Waiting on Wednesday (73) - A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: March 20, 2012
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

Summary (from Goodreads):
Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself 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 three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, 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.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

I haven't read Michelle Zink's Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy, but I'm definitely thinking that A Temptation of Angels will be the first novel I'll read by the author! I've seen this book featured on so many WoW picks, so I know I'm definitely not alone in thinking A Temptation of Angels sounds like a wonderful new spin on angel mythology. And with a mix of historical fiction and romance as well, I'm wondering how I could possibly not like the novel. I'm definitely very excited for this one!

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19 comments

  1. This does sound good Liz! The 'temptation of angels' sounds sort of thrilling haha and I like that it takes place in London, it seems to be a popular book setting.

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  2. The cover is pretty... sounds good as well. I think I've seen this before, but couldn't remember though. ;P

    Xo,
    April @Books4Juliet

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  3. I am SUPER excited for this!! I love the dark, smoky vibe of the cover, so pretty. And hello epic romance, angelic brothers and a devestangly handsome childhood friend.... WHO WANTS TO DESTROY HER? OOH the intrigue :D Cannot wait!

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  4. I'm really looking forward to this as well and thought it was cool that the author's son composed the score for the book.

    My WOW

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  5. Fabulous choice! I'm so looking forward to AToA too! :)

    Check out my WOW!

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  6. So this is kind of like a love square?
    It sounds interesting. I'm usually iffy about Angels but this sounds kind of good
    thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great pick, sounds like an awesome book. =]
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. =]

    -Michael
    My WoW

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  8. This one sounds really good. I'm still sort of warming up to angels but I think I will give this one a shot.

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  9. This one sounds interesting, I like the look of the cover though! I'm not really sure what I think of books about Angels but maybe I'll check it out.

    Andrea
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  10. I haven't read the Prophecy of the Sisters series either but I love the sound of Temptation of Angels! Definitely want to read it - and it has a gorgeous cover! Great pick :).

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  11. I'm totally waiting on this one! I wanna say that I was sent an email a few days ago to review this one! If you want to borrow when I'm done...remind me in an email or tweet and I'll take note.

    Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
    bookluvrmindy

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  12. Great pick! I'm so excited for this one, it sounds really good. I also like the cover :)

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  13. This was my WoW too, because I'm so excited for this book. It looks like it's going to be really great. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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    susanhaugland@att.net

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  14. This books cover is gorgeous - I can't wait to read it

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  15. I agree, Liz, it sounds like a very exciting book. I think we need more historical-ish YA books. :)

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  16. Nice choice! This sounds like a great book & I love the cover.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Waht attracted me to this book as soon as it caught my eye was the cover. Does she not look like she is staring at something glorious?! Her eyes are alight with something mysterious. If anyone looked like a descendant of an angel, it was her. Love books on angel mythology and haven't read a new series or novel about it in while. I am hoping this will be a fresh new addition to YA angel mythology books. Can't wait for the release!

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