Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Title:  Reaver
Series:  Lords of Deliverance (Book 5)
Author:  Larissa Ione
Narrated by: Helen Wick
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Rating:  4 Notes
Steam Level:  5 Flames (Scorching)

Praise for Larissa Ione and her capacity to write captivating, engaging, leave you on the edge of desperation books!  Reaver met my expectations and then some!!!!
Goodreads Synopsis:


Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.


Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's been doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood...

 Larissa Ione has solidly remained in my Top 5 list of Paranormal Romance authors that always seem to just get it right. Reaver is no different and after listening to the book, I must admit she completely outdid herself and far surpassed any expectations I might have had going into the book.

Harvester has always been known as a conniving BITCH, but at the end of the last Lords of Deliverance book, we learn that she just might not be as evil as we thought.  Even more, we learned that her and Reaver had a history together before he fell and she holds the key to regaining access to his missing memories.

The thing I loved most about Reaver was the magical way Ione redeemed Harvester in the eyes of fans without losing the essential elements that made Harvester that love to hate character.  Harvester's acts were revisited, however they were done so in a way that allowed readers to see the hidden side and the unknown reasons for her actions.  I also enjoyed catching up with the various characters from the Demonica series and seeing Reaver spend time with the Horsemen.  His scenes with Limos were extremely touching, giving readers the opportunity to see Reaver in the role of father. With the developments that take place at the end of the book and the huge reveal about Reaver's lineage, I'm dying to see what happens next.  Alas I trust Ione to pull it off....let's be for real...if she could redeem Reseph and Harvester she can definitely pull off that stunt.

Narration Review:
Helen Wick did an excellent job of narrating the characters and bringing them to life.  I found her voice pitches for Reaver and Harvester to be on spot.  My only complaint was her voice pitch for Eidolon and Wrath. They seemed quite a bit high and frankly annoying at times.  The voice of Eidolon in particular did not seem to fit his character at all.  Overall I give her narration 4 notes because she nailed the two main characters.


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