Angeli (Maelstrom Chronicles #1) by Jody Wallace

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synopsis

 

He’s no angel…

Gregori’s last mission is to save Earth from the demons threatening to take control. He doesn’t care if he survives as long as he does his best to save a world he believes is worth rescuing despite his superiors’ conventional wisdom to the contrary—until, that is, he meets Adelita, a human refugee, whose spirit and determination give him a renewed reason to fight. And live. He’s falling for her, despite the fact he’s told her nothing but lies and there can’t possibly be a future for them.Adelita can hardly believe the archangel Gregori, sent to save mankind, has lost his faith and his edge. After he saves her from a demon attack, she vows to help him recover both, by any means necessary. But can she keep her own faith when she learns the truth about who and what Gregori really is?

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Review :

Gregori is not an archangel as the humans think of him, but an alien who has come to save Earth from being consumed. He and his team expect to have everything go easily. All they have to do is train the Chosen One who is a human actor chosen by their sentient ship to be something like an ambassador between them and the humans. Then they can send him to destroy the original place from where the rift between this dimension and the maelstrom dimension is located. The rift could be the end of the planet. It is a corridor for the endless horde of shades, daemons, and other entities that seek to devour all sentient life and destroy it.

Soon after the failing of the Chosen One, Gregori understands that something is amiss with the entire situation. The Chosen One was the wrong person, the demolition team that could save the situation is not “available”, the retrievers are on their way to collect women and children although the Chosen One’s failure happened just moments ago. So he decides to step away from his team and do his best to save Earth.

I understand that in a book of a new series an author has to create the foundations of the world for the future books and it is not an easy process. Some authors manage to do it smoothly and some not so much, but it’s something that needs to be done for the plausibility of the storyline.

I’m sorry to say that my opinion of this book is one of fail. The details for this new series from Jody Wallace aren’t presented smoothly… not even a little bit. It took me several chapters to understand the first section with the Chosen One and what is happening to planet Earth. The concept is interesting, but the way the narrative was presented, not so much. I became overwhelmed while reading some of this story and although the storyline and twists should have held my interest in the newly created world Jody Wallace created and involved me in the story with every word read, it didn’t go down that way. Neither the storyline or its characters have the depth I look for in a book so I got bored and almost had to force myself to finish it. I had to stop at 42% (according to my eReader) sleep a bit and start again. Not a good thing for a book, right? At least I can say that after that, I read the book faster and it got better in the second part. But I digress. Now back to the story…

After weeks of helping out, Gregori meets Adelita Louisa Eleonor Martinez who was thinking that the best way of ending her life is to jump from the edge of the Grand Canyon when she sees the monsters coming for her.

BTW, uno momento is not correct… it should be UN momento. I hate when the authors use Google translator so they can insert foreign language into their books… I speak Spanish so I know when it’s incorrectly used, as in this case. So I’d like to ask the authors to use languages they know or ask a friend who knows the foreign language more intimately for help because it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I’m reading something like this, as I know the author didn’t spend a moment of her/his time wanting to make it real and good.

Adelita’s deathwish didn’t make me a fan of hers… not even after discovering the truth about what and who Gregori is and she decides to help him out to save Earth… what kind of person wants to do sightseeing in what might have been the last day of their life? And Gregori? Well, I felt as he was a lot better than Adelita, but not good enough. So I’m generously rating it 3 couples, although it doesn’t deserve them.

 

Pubisher : Ignite – Entangled Publishing

Source : Publicist Provided for review

Released : January 27th 2014

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