First of all, I really enjoyed this book. I kind of went out on a limb when I purchased this, because the book cover threw me off and the book description wasn't a very good summary of the story. This was a good thing though, because I had zero expectations and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm very happy that I grabbed this book off the shelf.
However, for at least the first 100 pages of the book all I kept saying to my roommate and boyfriend was different variations of "this is weird" and "what the hell am I reading?" This book is
weird, though, and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. It threw me through a loop, and by the second half of the book i could NOT put it down. I just needed
to find out the big secrets of Karou, Madrigal, Akiva and Brimstone. I was entranced by this story. It completely took over my brain. It was great.
If you are intrigued by the angel and devil phenomenon, and love a good suspense story, stop what you're doing and read this. It was a really, really fun and original read! I can't wait for the second book to come out!
UPDATE -- Reread in January 2013 to prepare for the sequel. Still a great read and so complex that I forgot many things that happened.
UPDATE #2 -- Reread again in April 2014 and HOW DID I EVER GIVE THIS BOOK 4 STARS?! This book is amazing and deserves a million stars. And the writing is so gorgeous.