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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Book Review: Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day

Touch Of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1) by Syliva Day

Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly two hundred years, he has found her-Shadoe-her soul once more inhabiting a new body, with no memory of him. And this time, he won't let her go

This is the first book in the Renegade Angel trilogy which is one long story that will be broken down into the three books. However, this series is unique because each book focuses on a different romantic couple. This was the story of Adrian, the OMG alpha male, who is the leader of an army of Angels sent to police the Fallen, who were turned into vampires, on earth.

Adrian was fun to read, acting all caveman and then melting when Lindsey was around. I also loved the premise behind their tragic story. Adrian fell in love with Shadoe, the daughter of a Fallen, but her father and Adrian hate each other for reasons I can’t say <G> and she ends up dying. However, her soul is continually reincarnated into a human and fate always brings them back together only to have her die tragically again, but each time she comes back she has no recollection of their past. This time her soul is in a human named Lindsey, but things are different, Lindsey’s soul is stronger and in control. There are some pretty heated sex scenes too; Adrian might be the prim and proper angel, but he talks dirty in bed ;)

We are introduced to many characters in this book and the overall world. You have the Angels, the Fallen and their vampire minions, and the Lycans who are basically slaves to the angels. Each faction has their own politics and agenda which creates much of the overall conflict for the story.

Since this is a first book, there was extensive world building going on. I spent most of my time confused as to who is which kind of paranormal creature and how they were related to each other. Day did keep reminding the reader throughout the story and there is a glossary at the beginning, but I still had difficulty. I shouldn’t have to think that hard. I was also disappointed by the main characters behavior at the end of the book. There was so much passion and emotional turmoil throughout the book and then at the end everyone just accepted things and went out with a whimper instead of a bang. It just didn’t add up for me.

I liked the mythology and Adrian’s alpha male attitude, but the rest was over-the-top PNR cheesiness, but that is not a bad thing to some people! There are those out there who love that kind of thing, just not me. I suggest checking out some other reviews before making your decision.

2 ½ Sheep


  1. good to know, thanks! id been debating buying this one, but ill just wait for it to come to the library!

  2. I love the necklace LOL I have wondered about this one, you and I have a lot of the same tastes in books so while it is on the wishlist, I will choose something calling to me louder :)

  3. Katie found that one :) I would let this one slide for a while. I will probably read the next one because I like to give a series two books before I give up on it. Maybe she will make some adjustments and I will enjoy it more.

  4. Hmmm... I do like some cheese... Though the confusing factor might be an issue. I don't mind my epic fantasy novels requiring a glossary, but when the PNR does... I dunno...