A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

When Helen Cartwright’s home is burned down with her family still inside it, she escapes with nothing but a suitcase and a vow to find out who’s responsible. Launched into an underground London, where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil, Helen learns that she is one of a select few charged with a responsibility she has unknowingly been trained her whole life to accept.  In her newfound role, Helen finds herself torn between one of her heroic protectors and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who nearly destroyed her. Now, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Dial Books for Young Readers

Find it at WCPL.

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1 Comment

  1. I didn’t enjoy this book. It wasn’t nearly as terrible as I expected it to be, but honestly, there wasn’t a single good thing about it that I could pick out. It was exhausting to read, and the setting was woefully lacking in description. It took me a good while (over 40 pages) to figure out that it was of the steampunk genre, simply due to lack of description that would indicate that. There wasn’t enough romance for me to dislike what happened romantically, but really there wasn’t anything to like about it either. There was a love triangle, but it never really was subjected to enough thought by the main character that it ever concerned me. It wasn’t a really bad book, it was just painfully mediocre. It’s a NO.

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