The Dark Lands
Author: Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins #5
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 1st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life–she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the Thrax. Oh yeah, and being a super-powerful demigoddess who moves souls into Heaven or Hell doesn’t suck, either. In fact, everything is pretty much awesome. Until something craptastic happens.
Her honorary older brother Walker enters the Dark Lands, home to the rule-loving ghouls, and vanishes without a trace.
Now it’s up to Myla to solve the mystery of Walker’s disappearance. Of course, Myla likes interacting with ghouls about as much as elective dental surgery. To make matters harder, everyone thinks that Walker is simply taking a well-deserved vacation. But Myla and her Angelbound love, Lincoln, both suspect that a criminal named the Viper took Walker in order to somehow release Lucifer, the ex-King of the Angels who’s a bloodthirsty maniac.
Long story short, Myla and Lincoln have just twenty-four hours to rescue their good friend and stop Lucifer from taking over the after-realms. Even for them, this may be a too-tall order, especially when Myla’s own father allows his past friendship with Lucifer to threaten Walker’s future.
I received a free copy for an honest review.
What saved the day:
– Maya and Lincoln
– Excellently executed suspense
This book would be a fun read for first-time readers, for returning readers this book be a great enjoyment by itself simply because it gives us more Maya and Lincoln.
Like its predecessors, The Dark Lands featured a magical, suspenseful, and fun adventure that our beloved characters have to drain the full extent of their skills and wits to go through. Here, Walker is kidnaped, and of course, Maya and Lincoln would have to save him before it’s too late and things get out of hand.
The suspense was great. The tone was lighthearted and hilarious as expected, but it still works because of how dire the situation is, and it was great that Maya’s humorous tone did not ruin this aspect of the story-line.
Lincoln and Maya are definitely acting a lot more like husband and wife than girlfriend boyfriend now, but I really liked how they still kept the teasing attitude they had with each other before they were married.
I wouldn’t say that I am in love with this book, but I definitely enjoyed it a whole lot. Christina Bauer is not an EXCEPTIONAL author, but her abilities are credible enough that I can pretty much predict my experience with her books each time to not be that bad. So yeah! I liked this book (it was very enjoyable).
about the author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press. Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. Be the first to know about new releases from Christina by signing up for her newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/CBupdates