Sunday, November 28, 2010

Review: Angel Thief by Jenny Schwartz


She's breaking the rules. Again.
An archivist in the heavenly library, Sara must follow protocol when it comes to curating the knowledge of the universe. But "liberating" an ancient text from the collection of a human—an Australian drug lord—could save a boy's life. Sara has no way of knowing that one of the man's other treasures is a sexy-as-sin djinni, bound by a wish to guard the estate.
He's only following orders.
Filip is compelled to turn over intruders, even celestial ones, to his master. When he catches Sara in the library, he isn't above indulging in some sensual kisses with her, or using her to trick the mobster into wasting a wish. It's what he must do to preserve his facade of freedom and protect his heart.
But the kidnapping of the drug lord's daughter forces Sara and Filip to work together—bringing out the hero that lurks within the soul of the djinni, and the passion within the angel.


One of the best aspects of Angel Thief is that it jumps right into the action, no elaborate schemes to draw out the introduction of characters- what you see is what you get. And who wouldn't want this image seared into memory?

     He wore jeans, zipped but unbuttoned, and nothing else. The bones of his face were dominant angles, the nose aquiline, the wide mouth made for sin. Blue eyes were astonishingly bright against the darkness of his gleaming wet hair and skin.

Yum-my! Makes a girl want a djinni all for herself.

Angel Thief isn't all sex and sin, although Filip and Sara are white hot, the lore for this world was well explained and easy to understand. Lilith, Adam's first wife, mated with demons and produced 77 offspring that are the djinn and it would seem that only one has succeeded in breaking the curse. Since the djinn did not have freedom all that often they tried to make up for lost time whenever the opportunity presented itself by causing mischief and chaos. We only get the chance to meet one of the 76 and it would be interesting to meet up with some more. Maybe other books?

Aside from a few minor word usage issues this was a brisk, fun and adventurous read. The novella length was perfect and the romance was sweet with just the right touch of naughty.

You can find more information about this book and others in the Carina Press line-up by clicking here.

*This book was reviewed by Anna Dougherty for Bite Club.
*This book was obtained via NetGalley for review purposes.

1 comment:

Jenny Schwartz said...

I swear, this is the sort of review that leads to author embarrassment. Shouting out Woohoo! when reading. Thanks, Anna :)