A Kiss Before the Apocalypse

A Kiss Before the Apocalypse

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Penguin Putnam
Generations ago, angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. He found a place among ordinary humans by converting himself into Boston P.I. Remy Chandler, but he can never tell anyone who he was or that he still has angelic powers. Remy can will himself invisible, speak and understand any foreign language (including any animal language), and hear the thoughts of others. All these secret powers come in handy for a private investigator, especially when the Angel of Death goes missing and he’s assigned to find him. As he gets deeper into the investigation, he realizes this is not a missing persons case but a conspiracy to destroy the human race and only Remy has the powers to stop the forces of evil.

Baker & Taylor
An angel who has chosen to renounce Heaven to live on Earth, Boston private detective Remy Chandler must put his unique talents to work when his angelic former colleagues enlist his assistance to help find a missing Angel of Death, and he uncovers a conspiracy aimed at destroying the entire human race. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Roc, c2008
ISBN: 9780451462596
Branch Call Number: PB SCIFI SNI
Characteristics: 291 p ;,18 cm.


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Sep 11, 2013

Although the mythology was well weaved into a modern setting, I found the writing to clean and simple. I didn't feel strong emotion in the words, even though I might empathisize with a character going through what Remy did. I felt the subject could've been more deeply explored, rather than Remy always seeming to come out fine with the right answers, escpecially how he dealt with his dying wife and conflict between his human and angelic natures. The book didn't really draw me in. That said, I liked the characters, the angels all swore, and the plot was good, if short.

Aug 07, 2013

It seems to be well written, but I just couldn't get into the christian mythology and gave up after a few chapter.

It will probably appeal to actual christians!

alb387 Jul 26, 2012

Amazing! I couldn't put it down. If you like fantasy, this is a really great book. Great to take to the beach. I also loved the love story between Remy & Madeline. I loved all the characters. I've read until Book 3 and will buy all of them as I'd like to come back to these characters and re-read them later on. Better than The Fallen series.

bookfanatic1979 Mar 30, 2011

The best part of the whole book was Remy's interactions with his dog Marlowe. Being an angel, Remy can understand all beasts, and so we hear Marlowe's thoughts through Remy. The dog is charming in the way very small children are. "Apple? Marlowe apple now? Love Remy. Park? Park now? Eat. Good." Unfortunately, Marlowe was the only character I liked, and having a fondness for the dog isn't enough to get me to continue on in the series.

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