The Angel Alejandro by Alistair Cross
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Angels
Expected Publication January 25th 2017 by Glass Apple Press
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A Man without a Past
After a near-fatal accident, Madison O’Riley is faced with an astonishing problem: What to do with the man who saved her life. Naive and heart-stoppingly handsome, he calls himself Alejandro … and he has no memory of his past. As they set out to recover his lost identity, Madison realizes he harbors deep – and otherworldly – secrets that will shatter her understanding of reality … secrets that may put her in grave danger.
The Devil in the Details
And now, there’s another stranger in town. Gremory Jones has something for everyone, and for a small price, he’s willing to make a deal. By day, he walks the streets of Prominence in top hat and trench coat, tempting the citizens with nefarious wares from his shiny black briefcase. By night, he and his legion of insatiable acolytes corrupt the locals at Club Mephistopheles, a den of unholy delights housed in an abandoned church.
The Battle has Begun …
The townspeople are changing in outrageous and appalling ways and it’s up to Madison – with the help of a psychic, a local priest, and the new chief of police – to help Alejandro unlock his forgotten powers before an unspeakable evil tears apart the fabric of existence … and costs them their very souls …
| I choose my angel/demon books carefully, because while I am not going to compare this book to Hush, Hush, this genre typically winds up being the same.
The Angel Alejandro started off in a way that intrigued me, Madison O’Riley was on her roof during a storm and fell, plummeting to her death only to be saved by a mysterious individual she chose to name Alejandro. Alejandro took care of the unconscious Madison and when she found him stark naked in the kitchen things only got more interesting from there.
I found Madison to be an interesting character and strong, too. Strong enough to help this lost man and be the support for a vast array of characters, and there are a lot. I think that is where the book lost me, because soon we meet some background characters and some add to the story while others simply act as a distraction. They don’t add anything and they will crop up amidst what I found to be a pivotal moment between Alejandro and Madison. I felt as though it were constantly being ripped from me because it kept switching scenes to something that was completely off-topic.
The overall story was interesting, if it focused on the characters that were primary characters I think it would have flowed better, because the more background stories that popped up, the more scene cutaways happened, the more I found I was disinterested in what was happening. I wanted to know how Alejandro grew, how Madison grew and a few other minor supporting roles.
2.8 stars for this read.
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