Title: The Angel Trials
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Publication Date: March 19, 2018
Page Count: 196
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
She thought magic didn’t exist. She was so, so wrong.
Raven Danvers is a typical college student… until she’s attacked by a demon on the night of her twenty-first birthday. Luckily, she’s saved by Noah—a mysterious, sexy wolf shifter who appears and disappears in the blink of an eye.
When Raven returns home, she discovers her mom has been abducted by the same demon who came after her. And who turns up at the scene of the crime again? Noah. He’s hunting the demons who are taking humans, and he’s ultimately heading to the place where Raven needs to go to save her mom—the mystical island of Avalon.
Now Raven’s tagging along on Noah’s demon hunting mission whether he wants her there or not. And he makes it no secret that his journey would be a lot easier without her dragging him down. But Raven isn’t going anywhere, so she and Noah will have to learn to work together—if they don’t kill each other first.
Get ready for a romantic, action-packed adventure in The Angel Trials, the first book in a thrilling urban fantasy series that fans of Shadowhunters and Supernatural will love!
The Angel Trials by Michelle Madow is the start to the new Dark World: The Angel Trials series. However, this series is a spin off of Michelle’s Dark World: The Vampire Wish series but after having read this first book I don’t think it’s totally necessary to have read The Vampire Wish series although readers would certainly have a much deeper understanding of the world within and a glimpse at the characters that have crossed over to continue on from the end of that series.
Like the previous series The Angel Trials is a paranormal fantasy read that has included so far the focus on shifters, witches and demons but mentions vampires and nephilm that were included previously so I’m sure they will play a bigger part soon enough. There is also mentions of the ending of the previous series and Annika who was the lead character so as mentioned starting with The Vampire wish would definitely give a deeper understanding of everything.
In this first book of the new series readers meet Raven Danvers who is about to celebrate her 21st birthday. Raven’s mother claims that she is a witch and insists that Raven will gain powers soon enough but Raven is skeptical of magic. However when Raven is confronted by demons and saved by Noah, who is on a demon hunting task from Annika, Raven’s eyes are opened to a whole new world.
This installment is mainly told from Raven’s point of view but a few times in the book it does switch to other characters. I was a little surprised to not hear more from Noah but as a brooding bad boy he wasn’t one for words so it’s not shocking Raven gained the focus instead. The story is as usual and what I’ve come to expect from Michelle a completely fast and furious start to what is likely to become a very exciting series overall. With another exciting cliffhanger ending I’ll be yet again anxiously awaiting the next installment to the series.
I received an advance copy from the author, many thanks to Michelle Madow for allowing me to once again read early.
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About the author:
Michelle Madow is a USA Today bestselling author of fast paced fantasy novels that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!
She grew up in Maryland and now lives in Florida. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.
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