NetGalley Review: Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day

Posted November 17, 2011 by Felicia S in 2011 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 4 Comments

NetGalley Review: Touch of Crimson by Sylvia DaySource: Audiobook Review, NetGalley EBook Review, Provided by Brilliance

Format: Audiobook, eARC

A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day
Narrator: Luke Daniels

Date Read: February 2011

Genre: PNR, Romance

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You...Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go.

More Information:
Publisher: Signet
Series: Renegade Angels #1

Also by this author: Bared to You, A Touch of Crimson, A Hunger So Wild
Also in this series: A Touch of Crimson, A Hunger So Wild
Read/Listened for Review (Netgalley/Brilliance)
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 4.25
Character Rating 3.75
Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

Review Updated after ReRead

I originally read this book in 2011 but I received the audiobook for review this month. Good thing too because I had forgotten the story. It was nice to revisit this world.


First Thought: It is rare when you can be sympathetic to both sides of the “fight” but that is the case with Touch of Crimson!

Story Talk: This world, these people, and their hopes/dreams/fights/stations really moved me. Touch of Crimson managed to bring you a world view from all sides without drawing away from the root story. In the end (no spoilers) you were left wanting more and very sympathetic to almost everyone’s plights.

Character Talk: I liked Adrian and Lindsey but never quite fell in love with them. It might be that I felt Adrian was a bit of a hypocrite most of the story and that the angels were a little harsh in general. They were my least favorite of the immortals and their treatment of the Lycans made me want to scream. That being said, Lindsey and Adrian had fantastic chemistry and their love story worked well.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Luke Daniels/Running Time 9 hours 48 min

Luke Daniels is one of my favorite narrators. I don’t know how he does it but he manages to sound different in every series he narrates. He did a great job with A Touch of Crimson! I looked ahead and it looks like the next book is narrated by a woman. I think this might work well for this series!

Final Thought: The world building and character building were fantastic. I am thrilled that I have the 2nd one on audiobook sitting right next me!

FTC Disclosure
Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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4 responses to “NetGalley Review: Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day

  1. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    While I'd probably skip it based on your character review… I'm intrigued by how much you loved the world. Great review!

  2. Missie

    Angels, Lycans, and VAMPIRES! It's like this book was made just for me. heheheBut yeah, I probably wouldn't be too happy with Adrian's antics. I'm too much like Rhys Trahaearn. We don't like hypocrites.

  3. Melissa (Books and T

    Hm… Looks like one I'd enjoy but might wait until the second one since parts made you want to scream. Sometimes stuff like that is resolved in the next book(s).