Angelbound

Kick-ass epic fantasy and paranormal romance (Angelbound Origins Book 1)

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Pub Date 01 May 2019 | Archive Date 29 Oct 2021

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Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl.

For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter Heaven or Hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet. But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons.

Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds.

What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy part-human and part-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

Angelbound Origins

In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names

1. Angelbound

2. Scala

3. Acca

4. Thrax

5. The Dark Lands

6. The Brutal Time

7. Armageddon

8. Quasi Redux

9. Clockwork Igni

Perfect for teen and young adult readers who want their book series to deliver: badass world building, angels, demons, paranormal romance, fresh themes from contemporary fiction, LOL romantic comedy, gods and goddesses, dark fantasy, strong girls and women as heroines, themes about loners and outcasts, the best laughs in humorous literature, general coming of age whackery, and (most importantly) truly unusual epic fantasy.

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl.

For the past five years, Myla has...


Advance Praise

"Must read YA paranormal fantasy!" - USA Today

"Must read YA paranormal fantasy!" - USA Today


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I really can not make my mind up about this book. I liked it but I found it a little long. But, then again the lead character is seriously kick-ass. I guess I found it a little immature but then again it is a YA novel. I liked the way the author did the world building, and I really liked the different creatures. It's definitely a page turner and it does keep you on your toes. Overall its a good read and worth a look.

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Angelbound by Christina Bauer. Angelbound origins book 1. Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl. I really really enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down. I lived Mylas character. She was my favourite. I loved the cover too. I love this author. Can't wait for next book. 5*.

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Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter Heaven or Hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet. But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. I read this book a little while ago but wanted to re-read it because it was so good . I requested it from NetGalley. What else can I say about this series that I haven't already said? Myla is a wonderful character. Fun, brave, straight-forward, spunky, sassy.... and just all around wonderful. I have forgotten how much fun it was when Lincoln and Myla first met too. :) All the misunderstandings and insecurities... Let's just say that it ends wonderfully... Thanks to the publisher for providing this arc.

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Really interesting Y&A paranormal Book. We meet Myla and her life in Purgatory, step by step she learns the true history and her family legacy. There are events sent in motion will Myla find all the answers and strength to overcome everything. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for NetGalley

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This was a great and original young adult fantasy with a kick-ass female main character named Maya who lives in Purgatory. There's ghouls, demons, angels, deadly sins, humor and even a little romance. The book, although the first in a series, has an actual ending but still leaves you wanting more. Can't wait to continue with the series!

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I really enjoyed the characters and worldbuilding of this story, it was lush and incredibly capturing, however, that’s all it really was. There was some plot issues I found personally that I just didn’t connect with. I would recommend this to fans of The Mortal Instruments series though! Thank you for allowing me to read this

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This book was a great discovery. I found the world very interesting with the classic elements of Hell & Heaven (angels and demons) completed by the quasis and the thrax, which are partly human, angel and/or demon, and also by the ghouls. The different ‘species’ were very well explained, particularly the thrax etiquette, and it was easy to differentiate them. It was fun to see that the personalities of the quasis depended on one of the seven sins such as Wrath for Myla and Envy for her best friend Cissy. I totally loved the latter which I found very funny with her (slight) obsession for Zeke and her jealousy when someone approaches Myla. The book is very easy to read and fast-paced thanks to the sassy and mischievous main characters. I enjoyed the relationship between them even if the part where they were at odds was the funniest one. I’m impressed by the skill of the author in making two characters that perfectly complement each other. For once, our heroine doesn’t lose her temper when she falls in love and is forming a team with Lincoln. My favourite characteristic was her tail, which made me smile each time it was evoked. Following the idea of Myla remaining quite hot-headed is my main complaint about this book: I simply didn’t understand her reaction in the final fight scene which seems very far from her usual behaviour. Overall, a very good reading experience and I definitively advise this book for the lovers of YA fantasy!

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While this book was a bit too long, in my opinion, it was well written. Myla was fantastically written. She is one of the better mc heroines I've read in YA ficition in a long time. She's funny, clever, witty, while also being sweet and sensitive and she was a beautiful blended and complex character. Lincoln was hard to like until near the end of the story, but he was redeemable and it wasn't far fetched. Overall, most of the side characters were written well and not too caricaturist, and even the only character that was unlikable through the whole thing, Cissy, was consistently written. I loved the supernatural aspect as well and I felt like the author had a new and fresh perspective on the idea of heaven and hell and good vs. evil.

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