Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: The Fallen: Raziel by Kristina Douglas


The Fallen: Raziel is the first book in the Fallen series by Kristina Douglas and a Paranormal Romance from Pocket Books.

Book Blurb:

She was just an ordinary mortal . . .

'You're dead' is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she's surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood - and they really don't want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven.

. . . until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined.

Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel's orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom's shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness - because Allie may be the Fallen's only salvation.

My thoughts:

Allie Watson is an author who writes biblical murder mysterious.  Not yet on the NY Times best seller list, she supplements her income with temp jobs so she can afford her beautiful apartment and designer shoes.    

Growing up with a zealously religious mother, Allie has no use for religion of any kind and sees her writing as a way to ‘debunk the Judeo-Christian Old Testament’.

But now Allie is in a situation that has her rethinking everything she learned as a child. 

It would appear that Allie has died - and instead of going to heaven or hell, she was ‘saved’ by an angel.  A fallen angel.

Raziel was sent to escort Allie after her death.  At the last second, he changed his mind and saved her from sure torment - this set off a chain reaction that has shaken the fallen and their mates to the very foundation.

I enjoyed Raziel. 

Allie is somewhat blasphemous and very snarky about it - some people may be offended by this.

I think Raziel was a fascinating read and I can’t wait to read more in Demon, The Fallen: Book 2 available 05-31-11.

I give The Fallen: Raziel 4 out of 5 stars.



Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Comments are working. :-)

I'm reading this now, not very far in yet. It's had a slow start for me. I love fallen angel stories, so I'll keep going. I'm glad to hear you liked it!

Michelle Greathouse said...


I felt the same way - a little slow in spots - but I love the world. I'm looking forward to the next one.


And I'm glad the comments are working.


Blodeuedd said...

I heard something about a sex scene that made me back away from this book...

..oh and that his body scares me, yes I am that silly ;)

Michelle Greathouse said...


I can't think of a sex scene that was icky. LOL

Why does his body scare you?


VampFanGirl said...

Great review Michelle! I'm dying to read this one so I can get my hands on the second one, DEMON. The cover is to dye for!!!