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Monday, May 13, 2013

4 star review: Hell's Gift by @Kshaigwood #fantasy #bookreview



Hell's Gift


Written by K. S. Haigwood




Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural


Book Synopsis

Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he's gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she's done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he's got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim...Hell's Gift.

Fallon Christy's Rating & Review



The first description that comes to mind after finishing the book is a supernatural Laguna Beach. The way Kristie Haigwood describes the angels makes you think that they walked out of a Vogue photoshoot. Even the demons in hell have beautiful bodies and are very sexually attractive, irresistible even. But hey, what else to expect from the prince of Lust? Hell’s Gift is the second novel in the Save my Soul series, though the novel is perfectly readable as a stand alone. All that is required to know from the first novel, Save my Soul, is repeated and explained.

When I started to read the novel, I had my doubts about it. Rhyan was really a whiny character that wouldn’t snap out of his lovesickness. Also, the whole changing point of view between various characters kind of threw me off. Luckily after Rhyan gets to hell, the book becomes much better. The characters are not only handsome but most of them also have a beautiful soul, as far as they have one. Souls get lost or taken occasionally. They help each other out, even if it is not the thing that they are supposed to do. I saw the story as a metaphor of life. Nothing is black and white. Being in hell doesn’t mean that you are all evil, and being in heaven doesn’t mean that you´ll never do anything wrong. Plus, love always wins in the end, though not always in the way you want it to win.

I think the novel is extremely well written, and when I got used to the changing POV’s I actually enjoyed it, and this story couldn’t be told if we only saw it through Rhyan’s POV. Every character has it’s own growth throughout the story and I really got attached to everyone of them, but Tooka was the one who stole my heart from the first second she was introduced. I really have a soft spot for unusual looking, but really sweet sidekick kind of creatures. I was really disappointed when I got to the end of the novel and realized I almost finished it.

I can’t wait for the third novel in the series, which will be about Josselyn. I think it is a really original idea to use a different character in the series as the protagonist in every other novel. You get to know every character more and become even more involved in their lives. Last but not least, the creative construction of heaven and hell, and their inhabitants and rulers, is just so well found and conducted. Really cool! Just keep an eye out for Kristie Haigwood and her Save my Soul series because this stuff is very good!!

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Content Disclaimer: Marked mature due to sex.

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