Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review: Reaping Angels by Laura Thalassa

Reaping Angels by Laura Thalassa

Title: Reaping Angels
Author: Laura Thalassa
Publisher: Lavabrook Publishing Group
Publication Date: October 15th 2015

Summary: There are few things superhero Angel wants in life. World peace. Unlimited chocolate banana milkshakes. Spandex outfits with pockets. What she doesn’t want is the attention of the Executioner, a supervillain who kills with his touch.

But the moment she survives a caress—and a kiss—at the mercy of his lethal skin, Angel realizes her problems just got a whole lot bigger. Because the only thing worse than a supervillain who wants to kill you is one who wants to keep you.

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Rating: 3.75 stars

Review: I came across this book on GR the other day by accident and was honestly amazed as I hadn't known that it had been released!I am a big fan of Laura Thalassa's books and while I was (im)patiently waiting for The Queen Of Traitors I decided to start reading this.The cover and blurb also played a large part in that decision.I mean, how many superheroes+supervillains books do we come across in NA these days?The only other book even remotely similar would be Equal Parts by Emma Winters.

The premise is pretty simple with an urban fantasy setting where superheroes like Angel work for the LA supernatural police department and fight against supervillains.One such villain is The Executioner or X, who is literally able to kill people with his touch.At the beginning she falls for a trap set by him, and when he tries to kill her he finds out that he can't as her healing abilities negate his touch.He is obviously shocked.And what does he do next folks?

Yes.He kidnaps her and takes her to his home.*smirks*
He is ecstatic to find someone he can finally touch and he is not going to let her go now that he's got her.Though their relationship starts off rocky, Angel is still attracted to him though her common sense warns her against it.
“He’s a horrible, evil person. Don’t be one of those girls that forgives a guy his shitty personality just because he’s gorgeous.” 
In the meantime they also have to deal with the Cruel Countess who wants to steal Angel's powers and Angel's superhero friends who try to rescue her.

Though the world building wasn't as well developed as Laura's other books her characters are always spot-on.Angel is witty and sarcastic while X is broody but sweet at the same time.Angel's superhero friends are a good addition.The Cruel Countess was the typical psychotic villain who is out for power.Though I loved the interactions between Angel and X , I felt like the book could have been longer and the relationship more developed.I would definitely suggest this to all Laura Thalassa fans and anyone else looking for a witty superheroine. ;) 

About the Author
Born and raised in Fresno, California, Laura Thalassa spent her childhood cooking up fantastic tales with her best friend. Lucky for her overactive imagination, she also happened to love writing. She now spends her days penning everything from paranormal romance to young adult novels.

Laura Thalassa lives in sunny Santa Barbara, California with her husband, author Dan Rix.

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