Saturday 10 September 2011

A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1) by Sylvia Day - Book Review

Title: A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1)
Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher: Signet (Penguin)
Publication Date: 4th October 2011
Pages: 368
Format: E-book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal
Source: ARC from NetGalley

Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go. (Goodreads Synopsis)

I had been wanting to read this book ever since I first saw that beautiful cover and when I realised it was on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to grab a copy for review.

I wasn't disappointed as I found my initial enthusiasm was well justified. This book has some wonderful characters and a plot full of great new concepts and ideas.

I found the relationship between Adrian and Lindsay really believable and highly charged, and that was maintained throughout the story, which was good. The secondary characters, such as Elijah, also come across as well-formed and interesting.

There was plenty of action in a plot that offered an interesting twist on both angel and vampire myths. There is really something for fans of all paranormal here since the story features angels, vampires and lycans and I loved the way these different beings were linked together.

This was a hard book to put down and the ending left me eager for more. It was a great opening for the series with plenty of action and lots of ideas introduced that will no doubt continue into the next book. I will certainly be keen to continue reading and this may well be a series I decide to invest money in and get the print copies so that I can reread in the future.


  1. I've also been eyeing this on NetGalley, but wasn't sure if I should get it. It sounds great. I like how there are both angels and vampires -- and having a different twist on the myths is always good.

    Thanks for the review :)

  2. Oh! Vampire and angels-just my kinda thing. Thanks for sharing!