An elegant combination of fantasy, thriller and romance, this debut novel from rising-star science fiction author Savannah Kline is a breathless tale of love, seduction and redemption.I had no clue what to expect from this book. It's a debut novel and not very well known. Honestly though, it took me by surprise. I've been a sucker for fallen angels since I discovered Patch in Hush, Hush. Beloved of the Fallen had me intrigued from the very first pages, when the history of the main male character, Valentin, is explained.
Intelligent and ambitious, Kira Castlemaine is a beautiful young attorney with an exciting future. But the sudden death of her U.S. Congressman father turns Kira’s life upside down. Almost immediately, she is swept into politics and swept off her feet.
As the high-stake political intrigue unfurls, Kira finds herself at the epicenter of a congressional battle that will determine the fate of America and humanity. Helping guide her through this ordeal is her new lover—the handsome, shrewd political consultant Valentin. But what shadowy secret is the seemingly heaven-sent Valentin truly hiding?
Valentin was once a good angel. However, he made a fatal mistake, was banished from heaven, and therefore forced to join the side of evil with the fallen. A job from Lucifer himself causes Valentin's sudden involvement in the life of young attorney Kira Castlemaine, the protagonist in the story.
Kira is not your average female. Though already on her way to becoming successful in law, Kira's dream has always been rooted in politics. When her U.S. Congressman father dies, Kira's life takes a sharp turn. With Valentin by her side as a campaign manager, she joins the race for her father's seat in the House of Representatives. At the same time, strange things are happening. Kira begins to discover secrets about Valentin as well as her own past, and in doing so, her life will never be the same.
I enjoyed this story very much. Though the characters were a bit older than the adolescents I'm used to reading about, they were still strong but easy to relate to. The ending left me a little upset, but I soon realized that it was the most realistic. I'd recommend Beloved of the Fallen to mature young adult readers who enjoy slightly twisted, as in not quite like the usual, paranormal romances.
Rating: 4/5 stars