Angelbound by Christina Bauer

Angelbound by Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins #1
Published by Monster House Books on June 6, 2019
Genres: Demons, Angels, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 376
Format: eBook
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Purchase on: Amazon// Barnes & Noble
Add to: Goodreads

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She's not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl.

For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory's arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter Heaven or Hell, they go up against her, and she hasn't lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren't enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla's school, she knows that things are changing and it's not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn't like the answers she finds...

What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won't anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy part-human and part-angel demon hunter. But what's a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It's a good thing that Myla's not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla's going to shake up Purgatory.

"Loved it A confident, independent, kick-ass heroine who doesn't suffer fools gladly... Absolutely fantastic read "- Krystyna, Goodreads

Angelbound Origins
In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names.
1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time
7. Armageddon
8. Quasi Redux (future)

Angelbound Offspring
The next generation takes on Heaven, Hell, and everything in between
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia
4. Rhodes
5. Kaps (Summer 2020)
6. Huntress (Summer 2021)

Angelbound Lincoln
Stories from the point of view of Mister The Prince
1. Duty Bound
2. Lincoln
3. Trickster (future)

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Also From Christina Bauer
- Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, a series of modern fairy tales with sass, action, and romance
- Beholder, where a medieval farm girl discovers necromancy and true love
- Dimension Drift, a dystopian adventure with science, snark, and hot aliens
- Pixieland Diaries, which tells the story of sassy pixie Calla and 'her' elf prince, Dare


I really enjoyed it! Bauer does a great job of getting immersing readers in the world without bogging the story down. We learn as we read, which is fantastic. The pacing is steady and the characters fun.

Myla is a great protagonist, full of spark, energy, and of course, wrath. Being a quasi demon whose sin is wrath (and lust), she drives the story forward with relentless passion. What truly sets Myla apart from the stereotypical, and often one-dimensional, kick butt warrior, is that she isn’t just that. She is sensitive and introspective, especially when it comes to her background, her family, and the injustices she observes. Yes, she enjoys the fight, and though it seems like her life is about the fight, it isn’t. That’s what it has been because that’s all she has had to escape from the realities of the current construct of Purgatory. It’s her only escape, and that she’s good at it – only make it better.

To say everything changes when she meets a boy would be cliche, but also a partial lie. Everything changes for Myla when Purgatory itself shifts away from the current norm. That Bauer manages to conflate the workings of the world with the meeting of a boy is fantastic, keeping Myla true to herself and strong, while still letting her be young and “in love.” Also, Lincoln is amazing and a breath of fresh air compared to all of these other YA love interests. He backs Myla up instead of overshadowing her or going above her. He cares for her and does what she needs instead of what he thinks she needs or is best.

Angelbound by Christina Bauer is a great YA fantasy novel that has some of the healthiest depictions of young romance I’ve seen in a while. The pacing is spot on, characters are refreshing, and there are seedlings of a vast and solid world beyond what we see.


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