Author: Cecelia Earl
Release Date: 1/4/2017
Purchase Info: Amazon
Being crowned homecoming queen and enduring a week at the center of her classmates' attention is eighteen-year-old Julia White’s worst nightmare—even with Cole, her long-time crush, as her date. But when Julia is attacked by a green-blooded demon that vanishes in a plume of smoke, she comes face to face with what real nightmares look like—in the flesh, and all of the homecoming stuff hardly matters anymore.
As a frightening wave of crime infiltrates her small Wisconsin town, Julia tries to avoid Nicholas, a brooding, infuriating relative of Cole’s, who insists she’s the reason behind the corruption. He claims the culprits are demons who are after powers that only she—a human-angel hybrid—possesses. It’s unbelievable, of course, until he takes her to a hidden battlefield where warrior angels train to fight soul-siphoning demons—and her own angelic wings unfold.
When angels and demons draw battle lines, endangering everyone in their way, Julia has to find a way to protect them all, including herself. Because as it turns out, she’s the devil's most powerful weapon against the angels, and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her.
The final battle between Heaven and Hell has begun.
Starting When Ash Rains Down was my first official read of 2017, and I was thrilled with it.
Julia is the type of heroine that I want to strangle and fight along side all at the same time. You could tell in the beginning of the book that she is a very emotional character who holds onto things. Not all of these "things" are good, some of them make her whiny, but I like the progression she makes as a main character. As the story moves on Julia is thrown into some incredible situations that could potentially have some grave endings....but to my surprise she handles it all extremely well.
With the help of some key characters I can truly say that I enjoyed this entire read, all of them played a key role in Julia's journey. Especially Cole, there's just something about him that felt familiar and exciting. It was great!
With a start like this one, I have high hopes for The Kingdom Come Series and I'm excited to see where Cecelia takes Julia in the next installment.
About the Author
Cecelia Earl graduated with a degree in education and has been teaching ever since. She’s a wife, a mom of three boys, and an owner of a magical laundry pile that never stops growing.
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