Monday, March 4, 2013

Broken Flight review

Elle J Rossi's latest novel Broken Flight is dark, dramatic, and compelling and is the first novel in a new series called Angels of Punishment. Anna is a very relatable character despite the fact that she's dead - or perhaps because of it. She has a great deal of mental and emotional issues but the one thing - the only thing - that matters is that the love of her existence, Grey, is alive.

But Anna is being watched, maybe even groomed, by Azrael who is one of the oldest and most powerful angels. He's also sadistic and enjoys torturing and punishing people. So when Anna breaks the rules, Azrael is there, ready and willing to use it to his advantage. Only he doesn't count on Grey or the depth of connection between our two protagonists.

Anna and Grey are reunited but it's hardly the easy and joyful homecoming they could have wanted. Their reunion is just the beginning of a chain of dangerous and deadly events leading to a culmination that only leaves the reader wanting more.

I couldn't put Broken Flight down and I can't wait for the second book in this striking and seductive new series.

Broken Flight was independently published in February 2013. For an awesome video trailer for the novel, see this previous post


Anna James never planned on dying at age nineteen or ending up somewhere other than heaven. Five years later, her heart is still on Earth with her soulmate Grey, while the rest of her struggles to survive in Beyond. Not quite heaven and a lot like hell, Beyond is a proving ground where only the strongest souls are allowed to move on. With no way out, Anna keeps her head down and plays by the rules... Until she learns Grey is about to die.

Grey Wilson would give anything to go back and stop the accident that ripped Anna from his arms. But when Anna appears on Earth again, he quickly realizes things can never be as they were. Death and Beyond have changed her; brought out the dark side and dimmed her inner light. Before they can even revel in this semblance of a miracle, Grey and Anna find themselves in the middle of an angelic civil war where sabotage and danger lurk around every corner.

Anna's dark side is exactly what Azrael - the leader of the Angels of Punishment - craves. When Azrael lays out his demands, Anna will have to make the biggest decision of her life.


  1. I enjoy angel books, and this one was great! I'm hoping to see more angels get their stories (hint hint Ms. Rossi!)

  2. Thank you so much for the awesome review, Melly Mel! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed Anna and Grey's tale. It'll be interesting to see what happens with the Angels of Punishment. Even I don't know!