Ignite by Erica Crouch

17875224Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed.

As Hell prepares for war – spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army – the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice. 

With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark

  • – Description from Goodreads page


So I found out about this book series after finding the Wordnerds channel on YouTube, (which by the way is an awesome channel and I would definitely recommend checking it out!) and learning that is book was free on Amazon.
Now usually I am not that into angel and demon books simply because that is not my forte, but I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I really enjoyed reading this.
Ignite follows the story of Pen who is a fallen angel. She is tasked with trying to convince the newly revived archangel, Michael, to join the legions of hell; however, along the way Pen begins to questions where her loyalty truly lies


Things I like:
The first thing that really drew me to this story were the references. Pen is established as the demon who taught humans how to write, and as such she often quote poetry. I also really enjoyed the character development. We see Pen go from a follower who keeps her head down to someone who fights for what she believes in.

In fact, the characters in general for this story were absolutely amazing. My favorite would definitely have to be Pen’s brother Azael. He is a smart ass with a bad attitude and everything you would expect from a demon. The dynamic between him and Pen is definitely interesting and enjoyable to read just on their own.

The romance in this was also very enjoyable. I was so thrilled when I realized that there wasn’t going to be a love triangle and that a lot of the romantic cliche where either underplayed or weren’t there at all.

Things I didn’t like:
There really isn’t a lot that I didn’t like about this story, except for the pacing. the pacing was very slow, and the action was kept to a minimal. Literally I think we had one fight scene in the entire book and it was only a page or two long. I would have loved to have seen Pen kick more ass in this story!

Secondly was the world building, which really did need a lot of work. We never actually get to see heaven or hell in this story, and it seems like the majority of it was spent in the woods. A lot of what we do see of heaven and hell are through flashbacks.

Third and final would be the plot. Without spoiling anything too much there is a subplot that involves Lucifer trying to take heaven once again; however, we see very little of this plot line at all. Now this was probably simply because of the point of view, but it still would have been nice to be more involved with the action, rather than just seeing it from the sidelines.


Overall this story was absolutely fantastic, and I easily finished this in two sittings. I have also read the second book in this series and I will possibly be doing a review in the future, but I can say that I am definitely liking where this story is going and I can’t wait to finish reading the finally story Infinite.
four-starsOn Goodreads, I gave this story a 4 out of 5 and it deserved every star I gave it!

If you would like to pick up a copy for yourself Ignite is still free on Amazon, and you can get a copy by clicking HERE.

If you would like to check out the Wordnerds and get some great writing advice, you can click HERE to head over there and check it out!

Anyway until next time.

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