*I received this book as an eARC from Patchwork Press on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Author: Erica Crouch
Year Published: 2013
Synopsis: Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed.
As Hell prepares for war - spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army - the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice.
With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark.
Why?: Most books about angels vs. demons are written from the perspective of the angels - the good side. I don't think I've ever read a book from the viewpoint of a demon, so that made this book sound really interesting. I don't think this book is a new concept by any means, but I'm interested to see how Crouch puts her own spin on things.
Expectations: I expect a good vs. evil, demons vs. angels, light vs. dark war that turns from black and white into something more gray. I think there will be a lot of fighting, but also a lot of self-discovery for Pen. Other than that, I'm not sure what to expect.
Judging a book by its cover: I really like this cover. I assume the girl on the cover is Pen, and she definitely looks like a dark angel. It isn't colorful or flashy, but it still catches my attention and I would probably pick it up if I saw it sitting on a shelf somewhere.