Tuesday, 27 September 2011


First off, please note that the cover above actually contains two novels: Aerie and Reckoning.  For my book reviews, I use the cover I held in my hands while reading it, which is why I posted this cover instead of the single Reckoning cover. Just so you are aware, this review is on the one novel only: Reckoning
Level: Older Teen
Genre: Fantasy > Urban Fantasy
Obtained: Purchased on Amazon
Reviewed by: Nic Echo

About the Book:
 In the fourth (and what was once the final) installment of The Fallen series, Aaron starts accepting his destiny more when he demands that the citizens stand their ground instead of running once again. Meanwhile, Vilma's angelic force is threatening to overpower her and seize control, and Aaron must find a way to stop it or the others may be forced to kill her. Then in other parts of the world, Verichiel is carrying out his mad plans as he tries to change the word of God and release Hell on Earth.

Rating: 9/10
Wow! What a fantastic read! This was a book I did not want to put down. Yes, the dialogue still isn't superb, and the writing remains clunky and repetitive, but it remained excellent. Sniegoski did a wonderful job at creating a thrilling and at times gruesome novel/series. I was especially enamored with Verchiel in Reckoning to see what he was going to do next and whether and when Lucifer would be forgiven of his sins. Sniegoski also created a vivid and disturbing image as Verchiel endures more punishment as he treads down his path. His writing may not be the best, but he excels are portraying a picture in the mind's eye. 

I really could have done without the entire Vilma/Aaron romance subplot however. Wheras Sniegoski writes a swell play by play action scene, his romance skills are on par with George Lucas. The entire things was so contrived from point one that it seemed false. Sadly, it only seems to get worse each book. Don't make me mention the dreadful epilogue. Overall, however, it was a fantastic book and series, which I would highly recommend to teens and anyone with an interest in angels. 

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