Review: The Fallen: Demon by Kristina Douglas (Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

Posted July 19, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 7 Comments


From Goodreads: Once the Fallen’s fearless ruler, a grieving Azazel must find the legendary siren meant to take his lost lover’s place . . . and kill her. 
 He’s a devil of an angel. 

Azazel should have extinguished the deadly Lilith when he had the chance. Now, faced with a prophecy that will force him to betray the memory of his one true love and wed the Demon Queen, he cannot end her life until she leads him to Lucifer. Finding the First is the Fallen’s only hope for protecting mankind from Uriel’s destruction, but Azazel knows that ignoring his simmering desire for the Lilith will be almost as impossible.
She’s an angel of a demon. 

Rachel Fitzpatrick wonders how Azazel could confuse her with an evil seductress. She’s never even been interested in sex! At least not before she set eyes on her breathtaking captor. And now she can’t think about anything else—besides escape. 

Angels and demons don’t mix. 

Rachel stirs a carnal need in Azazel that he never thought he’d feel again. Falling for a demon—even if she has no idea she’s the Lilith—means surrendering his very soul. But if he lets her go, he risks abandoning his heart, his dangerous lover, and possibly all of humanity, to Uriel’s deadly wrath.

Bought for Myself
Overall Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses
Character Rating 3.75 Wine Glasses
Story Rating 4.50 Wine Glasses
Creativity Rating 5.00 Wine Glasses

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NOTE: I am going to be upfront and say this story will not work for everyone. It is dark, the hero is an *ss, and it takes major liberties with the Angel/Demon Mythology. In my opinion, Kristina Douglas has woven a fantastic world with a bit of creative brilliance that really, to steal a saying from a friend of mine, rocked my world!

What I Loved: I won’t give anything away so this section is going to be short but know that I can talk about The Fallen Series for hours. The world that Kristina built is on one hand very familiar, filled with angels/demons names that we know and may have preconceived notions of. On the other hand, Kristina has taken that world and made it her own in a way that quite frankly floored me.

What I Liked: The light hearted moments were few and far between in this book but they were much needed. There were a few times I laughed out loud and was cheering at Rachel as she/said thought things. In fact, it was the character of Rachel/Lilith that I felt connected to from the beginning. She was who I cheered for, cried for, and really rallied for the whole story.

Complaints: I didn’t like Azazel, not even a little bit, until the very end. Even then, I only gave him a pass because Rachel did. I will say that there are a few times where that line of forced vs choice come up in this book just like the first book. It is a matter of perspective but it does happen again—this is my warning mostly for Melissa 🙂

Why I gave it a 4.25: I absolutely love Kristina Douglas’ story telling capability. This story kept me interested from beginning to end even though I didn’t like the hero! I can’t wait for Micheal’s book!

I was facing death with what I considered a fair amount of noble equanimity, but he was getting beyond frustrating, ruining the whole Joan of Arc bit. “I don’t know. I told you, I don’t even know who I am, and even though you came swooping down on me like a bat out of hell, I’m having a hard time processing the idea that you’re anything but a crazy stalker who’s probably going to dismember my body and gnaw on my bones.”

“God,” I muttered. “As if this weren’t crazy enough, we get vampires too.” “Blood-eaters,” Allie said gently. “From the Bible.” “Seriously?” For a moment I was genuinely distracted, wondering where in the Old Testament the vampires lurked. Where was the Book of Twilight, between Proverbs and Psalms?

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7 responses to “Review: The Fallen: Demon by Kristina Douglas (Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

  1. Aisle B

    You have me wanting to search out the shelves at my local bookstore now.Whoa that cover is something else.. even though it does not depict him properly.

  2. Christi Snow

    hmmm, interesting review. Now I am even more anxious to read this one to see what I think. Unfortunately, I have read too many books since the first book and think that I need to re-read that one first…hehe! smiles…

  3. Missie

    Seems like the author really want to toe that line between forced and choice and to be honest, I can't understand why. Why not make it clear? I still haven't found an Angel book or series I love, and if this is as dark as you say, I'm not sure this will be it, but it does sound interesting, even if it's not for everyone.

  4. Melissa (Books and T

    Thanks for the warning. I may wait a bit then. I don't mind if it is crossed in a book if it is identified for what it is and then dealt with in that manner. I just don't like the lines drawn in a sketchy way. 😛 Too much of that goes on IRL. I may even skip this one and move onto the next if it is better. 🙂 I don't think I will get through it if I don't even like Azazel. Thankies for the review!!

  5. Amanda

    Interesting that the same forced/choice issue came up again. I wonder if that will be true for other books in the series?

  6. Smash Attack!

    Good review. I am ok with asswipe characters as long as they redeem themselves. ☺ I enjoyed book 1 so I look fwd to this one.