I’m excited to share another audiobook review with you guys!
It’s still very new for me, this whole reading books with your ears thing. But I have to say, it’s not bad! Kind of like someone reading you a bedtime story.
Angelbound Audiobook (Length: 14 Hrs, 48 Min.)
Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.
But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is?
Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.
Angelbound was officially the first audiobook I have ever listened to and I really didn’t know what to expect. The story itself is very interesting and listening to it was a pretty cool experience. The ability to do other things while having someone “read to me” was awesome! Also, listening to it before bed was very relaxing. My only complaint, is that I am a very fast reader and the recording is very long. Had I read the book, I suspect it would only have taken me about 4 hrs to complete it, so the pace was a little frustrating.
Angelbound is about a feisty half-demon or “quasi-demon” who questions everything about her life. Even the paternity of her father, is a big fat question mark, and her mother flat-out refuses to answer any questions about her past.
So, her favourite thing to do, is fight demons, arena style. Probably, because it helps work off her frustrations. Myla is not your average quasi, and her spunky personality, not to mention her curiosity about the way things work in her realm, make for a very interesting protagonist.
Myla is right to wonder, because things are changing and she will have to prepare for the biggest fight of her life. Her, along with her friends, old and new, ready themselves for big changes and no one changes more than Myla herself.
I liked this book quite a lot, and I am anxious to see how things turn out. The story was contemporary, fun, and full of moxie–Just like Myla. It says a lot about the story, that I was willing to continue listening, despite the slow pace of an audiobook. I can’t wait to read more but personally, I think I will read the rest of the series with my eyes.
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About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best-selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. It is now available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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