Saturday, 10 December 2011

Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro

GoodReads Summary: Emma Jane Hellsbane always knew she was different, but she had no idea she wasn't even human . Well, at least she's half-human. She's half-fallen angel, too, and now dear ol' dad wants her dead. All the Fallen angels want all their troublesome offspring removed from the mortal coil so she's trying not to take it personally. Besides, she wants him dead just as much. Her father's death is the only way she'll be forgiven for his sin, stop those pesky demons from trying to hack off her head, and have any hope at all of getting back to a normal life as a wicked slick Intuitive Consciousness Explorer. Of course, first she'll have to figure out which fallen angel is her father, avoid accidentally seducing her angelic mentor, help an old friend conquer his own fallen sperm donor, and basically save the world from a cataclysmic divine smack down. No problem. With a last name like Hellsbane, Emma Jane was definitely born for the job.

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Hellsbane is a thrilling read with just enough fast-paced action and excitement to leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat!
Emma Jane can read emotions and she's made a career out of it. She's always known that she isn't normal, but it never really occurred to her that she might be something more than human. That is until Tommy, a boy from her past comes knocking at her door covered in Demon blood. On the verge of death, Emma is desperate to help Tommy so she picks up the sword that the fell out of his hand, and unkowingly triggers her Nephilim side by doing so. She is now marked and destined to fight against the demons, and the only way she can repent for the sins of her farther is by finding and killing him...
Eli, an Angel assigned as Emma's mentor captured my heart right from the beginning. There is an obvious attraction between him and Emma, but they can't give into their desires because it will lead to Eli's fall. The sexual tension between these two was prominent throughout the novel, and I look forward to seeing where it goes in book 2. "Our eyes met, and awareness tingles through my veins, made things low inside me warm".
I immediately liked Emma Jane, she was a fun and sarcastic character. Plus, in addition to this she was also caring and kind. "I liked using my oddity to help people."
Religion plays a role in this book as Emma -who is an amethyst- begins to question things she never once believed in. Don't be put of by this if it's not your cup of tea though as it's not overly suffocating - it just adds to the story and for someone who usually doesn't usually like that kind of thing I found it interesting.
UF is not my usual genre, but I ended up really enjoying Hellsbane.



  1. Thanks so much for the review! The book sounds like fun and intriguing! I'm totally getting this! <3

  2. I think this book looks great. Hellsbane sounds really interesting and awesome! Wonderful review!

  3. Haven't heard of this before, but I really like the sound of it! Glad you liked it, will definitely check it out :).

  4. Wow! I can't believe I've never heard of this book. It sounds like a fear spin on angels. I'll definitely keep an eye out for it.
    Great review!