisiangel Series)
Author: C.L. Coffey
Pages: 312
Release date: February 17th 2015
After a night out turns fatal, a misunderstanding with the Archangel Michael presents Angel with a chance at Eternal Life: the opportunity to earn her wings and one day become an archangel herself.

Angel is given the task of protecting her charge, trainee detective, Joshua Walsh. There's no denying the attraction between Angel and Joshua, only Michael has pretty strict rules: no drinking, no drugs, and certainly no relationships with humans. Thankfully, she's got other things to deal with, like trying to convince Joshua New Orleans has a serial killer who is preying on other angel potentials like herself.

Angel must quickly learn that when keeping someone safe, doing the right thing is not always the easiest, especially when you've got an archangel looking over your shoulder
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My Review:
Ohh I enjoyed this book so, so much! When I first laid my eyes on the book cover, I was completely sold! First off, it looks super bad-ass and exciting, but it really reveals nothing about what it could possibly be about... or better, it makes you think of everything what the book could possibly be about. The characters, the setting, the way of writing and the suspense build-up is just fantastic! I can't see how any young adult fantasy, mythical and action book lover can't fall in love with this book. 

The story is set in New Orleans, where we get to know our protagonist Angelina (aka Angel). She is
out on the town with her friends on Bourbon street, drinking her uni worries and stress away. When her drinking gets out of hand she finds herself literally in a ditch, with a beautiful archangel named Michael, leaning over her asking her the most important question she will ever probably  have to answer: Do you want eternal happiness or eternal life?  In her panic state, and of course wanting to live, she chooses for the latter... and quickly finds out she really didn't realize what that decision would exactly mean for her. 

I loved the start of the book, it did not falter with boring introductions, it jumped straight to the action and the purpose of this book. In fact, this way of writing is something which runs through the entire book as I never found myself wanting to put the book down. Angelina also known as Angel, which seems to be a crazy pun as her attitude and characterization screams nothing but angelic, is such a likable character. She is the new angel in town, appointed by the archangel Michael himself, but she remains so down to Earth. She is obviously struggling with the fact that she is "dead" and in fact training to be an archangel, but she maintains her spunky personality. 

Being an angel is not a piece of cake. There are certain rules attached to this holy role, no drugs, no sex, no alcohol. Angel has been appointed a charge, Joshua a delicious, young and dark detective in New Orleans, who she needs to assist and protect, but her question remains... why does he need protection from her? When she meets her charge she will find it harder and harder to not break the rules which Michael so heavily bestowed on her. Joshua is extremely hot and extremely her type but he is everything but acceptable to the fact that she is his guardian angels. Angel feels her own murder was no coincident, and when similar murder incidents happen all over town she feels the compelling need to aid Joshua in finding this serial killer and finding the truth. 

The book basically breaths and exudes of action, drama, exotic romance, and suspense! From Angel's training with the hunky and responsible Michael and hilarious and sarcastic Cupid, to the high (romantic) tension discoveries she makes alongside with Joshua, this book is all in all a fantastic read!