Tuesday, June 30, 2015

YA Review: Broken Faith by Brandy Nacole

Broken Faith
by Brandy Nacole

"This is it. The moment Heaven and Hell clash. But which unearthly being will win, the fallen angel or Hell's hounds?
Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes."

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.
Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.
Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.
Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.
Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?

My Review:
Broken Faith is YA Paranormal with an angels vs. demons twist. In this story, Lucifer has fallen and created blood children to spread his evil through the world. The angels work to foil his plans, but some of them also fall for other reasons, though some take up the fight against the blood children on earth despite having lost their wings.

The characters are all pulled into the plot from different directions. One, Falon, has not only fallen but joined the other side (this has the makings of an ongoing plot). Others, like one of the main angel characters, Kayson, have fallen to prove a point or stand up for something they believe without switching sides. Sabrina was drug into the conflict decades earlier when a blood child turned her into a vampire. Emma just happens to run across Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her mother’s shed. Then Emma’s friends show up and things get really interesting.

At first, this seems like a rather straightforward story, but as you read you’ll start seeing threads of a deeper plot being woven in. I thought it was all done rather well, building up enough story to move into additional books while still wrapping up this one with some resolution. There is more to come, but I didn’t feel like this left me hanging too much.

As for quality, the story is well-written and the grammar for the most part is solid, but the book does have a noticeable number of errors sprinkled in. It’s not overwhelming, but they do distract a little from the story, so I’m mentioning them.

I purchased my copy of this book when it was on sale on Amazon.


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Spiritual Discord:

The Shadow World:

I've read Uniquely Unwelcome. It's pretty good. The focus is on different types of paranormal creatures and how they organize themselves into separate castes. The main character is a girl who happens to be of mixed blood and is distrusted because of that, an outcast.

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