It’s hard being good all the time. Everyone needs to be bad once in a while. But for seventeen-year-old Milayna, being good isn’t a choice. It’s a job requirement. And it’s a job she can’t quit. Born a demi-angel, Milayna steps in when danger and demons threaten the people around her, but being half angel isn’t all halos and happiness. Azazel, Hell’s demon, wants Milayna’s power and he’ll do anything to get it. But he only has until her eighteenth birthday, after which she becomes untouchable.
With the help of other demi-angels, Milayna thwarts the trouble Azazel sends her way. Fighting by her side is Chay. He’s a demi-angel who’s sinfully gorgeous, and Milayna falls hard. But is Chay her true love… or her nemesis in disguise?
When she learns of a traitor in her group, there’s no one she can trust… not even the one she loves.
Let me just start off with this: Michelle K. Pickett has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. I love that she created characters that had great chemistry together. Dialogue was great and I have to admit that for about 75% of this book, I had a goofy smile on my face because of Chay. He was a swoon-worthy character and he was charming and sweet and so attentive to Milayna. Characters like him are why I love reading, more specifically why I love reading YA.
Milayna's character grew and evolved as the book progressed and you see her start off as this bratty teenager who makes everything about herself like teenagers are prone to do, but at the end she's a strong character who has finally accepted the life she's been handed. It took most of the book for her to accept it, but hey, better late than never is my motto.
I'm glad that the traitor in her group wasn't who I feared it was, but it did leave me with a lot of questions in regards to a character that is close to Milayna.
It's been awhile since I last read a book about angels and demons. This was a different spin on that theme, and I enjoyed it immensely due to all the action that took place in this book. Never a dull moment was to be had here, and even the beginning had me rushing through the first chapters to find out what was going on.
I'm looking forward to the second book in this series, and Milayna gets 5 Platypires from me!