Saturday, January 3, 2015

Reignite by J.M. Darhower Review

"The moment the short-lived apocalypse came to an end, life returned to normal. Mortals continued on with their oblivious existences while the earth healed and flowers again bloomed, the devastation instantly wiped away. It was as if it had never happened.

But it did.

Luce knows. He’s cursed to remember every moment, forced to live with everything he has done. Suddenly finding himself out of confinement, he’s faced with a decision: where to call “home”. Free will turns out not to be the freedom he expects when the only thing he wants doesn’t know he exists.

Serah woke up with no memory of where she came from or who she was before that moment. Struggling to adapt to the world as a mortal, she’s haunted by a set of bright blue eyes that always seem to be watching her. She can’t shake the feeling that he could be her salvation… if only she can remember him before it’s too late.

Lucifer didn’t fall from Grace alone. He’s not the only angel with a grudge, nor is he the only one fascinated by his beautiful mortal.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions..."

Please read my review of Reignite's prequel about that explicit part. 

Anyway, Reignite is an okay sequel to Extinguish. It isn't too bad, but it could be better (and it is so short!). The shortness of the novel nearly makes it a novella in my eyes, and there are some plots of the book that could be expanded. There are some parts of Reignite that makes me wonder... Is it a really good story?

(BTW, this is going to be a pretty short review. So I'll try to cut all these randomness down, because I'm racing against a deadline). 

No. I don't think Reignite is a good story. It sounds like a draft of what could be something great. It isn't ready, in my opinion. There are some plot points that are terrible. The author could had expanded some characters and make this book so much more interesting. But alas, it isn't. Such a shame. Shame, shame, shame. 

Seriously. That character, the guardian named Abaddon, could had been a great villain. Instead, he sounds like a guy with not a single motive other than to corrupt people and hurt Lucifer. Blah, blah, blah. 

Nah, the dynamic relationship of Michael and Lucifer is much more interesting. I find it fascinating, though I'm sure Supernatural's Michael and Lucifer have a similar relationship... Just without a Power named Serah. 

And Serah... Ehh... She seems to be purity. Through and through. Innocent. Naive. And her character never changes from the beginning to the end. In book 1, she is okay. At least she is challenged a bit. But here... Ah... It is like she took the backseat and let Lucifer drive. I mean, Lucifer and Michael (and God, to an extent) drive. 

Of course, Lucifer and Michael are fighting over control of the wheel. Subtly...

Overall, Reignite keeps me interesting, but it doesn't deliver. So...

Rating: Two out of Five

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