I wanted to like this book. I honestly did. I’d won it in a BookLikes giveaway and I’m always hoping those are good books, and the synopsis sounded really interesting. However, immediately from the start the book and I didn’t get along.
Nyx is queen of the underworld after being expelled from heaven. While she’s waiting for her loved one to return she’s tormenting a lot of people on earth.
Okay, I really didn’t like it. It’s been a while since I disliked a book this much. I’m not completely sure what it is exactly, because at times I wanted to know what was happening but overall, it couldn’t really hold my interest and it took me a lot of time to finish it. I was really glad when I eventually managed to finish it.
I was warned up front by the author that the book was not for the weak of heart, easily offended people, but I’m not one of those. When I feel there’s a reason for something in a book I don’t mind it. I think this is what bothered me most in this book. There is a lot of violence and sex in this book that just seems to be there for the sake of it. It’s not advancing the plot in any way. I’d say there was not enough plot for me to fill the book. I didn’t like the characters either.
Most likely it was just really not for me and there might very well be people who will enjoy reading it. It certainly had some originality to it. But I will pass on the rest of the series.
Plague of Angels is the first book in The Descended duology, the second book is Scorn of Angels.
I received a free copy of this book through a BookLikes giveaway.