Angelbound (Angelbound #1)

Angelbound (Angelbound #1) - Christina Bauer Myla Lewis is an eighteen year old quasi demon; half demon and half human girl who loves to fight and gets to do exactly that in the arena in Purgatory where she happens to live. Myla fights souls that want a trial by combat to determine if they go to heaven or hell.

Myla is also a senior in high school. In her school they teach them how to obey their demon masters. Myla like most teens does not like school and is not upset at all when she is late or gets the chance to skip a day. But she will get in trouble if she is late but if she can sneak in without anyone of authority seeing her then everything is ok.

One day Myla is called to the arena but to her surprise it is not to fight. She is called there for a ceremony, an event. Something is not quite right in Purgatory, something bad is about to go down but what or when she has no clue but Myla is one to pay attention to details and what is going on around her, that is what makes her a good fighter. Without anyone saying a word she knows everyone is acting strange so that puts Myla on high alert.

On this day in the arena Myla meets Lincoln a high prince. Myla and Lincoln don’t get along from the first moment they lay eyes on each other. Yeah the sparks are flying and I don’t mean the romantic kind either no just the opposite. Although Myla and Lincoln don’t get along that doesn’t stop Myla’s body from acting up whenever her and Lincoln happen to touch one another. She tries to ignore it but that may turn out to be impossible. Myla and Lincoln are just acting the way society has taught them to act with him being a high prince and her; a slave. As a high prince he is taught that slaves are beneath them and are nothing more than animals; while Myla is taught to obey her masters.

I have to say that I loved the world that the author has created for Myla and her life in Purgatory with the demons, angels and half demons. Oh and I also loved how each one had their own little gift/curse of one of the seven deadly sins like envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath and weaved them into the story line. I think Angelbound has a lot more to say than what is just on the surface.

I would like to recommend Angelbound to anyone who likes reading about demons and angles and who just loves a good story. I can’t wait to read more about Myla and Lincoln’s life together.