Review: A Temptation of Angels

Feb •  2 •  2012

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: A Temptation of AngelsA Temptation Of Angels by Michelle Zink
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers on March 20, 2012
Genres: Young Adult-Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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"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."

It is official. I want to crawl into Ms. Zinks head and look at all of the wonderful ideas she has. Did I mention that I love this author? This book is sooo good. It’s like eating a delicious red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting that I just have to lick off my fingers!! Too much? Nah, this book is sweeet!

Why do I love this book as much as I love cake? First the plot. I like that the main character is oblivious to what she is. It has been kept a secret from her. She is totally unaware of what is going on around her. I do like that when she knows, she grows. I also adored how feisty she got. She snapped. She fought. And most of all, she didn’t give up. That is my type of gal.

What I also loved in the love interest. (FYI: There is no love triangle yet, but one is forming) I loved that the love interest comes from two different lives of Helen. One from her past and now her future. Both guys are great for her. And of course both guys are HOT! Did I mention that Ms. Zink always created such nice, honorable hotties? YUP!

Final verdict? Read it! I loved every moment of this book. Plot pacing is good. Every secret of Helen’s past is revealed and it’s so addicting!!! A Temptation of Angels is the start of a great series!

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Anna
    Feb 2, 2012

    It’s the first review I read of this book and it’s more than positive.Looks that in the months to come there are way too many amazing books to be published

    • Savannah Valdez
      Feb 2, 2012

      Anna, I love this author! I hope you like it too 🙂

  2. Amy
    Feb 2, 2012

    Great review! This sounds so good, I seriously can’t wait to read it – thank you for sharing! 🙂

  3. Giselle
    Feb 2, 2012

    As much as cake? Chocolate cake? Baha. I really want to read this one even moreso now! 😀

    • Savannah Valdez
      Feb 2, 2012

      Giselle, Red Velvet cake is my weakness! And so is this book!

  4. Yay for five bites! Can’t wait to read this one soon. It sounds awesome!

  5. Wendy Darling
    Feb 2, 2012


    • Savannah Valdez
      Feb 2, 2012

      My favorite cake in this whole wide world! Just like I can;’t resist in eating just one piece of cake, I can’t resist not reading this book. Soo good!

  6. Jenny
    Feb 2, 2012

    AHHHHHH! I NEED THIS BOOK! So glad you gave it 5 bites, I can’t wait to read it:)

  7. You had me at cake, lol! How have I never heard of this author!? I am all about the angel books right now – this was a great review and I am going to look it up now and add it to my list! Thanks!

  8. Shellie
    Feb 2, 2012

    mmmmmmm cake =) Great review, I have been waiting on this one for sooooo long! Awesome that there isn’t a triangle in the first novel but one brewing, that’s awesome! There is more that is built when it’s written like that. <3

    • Savannah Valdez
      Feb 2, 2012

      LOL! YUP! I love the way Michelle Zink slowly creeps onto the readers the love interest. So awesome 🙂

  9. Nina Reed
    Feb 3, 2012

    I got this ARC waiting for me, and after this review I am so going to have to read it as soon as I finish Will Grayson, Will Grayson tomorrow!:)

  10. Alison Can Read
    Feb 3, 2012

    This sounds terrific. Have you read her first series? I wasn’t that into it, but I’m wondering if I’d like this better.