Lissa's Review: Darkest Heart (Dominion #1) by Juliette Cross
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY PUBLISHER: entangled publishing RELEASED: August 20th 2018 GENRE: paranormal, fantasy, romance LENGTH: FORMAT: ebook, paperback
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Wrong side of heaven...right side of redemption.
Anya—a stoic, blue-winged angelic warrior— was bitten by a demon prince in battle, and now she has precious little time to find a cure for his deadly venom. But the only archangel with the power to stop the dark poison from corrupting her body and soul is missing. She’ll have to trust her guide, the outcast high demon Dommiel, who is as handsome as he is dangerous if she has any hope.
An outcast of his own kind, high demon Dommiel stays under cover while the war between angels and demons rages on. But when the only person who ever showed him kindness asks for his help, he has no choice but to try to save the angel. Venturing back into the dens he has avoided for so long, Anya makes him want and feel things he never thought possible.
But Dommiel knows there is no way an angel can ever love a demon… FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Darkest Heart is a gritty, raw tale of an apocalypse. Where the demons are taking over the world. And the angels and human’s are trying to stop it, trying to survive.
Darkest Heart had a draw to it; the cover initially caught my attention. I had to have it, and I had to jump into this story. I don’t like to read blurbs or reviews. I had never read anything by Juliette Cross. But I had a feeling. This was written in such a poetic way. The detail of the world and what was going on around them was enthralling. Dommiel and Anya are by far total opposites. A Demon whose own kind is out to destroy him. And Anya an Angel, whose sole purpose long ago before the fall was to protect children. Dommiel is one of those characters that you should hate. But you adore. He’s real, and even as a Demon, he has a bit of a conscious. But he wasn’t always a Demon. I didn’t want to stop reading this story. I love when that happens, that urgency. This world is full of evil, full of hope, and death surrounds everything. But there’s a light in that darkness. There was never a dull moment in this story. Dommiel and Anya’s connection was real. The fire that was between them no one could extinguish. Overall, I have to give this Five Boundless Stars. Thank goodness this is a series. I can’t wait for the next one.