In 2099, the eyes of the Republic are everywhere. But are they really wearing the pseudoskin – or is the Society of Nuclear Darwinists? Lilia Desjardins’s husband’s death was deemed an accident from exposure to too much radiation, but Lilia strongly suspects murder. Adam Montgomery is aiding her investigation, but he also has his own assignment – and a divine one at that.
I had no idea how awesome this would be. I was just expecting angels, but decided to pick up the book because it recently won an award. The world-building is simply amazing, with technological and medical advances, but devastating corruption and conspiracy. From the Society conference in New Gotham, to the netherzones and the circus, life is bleak but the author’s imagination is stunning. The plot is engrossing, though I was more interested in the investigation than in the angels. The characters didn’t really appeal to me, which prevents me from declaring this a five-star read, but Fallen is pretty damn close. I can’t wait to read more of this world, and am desperate to get my mitts on the following novels in the series: Guardian and Rebel. Science fiction romance fans should love this.