Friday, January 2, 2015

Extinguish by J.M. Darhower Review

"One… Two… Three… Four…

I Declare War

Serah always believed the world around her was perfect. As a Power, one of the warrior angels, she has spent her existence defending the innocent from evil. After tragedy strikes, tearing Serah's brother from her life, she's given the task of stopping the approaching apocalypse before it's too late.

Only one thing, though: she has to venture to Hell to do it.

Lucifer—or Luce, as he prefers to be called—has been biding his time in Hell, longing for revenge against those who oh-so-easily cast him into the pit. When the heavenly beauty shows up at his gate, he's just as captivated by her presence as she becomes of him. The attraction between them is palpable, and Serah's willpower slowly slips. How can this charming creature, this scarred Archangel, be the one annihilating the world she so loves?

As the war wages on, the world entwined in chaos, Serah starts questioning everything she ever knew. When the light and dark, hot and cold, finally collide, she has to make a choice—a choice that sets her world on fire, black and white exploding into colorful flames.

Serah has questions. She wants answers.
Luce just wants to play a game."
Someone has been watching Supernatural. I'm not kidding. At all. Even though there aren't many similarities, I can tell. The angel reference. The grace thing. Anyway, let's move onto the real meat of this book/review. 

The author puts Lucifer in an interesting light. So maybe he is a demon. Or a devil. Or a fallen angel. But there is a certain quality that makes him quite scary. Sympathy, perhaps? Yep. Exactly like that. Or... Nah. He is nothing like Supernatural's Lucifer. (Who happens to be one of the fandom's most beloved characters. Even though he is the devil). 

I just thought to give you all a head's up about that Lucifer. 

Anyway, there is a little bit of inappropriate content. (Like Rated R stuff, but that rating never stopped me from watching those types of movies at a young age of seven). There is some making-babies scene, and it is all explicit. There is very little detail left unimagined. So consider my advice before you carelessly hand this off to a seventh grader. Because it does get very informative one point or another. In fact, three points. 

You can easily say that this book is clearly (and wrongly) marked as "Young Adult." In fact, I read the book from cover to cover and wondered if I accidentally wander into the Adult section. (After all, I don't like reviewing/reading adult books, though I have not a problem with reading it). Let's just say that I like to keep my reviews "YA" centric. 

So, Extinguish switches between POVs. Strangely, I don't have a problem with them (even though they weren't clearly labeled). The book is very interesting from the beginning to the end, and I like the concept of angels (though I wish the author explain the angels hierarchy a bit more). The storyline goes a bit wild, but mostly because of Lucifer.

(You can blame everything on Luci. Civilization has been doing it for years). 

The characters of Extinguish are a bit strange (then again, they are angels). Serah, for one, is a bit... Ugh. I just want to smash her into the wall, though I can understand her patience. It is just that... she should had ran before she met the worst creature in the entire world...

Rating: Three out of Five

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