Raziel by Kristina Douglas
- Pub. Date:January 2011
- Publisher: Pocket Books
- Pages: 384
- Series: The Fallen #1
I am Raziel, one of the twenty fallen angels spoken of by Enoch in the old books.
|Raziel our protagonist fallen angel is to escort Allie to the afterlife but things don't go as planned and he pulls her back from the hellfire against the orders of Uriel.|
I did enjoy Raziel but it does start off slow, with a lot of world building. But after a few chapters the plot moves along fairly fast and next thing I know i'm done reading with alot of questions still unanswered about their world.
I seriously did like Raziel he was sexy as hell, brooding and unemotional on the surface but thanks to the point of view switch offs we get to learn what is really going on in his head as well.
Allie was a one of those female characters whom I found annoying at times and then there where times thanks to her I had a couple of laugh out loud moments. The best moments in the novel was when her and Raziel were in a room together and their back and forth banter which kept me turning pages. As far as them being in love I didn't see it, to me their relationship was all physical.
One thing that did bug me a lot about this novel was Allie and how she was dead but yet she was still able to bleed, and be killed. I thought she was already dead so how can she be killed again? This is one of the reasons I dropped the rating on this book it doesn't make any sense and nor was it ever explained.
Overall Raziel could have been awesome but in the end it was a good read with alot of potential.