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Sinner's Craving (A League of the Fallen, #1)

Ok, so this week is turning out to be the week for 3-star ratings, huh? I can’t really explain it, but it looks like I’ve been reading books I thought were something else lately, and found them wanting.

Matteaus was once an Angel. But after a poor decision on his part, he and his seven companions lose their place in Heaven. Now, acting as a League whose duty is to protect the Earth from Lucifer’s schemes, the Fallen are fighting to gain redemption, to get the right to return to their beloved home. But will Matteaus manage to stay level-headed when Taylor, an immortal he’s assigned to protect and recruit in his war, makes his heart and body seek what he never thought he’d need again? Can he find his peace after all?

I normally have a fetish for Fallen Angels. And guys who’ve been bad and are trying to redeem themselves – without losing their badass attitude. So you can imagine how much I liked Matteaus’s team. They were all nice, funny, cool and super badass, even the female member of the group.

The sex scenes were hot as hell, too. And the dialogues between various characters made me giggle at times. Witty banter shall always hold a special place in my heart.

But I can’t just ignore the fact that it looked like the author was trying a bit too hard. In her effort to make almost everyone look badass, she kept making the characters wear tight, DARK clothes. I swear, I nearly flipped every time I read about a character wearing a dark outfit. We get it, they’re mysterious and cool, but that’s a bit over the edge.

One more thing that bothered me was the mythology taking place in the book. Ancient Greek gods are nice in a story. Fallen Angels, too. Fae, yes, I love that as well. And let’s not forget the Valkyries and stuff. But adding all of them together, dumping them in the same story was not a wise choice. I kept rolling my eyes at that fact. It felt like the author was trying to put every cool theme in there, and instead of making it awesome, it made it confusing and a bit amateurish.

I would love to read Mika’s story next, though. Despite how I feel about the first book, I think Ms. Elizabeth has enough potential to pull off the rest of the series quite nicely.


***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***