Friday, January 20, 2012

Archon by Sabrina Benulis

When I received this book I was very excited to read it. Between the really beautiful cover (click on the picture above to see the detail in this cover) and the good synopsis on the back, I jumped right in as soon as I got it.

There was a bit of a problem though, as hard as I tried I couldn't get through it. I decided that maybe I wasn't just feeling it at the moment and put it aside to try again. I read another book then tried again about a week later. I did finally get to the end of the book, but it took me longer than most books that are in a Young Adult category.

I hate to give bad reviews on any book because I understand how much work and love go into writing a book, especially one with kind of story line this book had.

Here is the synopsis on the cover...

"There are some things worse than death . . .
For years, Angela Mathers has been plagued by visions of a supernatural being—an angel with beguiling eyes and magnificent wings who haunts her thoughts and seduces her dreams. Newly freed from a mental institution where she had been locked away for two years, Angela hopes that attending Westwood Academy, the Vatican’s exclusive university, will bring her peace and a semblance of normality.
But Angela isn’t normal. With her stain of dark red hair and alabaster skin, she is a blood head—a freak, a monster, and the possible fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy. Blessed with strange, mystical powers, blood heads hold a special place in the Academy. Among them, one special blood head is more powerful than them all: the Archon, the human reincarnation of the dead angel Raziel. And when the Archon arises as foretold, it will rule the supernatural universe.
Barely in control of her own life, Angela has no ambition to conquer an entire universe, not when she’s suddenly contending with a dangerous enemy who is determined to destroy her and a magnetic novitiate who wants to save her. But the choice might not be her own . . .
Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, the young blood head must soon face the truth about herself and her world. It is she who holds the key to Heaven and Hell—and both will stop at nothing to possess her.
In Archon, Sabrina Benulis has created a dazzlingly imaginative tale set in a lush, vivid supernatural world filled with gargoyles and candlelight, magic and murder, in which humans, angels, demons, and those in between battle for supremacy—and survival. "

That sounds great right? Unfortunately it didn't quite work that way and I found myself bored and daydreaming about other things while trying to read it.

So, with that I give this book only 2/5 Stars.

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