A Temptation of Angels

A Temptation of Angels

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When Helen Cartwright's home is burned down with her family still inside it, she escapes with nothing but a suitcase and a vow to find out who's responsible. Launched into an underground London, where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil, Helen learns that she is one of a select few charged with a responsibility she has unknowingly been trained her whole life to accept.

In her newfound role, Helen finds herself torn between one of her heroic protectors and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who nearly destroyed her.

Now, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN: 9780803737266
Branch Call Number: YA ZIN
Characteristics: 437 p. ; 22 cm.

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eurydice_orpheus
Dec 18, 2013

It's a good book, but I'd say that the Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy is better by quite a bit. If you liked this book, you'll probably like the Prophecy of the Sisters so check them out. They're really good, and I think anyone would agree.

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izzyb14
Jun 17, 2013

For me, this book was a little too cheesy - it was the ending especially that had my eyes rolling. It was okay plot wise, and I liked the characters (though not enough depth to them for my liking).

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chubbie
Aug 13, 2012

This book was really good. I finished it in a day! :D

Ólive Jul 24, 2012

this book is so good! i love michelle's writting because she is soooo original! the whole girl-meets-vampire-boy thing is really getting old, nothing against twilight. but have you ever seen something that resembled prophecy of the sisters or this? i never have. the book captures your attention immediatly with all the action. it slows down a little in the middle to make room for the whole love triangle thing (fantastic!!!). the plot is very interesting and leaves you hanging on to every word. i usually don't like historical plots, but michelle zink is so good that all i read now is this! if you liked this book, read her prophecy of the sisters trilogy:)

SweetTreatsz125 Jul 24, 2012

Please, please, please let there be an continuing of this book. I love this book! It has angels, demons, drama, love triangle.... all the things a great book should have. Though I was thinking that in the next book, maybe it can be told from Raum's POV. It would be exciting since he hardly has a role in his book, but if it continues in Helen's POV I'm cool with that. I want to learn more about the Keepers and what Helen would do next.

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amandachapman
Jun 07, 2012

i hope theres a second book to this one cuz it was just an AWESOME book !!!!!!!

Blue_Cat_692 Apr 01, 2012

this book is so good! i love michelle's writting because she is soooo original! the whole girl-meets-vampire-boy thing is really getting old, nothing against twilight. but have you ever seen something that resembled prophecy of the sisters or this? i never have. the book captures your attention immediatly with all the action. it slows down a little in the middle to make room for the whole love triangle thing (fantastic!!!). the plot is very interesting and leaves you hanging on to every word. i usually don't like historical plots, but michelle zink is so good that all i read now is this! if you liked this book, read her prophecy of the sisters trilogy:)

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Ólive Jul 24, 2012

Ólive thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Ólive Jul 24, 2012

Helen Cartwright is 16 when her mother awakens her in the middle of the night and hurriedly rushes her into a secret passage in the wall, telling her that she must save herself or everything will have been for nothing. Thus begins the teen's mysterious adventure and education into who she really is and what this means. Helen is a Keeper; she is descended from angels and given the task of protecting the knowledge of the past, present, and future for the mysterious Dictata. Zink does a marvelous job of blending technology and magic together to create plausible explanations for many fantastical possibilities like traveling via beams from light sources due to the particulate nature of matter and energy. The use of gadgets and inventions lends a steampunk air to several scenes. Two brothers, Keepers whose parents were also murdered, take Helen in. While investigating the deaths, Helen discovers that one of her childhood friends is connected to this mysterious new world and that her loyalties are going to be tested like never before. This is a compelling read, but it differs greatly from other recent "angel fiction" in that these beings don't have wings and, aside from being on the side of good, there is little connection to the typical Heaven and Hell. There is a hierarchy of demons and the Dictata, of course, but this may not satisfy fans of the emerging angel genre. It stands alone, but a sequel could help to flesh out some of the details of this world and hopefully build upon Helen's emerging romantic possibilities

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