Archon: The Book of Raziel by Sabrina Benulis – (Review by Aubrie – #NerdGirlNight)

Title: Archon: The Book of Raziel

Author: Sabrina Benulis

Published Date: December 27th 2011

Genre: Occult


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Angels and demons do battle for a girl possessed by the spirit of a powerful, dead angel in this fabulous paranormal debut by Sabrina Benulis. Archon is the first of the Books of Raziel, a truly fantastic and very hip new take on heaven’s warriors that readers of the angelic novels of Danielle Trussoni, Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Alexandra Adornetto are sure to adore. Archon is new wave urban fantasy, a tale of the supernatural that brilliantly blends passion, obsession, horror, and suspense in a way that will appeal to dark fantasy fans and paranormal romance readers equally. Sabrina Benulis’s angels are creepy, sexy, and totally awesome—and, like Anne Rice’s amoral, ambiguous, and addicting vampires, they will seduce and terrify you at the same time.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Aubrie – #NerdGirlNight’s Review***
Archon is about a “blood head” aka red headed girl named Angela Mathers. After being released from a mental institution for a suspicious fire, that killed her abusive parents, Angela is sent to West Wood Academy. In this gothic tale, there is a prophecy that a blood head will become the Archon, and bring upon the work something called The Ruin. Basically an apocalypse. Most blood heads are abandoned, abused, or send to WestWood where the Vatican can keep an eye on them. So this world was already pretty dark and dreary with that premise. PERFECT!

This tale is dark, twisted, and gory. I took this one as slow as I could because it was just so good and I wanted to take in as much detail as I could. Archon is doom and gloom, with pizazz. The fierce darkness that surrounds this world is utterly breathtaking, and it literally devours your soul. I LOVED this story and the characters it held. Angela was a flawed character, and I loved that about her. It made her very easy to relate to. She is suicidal, and has tried and failed to end her life multiple times. I feel like those who are suffering from suicidal intentions, might need to prepare themselves for the darkness with Angela’s character. It might trigger some.

The multiple points of view within this story were confusing at first. But once you get to know the characters better, it becomes easier to keep up with. The MPOV made this story more unique because you get the differing perspectives and story ARCs that are happening with each character, even the ‘villain.” Because of this, I couldn’t exactly hate any of the characters. In fact, i look forward to each off their journeys in the rest of the series.

Over all, this book was fantastic! I can’t wait to read 2 and 3!

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