Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Read This: Dies Irae: A Requiem Novella


Mikayel lives by one rule—obey the orders of the angelic Council at all costs. That is, until he and his friends, Azza and Demi, are sent to Earth. Assigned as Watchers while they await their decision of which angelic order to serve, the three assume the bodies of teenagers and experience life as human.

The sensations are overwhelming as the angels experience a host of human emotions—rage, terror, love—and come ever closer to breaking one of the unbreakable rules—never fall in love ... 


(From Goodreads)

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A while back, I won this eBook courtesy of an awesome giveaway by Elana Johnson (and finally got around to reading it). I must say, this was a fine read by Christine Fonseca. And since it's a novella, a rather quick read (worthy of half an afternoon). I admit that the first page didn't sell me so much, but the rest of it made my sticking with it pay off. I found her engaging sentence structure most appealing, and her take on angels rather intriguing. It reminded me of City of Angels, only cooler.

If you're on the hunt for a little romance mixed with a neat urban fantasy, this book is worth your while.

You can find this eBook here.

Angela Brown is actually hosting Christine Fonseca this week with her latest release, Lacrimosa. Check it!

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I'm David, and who's up for Angel Food Cake? 

I'll have mine with berries!

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for your kind words. I'll be smiling all day.
    And man that cake looks heavenly.

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  2. David, love your thoughts on this novella. I enjoyed it a great deal when I read it.

    I hope you get a chance to check out Lacrimosa. It's also a wonderful read.

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  3. I was going to comment on the post but the angel food cake looks so good I forgot everything. Oh, man I miss baked good. My son is currently allergic to eggs and diary (we hope he'll grow out of it) and there is no more baking in the house. It's just not the same with alternatives.

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  4. Oooh congrats on winning the awesome ebook. I'm glad it turned out so good.

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  5. David, I really like your short and concise overview and review of the book. You get right to the point! Excellent. I'll have to check this out when I free up some time.

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  6. I've heard good things about this book. And also, that cake looks good, but you are defiling pi day! Rude ;)

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    1. I totally forgot it was pi day! I have it on my calender and everything. Fail. :)

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  7. Ooh! Fabulous. Sounds like a very intriguing story. Especially since I love City of Angels. It's always nice to have a fun quick read too. Thanks for the review :)

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  8. Like I said over on Angela's blog: all these great books are gonna break me. I hope my kids can still wear last year's clothes--next year... :)

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  9. Thanks for the review, David! I've heard a lot about this one.

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  10. I'll have to check this novella out. The premise sounds like something I would enjoy.

    As for that delicious cake? Can I have strawberries and whip cream with mine? *grin*

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  11. Thanks for another great review. This is probably not "my cup of tea" but the author sounds talented.

    Speaking of talented... I'm looking forward to reading your "Got Green?" post, but make sure you don't have too much "Irish Yoga" first:)

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  12. I want some angel food cake with berries right now!!! Thanks for a good pick.

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  13. I have it on my iPad, but haven't read it yet.
    Angel Food cake with strawberries and Cool Whip please!

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  14. This is my type of book. Thanks for the referral. Angels are my thing.

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  15. I follow Christine's blog, but it's been a long time since I caught up with her! Great to see that she's got a nice well-written ebook out there and I will definitely have to check it out - thanks for the recommendation!

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  16. Thanks for the review. I won it too and it's on my list to read.

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  17. Angel food cake sounds heavenly!
    ...Which is fitting. *grins*

    I'll have to check out the book. :)

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  18. Cuddled up with a good novela and a piece of Angel food cake? Oh yeah! I'll have some of that:)

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  19. You've been tagged to join the Great Star Wars Blogathon! Details here: http://www.troublewithroy.com/2012/03/so-you-say-youve-got-this-idea-on-how.html

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  20. I'm more of a Devil's Food Cake person.

    That novella sounds intriguing. I actually really liked City of Angels, although I predicted the ending at about the open credits part (ha!). But still enjoyed the flick.

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  21. I looovvvveeee Angel Food Cake. And I've seen this cover around...I might have to check it out. Although I've never been a huge fan of romance.

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  22. a little romance mixed with a neat urban fantasy
    Well that definitely sounds like my kind of story!

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  23. This sounds interesting. I didn't know that this and Lacrimosa were out. I just downloaded Lacrimosa.

    I haven't had Angel Food Cake in a long time, so I'd love to have a bite.

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  24. Every time I see that title, I kind of swoon a little. Go Christine!

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  25. Sounds like a good read. I'll have to check it out.

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