Friday, May 13, 2011

"After Eden" by Katherine Pine

After Eden (Fallen Angels)From Goodreads: "Devi knows she shouldn't trust the new employee at her favorite used bookstore. Sure, he's funny, smart and hands down the sexiest guy she's ever met, but something dark lurks behind his unassuming smile and sinful green eyes.

Still, a girl can't always afford to be picky. When an angel abducts your twin brother it should come as no surprise that the one person who can help you get him back is a demon--and only if you're willing to pay his price."

While I really enjoyed the idea of the idea behind this story (a teenage girl trying to find her twin brother who disappeared six years earlier only to discover that her and her brothers are at the center of a battle between Heaven and Hell due to the fact that he does not possess a soul, much like angels, thereby making him an almost holy entity who is very dispassionate and who can do nothing but follow God's will and she does not possess spirit, much like demons and devils, giving her complete free will), I just found the story to be lacking (more so the middle of the story than the beginning/ end of the story, those were much better developed than the middle in my opinion). In all honesty I was just very confused as to what was actually occurring in the middle of the story, I feel like I got really sidetracked by all of the 'religious talk' (I did feel that some parts were quite preachy). That being said, I always love when an author can describe a scene, a character physically, etc. in a way that you could totally picture it in your head and Katherine does this in a way unlike any other author I have ever read before- her writing is seriously breathtaking. 

I did think that a few of the characters, especially Oz and Devi, were described beautifully (seriously, not only is Oz really hot, but he is a total sweetheart- that is, when he isn't manifesting his demon self). However, I was quite confused by their thought processes. Their thoughts seemed to jump around with very little connection between them- almost in an erratic manner (one minute things were calm, collected, and really cute between them and the next minute one of them was bawling their eyes out for reasons that I couldn't phantom). And I somewhat felt that the book deviated a bit too much from its original storyline (finding Devi's brother) for my liking (ie. 'padding' Devi's best friends ex-boyfriends car, etc.). 

All in all, while I feel like a few of the characters in this story were really great and totally swoon-worthy, I just don't feel like the story lived up to its potential. That being said, I do think that Katherine has the potential to be a seriously amazing author and I do look forward to what she has is store for us next!

Rating: 6.5/10

I received this e-book from the author to read and honestly review. I was not compensated in any way for my review. 


  1. Aw... sorry that parts of it fell flat. Perhaps in the next book she writes she will really win you over. Doesn't sound like it is a book for me since I don't like preachy. Great balanced review!

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