Title: Broken Angels written by Harambee K. Grey – Sun
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by HyperVerse Books
Page count: 308
Format: Ebook (read on Barnes and Nobles HD+)
Rating: 2/5 – It was okay
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge #37
Promiscuous sex becomes dangerous when a new STD known as the “White Fire Virus” begins infecting lovers. The virus infests it’s victims with parasites that either outright kill their victim or lay dormant within the victim but feed off of light when it shines on the victims skin. This reaction to light also causes the victims to have super human powers like increased strength, ability to manipulate light, etc.
Darryl and Robert, two men who are infected with the white fire virus, are partners in an organization that operates to find missing children. They are on track to breaking a big case and finding an infected teenage girl that they have been looking for when it all takes a turn in a direction neither of them would expect.
I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review!
When I read the description of Broken Angels I was pretty excited to start it. I had never really read a book with philosophical elements mixed in with fantasy/adventure other than the Golden Compass so I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I was open to something new.
I thought the premise of the story was interesting and different. It’s not like anything I have ever read before which was a good thing because the story wasn’t predictable at all. Albeit interesting, I thought it was okay. I was interested in the book when it started but I literally got lost somewhere in the pages of it. I really felt like there was so much happening or involved in the story that it just lost me. I couldn’t ever really get back into it which is why it took me so long to read it. I don’t know if maybe it’s because philosophical type fiction is just not my thing but I will have to try more in this subgenre in order to really get a feel for it and decide whether I like it.
I think it would have been a much different book without all the philosophical stuff and I would have liked it more. I thought everything about the virus was really interesting and how Darryl is trying to atone for his sexual past by sort of brainwashing people into not being promiscuous or continuing to search for love. I feel that part of the story was something I was really interested in as well as their work of finding missing children.
I think the cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous. I love the contrast of the blue and pink against the white, it’s beautiful and is what initially drew me to it.
If you are a fan of urban fantasy novels that incorporate some sort of philosophical twist you may enjoy this one! I gave it a two out of five stars which for me, means that I thought it was okay…this is a good thing, it means I didn’t think it was awful but I didn’t really “like it” or “love it”. I just felt like it was an okay read.