Jan 122015
 
Review: Uriel’s FallUriel's Fall (Ubiquity #1) by Loralie Hall
Published by Self published on Jun 22, 2014
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC from Netgalley
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Rating: three-stars

What's a corporate demon to do when the voice in her head is devouring her sanity from the inside out, and the hosts of heaven and hell would rather see her destroyed than surrender a power no one should possess?

Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she's a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity's secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits.

She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damn voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn't a complete control freak.

As she searches for solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer's descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she's absolutely going on final written warning.

Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, while stopping the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of data analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’m torn on how I feel about this book. It has some interesting ideas, and some witty banter, but it’s also very predictable, and some of the romance scenes were eye-rolling.

The presentation of angels and demons was good. I like the concepts used, with the only difference between them being which side they’re on. I didn’t really get the concept of the cherubs. I’m not sure if it had to do with how it was explained, but it just left me confused. I don’t get the importance of them.

The banter between Ronnie and the voice in her head was my favourite part of the book. It was funny and the voices had definite personalities, which made it easy to separate them.

My least favourite part was the romance. Both Michael and Gabriel seemed oversimplified, and many of their scenes left me cringing and eye-rolling. I just didn’t buy into either of them, which is sad since they were a large part of the story.

Overall, the story had some unique ideas, but I felt they were partially ruined by the predictable romance angles. This was a quick and easy read, but I’ll be passing on the rest of the series.

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