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Queene of Light By: Jennifer Armintrout

Nov 18, 2009

*** SPOILERS ***

In a time not long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is ripped asunder creatures of myth and fairytale spill into the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the magical beings Underground, to colonize the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities.

But even magic folk cannot dwell in harmony and soon two Worlds emerge: the Lightworld, home to faeries, dragons and dwarves; and the Darkworld, where vampires, werewolves, angels and demons lurk.

Now, in the dank and shadowy place between Lightworld and Darkworld, a transformation is about to begin....

Ayla, a half-faery, half-human assassin is stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is revealed that will shake the Worlds.

Well i have to say i really do like this series so far. It was a little slow for me at the beginging, but picked up and i just couldn't put it down. I do like the fact that Ayla, and Malachi were not " destined " to be together. Yes there is a destiny that is supposed to happen, but that can change at any time , depending on what path they chose at that time. Yes they had strong feelings that pulled them, but they didn't just get that feeling and instantly knew they were mates. Don't get me wrong i do like that in some series, but it is refreshing to see more and more romances like this that are shying away from it. Now speaking of Romances, i do like the romance that is in this book,but there is not enough of it for me. I like a book that has romance ....and lots of it. I do think what little romance was in the book did fit the characters very well.
The world created in this series is by far different. It all takes places underground and in sewers . Which is good,but it would be nice for them to go above ground eventually. i like how every race technically has their own place, and each place is a little different and goes with the race. I found it very easy to picture the description of surroundings. *cringes* Kinda creepy what your imagination can come up with when you are picturing them living in the sewers.
Now for Ayla i really do like her character. I like the fact that she is this strong willed assassin, that no matter her past and the life she had before she still kicks butt. Yes she is half human, but she doesn't let that stop her from doing what she wants to do. Except when it comes to her heart.I don't like that fact that she is weak when it comes to her emotions. *shakes head* There were times i just wanted to reach into the book and slap her,and say " girl wake have a heart, and it is ok to use it, you got some hawtness fallen angel right in front of you, but yet you would punish yourself in being unhappy, just because Garret Offers you a place by his side. Yes Malachi is considered the enemy, but get over it, follow your heart! " Ya i know thats what helps makes the story , but still wake up women !
 Malachi i sooo like his character. He is this Hawtness fallen angle with yummy black wings *sigh*. It really does suck that he fell and it wasn't even by his doing technically. But no matter what he eventually picked himself up and moved on trying to make a life. * fans self*  Did i mention he is a Hawt angel with big black wings !!! Garret i was dissapointed in his character. I really thought he was a good guy. I can't believe he did what he did to Ayla. He had her fooled this entire time!! Makes me wana slap him. I think he got what  he deserved !
For Queene Mabb *whistles* now she was Miss Bitch with a capital B right there. She was made out to be evil,self centered and hateful. Which she truly was, but i still do wonder if she might have had a softer side that we just didn't get a glimps at before she was killed.

So Ayla ends up pregnant and I think this will be a big part of the rest of the series. I'm not exactly sure what her part will be yet, but i do hope it has something to do with them being able to go above ground again. Maybe the Light world and Dark world eventually beable to get along and not be mortal enemys.
 In the end Ayla becomes queene, which is ok, actually the entire time i was reading this i was asking myself " self....why is this book called Queen of Light, when the main character is an assassin." Well duh...I guess i should have seen that one comeing. But she seemed to just fall into the queene roll really easy. I would liked to have seen a little more struggle for her in accepting the roll, and getting comfortable with it. Yes she has people there to help her along the way, but it is a different place than the life she had with nothing, and noone looking at her like she mattered. Being Queene isn't something just anybody can step into and be all over it.

Overall I really likes this book. I think it is going to be a great series. I have never read anything by Jennifer Armintrout, but lemme tell ya i already bought the 2nd book. I can't wait to start reading it too. I would reccomened this to anyone looking for a different read !

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8 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

A Buckeye Girl Reads November 18, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

I haven't heard of this series before-I'm going to have to check it out. :)

Mandi November 19, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

This series is on my wish list. Definitely looking forward to starting it!

Smokinhotbooks November 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

I read this book and I'm with you other than when she first meets Malachi I was kind of bored. For some reason the concept was kewler than the delivery IMO. Or I could have been having an off reading day *shrug*
I am so excited that you will be reading the second one, I have to read vicariously through you. If you say it is good then I will go and buy it :) Do you see how I am shamelessly using you *winks*

ParaJunkee November 20, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

Yes, I'm with Smokin' do read and let us know... - Parajunkee

Kindle Vixen November 22, 2009 at 1:24 PM  

I love the covers of these.... thanks for the review!

I gave you an award on my blog this morning :)

Ivy November 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM  

I have read many reviews about this book. I don't think I will be getting this book anytime soon. Thanks for the review hun. :D

Patti November 24, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

I found your blog today - very nice!

I've seen mixed reviews about this book. I read her Blood Ties series and it was okay - not my favorite series but pretty good. I may give this one a try.

READFREEK November 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM  

Great review! I just purchased this book and it's at the top of my TBR pile! Love the blog!

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