Angels and demons do battle for a girl possessed by the spirit of a powerful, dead angel in this fabulous paranormal debut by Sabrina Benulis. Archon is the first of the Books of Raziel, a truly fantastic and very hip new take on heaven’s warriors that readers of the angelic novels of Danielle Trussoni, Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Alexandra Adornetto are sure to adore. Archon is new wave urban fantasy, a tale of the supernatural that brilliantly blends passion, obsession, horror, and suspense in a way that will appeal to dark fantasy fans and paranormal romance readers equally. Sabrina Benulis’s angels are creepy, sexy, and totally awesome—and, like Anne Rice’s amoral, ambiguous, and addicting vampires, they will seduce and terrify you at the same time.
Benulis's urban fantasy debut displays stunning visual imagery and atmosphere that fail to disguise a desperately incoherent story line. Suicidal "blood head" (redhead) Angela Mathers, whose paintings depict the angels haunting her dreams, is sent to an isolated Vatican academy in the decaying, gothic city of Luz. There she is revealed as the possible Archon, container of the spirit of the dead archangel Raziel, potential destroyer of humanity, and pawn in the schemes of powerful, morally ambiguous angels. As Angela incurs the enmity of mean girl Stephanie Walsh, a witch and would-be Archon, she is drawn to Stephanie's lover, the mysterious novice Kim, who is hiding his relationship with a murderous jinn who stalks the students. Benulis never engages emotionally with her characters, despite a dizzying series of viewpoint shifts, and the confusing, slow-to-develop plot fails to fulfill its apocalyptic promise.
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You all have to read it !! I couldn't even believe this is the first book Sabrina has written. You won't be disappointed!!!! I loved it!!!!!!