Revenant (Lords of Deliverance #6, Demonica, #11) by Larissa Ione

Revenant (Lords of Deliverance #6, Demonica, #11)  by Larissa IoneSeries: Demonica, Lords of Deliverance
on 2014-12-16
Pages: 416
HELL HATH NO FURY . . . For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme-a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNEDBlaspheme has a deadly secret: she's the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there's no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won't find her . . .

Wow. This was another great installment to this exciting series. It was even better than Reaver’s book. If I had to sum this book up in 2 words, it would be Identity Crisis.
Revenant is Reaver’s twin that was raised in Hell. Now that his memories are restored, he struggles with his identity. Who he should have been, who he was told he was and who everyone thinks he should be now. Blaspheme, on the other hand, knows exactly who she is, but has to keep her identity secret from those who seek to harm her. We have two sort of lost souls trying to find their place in the realm.

What I love about Ione is that her stories aren’t typical. She takes me  out of my comfort zone with her out of the box themes. Traditionally, Angels are good, demons are bad. But not here, Angels are not necessarily benevolent and Fallen Angels are not purely evil beings. Everyone’s got an agenda and their allegiance seem to lie in that gray area. It’s so interesting that I don’t know who is truly on the side of good and evil because it’s not black and white. All the characters are evolving, thus they are malleable depending on the circumstances.

Blas and Revenant were good together. His swagger didn’t faze her that much and she made him work for it. I loved Revenant and Reaver finally came to a place of understanding and compassion. I truly hope this series isn’t over after Hades book because I know Larissa Ione has some more stories in this universe. Seriously, I have never read an author who seemed to love redeeming douchebags as much as this author. She does it well though, so I am game for more stories in this universe.

Special Thanks to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley for the Advanced Reading Copy

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