Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: Dies Irae by Christine Fonseca

  Mikayel lives by one rule—obey the orders of the angelic Council at all costs. That is, until he and his friends, Azza and Demi, are sent to Earth. Assigned as Watchers while they await their decision of which angelic order to serve, the three assume the bodies of teenagers and experience life as human.
  The sensations are overwhelming as the angels experience a host of human emotions—rage, terror, love—and come ever closer to breaking one of the unbreakable rules—never fall in love.
  But being human isn’t the only problem facing the three angels. Unbeknownst to the Council, demonic activity is on the rise, threatening to break a tenuous peace that has existed for a millennia; a peace Azza seems bent on destroying.
  Caught in a struggle for power with unseen demonic forces and Azza, and fighting against his rising emotional attachment to Demi, Mikayel must now decide how much he is willing to sacrifice for his new found love—a decision that could reignite an ancient war and will threaten the only thing that matters to the angels, the survival of humanity.

  Angels aren't supposed to feel emotions or are they?  Mikayel has been sent to Earth and has taken on the body of a human host in order to try and figure this all out.  Along with his friends Azza and Demi.  However living as a human is much more difficult than any of them ever imagined.  There is so much to feel and how are you supposed to detach from your emotions when they only seem to be growing stronger.  The story is through the eyes of both Mikayal and Azza, powerful friends that would do anything for one another.

  Mikayel is meant for great things and that is made clear at every turn of this book.  This gives you a feeling of such urgency to see if he will manage to become what he is supposed to or if it will be an end that no one is suspecting. The feeling that he has for Demi is really such a challenge and you want to know if he will let it out or hide it for what he is meant to be. 

  Azza thought that this would be easy.  He never felt anything before why should this be any different?  However taking on a human host and the things that come with it a proving to be a little bit more difficult than he originally pictured.  Will he over come all he feels and be able to help his friend or will he become a part of all he never thought he would.

    This is novella is such an emotion packed read and what I would call a strong start of what promises to be an amazing series.  Christine writes such beautiful and powerful emotions you can't help but want to know what will come up on the next page.  My only issue was that I never really felt like I knew the characters.  However this never made my interest waver as I read it.  I am excited to get started on Lacrimosa and more of Christine's amazing take on angels.


  1. I have to read this one. It's sitting on my review list. Why is the list so long!! I really need to read faster so I can read every book I want to.

  2. I don't know whether to read this before Lacrimosa or not, I guess it doesn't matter but still, it looks good :)

  3. I have heard so much about this book. I will have to add it to my to read list. That list keeps growing even though I keep reading! I enjoyed your review!

  4. Wow so many books that I now have to read but so little time to actually read them all!!!!

  5. hmm...i wanna read it,and i wanna read it right now :x


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