Monday, April 9, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Lacrimosa (Requiem, #1) by Christine Fonseca

It’s been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job—rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza’s rule.
  As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan.
  He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel.
  Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes.
  How much will she sacrifice for love?

 Okay I seriously hate to start a review like this but OMG!!! Seriously this book blew me away!!  I was amazed at the amount of emotion there was and yet it didn't take away from the story.  I am still (4 days later) having issues getting past just writing sentence after sentence of wow!  I went into this book with fairly high expectations.  That is not typical of me at all, but high expectations and all this book blew me out of the water.  Yes, you have your Angels that are here to vanquish the evil, and yes evil is HOT but nothing will prepare you for the ride that you will go on in this book.  The is so much love, pain and action that you wont want to stop.
  Nesy... To be honest I don't know how do do this character justice.  There are so many reasons that I have respect for her.  With her blond hair and blue eyes I almost expected her to be the typically beautiful girl that just smiles and turns heads wherever she may tread.  She is not that girl.  Well I mean she is that girl but that is only scratching the surface.  Nesy is a Sentinel.  Saying that really doesn't describe what you need to know.  Nesy is top of her class and never, I mean NEVER misses her target.  She is the one they send when they want the job done and done right and clean.  Why is this job so different?  Why when she looks at the the dark Aydan does her emotions stir.  Emotions long ago forgotten and now unwanted.  Unwelcome as they are she can't ignore them and needs to find a way to look past them and finish the job before things get too complicated.  Nesy doesn't want to fail and she would do anything to prove that she is strong enough to do what needs to be done.  When the time comes and the pressure is on anything is possible for her though.
"Your time here is finished," she yells...
  Aydan is what we would classify as the bad guy.  He has been the right hand man on Azza for hundreds of years.  He is at the mercy of him to be honest.  What Azza says goes and that is how he lives his life.  Well there is also the little fact that he has no problem feeding his hunger.  Claiming what he wants and taking all he needs.  There is so much freedom so much choice that he never thought that his mind may change.  The scent that almost sent him into a frenzy may be more than he ever could have expected.  When the prey is more resistant the hunt only becomes more interesting.  The desire to hunt and fill his needs only grows stronger but is that what it really is?  What is it about the new girl that has him feeling so different than normal?  As his time to become something more than he is draws nearer will he be able to do what he is meant to do or is his world only one breath one step away from changing.
My world slips away and I again taste vengeance on my tongue.
  Zane, Cass, Lori are also super note worthy characters.  You don't see much of them but each and every one of them leaves their own impact on you. 
  Zane is not always controlled but he cares for Nesy.  He is a strong firend and loyal to her almost every step of the way and that also means that sometimes he must be the one to speak the truth when no one else wants to.  He isn't always subtle but his honesty and loyalty speak volumes about who he is.  A Mediator that's job is to protect and rely messages.  He had helped Nesy centuries ago and is still there for her in all the times that really matter to her.
" Yes you are! And you're risking all our lives in the process."
Cass is the more calm of the group.  Where Zane is brutally honest and straight forward, Cass is the one to understand.  She is the one that understands matters of the heart even when she shouldn't.  I can't help but picture Cass with a beautiful and soft face the shows the calm and caring that rest within her.
"We'll make sure Lori stays safe. Do what you must." Cass embraces me.
"Be careful," she whispers
  Lori is the one person that Nesy befriends at school.  There is something about her that makes her special.  There is no sign stating that she will be the key to anything or be anyone but she seems special.  Even different.  Lori shows concern for Nesy even when Nesy tries to reassure her that she can take care of herself.  It doesn't matter how you look at Lori she is special and you can not deny it.
Everthing else -- her blazing hair, her too-old eyes, her antique dress -- Screams
of another time altogether.

  This novel is so much more than its vivid characters.  There is a rich and clear world that has a strong background (see Dies Irae).  You see the world of light and take some steps into the darkness.  We all know that there can not be no light without some dark and no good without the evil.  This novel takes that balance and makes you question if maybe those two sides can blend and make a grey area and if it does will it work.  The dreams that these characters have are passionate.
A hand in mine.. hot. Breath on my neck... sweet. The feel of lips on my
own... forbidden.
  Everyone in the book has a job.  A place where they belong and know where they stand.  You don't have to worry about being lost at any point in the book.  There is no love triangle or a love that s there too easily.  Every moment that passes in this book you know what should happen and what you want to happen.  Not a single moment do you have to sit back and think "Why is this happening?" or "How did they get there?"
The only being I'll ever love.  The one I must kill.

I never mastered anything.  I am damaged.  Broken.  And I always will be.
  Do not let this read pass you by.  Christine has taken love and angels to a higher level.  This book will draw you in and hook you right until the very last page.  You will experience love, fights and lessons as you read this book.  Every page you turn and every word you read will leave you addicted and feeling what the characters feel.  I wish I could do this book justice in this review and hope I came close because I was honestly stunned and blown away on so many levels.  This read is fun, original and easy!!
I part my lips and succumb fully to the moment.  My body feels as though it will
implode as heat fuses my cells from my belly to my head.

Well now that you know just how I feel about this book, I would LOVE to give someone
a chance to fall into this state of amazing with me!  I will be gifting out 1 e-copy
 (kindle format ONLY will be gifted from Amazon).  The wonderful Christine has also
donated some bookmarks and a Nesy "gold" lip gloss for this!! I am totally jealous of
whoever wins the lip gloss btw!! Anyway back to the point... I will giveaway the e-book
with a bookmark and the a bookmark with lip gloss.  If there is more I will add winners!!
All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Fantastic review! I've been eyeing Lacrimosa for a while now (partly because of the synopsis, and partly because "Lacrimosa" is such a haunting, beautiful choir song, lol XD), and reading your review makes me even more eager for its release.

    Thanks for the great giveaway as well!

  2. This Review just made me want to read this book more than ever. And yeah, I look forward to the lip gloss. If I don't win, I'm thinking I'll just buy some for my self anyway lol.

  3. This books sounds great! Have always loved these types of books!
    -martha :D

  4. I haven't heard of this book before but I thanks to your review now I feel like it's a must read!! Great review, this book is certainly on my tbr list!

  5. I have to say that I'm really intrigued by this series and I only just found out about it recently! SO glad to see a good review for it :)

    1. Christine really is amazing!! I can't believe how much I loved it and that I waitted to read it!!

  6. I really wanna read this book, since its sounds like a book I could enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. it definitely sounds like an awesome read......will have to look into it!

  8. Sounds Great!! I am so glad that you are having so much fun reading all these books and blogging!! Thank you for the Giveaway Tiffany!!

    1. You would love this book!! OMG I just know you would!!

  9. I heard about this book through a blog hop. It caught my attention by the description and the cover. Sparkly lips haha! It has been on my to read list every since. I didn't win it during the hop so perhaps here! Thanks for the chance!

  10. I love the bold phrases. They drew my eyes to them and those were the first ones I started to read. "I never mastered anything. I am damaged. Broken. And I always will be." It's so sad and tragically lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Wow great review. The book sounds great and I cant wait to read it:)

  12. sounds awesome,i've read a little about this book and i love it

  13. super duper fail, i didn't know about this giveaway til now... and i thought i was following u, but i guess not. gah. lol

  14. I had not heard of this before, but I am so glad that I have now. And the cover is awesome. I think I will take your advice and not let this one pass me by.


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