Review: Ignite by Erica Crouch

Posted October 30, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review , , / 0 Comments

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Review: Ignite by Erica CrouchIgnite by Erica Crouch
Series: Ignite
Published by Patchwork Press on June 11, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Pages: 346
Format: eARC
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Also in this series: Entice, Incite
Also by this author: Entice, Incite

Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed.

As Hell prepares for war - spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army - the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice.

With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark.

I love this spin on Angels.  Most books featuring angels have a human involved that has to choose between an angel and a fallen angel.  Ignite leaves it up to a girl who fell from Heaven.

I love the interactions between Pen and Michael.  It’s all so sweet and innocent.  When he’s around Pen wants to be a better person.  Pen is a girl who doesn’t know if she should have followed her brother.  She doesn’t take joy in the things she has to do for Hell.  Pen also doesn’t believe she can have any happiness or redemption.  Michael isn’t sure of who he is.  He also doesn’t realize the mess he’s created by being back.  He looks for good in people, and doesn’t do anything without putting thought into it.

Like I said before, I love how this book shows the fate of Heaven and Hell balanced between a demon and angel.  It didn’t need the human influence. Ignite is also very much about redemption from the bad things that have been done.  Can you be good, and love, if you have no heart, or soul.  I also enjoyed the poetry spread throughout the book.  Each verse was exactly where it needed to be for the events that take place.

I’m excited to see where Erica Crouch takes Pen and Michael after the way this book ended.  I want more of these two characters, and to swee what’s going to happen next.

About Erica Crouch

Erica Crouch is a young adult and new adult author from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a strange blended aesthetic of cute and spooky, and her books reflect her ever changing mood. (You may find romance, you may find gore—sometimes both in the same book, but probably not at the same time. Probably.)

Erica is the cofounder of Patchwork Press, an author-powered publisher of middle grade, young adult, and new adult titles. She is the head of editorial services and design, with nearly fifty projects to her name. Find a complete list of Erica’s books at

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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