The fallen have trespassed into Heaven for the first time in eternity. Prepared for battle, Michaela and her Archangels open Heaven’s gates to confront the fallen. Only, Michaela’s Archangels—her brothers and sisters in Heaven—betray her. And when the fallen attack the sanctuary in the skies through the gates Michaela inadvertently left open, the holy angels accuse Michaela of planning the invasion.One simple mistake with a thousand consequences.Dragged to Earth by an Archangel turned fallen, Michaela will do anything to return to Heaven and save it. In her fervor, she kills the Archangel—something no angel has ever done before. Wingless, without any hope, Michaela welcomes death when an unlikely human ally, Clark, finds her. With the help of Clark and Gabriel, an innocent Archangel whose friendship deepens into something far more torrid and unexpected on Earth, Michaela must prove the holy angels have their own plan for Heaven, and it is one that may prove to be the End of the Days.It may be too late to save herself, but Michaela is the only one who knows the truth about the holy angels. If she fails, she may never be able to return to Heaven. But even that may be a hopeless dream.
I think we are all familiar with the Archangels, the Guardians of Heaven. Well, Meg Collett has taken that worn out story line and added her own fresh twist to the mix. In this story, Michael is a girl.
Michaela is the General over her fellow Archangels and through a series of unfortunate yet planned events, her brothers turn on her. When the Fallen attack heaven, Michaela is cast out for presumably allowing the invasion. She kills one of her own, looses her wings and is condemned to the mortal world where she finds the one thing she shouldn't have.. her humanity.
Michaela is forced to team up with the humans, particularly Clark, and the Nephilim if she has a chance of saving her home, Heaven. Along the way she discovers so much about herself as well as her preconceived notions of right and wrong. While Michaela is not human, she possess human qualities that make her a unique and likeable character in this story. Stubborn and strong willed, she will stop at nothing to save her home and her family, and earn her way back into Heaven.
This book was an action packed, slightly dark, dramatic, romantic and seriously engaging read. Very well written heroine who is supposed to be perfection personified, and yet, her flaws turn her into something so much more. Collett did a bang up job taking angels, demons, heaven, hell and everything in between and turning it upside down then sideways. Always keeping the reader on their toes, thinking you know what to expect, and pleasantly surprised with the differences.
This is a must read for fans of romantic dramas, paranormal, angels and anyone that is looking for something vividly different than the norm. I'm giving it 4/5 stars because angst and miscommunication always rub me the wrong way, and there was an abundance of both these qualities in this story. It was more of an overall itch than anything, and definitely didn't weigh the story down, but it could have been delivered in a smaller dose. Aside from that this was a fantastic read.
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