Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday! Today I’m delighted to be on the tour for Hallow, the second book in the Celestial Creatures Series by Olga Gibbs. Check out the end of the post too to see how you can get Book 1, Heavenward for FREE!
Being one of the most formidable archangels with the power to end the world doesn’t serve you well if you don’t know how to use it.
Thrown into a battle of courts and factions, tangled in a web of intrigues and palatial games, naïve Ariel is surrounded by powerful angels, chasing their own agendas.
There’s no one she can trust. Everyone stands to gain something from her death.
To avoid the bloody battle that Baza brought to her door at Uras, Ariel retreats back to Apkallu (Earth) to find her sister, but the Heavenly battles and intrigues she flees follow her, as Baza’s immense hold on Apkallu forces Ariel and Rafe to make uncomfortable choices.
Ariel’s fight for survival is far from over and it looks like it’s going to be a deadly one.
I loved book 1, Heavenward so jumped at the chance to be on the tour for Hallow!
At the beginning we’re back on Apkallu (Earth to us!) with our protagonist Ariel, and her begrudging ‘bodyguard’ Rafe. They’re here to find Jess, Ariel’s sister to keep her safe. However, as is the case for Ariel, things don’t quite go to plan and she finds herself in numerous challenging situations, with another battle looming…..
Other than that I’m giving nothing else away! Again, Olga has bought us a fabulous YA Fantasy novel which had me completely sucked in and on the edge of my seat! I love Ariel, who at times can be a proper stroppy teenager, but she’s battling with so many things; not only the fact that she has only recently found out she’s an angel, but also issues from her past and her mental health struggles. She’s a character to look up to in many ways as no matter how many times she nearly hits rock bottom, she manages to pick herself back up, dust herself off and bring the fight that’s needed. I also love Rafe, and do feel a bit sorry for him as she does give him a hard time….poor guy definitely needs a break sometimes! And we encounter the charming, but deadly Baza again….
Olga’s description is fantastic; it really brings the story to life and helps you to see it playing out in your minds eye. The fact that the story covers a number of difficult subjects (mental health, suicide ideation, abuse, neglect and deprivation) is good bearing in mind the young adults that it is aimed at, and is done so in a sensitive and appropriate way.
Overall, I loved this and I can’t wait for book number three, Harbinger! If you’re looking for an action packed, fantasy then definitely check this out. I would recommend reading book one, Heavenward first (which you can get for free below whilst the tour is taking place!); I wouldn’t recommend trying to read this as a standalone as there is too much essential detail you would miss. Yet again, another great read from Olga!
about the author
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.
She is currently writing a second book in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book
get book 1 for Free!
During the blog tour Olga is kindly offering Book 1, Heavenward to readers for free!! To download your copy click here. Don’t miss out!!
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Massive thanks to Melanie for inviting me on to the tour, and to Olga (who is wonderful!) for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review. All views are my own and are unbiased.
Thanks for reading my lovelies.