A Temptation of Angels

A Temptation of Angels
By Michelle Zink
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers 
To be published on  March 20th 2012
Source: From publisher for review (Library Thing)

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance...

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself 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 three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, 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. 

This is the first book I have read by Michelle Zink.  I have not yet had a chance to read her wildly popular Prophecy of the Sisters series.  This book immediately starts with action.  We find Helen in her bedroom when her mother comes in asking her to hide in a secret room behind her wall- a secret room that Helen didn't even know exsisted.  After a tragic loss, Helen makes her way to two brothers who have been given the task of protecting Helen and instructing her on the Dictata.

This book is full of fun steampunk elements that I did not expect.  I loved reading a steampunk novel that was connected to angels.  This book, however, is much more Infernal Devices than straight angel books that are out there.  It is much lighter than other steampunk novels, and as the reader, I really appreciated that.  I loved the innocence of the love between Helen and one of the brothers.  There is whisperings of a love triangle in this book.  Helen is reunited with a childhood friend who is not what he seems.  I wasn't annoyed by this love triangle at all- especially since it really isn't a triangle.  

This was a fantastic book and I can't wait for the sequel!  The writing was excellent and I couldn't put this book down (and stayed up far longer than a mother to a toddler should reading it!)

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