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Welcome to my blog! I invite you to enter into the splendiferous world of the library where I will share my knowledge and love of books I have read, as well as send out praise to the authors of these treasures. Most of the books reviewed on my site will be Teen or YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy, though every now and then I'll throw in an adult book just to shake things up.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegowski

From GoodReads: 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.

I'm not sure why I picked this book to read, I saw it when I was browsing books on Amazon and decided to get it from a nearby library and try it out.  I have always like the Dresden series by Jim Butcher and was hoping that this was something kind of similar.  
While it wasn't too similar to Dresden to feel like a copy, it was similar enough in the dectective/investigation sense that I enjoyed it.  Where Dresden has its wizards, magic, and Bob, Remy Chandler's character has angels, investigations, and Marlowe.  Marlowe is by far the best supporting character in this series.  He is Remy Chandler's dog, who Remy can understand and talk to, tugging at your heart with his love for Remy and his wife, Madeline.  While I thought that story felt a little rushed in spots, I wasn't let down by A Kiss Before the Apocalypse and look forward to reading the rest of this series.


  1. I just found you through Goodreads and I love your taste in books! Thanks for giving us a chance to win a copy of Bite Club! I love The Morganville Vampires and I can't wait to find out if Shane finds out about his dad. I am going to take your advice and try Lisa Mantchev's books.

  2. BTW...my blog is http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/ and I sent you a friend request on goodreads.

  3. Thank you! I hope you enjoy Lisa's books, they're amazingly vivid! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I had surgery and have been recouperating!