This is the end to an amazing series. If you don't know anything about this series or this author, please do check her out.
Release Date: October 7, 2014 / Audio unabridged edition released by Penguin Audio
Pages: 388(Hardcover) / Audio Length: Approx 11 hours
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Genre: Paranormal / Paranormal Romance
Review Date: November 5, 2014
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: From J.R. Ward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series.
This is a world where sin and salvation collide. This is a world where a cynical fallen angel struggles with the seven deadly sins and seven chosen souls. With the spellbinding Immortal, the riveting series that “changed the face of paranormal romance” (Suit101.com) comes to an epic close as mankind’s reluctant savior struggles with his greatest challenge yet...
Throughout this series, the souls at risk are all regular people. What I love most about these characters is that Ward is able to express that these are good people, they have good moral compasses but like everyone, they're human. They're not goody two shoe characters that do tons of community service and go to church every Sunday. They curse, they drink, they have sex, they joke around, sometimes they even fall for the the demon's tricks, but at their core they are good people and they make the right choice. When it comes down to it, good and imperfect people get into heaven and bad people don't. That is a story that resonates with me.
As with the previous installments, I just loved the characters. Jim seemed the more with it in this book, but some how he still couldn't see the forest for the trees. Sissy worked my nerves here and there, but over all she's a strong character and works well in the series. I adore Eddie and Adrian aka Ad. They are stuck together like glue and are the best back up Jim could ever get. Not to mention Devina, that is one bad, evil chick! A OCD, insecure, delusional demon is just hilarious. I got many chuckles and rants thanks to Devina. I also enjoyed that the maker was around here in there. Though we never heard him speak (as the maker), he appeared in another form or two and it was a "ah ha" moment when I figured out one of them.
I listened to this entire series on audio, and I think that Eric G. Dove was a perfect fit and I'd be happy to listen to an audiobook narrated by him.
After listening to Covet, I wasn't sure what to make of this series. At first, this series seemed like night and day from the BDB books that I loved, but as the series went on, it seemed to get closer and closer to Ward's style of writing in the BDB series. Closer in the brashness of the men and boldness of the fighting and of evilness in demon Devina. While not as severe, the stories became even more familiar with the slang and phrasing that is so common in the BDB series. It was nice that it was familiar, yet toned down because at times I find the BDB slang a little bit much.
The finale of the series was satisfying, actually it was near perfection. It was happy and had a realistic feeling. Plus the crossover to the BDB series is finally revealed. The crossover doesn't happen but we do get the door into the BDB series. Now if only a few characters (which I won't name and spoil it), go through the door and appear in the next BDB book! One thing that was sort of left hanging was that there were a few references to BDB brothers; like a big man lurking in the hospital (book 3 I think), or walking down a street (book 4), but we never find out who or what it is. I suspect its a vampire from the BDB books.
I recommend this series to Ward fans as well as those new to her novels. This is a great series to start with if you think that the BDB series is too massive to commit too. Have you read or listened to the Fallen Angels books? If so, I'd love to hear what you think about it. I'd also like to know if you end up adding this series to your TBR list.
Happy Reading and Listening,
Check out my reviews of the previous titles in the Fallen Angels Series:
Covet (#1) | Crave (#2) | Envy (#3) | Rapture (#4) | Possession (#5)