Review: Ignite by Erica Crouch

Title: Ignite
Author: Erica Crouch
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Series: Ignite, #1
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Publication Date: June 11th 2013
Source: Provided by Publisher via Netgalley
Goodreads Summary:

Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed.

As Hell prepares for war – spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army – the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice.

With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark.

My thoughts:
With the myriad of angel stories out there, such as Unearthly, Fallen, Hush Hush, and Sweet Evil, you’d think that there wouldn’t be any originality in this story.

You’d be wrong.

In Ignite, we see a different angel story. This is the story of heaven and hell.

“I should be used to being covered in blood by now, should be used to how it spills from their veins faster when they’re scared, their heart pumping liters of it out of their body in a panic.”

This story starts off pretty strong, as it introduces us to Pen, a demon. Pen is really tired of her life, she’s tired of doing her job like hell wants her too.

Here comes an angel, who just may change Pen for once and for all.

I loved how the author explored a relationship between a demon and an angel. I also loved the development of the theme of war between heaven and hell. It was so original and different to see the characters battling against their true natures to be with each other.

The pace of the story was great; it had a nice build up to the cliffhanger at the end of the story.

What I didn’t like was that there seemed to be little to none character development. The dialogue seemed forced at times, and Pen’s inner dialogue was sometimes  just rambling or giving us a history lesson that we didn’t need.

Other than that, the romance was great, and the love interest was very swoon-worthy.

Overall, Ignite offers a different view to angel lore and gives us a very interesting story that will leave you wanting more.

Rating: 4 stars

really liked it

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