Thanks for stopping by my tour stop for Origin of Angels, Book One in the Elemental Legacy series by Christie Rich. This is a New Adult Fantasy. This is a review tour that runs Jan. 12-16. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
About the book:
About the author:
I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. My family and I live in a quiet community in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.
Writerbee’s Review of Origin of Angels:
A man is gathering Elementals for the purpose to destroying the Fae. The Order is experimenting with the supernatural beings to find the greatest amount of power. Nigel Lambert will do anything to gain control, including experimenting on his own daughter. There are many supernatural powers at work throughout this novel, and a great battle is coming that may mean the end of the human race.
“The origin of angels is not what humans believe. We are not benevolent beings eager to serve mortals.”
There is a rich world supporting this new adventure for Rayla, Travis, and company. The subtleties of belonging to the world of the fae and elementals are expressed through the internal conversations of the characters, each in turn. The sense of urgency builds up throughout the work, culminating in the cliff-hanger moment where you find yourself suddenly fumbling to express your outrage at having to wait for the next installment.
This book is written in a very young style, giving the characters – most of whom seem to be in their early 20s (relatively speaking since some of them are indeed immortal) – a deep sense of current vernacular and relationship styles. Writing in the first person from the point of view of many of the different characters is a tricky art, and I felt that some characters lacked unique individual voices, making it difficult to remember which character’s mind I was in at the time. Travis was most set apart by his tone and intentions. These voices will appeal to new adult audience.
“We must rescue the girl. She is the key”