Review : Angelology
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Pages : 464
Genre : Fiction, Fantasy
Series : Angelology, Book 1
My Rating :
From Goodreads :
Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now twenty-three‚ her discovery of a 1943 letter from philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late Mother Superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans‚ the Nephilim.
My Thoughts :
Angelology was everything I could have hoped for and I can’t believe I waited this long to read it! This detailed story about angels was unlike any suparnatural-paranormal-fantasy novel I have read recently (stepping out of my YA-comfort zone is definitely something I need to do a little more!)
Angelology was a story like I love them : detailed, with a great mythology, a lot of history, character development, adventure, mystery… every time I put the book down, I kept wondering : what happens next? Without being a slow pace, it wasn’t an action-packed novel either, and yet I felt like there was so much going on I had to keep reading.
For me, the strenght of the novel definitely was in Trussoni’s amazing detailing of the scenes. From the nuns’ covent to the historical setting of WWII, everything was described with precision. I could imagine the rooms, the characters, the landscapes as if I was there. So, while I thought that the narration sometimes lacked a touch of hearth, the descriptions were so vivid that I greatly enjoyed reading the book.
It was interesting, too, how the narration alternated between characters, but also between time periods – something I hadn’t been aware of prior to reading the novel. Sometimes, going from one character to the other, or one time period to the other, will make a book feel like a melting pot of too many ideas. This wasn’t the case. In the end, everything went together very well, giving depth to the story and the mythology.
My favorite voice was certainly Celestine, who I thought was also the most developped. I did enjoyed the other caracters, but I felt that, between Sister Evangeline and the Nephilim, for instance, there wasn’t enough differences in the narration. Again, this isn’t something I minded that much as I was so caught up in the mystery, the adventure and the mythology!
I really enjoyed Angelology and I am thrilled to know there is another book coming next year. I also want to thank Trish from TLC Book Tour for giving me this opportunity to review the book!
Please stay tuned for a giveaway of two copies of Angelology, for US and Canadian readers, later today! 🙂
Series Reading Order
- Angelopolis (coming 2012)