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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Book Review of When Ash Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

When Ash Rains Down (Kingdom Come #1) by Cecelia Earl
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal/Fantasy)
Date Published: January 4, 2017
Publisher: Self

Being crowned homecoming queen and enduring a week at the center of her classmates' attention is eighteen-year-old Julia White’s worst nightmare—even with Cole, her long-time crush, as her date. But when Julia is attacked by a green-blooded demon that vanishes in a plume of smoke, she comes face to face with what real nightmares look like—in the flesh, and all of the homecoming stuff hardly matters anymore.

As a frightening wave of crime infiltrates her small Wisconsin town, Julia tries to avoid Nicholas, a brooding, infuriating relative of Cole’s, who insists she’s the reason behind the corruption. He claims the culprits are demons who are after powers that only she—a human-angel hybrid—possesses. It’s unbelievable, of course, until he takes her to a hidden battlefield where warrior angels train to fight soul-siphoning demons—and her own angelic wings unfold.

When angels and demons draw battle lines, endangering everyone in their way, Julia has to find a way to protect them all, including herself. Because as it turns out, she’s the devil's most powerful weapon against the angels, and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her. 

The final battle between Heaven and Hell has begun.

When Ash Rains Down is the first book in debut author Cecelia Earl’s Kingdom Come series. 

Check out my review of the next book in this series!

When Ash Rains Down is the first book in the Kingdom Come series by Cecelia Earl. Julia is a fun character. I found her to be easy to relate to, and I loved how she took in new information and when it came down to it she really grabbed the bull by the horns and got things done...once she realized what she was supposed to be doing. She took initiative, I guess you could say. She still has a lot to learn. I think we all do. I think there's more going one here. Cole and Nicholas, for example. I'm not sure how I feel about them yet. I'm more drawn to Nicholas, but Cole intrigues me as well. Something happens towards the end that makes me wonder if he's officially picked a side, or maybe he was always on that side. I feel like he's on the fence. On the other hand, I feel like Nicholas knows what he stands for. I wonder if he's not a little misguided too though. Hmmmm... lots to think about.

The ARC of When Ash Rains Down by Cecelia Earl was kindly provided to me by YA Bound Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She’s a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing. She lives near enough to Green Bay, WI that her refrigerator is always stocked with cheese, and the first colors her children learned were green and gold. She’s a teacher by day, a mom always, and a writer in her sleep, but that’s okay because being an author is a dream come true. She writes angel books for young and youngish adults. If you feel young, she writes for you—whether ornot you feel particularly angelic.

To learn more about Cecelia Earl and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review When Ash Rains Down! <3 Cecelia


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