Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Angelbound by Christina Bauer @CB_Bauer @XpressoTours

Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Origins #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: December 30th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

*Now an audio book!*

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your everyday quasi-demon, half-demon, and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she has not lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights are not enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it is not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and does not like the answers she finds. What happened 17 years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is?

Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what does a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla is not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla is going to shake up Purgatory.

Monster House Books is celebrating the launch of the audiobook version of the best seller Angelbound, both on iTunes & Audible! As a result, every launched book in the series is only $1.99, aka more than 50% off…And that includes Angelbound ACCA, which was only released a few months ago!

My Review:

Myla Lewis is an eighteen year old quasi demon; half demon and half human girl who loves to fight and gets to do exactly that in the arena in Purgatory where she happens to live. Myla fights souls that want a trial by combat to determine if they go to heaven or hell.

Myla is also a senior in high school. In her school they teach them how to obey their demon masters. Myla like most teens does not like school and is not upset at all when she is late or gets the chance to skip a day. But she will get in trouble if she is late but if she can sneak in without anyone of authority seeing her then everything is ok.

One day Myla is called to the arena but to her surprise it is not to fight. She is called there for a ceremony, an event. Something is not quite right in Purgatory, something bad is about to go down but what or when she has no clue but Myla is one to pay attention to details and what is going on around her, that is what makes her a good fighter. Without anyone saying a word she knows everyone is acting strange so that puts Myla on high alert.

On this day in the arena Myla meets Lincoln a high prince. Myla and Lincoln don’t get along from the first moment they lay eyes on each other. Yeah the sparks are flying and I don’t mean the romantic kind either no just the opposite. Although Myla and Lincoln don’t get along that doesn’t stop Myla’s body from acting up whenever her and Lincoln happen to touch one another. She tries to ignore it but that may turn out to be impossible. Myla and Lincoln are just acting the way society has taught them to act with him being a high prince and her; a slave. As a high prince he is taught that slaves are beneath them and are nothing more than animals; while Myla is taught to obey her masters.

I have to say that I loved the world that the author has created for Myla and her life in Purgatory with the demons, angels and half demons. Oh and I also loved how each one had their own little gift/curse of one of the seven deadly sins like envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath and weaved them into the story line. I think Angelbound has a lot more to say than what is just on the surface.

I would like to recommend Angelbound to anyone who likes reading about demons and angles and who just loves a good story. I can’t wait to read more about Myla and Lincoln’s life together. 

Author Bio:
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes. 
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press. 

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. 
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Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Nancy! And great review this sounds like a well crafted world and unique too!