Devoted (Angel Academy #1) by Emery Skye Review
Series: Angel Academy #1
Publisher: Lemon Press Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Angels, Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2014
"Her world, her mission...is about to change. What do you choose when your blood is on the line." A world where your life is a mission and to succeed you must have resolute devotion to duty. All Anna has ever wanted is to be the best Warrior and sister she can be. Easier said than done. Seventeen-year-old Anna Hasdiel is a noviate at Hope Academy, a secret school for young angels where she and her sister, Amalie, train to become Warrior Legites with the duty of protecting humans from Demons for the Legion United. Anna's devoted to the angelic cause. She's always known she would be a Warrior for the Legion. Her world is about to change. For months, noviates have been disappearing from Angel Academies around the world. No one knows why. They just hope they won't be next. The Powers that govern the lower choir angels have sent reinforcements as protection and Anna feels an inescapable pull to Legite Nathaniel Deror. Legite Deror is strong, fierce and mysterious. He seems to have it in for Anna one second and the next he's rescuing her. He makes her feel things she shouldn't. When Amalie's boyfriend disappears, Amalie decides to search for him. This decision takes the group to the Dark World, the home of the fallen Archangel Lucifer, where they will encounter insurmountable trials and fight past a host of deadly enemies. Where do loyalties lay? She never planned for this. She never planned for him.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Devoted is about Anna an angel training to become a warrior in the Hope Academy a school for angels. Apart from her angel training Anna is always protecting her little sister Amalie which is why she gets into a lot of trouble. Around the world where other Angel Academies are situated at there have been angel disappearances and the powers that govern send in reinforcements as protection to the Hope Academy. One of the reinforcements is Legite Nathaniel Deror whom Anna feels a strong attraction towards but she has other things to worry about. When Amalie's boyfriend disappears and she decides to go look for him Anna has no other choice than to go with her to the Dark World, the home of the fallen angel Lucifer with other's tagging along this is where the story truly begins...
In the beginning while I was reading this book I kept putting it down and doing other things instead of reading it. Which is why I smacked myself twice after finishing this book yesterday because I've been missing out on an amazing read. At the start of the book its a bit slow because it's mostly describing the Academy and the Angel's ranks and other stuff I sort of don't remember. (I have a slow attention span. Sue me.) It's not until about 30% into the book that it picks up and when it does I'm reading this book like it has all the secrets in the universe.
Anna by far I think is my favorite character from this whole book. Anna is a bad ass no-nonsense girl she knows what she has to do and will stop at nothing to protect her little sister. I'm not gonna lie I would sometimes get irritated by Amalie and Anna having to protect her from problems she caused but as the story went on I understood why Anna did it. (After all I have a sister too.) Anna's character was awesome I had no problems with her, I even dare say I'm putting her on my favorite kick-ass heroines list.
Now on to Amalie, Anna's sister the one who irritated me but then I came to love. Amalie is naive and always being protected by Anna but not for long because Amalie finally realizes she's in the wrong and starts protecting Anna as well. They protect each other which I find so sweet, their sisterly love for each other pulls at my heartstrings.
Nathaniel's character was fierce and strong and handsome and I just wanted to throttle him. No I'm not complaining I liked him and I felt like he was a good match for Anna. He did truly have feelings for her even though he kept pushing her away. Nathaniel took a place in my heart and I truly felt the love he and Anna had and I was happy but then....at the end of the story he totally destroyed that place in my heart. I know why he did it and I understand but I just ugghh I need the second book. Anna's probably going to forgive him but I don't know about me and what's up with the sort of cliff hanger.
Their journey to the Dark world was difficult and the things they saw and went through were horrendous but man can Anna kick those demons butts. The Dark World is a scary place one I would rather not visit again in the next book but then again who knows.
Overall I truly did enjoy this book and definitely recommend it to anyone who loves angel books or likes to read Paranormal books with a strong heroine who can kick ass.
Rating: 4 stars