Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Revenant by Larissa Ione

Title: Revenant
Author: Larissa Ione
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: Lords of Deliverance #6; Demonica #11
Main Characters: Revenant and Blaspheme
Release Date: December 2014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:


For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme—a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.


Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she's the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there's no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won't find her . .

My Review:
Revenant...wow and a deep sigh...I just loved this guy. This is absolutely why Larissa Ione is one of my favorite story-tellers, ever. Revenant should not be a guy that you fall for. He's worked at Satan's right hand for 5000 years and throughout the course of this book he's DEBATING whether to work for Heaven or Hell. Something that should be a no-brainer right? But as with all of Larissa's stories...it's just not that simple. 

Revenant is Reaver's twin although he had no idea about that or the fact that he's actually a full-blown angel until two weeks ago. Now he's trying to deal with the fact that he was the twin left to rot by Satan's side. For some reason, he didn't get the happy smiling welcome to Heaven. No, he was left in hell where he was tortured continuously, lied to, and had to watch his mother die. To say he has a bit of angst and anger because of all this is putting it mildly. His whole life he's thought he's supposed to be evil. That's quite a revelation for the guy and he's reeling a bit and naturally doesn't feel any love for those angels who left him to rot. I could understand why he's so torn. 

And on the other side of the story is Blaspheme who's dealing with her own identity crisis. She wears the guise of a False Angel, but that's not who she really is and if the truth comes out, a lot of people (the powerful kind) are going to want to kill her. But to maintain her disguise means she has to take the life of another...something as a doctor and just general good person that is not acceptable. Her mother is also dealing with the issues since she's been attacked and is wounded. 

The two together were interesting. Revenant is cocky and comes on super-strong, but Blaspheme is more than a match for him which I loved. There are so many little moments between the two of them that make it all work so well. Maybe because they are both having identity crisis' they can see how the other is struggling even though they may not know the reasons why. And let me just say...Revenant with the kittens...aww, I really love this guy. He definitely has shades of bad-boy softie like Wraith that I absolutely adore. 

This is a complex world and a complex book. I highly recommend that you read the whole series because you need that background to understand all the machinations going on politically. I've read them all and still get a little lost with who does what and why just because there is so much time between books. 

This one reads like the last in the series especially with the ending, but there's a tiny teaser to head for Larissa Ione's blog to find out what happens next. At the time of writing this review, that wall was still under construction, but I can guarantee you, I'm waiting with bated breath to find out where the series goes from here. It's such an amazing series. I've said it just about every review, and I'll say it again...Larissa Ione is the best story-weaver of our generation. If you haven't read this series, YOU NEED TO DO SO NOW!!! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I'm about 75% into listening to this book. I can't wait to see how it all ends.