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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Archon: The Books of Raziel ~ Giveaway and Review

By Blood, by Fire, by Air, By Earth
By Water, by Life, by Death, by Birth
By Sun, by Moon, by Sky, by Sea
I offer what is precious to me, my Dreams,
That portion of Death I see, and now your Spirit
Bound by the leash of my Will shall be…

There are some things worse than Death.

Angela Mathers, with her stain of dark red hair and alabaster skin – a freak, a monster, a blood head, and perhaps the possible fulfillment of a horrific prophecy, remains haunted by angels. One in particular with beguiling blue eyes and magnificent bronze wings who seduces her dreams. Her only escape from the nightmares is her paintings that depict the dark visions that have possessed her mind for years.

Newly freed from the mental institution she spent the last two year of her life in, Angela is hopeful that attending Westwood Academy, the Vatican’s exclusive univerisity, will bring her peace and will finally provide and explanation for the dreams and visions that plague her mind. The university is a school for students, specifically blood heads that possess super-natural powers, and among them is one special blood head that is more powerful than them all: the Archon, the human reincarnation of the dead angel Raziel. When the Archon arises as is foretold in the prophecy, they will rule over the supernatural universe.

Angela, already struggling with her own life and its sense of normality, has no desire to conquer the supernatural universe, but the choice may not be her own. Torn between the man she loves and her obsession with the beautiful angel who haunts her dreams and paintings, she must choose what is best for her and for the world, for she is the key to Heaven and Hell. Both will stop at nothing to have the Archon on their side of this battle between their worlds.

Sabrina Benulis, author of Archon: The Books of Raziel, has really put a fascinating spin on her own unique and complex version of Paradise Lost; of heaven, hell, and life on earth, how and why the angels fell in the first place, and the impending apocalypse prophetically called the Ruin.

I would recommend this book to young adults and those comfortable with a Gothic style genre as well as the supernatural. I received this book compliments of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review and would rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars. For more information about this book, the writer, and where to purchase a copy, you may click and follow the link I have provided below:

Archon: The Books of Raziel by Sabrina Benulis

Here's the best part, thanks to the folks at Harper Collins, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of this blog. Here are your details:

1. Must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Leave a comment on my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart.

3. Be a resident of the US or Canada or have a shipping address in the US or Canada. Please No P.O. Boxes.

4. Leave me a comment telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book. Along with the comment, please include your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You can use the words (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on January 27rd and I will notify the winner at that time.


  1. 1. I follow via GFC.
    2. I left a comment on your FB page: Lisa Holmes Garrett.
    3. I live in the US
    4. I have recently started reading this genre and I am enjoying it. I would love to read this one. The cover is awesome.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  2. 1. I am an email subscriber and follower.
    2. I live in the USA
    3. I would love to read this book because it sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  3. The cover of this book is breath-taking and your review of this book made me want to read it even more. You captured my attention so fully with your eloquent writing style that this is a must read for me.
    Thanks for the wonderful review!
    Following you everywhere!

    frishawn dot wtfareyoureading at gmail dot com

  4. I love stories about angels, the struggle between heaven and hell, etc.

    I am a GFC follower

    I left a comment on the Facebook page


  5. The cover is awesome
    I am afollower on GFC

  6. The first thing I noticed about it was the cover. It's very gothic looking. I like how Angela is struggling to find her self identity and to belong. The journey to finding this sounds like a good one.

    I left a comment on your FB under Fiery Na.
    I'm also a GFC follower.

  7. love the cover of the book. Makes me really excited to read it.

    bookbunny68 at yahoo dot com


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