Release Day Blitz/Review – Angelstone by Hanna Peach

Title: Angelstone
Author: Hanna Peach
Series: Dark Angel #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Published: May 31st 2013

Book Description

After escaping from the Hollows and the Michaelea lightwarriors, Jordan takes Alyx and Israel to Aradale, a secret Rogue community, where they appear to be safe − for now. But did they bring the enemy with them? “Mini”, the strange and speechless young girl they rescued from the Hollows, is not as she seems. Why was Elder Michael keeping her locked up? What is she hiding?

Alyx and Israel are driven further apart as Israel continues to obsess over making Adere human and Alyx hides two secrets from him: that he may be part-demon and that she may be carrying his child, a tri-blood keye that can be used to unlock Hell.

Out in the mortal cities, pieces of Black Stone, the only material that can disrupt the angels’ healing abilities, continue to be stolen to make weapons for Samyara’s dark army. Alyx and her friends must stop them, but this means infiltrating holy and guarded places to steal the Black Stone − a monastery in remote China, a mosque in Saudi Arabia, an art gallery in Florence and a cathedral in Peru.

Can they win this deadly race against the Darkened?

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My Review

I read Angelfire late last year and I have been eager to get a hold of the next book in the series to see how Alyx is going to survive outside of Michaelea, without the support of her fellow lightwarriors and with the knowledge of the Blood Prophecies. Angelstone lacked a little bit in the fighting and action department but made up for it in an intriguing plot that had me fascinated.

Angelstone kicks off just after the end of Angelfire with Alyx and Israel taking refuge in the Rogue camp with Jordan. Together they work with the Aradale refugees to format a plan to prevent the Blood Prophecies from being fulfilled. Alyx’s feelings are in the air over Israel as he appears to still have Adere on his mind.

Alyx still seems quite reserved in this book. She keeps her feelings hidden and tries to keep the peace, just like how she was in Angelfire, but when things start to build, she lets it go and puts her emotions out there. She is confused about Jordan, as he is showing interest in her other than friendship but the Guardian bond between Alyx and Israel is as strong as ever. The secrets that she has tried to hold onto may destroy the relationships that she has worked hard to construct.

Israel spends a lot of time dealing with his feelings and controlling his emotions so that he can harness what is inside of himself. He confronts Alyx as he believes that she cannot accept him. Both of these characters need to deal with the chemistry that they have as they are a forcible team if they work together. I’m still fond of Israel as he is trying to be his own person and stands up to himself. I like when he tells Alyx to basically back off, stop treating him like a boy, because he is a Man. It’s that bit of force that he needed to use to get Alyx to see him as more than a mere human.

I enjoyed how Hanna told the story and showed us more about how the Rogues live and how they communicate with other communities. We revisit a lot of places from book 1, Purgatory and the Tunnels, to meet some old friends and to meet some new allies. We only touched back with Michael and the Angels in this book, as Angelstone focuses more on Samarya and how they are going to prevent him from acquiring the Black Stone to destroy the Angels. The ending of Angelstone is a killer and I was left speechless on how it all unfolded, so I am keen to read Angelsong to see how things will play out.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Angelfire is currently free at Amazon.
Check out my review for Angelfire, book 1 in the series HERE.

About the Author

Hanna Peach

A writer of fantastical things, especially stories with fangs, magic or wings.

I want to tell you tales that will rip away the glamour from your life, keep you running and fighting and gasping long past the devil’s hour and maybe, just maybe, reality will look a little bit different when you return.

Sit with me around this witchlight. Let me tell you a story.

Find out more about her at:

Book Trailer - Angelfire


  1. Glad you enjoyed, I still need to check out the first one.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading the first one. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  3. You won't regret it, it is a fun ride!!

  4. Grab it while it's free!! I enjoyed it!

  5. This series is new to me, but I am glad the plot was so good. I am intrigued and those covers are gorgeous!

  6. Aren't they? Pretty covers draw me in... and these definitely did!!


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