Saturday, October 3, 2009

J.R. Ward-- "Covet-a novel of the Fallen Angels


Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about. His specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with a saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin diPietro has surrendered himself to his business, until fate intervenes in the form of a tough talking, Harley- riding, self professed savior, and a woman who makes him question his destiny. With an ancient evil ready to claim him, Vin has to work with a fallen angel not only to win his beloved over... but to redeem his very soul.

***If you are a reader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, you will recognize the city of Caldwell, and a few of the side characters. The prologue did nothing to help me understand this book, it didn't make any sense until chapter 5.

"Seven deadly sins. Seven souls swayed by the sins. Seven people at a crossroads with a choice that must be made. You enter their lives and affect their path. If they choose righteousness over sin, we prevail."
"And if they don't...."
"The other side wins."

If you are looking for a Black Dagger Brotherhood kind of story, think again. This book was slow and tedious, and it's about 150 pages to long. I really wanted to like this book because i love J.R. Ward, but it was a struggle from the start. Fallen angels? The main character was not an angel, he was recruited because both sides of the "battle for humanity" decided he was a middle of the road player to play the part. The whole story was confusing and the ending didn't leave me impatiently waiting for the sequel. The love story has its own sub plot with a stalker thrown in that has nothing to do with the story. I even tried to explain the plot to a friend, and i couldn't make enough sense of it to describe it. I own all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, but this series is not a keeper for me.

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