by Amanda Hocking
Lux is sent by his evil master to retrieve a girl named Lily. But when he meets her, his world turns upside down. He’s never disobeyed his master before, but he can’t bring himself to deliver such an innocent, beautiful girl to a fate of torture, pain, and corruption. It’s been a long time since Lux felt this way about a girl… it might be love.
Contains: angels, demons, witches, star-crossed love.
What I liked:
Hocking always does a nice blend of fantasy, action, and romance. She knows just how much of each to infuse to get a nice blend. Lux is handsome but dangerous. Lily is beautiful and mysterious. The world has a good blend of heartbreaking beauty and the absolutely disgusting and terrifying. It was a quick, easy stand alone read, and sometimes that’s exactly what you want (instead of a trilogy or multi-book series).