Can a sexy pirate, a persnickety angel and a rowdy Irishman work together long enough to save the world? Legendary pirate Anne Bonny is alive and swashbuckling her way through the 21st century, but her stormy romantic life would make Blackbeard pack up ship and move to Kansas. Anne is a Sentinel, a soldier for mankind’s mysterious guardians, the Angeli. Anne will live 1000 years, but in return, she’s required to hunt Perfidia, corrupted Angeli who drain human energy to survive. After losing his corporeal body in battle, Anne’s fellow Sentinel and former lover, Con Carey, now visits her by possessing the bodies of humans. And Anne’s romance with the aloof Arch Angeli Michael has intensified... much to Con’s chagrin. Now this unusual love triangle must work together to defeat Seth, a Perfidian of untold power who threatens to end not only the Angeli, but the world.
First off, I would like to say that I like this cover. I think it is unique. And unique is my favorite!
I think the design does well to show the characters personalities. You don't see that very often with computer graphic images.
The Story and the Characters: I really loved the idea that Amy Vascant had when it come to angles. Or should I say the Angeli. They are beings of energy, who's sole purpose is to protect the human race. Thoughts would enter there head for seemingly no reason. As they acted upon them, they ended up changing the course of history for the better. (Benjamin Franklin, for instance ;) ). I liked how the main character, Anne Bonny is actually based off the historical female pirate herself. Granted, I didn't know that, until I looked up the name and discovered that Anne was really a pirate. Vascant did an excellent job with her research, and I love it when books inspire me to learn a tad bit more about history--even when that's not their purpose.
I liked the love interested. The Arch Angel Michael and the Sentinel Con Carey. They were both very attractive in my head... Well, Con was when he actually started becoming himself again. Michael made me laugh at times. He's so OCD it's awesome. (This coming from someone who is also OCD and totally understands). I liked Con because he was the character that always had something funny to say--even when it seems there's nothing to laugh about. I appreciate characters like that, because I love laughing and I hate when things get so dark and dreary as if there was no hope. Hope is good, and in a way, Con was wonderful at giving hope.
The relationship between the Angeli and the Sentinels was interesting. Not including Anne and Michael's romantic relationship. The Sentinels are like, upgraded humans. The one thing that could actually destroy the Angeli themselves. Until now, they have worked in peace together to take down the bad Angeli, the Perfidian. Now, everything is falling apart. No one knows who is on the good side and who is not.
And I like when that happens.
I didn't see one of the characters that was introduced was actually one of the bad guys. I love it when I get surprised like that.
Overall, the story was great! I enjoyed it.
The Content: Well. As you know, I do not like the "F" word. Or bad language. I mean, I tolerate bad language, but when someone uses the "F" word I just sigh. Is it really necessary?
There's also a lot of sexual innuendo and fade to black scenes, but only really in the beginning. Before we knew a whole lot about the character's relationships. For me, it was a bit descriptive, but I also don't really read books like most NA with a whole lot of sexual activity. I rather read about the adventure, not the bedroom.
Conclusion: In the end, I did like this book. It was creative and the idea for seeing angels this way was fresh and new. The whole "energy being" intrigues me. I also thought the bad guy was pretty cool too. I always like myself a good bad guy :)
I give this a 4 out of 5!
*The author contacted me and asked me for a review. All thoughts are of my own opinion. I was not compensated for this review.*