Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mini Review: Lash by LG Castillo

Title: Lash (Broken Angel #1)
Author: L.G. Castillo
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: May 1st 2013
Source: Netgalley


Three stars.

Lash, an angel fallen from grace, is given a second chance when he is given a new mission: to protect a woman named Naomi who has lost her faith. His mission grows more complex as he realizes the archangels and allies he thought he had have been keeping information and secrets from him. He must assess his growing feelings for Naomi, and decide how far he's willing to go to regain his place in Heaven.


Have you ever read a book, and then after you've read it, you didn't have much opinion of it one way or the other? That's how I feel about this book.

This was my first book revolving around an angelic character, and I'm starting to think there's a reason why I've stayed away from them so long. The characters seemed to be relatively one dimensional, like I'd read them or their equivalent in other stories (angel aside, naturally). I never really attached to any of them, which made it hard for me to cheer them on or care about what happened to them along the course of the story. The writing too was neither exceptionally bad nor amazingly well done. It was perfectly in the middle.

The one feature that stands out the most to me about this book is the cover, which I do have to say, is gorgeous. It'll hold its own on a shelf, that's for sure.

This isn't all that helpful of a review, because at the end of the day, I am completely indifferent to this book. I wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't discredit it either. If you have a thing for angelic characters, this may stand out to you far more than it did to me. I would consider picking up the next book in this series, to see how things progress.

Thanks to Netgalley and L.G. Castillo for my copy.

1 comment:

  1. The plot sounds interesting enough for me to pick it up and judge for myself. And the cover is indeed gorgeous, I'd get it just to stare at the cover.