Monday, February 11, 2013

Review of Lucifer by Annabell Cadiz

Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom. 

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls. 

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition.

I was really excited about reading this book.  Annabell sent it over to me in the summer, so I had an idea of how it started.

This book is about Zahara Faraday who is from a family of light witches.  Her best friend Becca is her constant companion, and together the two of them manage to get into their fair share of trouble.

When Zahara meets Bryan, this is when she world starts to change.  She's never had a boyfriend, so she's not sure how to act with him.  Also, he seems to show up when she needs him the most.  Lucifer has come back, and wants Zahara for his own sick reasons.  It is up to Bryan, Rekesh (he's yummy), Becca, Zahara's parents and Aunt to protect her.  She's feeling conflicted when Bryan reveals a secret to her that is quite surprising in the beginning.  

I loved the action in this book.  There was a fight scene at Rekesh's house that had me glued to the book. I had to see if Zahara made it out alive!! In the end trusts the wrong person and it almost costs her her life.  Again, I was glued to the book to see what happened to her!!

I found Becca slightly annoying, and reckless at times.  Also, for the girls to be eighteen and that sheltered was a little hard to believe.  When they weren't working, they were at home, or they were at church with Zahara's parents closely watching them.  When Zahara meets Bryan, her rebellious side starts to come, and I liked seeing it!  She does get herself into some trouble, but manages, with Bryan's help to get herself out of it.  

 I did like this book, and can't wait to read the next one!


TeamNerd Reviews said...

Thank you,Jessica, for the great review and for participating in the blog tour and all your support! ~Annabell

Jess's Journal said...

No problem!! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

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