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Book Watch: A Temptation of Angels

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink will be released in the U.S. on March 20, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of the Penguin Group, the print edition is 448 pages.


I am a huge fan of author Michelle Zink’s writing. I am also a huge fan of books about angels. So when I heard about this book I was ecstatic. Plus, the cover is absolutely beautiful. And while there is one other book I’m excited about that is releasing the week of March 20th, there was no question that A Temptation of Angels was going to be the book to watch this week.

I received an ARC which I will be reading for review before release date, but I also have this book pre-ordered to add to my permanent collection. I knew from the moment I read the description that this was one of those books I’d just have to have. But if I had any doubts, checking out the teasers on Michelle Zink’s blog (linked below) would have eradicated every last one.

This angel story, described as an “epic romance” and “a gripping tale of love and betrayal,” sounds absolutely intriguing. And the idea that an underground society controls the balance of good and evil is definitely one I can’t wait to read about.

It seems as if the main character, Helen, has quite a huge responsibility. I can’t imagine what it must entail to have to protect not only the present, but the past and the future, too. But with two angelic protectors – who I discovered from checking out the author’s blog are quite tempting – somehow her responsibilities sound much less frightening and not nearly as overwhelming.

The writing in the A Temptation of Angels teasers on the author’s blog is just as captivating as in the author’s Prophecy of the Sisters series. And the characters even more so. With release date only a few weeks away, I can’t wait to start reading my copy of this book and see for myself just what temptations there are for angels.

I’ve only read a handful of paragraphs, but from what I did devour, this book sounds utterly delectable and I can’t wait to read it. And it is most definitely the book to watch this week.


Places to Stalk

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The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG



About the Book

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Goodreads description:

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance…

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future.

Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.



Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are two other amazing and much anticipated books releasing on March 20th:

Loss: Riders of the Apocalypse by Jackie Morse Kessler

The Divide (The Secret Circle #4) by L.J.Smith

9 Responses to “Book Watch: A Temptation of Angels”

  1. Ina says:

    Oh, I love books about angels!!! The cover is stunning – it seems so dark and mysterious. It definitely sounds like a great book – I had to add to my pile right away. 😉

  2. I definitely have my eye on this one, though I’ll have to wait until it’s released. 🙂 Love me some “epic romances.”

  3. This looks really good. I requested it on Net Galley but unfortunately I was denied. 🙁 But I am looking forward to reading it when it comes out.

  4. I have this one! I’m really looking forward to reading it!

  5. Hahaha Maybe I shoulda read your whole post that says that you already have the ARC! I’m usually reading your whole posts but I was a little too eager to offer for you to read mine. 😀

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      Hahaha! It’s okay Mindy! 🙂 I was one of the people who requested a copy through the author’s assistant but then never got one. But the publisher emailed me awhile back saying they had extras. I JUMPED at the chance. Can’t wait to start reading it! 🙂

  6. I’ve been dying to read this book… and when I saw it was on NetGalley, I crossed my fingers so hard in hopes of being accepted, but Penguin apparently has a policy that they won’t accept any requests from bloggers with less than 1000 followers. :\ But apparently even if they do have a ton of followers, Penguin doesn’t accept a lot of requests. SO weird. You’d think they’d want to work with bloggers.

    but man, this book sounds amazing. <3 Love the cover and the premise. Definitely a book on my watch list, too.

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