This book is excellent for fans of Cassie Clare, and that is saying a ton.
Zuri bat-Lucifer is as content hanging out with her friend Damien in Hell as she is shopping in NYC. Her doting dad has had a bad wrap; he’s made sure she is well rounded, capable, and happy–and he knows that giving her a touch of the human life her mother once had is essential. Still, it has also fostered the natural mischief in Zuri’s soul, and now she is on a quest to recover a priceless angelic relic to her father’s collection before he notices it’s gone, and all Hell breaks loose. LITERALLY.
I love Zuri. She is book girlfriend material and then some. Strong and kickass you need to know before you start this book that she is no doormat, Zuri is a make-things-happen heroine. One thing she is causing in Celestial Academy is a trail of indubitability. After years of the winners writing history, she is setting the record straight, and the Archangel Michael loathes it.
And that brings us to the other pet project on Zuri’s plate. Making a real warrior out of angelic Miryam bat-Michael daughter out of the Archangel who banished her father and possibly the laziest and unmotivated person Zuri has ever met–if she weren’t cute she might have nothing going for her. Well, that and she is becoming a loyal friend. And did I mention she’s cute because there might be a crush forming there?
I honestly cannot wait for book two.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.
Title: Lucifer’s Emblem (Celestial Academy #1)
Author: Sarah Biglow & Molly Zenk
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 21 April 2020
A stolen relic. A false identity. An apocalypse in the making.
When Lucifer’s Emblem—his one defense against the Archangels who banished him from Heaven—is stolen, his daughter, Zuri tracks the thief to Celestial Academy. As the child of a Fallen, she’d never be allowed entry to the school for the descendants of angels and saints. Instead, she dons a fake identity, leading her right into the path of Miryam bat-Michael.
Miryam may be the daughter of the Archangel Michael, but she’s far from perfect. Craving the love of a father who is barely around, she seeks admiration and affection wherever she can find it. Even if that means throwing in with Zuri, the girl who doesn’t fit in.
A tentative alliance blooms as the girls uncover the thief’s true motives: Lucifer’s emblem can unleash Armageddon and Zuri’s blood breaks the seal. Zuri’s only hope of averting the apocalypse and escaping death is to trust Miryam. But is their growing bond strong enough to overcome eons of bad blood between Fallen and Archangels?
About Sarah Biglow:
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Biglow is a lawyer, tv addict, wife and mother.
With a passion for cozy mysteries, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, she is the author of the Geeks and Things cozy mystery series and the co-author of the bestselling Captivity series.
She owes much of her writing career to National Novel Writing Month (find out more here) and has been an active member of the Boston region since 2009. NaNoWriMo as it’s known by its participants not only gives writers an outlet to get their stories down on paper, but it helps promote literacy worldwide.
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About Molly Zenk:
USA Today Best Selling Author MOLLY ZENK was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, lived briefly in Tennessee, before finally settling in Colorado. Molly is married to a Mathematician/Software Engineer who complains about there not being enough “math” or info about him in her author bio. They live in Arvada, CO with their daughters.
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