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July 31, 2015

Review for Gabriel (Path of Angels - Book 4) by Patricia Josephine



Blurb:

The end is in sight.

To stop Uriel from freeing Lucifer, Gabriel and his brothers must fall and go to Hell. It is a sacrifice Gabriel is not entirely ready to make. Will he fight alongside his brothers or forge his own path? There is only one choice.

Alexander doesn’t want to help Uriel nor does he trust him, but the angel has promised him a better life. He swore to protect Charlie, and he’ll do whatever it takes. When he meets the archangels and learns the depth of Uriel’s lies, he understands the true meaning of sacrifice. If there’s any hope of stopping Lucifer from being freed, Alexander, Charlie, Zephyr and Lake will have to get to Hell and help Gabriel and his brothers in the fight against Uriel.

The path is finally ending, but the price may be too high.

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MY REVIEW:

In this last installment of the Path of Angels series we have Gabriel's story. In the previous stories, Michael, Zadekiel, and Jophiel found love and fell from grace. The last brother left to fall, so they can battle Uriel and stop him from setting Lucifer free, is Gabriel. Gabriel's anger over being chosen, over his set path, and even in God is refreshing. But it is his anger that could be his downfall.

One thing I found interesting about Gabe (other than his anger) was the secrecy behind his divine gift or "weapon." All of his brothers have angelic gifts and weapons that they use when they fight Fallen, but we never so much as glimpsed what Gabe's could be. Until now. Another thing that held my interest were these nagging questions: what type of person would steal Gabe's heart? Who would he fall in love with? Well...not one but two! Which makes perfect sense.

This story also combines a sweet romance between Alexander Cook and Charlie, a girl who doesn't talk. Their relationship is super cute. I loved how Patricia Josephine used facial expressions and body language as Charlie's way to communicate. She was truly a lovely character with her silence, sparkling eyes, and blushing cheeks.

As Gabe and his brothers try to complete their destiny, there is blood shed, shocking turns, and new secrets. And I loved how all of the minor characters (not so minor in my eyes!) had bigger purposes.

Angels, love, and sacrifice. Hell, death, and pain. This story has it all! And it is my favorite one of the series. :)

Note: All of these stories contain love in one form or another: M/M, M/F, even M/M/F.

5 Stars!


About the Author:

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

Alexander doesn’t want to help Uriel nor does he trust him, but the angel has promised him a better life. He swore to protect Charlie, and he’ll do whatever it takes. When he meets the archangels and learns the depth of Uriel’s lies, he understands the true meaning of sacrifice. If there’s any hope of stopping Lucifer from being freed, Alexander, Charlie, Zephyr and Lake will have to get to Hell and help Gabriel and his brothers in the fight against Uriel.

The path is finally ending, but the price may be too high.

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QUESTIONS: Have you read this series? Do you like angels? 


58 comments:

Blogoratti said...

I haven't read the series, but seems quite interesting. Greetings!

Lux G. said...

The cover is awesome. I have to check this out. The review and blurb sounds good to me.

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like by the review it has it all indeed. Fun to play with angel mythology too.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I've seen this book on other blogs this week. The cover is really great, and the story sounds fascinating too. Congratulations, Patricia.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

And I meant to add: Great review, Chrys. I'm still half asleep. :)

betty said...

Interesting series; I hadn't heard of it before. Wishing success to the author on book 4 of it!

I believe I had an encounter with an angel years ago. Brother's motorcycle had broken down; I went down to see if I could give him/girlfriend ride back. Crowded area where it broke down; we were just at the side of the street talking when a man came up, asked what was wrong, brother explained what happened. Guy walked over to the bike, did this or that with it and it started right away. Disappeared in the crowd before we could really thank him properly.

betty

Stephanie Faris said...

I love the cover on that one!!! Very eye catching.

Chrys Fey said...

It surely is a fun and interesting series. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Awesome! I hope this post has piqued your interest enough. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

It does! And you can do so much with angel mythology.

Chrys Fey said...

