Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: Raising Chaos by Elizabeth Corrigan

Synopsis-

The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.

Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.

His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.

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My Review-

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Bedlam is a chaos demon. He is also best friends with Khet; an immortal oracle. Bedlam has learnt that an arch demon has escaped the Abyss and is hell bent on vengeance against Khet. Why Khet? Because Khet was the one who sent her there. But Bedlam won't sit by and watch it happen.

The arch demon; Azrael, claims to know where "the mythical Spear of Destiny" currently is. The Spear of Destiny is the only relic that possess the power to kill Khet. Bedlam has no choice but to work out the clues and try to beat Azrael to the Spear.

However someone else is trying to stop the Spear from ending up in the wrong hands. But Bedlam won't give up without a fight. Can Bedlam save Khet?

I loved how this book gives more information about Bedlam. Its not all him though, there are other characters too. This book also shows some of the time that Lucifer spent leading the rebellion. These back stories are once again told in the style of flashbacks.

I have enjoyed reading Raising Chaos, I thought I was very well thought out and well written. The use of multiple POV's worked well too and didn't cause confusion. Elizabeth has done a fantastic job of creating a world that sucks you in and leaves you there right alongside the characters. The characters have all grown and are showing who they are more and more.

The darkness in the book is broken up by splashes of humor which keeps the story balanced. The ending caught me off guard and wasn't what I was expecting; which was in no way a bad thing! I'm intrigued to see just what Elizabeth has in store for these lovable characters next.

I really enjoyed this book and give Raising Chaos a 4* rating.

About The Author-

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters. She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

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