Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review - End of Days Series #1 and #2 - Meg Collett - Rebecca

4 stars

I'll start by saying this.  I'm definitely a fan of the End of Days series.  Like a lot, a lot.  "The Lost One" is more of a 4½ star read for me, and "The Hunted One" was a 4.  I adore Meg's style of writing and although "The Hunted One" was a slower start for me, and took me a bit to get into, once I was in I was hooked and couldn't put it down.    There's a lot of angst throughout and I couldn't help but fall absolutely in LOVE with Gabriel!!  Deception, betrayal, loyalties -- there's so much that goes on through these stories that when a character is hurting, you REALLY hurt with them.

I can't wait to read "The Only One" and find out what happens as "The Lost One" left me hanging... and desperate to know the resolution.  In a good way, not a bad way! :) 

The Hunted One Synopsis 
The fallen have trespassed into Heaven for the first time in eternity. Prepared for battle, Michaela and her Archangels open Heaven’s gates to confront the fallen. Only, Michaela’s Archangels—her brothers and sisters in Heaven—betray her. And when the fallen attack the sanctuary in the skies through the gates Michaela inadvertently left open, the holy angels accuse Michaela of planning the invasion. 

One simple mistake with a thousand consequences. 

Dragged to Earth by an Archangel turned fallen, Michaela will do anything to return to Heaven and save it. In her fervor, she kills the Archangel—something no angel has ever done before. Wingless, without any hope, Michaela welcomes death when an unlikely human ally, Clark, finds her. With the help of Clark and Gabriel, an innocent Archangel whose friendship deepens into something far more torrid and unexpected on Earth, Michaela must prove the holy angels have their own plan for Heaven, and it is one that may prove to be the End of the Days. 

It may be too late to save herself, but Michaela is the only one who knows the truth about the holy angels. If she fails, she may never be able to return to Heaven. But even that may be a hopeless dream

The Lost One Synopsis 
They say some things must be broken before they can be fixed. But when Michaela hoped to cast doubt on the Aethere, she never thought things would fall apart like they did. Now the Aethere have turned their attention to the End of Days, and they won’t rest until they obtain the tools of Earth's final destruction: the Seven Seals. 

The world is falling apart at the seams, and Michaela finds herself clutching the threads. She alone understands what will happen if the Aethere ever get the seals, and it’s the one thing she will fight to the death to prevent if she has to. 

Even amidst the devastation on Earth, Michaela struggles to restore her faith in Gabriel. Together, they'll need to decide if their love is strong enough to erase the line she had fought so hard to draw between holy and fallen.

Michaela said she wanted a war, but when the End is looming, what will she fight for?

The Only One Synopsis
In the final installment to the popular End of Days series, Heaven still belongs to a mad tyrant, and Michaela is losing her battle to save the dying world. 

But the tides are turning. 

With Gabriel’s fallen army, Michaela can finally start a war with the holy angels, which means she has to take care of the Watchers once and for all. Michaela doesn’t realize her best friend has his own vengeful plan for the Watchers.

Even amidst a war, Michaela and Gabriel bask in a sliver of happiness. With every touch and kiss, Michaela discovers a new home in Gabriel’s arms. 

Yet happiness is ever fleeting, and Michaela learns of a vision that foretells of the greatest sacrifice she’ll ever make for Heaven. But what is sacrifice in the face of tyranny and madness? It’s a lesson Michaela may not live long enough to fully understand.

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