- Title: Broken Flight
- Author: Elle J Rossi
- Genre: Paranormal
Published: February 28th 2013 by Black Poppy Books
- Received From: Dark World Books
- Rating: 4/5
Anna James never planned on dying at age nineteen or ending up somewhere other than heaven. Five years later, her heart is still on Earth with her soulmate Grey, while the rest of her struggles to survive in Beyond. Not quite heaven and a lot like hell, Beyond is a proving ground where only the strongest souls are allowed to move on. With no way out, Anna keeps her head down and plays by the rules… Until she learns Grey is about to die.
Grey Wilson would give anything to go back and stop the accident that ripped Anna from his arms. But when Anna appears on Earth again, he quickly realizes things can never be as they were. Death and Beyond have changed her; brought out the dark side and dimmed her inner light. Before they can even revel in this semblance of a miracle, Grey and Anna find themselves in the middle of an angelic civil war where sabotage and danger lurk around every corner.
Anna’s dark side is exactly what Azrael – the leader of the Angels of Punishment – craves. When Azrael lays out his demands, Anna will have to make the biggest decision of her life.
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I haven’t had a great time with books about angels. I’m guessing it’s the fact that I love paranormal but most books about angels are about the religion behind angels, and for me that takes away from a plot. This book however was dark and seedy. Where in most books I’ve read angels are light and airy, these angels are dark and will stop at nothing to torture others. Especially the AoP (Angels of Punishment). And I absolutely loved the grittiness of this! The darkness that was brought to the angels and to their way of living. And it was nice to see a concept so different from the heaven/hell aspect!
The characters were really interesting. Anna being my favorite of them. But Azrael was definitely one of my favs as well. He’s intense and demands attention in everything he says or does. His power just emanates from the book. It was so tangible that every time he was in the picture I was quite literally worried for Anna, but at the same time curious of his intentions. Elle J Rossi keeps him amazingly powerful but very secretive so I was guessing at what he wanted from Anna from the beginning!
And back to Anna. She is a fabulously strong character but still has her own weaknesses as well. The only thing that seemed a little weird was the relationship between Anna and Grey. There is so much push and pull between the two of them. And the sex in this had me shaking my head with curiosity. I get that they’ve been apart but there are things at stake here people!! But even as I say that, I do understand, it was just another aspect of their relationship that seemed strange but was still fun to read!
All in all I really enjoyed reading this. I think it’s the first book about Angels that I did enjoy! The grittiness of Elle’s writing is amazing and had me at the first sentence! Definitely a book that I didn’t want to put down, although it took me a few days to read due to life getting in the way! I’m sure it would have been a one nighter otherwise! Can’t wait to read more from her!
Elle J Rossi
Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places. After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She’d found a new love. She’d found her escape. Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she’s creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and a cat that rules the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn’t get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn’t have it any other way.