author: Sarah Gilman
series: Return to Sanctuary #1
published: 2 August 2011
genre(s): fantasy, romance
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In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents' gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren's wing. Wren doesn't expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren's father, Wren's isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he's sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger's every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he's ever known.
I love this series and I loved this book! This is the first book in the series, following Wings of Redemption, a novella that introduces us to the world the author has created. Archangels are hunted by humans for their feathers, and viewed as evil. Demons and archangels are bonded together, living in colonies away from human society, struggling to survive in a world that abhors them. Relationships with humans are generally tenuous at best; trusting them is difficult to do. For Wren, trust itself is an issue, as the very demon who was sworn as Guardian to his family betrayed them by murdering his parents. Ginger has her own history and secrets and all obstacles stand between them.
Things to love…
- Wren. His story was so tragic that you just wanted to hug him and make everything all better!
- The twists and turns. I loved that the entire story line was completely unpredictable. I never knew where it was going and was surprised every time I found out.
- Jett. This is a character with some serious mystery and history. He’s a combination of badass and wounded soul. We will learn more about him in the next book!
A definite must read! You can read this without having read Wings of Redemption, but I would definitely recommend reading that one, too. The next book, Deep in Crimson, comes out in September 2013.