Review: Battle Angel by Scott Speer (Immortal City #3)

Battle AngelBattle Angel by Scott Speer
Series: Immortal City #3
Published by: Razorbill on August 28, 2014
Genre: Angels, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 313
Source: Purchased
Book Details
Rating: ★★½

It's going to take a lot more than fame to save the Immortal City in its darkest hour. . . .

With Maddy torn between two loves, Guardian Jackson and heroic pilot Tom, and Angels and humans on the brink of an epic war, the Immortal City is more vulnerable than ever. And when demons descend upon Angel City with the intent to destroy, the humans don't stand a fighting chance without the Angels on their side.

Will Jacks find the strength and forgiveness to enter the fray and fight the demons as a stronger-than-ever Battle Angel? Or has the damage been so great that the Guardians will set off for the next place, abandoning Angel City in its darkest hour?

It all comes down to love-wrecked half-Angel Maddy and the strength of her bond with Jackson in this game-changing, thrice-as-sultry series finale that blends beautiful themes of redemption and renewal with heart-pounding action scenes and jaw-dropping twists.

The Immortal City series didn’t quite go the way I hoped it would. I’m not sure if it was necessarily a bad, ending—it just wasn’t the ending that I wanted. Because of that, I’m not left with particularly fond thoughts of the book.

The #1 problem for me was the love triangle. This was introduced in Natural Born Angel and it continues in Battle Angel. I thought this whole triangle was a joke. It felt like a completely unnecessary element of the story that was just being used as a plot device to introduce conflict. Because when things are going well, you have to throw a wrench into it to make them more “interesting”. Bleh.

I thought it was particularly stupid how View Spoiler »

On the good side, Battle Angel did have a interesting twist! It seems sooo obvious in hindsight, but I didn’t see it coming AT ALL! So I really enjoyed being surprised like that!

But then we get to the ending where I was disappointed again. View Spoiler »

So I don’t know… It wasn’t really a BAD book. I enjoyed parts of it—especially the twist. But there were a bunch of parts that didn’t go “my way”. And god, that love triangle was a total joke.

The Verdict


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  1. I started reading the first book then got horribly distracted (like one year distracted). Now I’m afraid to try to continue the series. Thanks for your honesty though Ashley!

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