When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.
Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.
Deliciously indulging, Michelle Zink’s latest is meant to be devoured. From the captivating exterior to the entrancing interior, A Temptation of Angels was well worth its words.
Zink’s memorable writing style, full of lush emotions and vivid descriptions, is back again, this time, in the third-person point of view. With a mouthy heroine, two daring brothers, and a grandfatherly inventor who filled me with warmth – A Temptation of Angels seemed to have a variety of diverse and memorable characters.
The storyline was action-packed, with twists and turns in all the unlikely places. Though at times the plot seemed rushed, I never found myself getting lost along the way. However, I did feel that the ending came down in a swoosh, it was too soon, most likely because its Zink’s first standalone novel.
Though I liked Helen a good portion of the time, I felt that she was a little too mouthy, asking questions I didn’t feel a clueless teenage girl could ask. Yet the language was wonderful – just as you’d imagine a novel set in historical London would be. There were times when I felt that I had dived back into the world of Michelle Zink’s first series – The Prophecy of the Sisters. So if you’ve read the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, you’ll know a little bit about what to expect from A Temptation of Angels. Yet at the same time, you won’t.
Get yourself ready to dive in soon, this is one ride you don’t want to miss.