Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Series: Angelbound Origins #3
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Favorite Quote: “I have two speeds: fight like hell and nap.”
ABOUT: In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.
To gather proof, Myla and Lincoln go undercover at an all-girl’s high school on Earth. Lincoln acts as the new gym teacher; Myla becomes the school’s least popular transfer student ever. To stop them from getting the goods, Acca releases Hell on Earth. Literally. Good thing Myla and Lincoln aren’t afraid of a tough fight. This one promises to be the hardest yet. After all, who ever said high school wasn’t hell?
My Review: Acca can be simply describe as this: procrastination 101 and how not to get away with murder. Also, it needed major proofreading.
This third installment in the Angelbound Origins was okay, but Myla and Lincoln (M+L for this review) have horrible time management skills and mixed-up priorities. The frequent use of pet names was also grating after a while.
I liked where we got to venture to a new place in the story and engage with new characters. The threat to M+L’s future is high and reclaiming their lost vital evidence adds a danger element to the story. But they are so into themselves and their physical attraction that crucial time is wasted. There is so much at stake in Acca! I get that they’re in love, but I would think stopping House Acca – and avoid imprisonment! – would keep them focused. Not to mention the growing tension between thrax (what Lincoln is) and demons (though Myla is a quasi-demon) over M+L’s pending wedding. The consequences of failing don’t seem to matter much to them.
Prior to Acca, the antagonist (House Acca) has shown amazing cunning and wickedness. But here…like I said, how not to get away with murder (literally and figuratively). Despite how ridiculous the climatic scene was, it was action-packed and kind of cool.
Myla’s tail and the thrax judge stole the show for me. What’s awesome about Myla’s tail is that it has sentience and a personality. The tail allowed for nice moments of levity. The thrax judge was so bad-ass in her stalwart following of the law and administration of justice.
While Acca was a quick but frustrating read, I will continue reading this series because at it core it is entertaining and I am invested in Myla’s story.