by Cecelia Earl
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release date: January 4th 2017
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.
When Ash Rains Down is the first book in debut author Cecelia Earl’s Kingdom Come series.
When Ash Rains Down was quite a fun read. The main character, Julia, is quite an interesting character. She's got a lot of problems, father abandoned her family, she's constantly worried about money, and oh yeah...she's got that whole school thing as well. She's also tough, loyal, and loving to her family. She came across as a very genuine character.
Now we get to the meat of the story. It's your basic tale of good vs. evil. Angels vs. Demons. However, I never once felt like the story was cliched or boring. I mean let's face it, that plotline has been done many many times over. The pace was swift, never bogged down with info dumps (which I expected since this is the 1st in a series) and well fun. Character development is on point, plot flowed very well, and it was a quick read!
All in all, if you're a fan of romance with a hint of fantasy then you'll enjoy this one!