Don’t Call Me Angel by Alicia Wright Brewster is the first in the Forsaken series and though I don’t normally read short books I was really intrigued by the summary of this book. The book started off a little strange with the main character Six, trying to escape from hell. I say strange because it just kind of jumped right into it with no real explanation, and you don’t really get one in this book. Anyway from there the story really took off. I enjoyed the good vs. evil element to the story and I personally have not read a story like this so it was interesting to me. I liked the struggle that the fallen angels felt and their jealousy towards humans. The author really showed the flaws in humanity and you get a real sense of why the angels feel the way they do. This really was well written.
The book had a very keen comic book/superhero feel about it which I enjoyed. There were a few illustrations that were drawn like comic book art but they were all very adult. Were they necessary to the story? Probably not, but I didn’t mind seeing them.
I’m interested to see if Six will become a “superhero” figure especially after the author set this book up nicely for the rest of the series. I only hope that the next in the series is a little longer and answers a few more questions.
4 stars out of 5
About the Book
After crawling her way out of Hell, Six is ready to cast aside her angel wings and all the responsibilities that come with them. But Earth is not as peaceful as she imagined it. Demons, dark angels, and other hell-beasties escaped before her, and they’re not as content as she is to live a quiet life on Earth.
A fellow angel who escaped Hell with her commits a series of soul-murders, destroying human souls so they can’t go to the afterlife. Although Six has conflicting feelings about humans, she goes after the other angel to keep their escape a secret from the one she fears most.
- PDF: 126 pages
- Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
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