Book Review: Blue Angel by Phil Williams

Summary:

She’s touched the underworld. Can she survive its legacy?

Waking on an unfamiliar floor, Pax is faced with two hard truths. A murderous government agency wants her dead – and monsters really do exist. What’s more, her body’s going haywire, which she desperately hopes isn’t a side-effect of her encounters in the city’s tunnels.

To survive, and protect Ordshaw, she’s got to expose who, or what, is behind the chaos – and she can’t do it alone.

But with only the trigger-happy Fae to turn to, Pax’s allies might kill her before her enemies do…

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Thanks much to the author for providing a copy of this for review purposes. This did not affect the content of my review in any way.

Thoughts:

It’s great to be back in Ordshaw! I had a lot of fun with the first book in this series and book two continues that fun, I’m happy to say.

One of the best things about this book, and its predecessor, is the characters. They’re so full of life. Of course my favorite is Letty, the foul-mouthed little pixie. Now that she and Pax are working together Letty actually has a much bigger role to play in this sequel, so of course I was excited by that. Letty and Pax are looking for answers and it leads them to some very strange places. I love the dynamic between the two of them but also the bit of trust they’ve given to each other. This trust is crucial because it’s the start of something between the fae and the humans. We also get to spend time with Casaria in this book and wow, is that guy….interesting. He keeps things lively at least! I do wish we’d got to spend more time with the Barton’s, but we do get to spend some time with them. Holly is awesome and I wish I could see even more of her being awesome.

The pacing of the story here is great. It starts off at a seven and slowly builds to a ten at the end. I think one of the things Williams’ is great at is really nailing not only the pacing of a story but the climax. I love the action. But aside from that I love all of the politics of this one. There’s the fae and their stance on what they want and the Ministry which is…very bureaucratic. And then you have the mystery of the blue angel–what is it? What is behind the blue panels under Ordshaw? We get some answers here, but also more questions. I like the way each story builds upon the world.

One other thing I’d like to mention about this book is the particular version I read was the audiobook. I have to say, the audio production on this was fantastic. I absolutely loved the narrator. She did a fantastic job with all of the different characters and I loved all the accents she did. It added another element of fun to the story so I highly recommend the audiobook if you’re a fan of them.

Overall, enjoyed this one a lot! I’m really having a ton of fun with the world of Ordshaw. It’s unlike any other urban fantasy I’ve ever read and for that alone it deserves some recognition. 4/5 stars.

14 thoughts on “Book Review: Blue Angel by Phil Williams

  1. dinipandareads says:

    Great review, Lisa! I just read my first book by Williams yesterday and I devoured it because it was just a whole lot of fast-paced action and drama and I loved every minute of it. The characters were also what won me in that book, so I’m defo keen to read more set in his Ordshaw world! 😃

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    This is a fun series, indeed, and I’m very intrigued by your mention of the outstanding job done on the audio version. Characters go on very interesting journeys, and certainly Casaria is the one who reserved more surprises for me – but of course I’m Team Letty all the way! 😀 😀

  3. JonBob says:

    I’ve been meaning to read this for ages after enjoying the first book a lot! Glad to see my foul-mouthed fae is still front and centre in the sequel hehe.

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