Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Book Review: Scala by Christina Bauer (Angelbound Origins #2)




Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: Scala

Author: Christina Bauer

Publication Date: 13 May 2014

Publisher: Ink Monster LLC







Summary:



Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.

So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?

No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s the right thing to do, but Purgatory’s Soul Storage buildings are turning into time bombs. No spirits are moving out, while millions keep coming in. Myla’s determined to find the Orb and send the innocent to Heaven, but she’s running out of time. Soon, the containment fields will burst, releasing a mob of homicidal ghosts.

With Soul Storage ready to explode, Myla’s got enough on her plate without her old enemy, Lady Adair, causing problems. Adair is launching an ingenious campaign to take away everything that Myla holds dear, including Myla’s Angelbound love, Prince Lincoln.

Between their clever ideas and toe-curling kisses, Myla and Lincoln are fighting back. But will they beat the clock or lose everything to Adair’s devious schemes?

***A 52K-Word Novella***


My Thoughts:


As promised some time ago I’m posting the reviews for all Christina Bauer’s books in Angelbound series. It got a bit out of hand with the reviews, but here I am posting them all in order now. Some mainly Portia (the lasted book) is already live and you can read the review on the blog. Are you ready for book 2? If you haven’t read book one – Angelbound, please visit my blog for review as well as buy links. If you are new to the series: Welcome! You’re about to open a fantastic world in front of you! And if you are a fan, well: Hello, comrade! Nice meeting you! But let me get back to the book the first book ended with Myla – that’s our awesome main character becoming the great scala and banishing Armageddon to Hell for the eternity.

Meet Myla Lewis – a mix of angel, demon and human. In the first book we witnessed her awesomeness as an arena fighter, now its time to get to know her as the Great Scala. Even though quite a lot of time passed between me finished the first book and starting this one, as soon as I started reading the book I knew why I loved both the story as well as he characters especially Myla. The way Myla refuses to send the innocents to Hell and has to battle with a former love rival is awesome. We do see the hot-tempered Myla, but sloe to the ending Myla is starting to act as the rational Scala should act. He disgust with politics and balls is still there, but now she is using her authority some of the times.

One thing that astonished me was the whole marriage talk. It was a bit out of blue for me, though I did know that those two would marry, it was still a shock to read about it early in the book. The book is fast paced and has a lot of action. You’ll see a lot of Cissy, Walker and of course some lovey-dovey moments of Lincoln and Myla. Those two are just fantastic. And the team that they make is a bit too indestructible. Are you ready to once again dive into the “ordinary” life in purgatory? I sure hope you are! You don’t want to miss some new as well as old villains reappear. And I do hope you don’t want to miss the chance to get to Myla a bit close. She’s superb character that I love a lot!

Enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as proms. Don’t miss our next favouite book or nag! Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie

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