I've seen it out and about on other blogs with week too, which thrills me. This book and the whole series deserves attention. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Beverly! Pour yourself a nice cup of coffee. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for sharing that story, Betty! I do believe that angels walk on earth....

Chrys Fey said...

I love all of the cover! :D The blues in the background really make them pop.

diedre Knight said...

Love the premise of this series! The intriguing cover compels a look within! Write on, Patricia! This should put you well on your way toward that petting zoo:-)
Enjoyed your thoughtful review, Chrys!

M.J. Fifield said...

I haven't cared for other angel stories I've read, but I like Patricia's writing, so I know I'll enjoy this angel series. Can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to think it's interesting. ;)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lux. Alexandria did an awesome job on the covers and I can't wait to work with her again.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

I may print Chrys's review so I can hug it. That's not weird writer behavior is it? LOL

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

I'm all over the interwebz and there's no escaping! MUAHAHAHAHA! ;)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

That is a cool story. I love hearing things like these. It makes me think and wonder.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

I can't say the series covers are my favorite because, honestly, I love all my covers, but yeah, Alexandria did awesome. (I'm kind of hopeless at photoshop despite being an art geek in high school.)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Diedre.
I hope so, but hubby and I will have to get our own house first. Renting and the landlord said only cats allowed. He's ruining my dreams! *sobs*
;)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Aww, crap, MJ. The pressure is on now. ;)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review Chrys. It made Gabe crack a smile for a brief second.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy angel stories and this series looks interesting with the plot lines and touch of romance. Thank you for sharing.

nashvillecats2 said...

I haven't read any of the others but this was a good review on what seems a wonderful book. Good luck with the sales.
Yvonne.

Chrys Fey said...

You will enjoy her series, M.J. Guaranteed!

Chrys Fey said...

WOOT! Now that's an accomplishment. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Diedre! :)

Chrys Fey said...

You're welcome, Medeia!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for visiting, Yvonne!

Anonymous said...

I get on angel kicks where I read a whole bunch or come up with a bunch of ideas.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Yvonne.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I've always been fascinated by angels, and it's strange that they haven't been portrayed more often (at least I don't think they have). So it sounds like an interesting book! I also like the idea of an "angry" angel, because I always thought of angels being more relaxed and peaceful (with the exception of Lucifer, of course).

Rachna Chhabria said...

Loved the blurb and the cover of Gabriel. Will add it to my TBR pile.

Anonymous said...

Angels have never quite taken off like vampires or werewolves. I've read a few myself, but yeah, never really seen an angry angel that wasn't the bad guy.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Thanks, Rachna.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Cherdo said...

This sounds like a great book; I need to get the series and catch up!

Thanks, Chrys and Patricia!

sage said...

No, I haven't read this series. Another author from Michigan who writes about angels and "the end" is Rob Kroese and his "Mercury" series. Kroese is also very funny.

Anonymous said...

Cherdo, thanks. If you do get the series, I hope you enjoy it.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

I'll have to look him up. Always interested in reading my fellow Michiganders' books.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Mary Kirkland said...

Here's another new to me author and book. Do like the cover and the premise for the book sounds really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Well, in that case, nice to meet you. =)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Liz A. said...

I haven't read any of these, but I just might have to check them out.

Tara Tyler said...

sounds completely awesome! they are all on my tbr list - and now i can read them all in a row! great review, thanks for sharing it! and congrats patricia!

Anonymous said...

Yes, no waiting for the next book here. There's a reason I had a schedule set. =)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

No complaints from me if you do. ;)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for visiting, Cherdo!

Chrys Fey said...

i'll have to look him up too. Thanks, Sage!

Chrys Fey said...

You would definitely like Patricia's writing, Mary. :)

Chrys Fey said...

That would be awesome, Liz! :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like a good book!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Sherry.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm looking forward to her handling of Charlie after having read a snippet. Great review, thanks!

TBM said...

Love the diversity with the romances.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I like having diverse story ideas and I never seem to be short of them.

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Charlie is definitely a character I would love to explore more. I'll have to plot with her a bit. =)

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~