The Dark Lands (Angelbound Origins #5) by Christina Bauer book review



Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life–she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the Thrax. Oh yeah, and being a super-powerful demigoddess who moves souls into Heaven or Hell doesn’t suck, either. In fact, everything is pretty much awesome. Until something craptastic happens.

Her honorary older brother Walker enters the Dark Lands, home to the rule-loving ghouls, and vanishes without a trace.

Now it’s up to Myla to solve the mystery of Walker’s disappearance. Of course, Myla likes interacting with ghouls about as much as elective dental surgery. To make matters harder, everyone thinks that Walker is simply taking a well-deserved vacation. But Myla and her Angelbound love, Lincoln, both suspect that a criminal named the Viper took Walker in order to somehow release Lucifer, the ex-King of the Angels who’s a bloodthirsty maniac.

Long story short, Myla and Lincoln have just twenty-four hours to rescue their good friend and stop Lucifer from taking over the after-realms. Even for them, this may be a too-tall order, especially when Myla’s own father allows his past friendship with Lucifer to threaten Walker’s future.


Myla kicks butt again! In this new installment, we see her go off on adventure in search of her brother Walker. Myla and her tail (yes her tail who seems to have a mind of its own) both rise up to the challenge. Meanwhile, she also has to worry about the ghouls setting Lucifer free, on top of still being a mom, and wife….. (whew a demon woman’s work is never done)

I think that Myla had become my favorite quasi demon to read and I absolutely am smitten over Lincoln, well all the characters in these novels really. Lincoln and Myla make a great couple and are hilarious with their banter.

The writing in these novels, truly blow me away. The wonderful descriptions of Angels, Demons, Ghouls, Purgatory, Antrum, Dark Lands will have you pulled in so far that you will want the story to never end. The tone of this book overall, was well honed in to the perfect amount of suspense, and lightheartedness all executed at the right moment.

I also loved that now even though Myla is a mother, she still has all her spunk. I was thrilled to see that she wasn’t written down to someone who is dull. I loved the originality here. These books are super amazing and continues to grow on me. I love that in an over saturated market these books rise up and shine all on their own. A definite one click read from me!


Shelved: YA, paranormal, Fantasy
ebook, 218 pages
Published September 2018 by Monster House Books LLC

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******* “Publisher’s Note: Christina Bauer is a non-linear thinker who came up with ARMAGEDDON and then went back and wrote some earlier books. This is why you’ll see ARMAGEDDON (Book 7) and the Offspring series available before THE BRUTAL TIME (Book 6). We’ve told her to stop this practice, but she keeps giving us lewd hand gestures in response. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience.”  ********



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