Thursday, 8 September 2016

Engage by Erica Crouch

Title: Engage
Series: Ignite (#2.5)
Author: Erica Crouch
From: Netgalley
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi
Release Date: 5th May 2015
Challenges: 2016 Reading Assignment Challenge, 2016 Blogger Shame2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss ChallengeSummer COYER 20162016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): Kalaziel is a terrible guardian angel: her temper’s shorter than she is, she swears, she’s missing a wing, and she sees no problem with letting man make their own choices—no matter how questionable. That’s what free will is all about, right? Her overseers disagree. After she mishandles an assignment, Heaven strips Kala of her title and throws her back into training, hoping to reinforce the covenant of vows she swore to uphold as a guardian. But the angels’ motives aren’t as pure as they appear: they want to eradicate any opinions that conflict with Heaven’s code. With a mass cleansing on the horizon, Kala discovers she is not alone in her insubordination; there are other angels who are restless with the stasis of Heaven and ready for change. Progress doesn’t come easily, though, especially when it means uniting ancient enemies to fight for a common cause. 

Engage is book #2.5 of Ignite and happens concurrently with the events in book 1. However it should be read after book 2 due to potential spoilers. This review may contain spoilers for books 1 & 2 of the Ignite series. 

After meeting Ana and Kala in Incite I was already intrgued about them, not just their relationship and who they were as characters but also how they came to be running New Genesis. Engage follows the events in Heaven that happen around the same time as Micheal and Pen first started meeting in Ignite

It was interesting to see the effect that Michael's resurrection and how he was interacting with Pen were having on Heaven, as well as how much they seemed to know about Azeal and Pen...i.e. far more than Pen seemed to think they did! Not only that but there was more information given to Azeal's storming of the gates. 

Engage basically added more grey to the black and white system the angels used for all time. It made them more relatable as characters as up until the previous book the only angel that seemed to question anything was Michael. 

I'm definitely intrigued to see where this series will go as it approaches its finale!