Terrible in a Good Way: Books that put me in Rec’ing Dilemma

Have you ever read a really great book that wrecked you on a mental and/or emotional level? Have you end up debating with yourself if you should get your book-loving friends to read it or not?

The books I’m referring to are good enough to keep you on your toes and make you form emotional attachments with the characters. But your peace of mind and worldview will be shaken since some fiction writer decided that newspaper articles just weren’t enough to give you a dose of what a messed up world we live in.
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Red Queen & Red Rising: What’s the Difference?

At first glance, both books (written by different authors) have eerie similarities. The premise sounds the same.

Basically, the reds are the lower, underprivileged class in a society far into the future. And with the ultimate goal of freeing the reds from what basically amounts to slavery, the main character of each book have to pretend to be part of the ruling class (the Silvers for Red Queen and the Golds for Red Rising).

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Books for Escaflowne fans

What’s not to love about Escaflowne (aka Vision of Escaflowne aka Tenkuu no Escaflowne)?

  • Totally catchy, iconic and angelic soundtrack
  • Mechas for war
  • Swordfights
  • Mechas with swords doing swordfights
  • Protective Action Guy with wings
  • Normal girl transported to another world and develops clairvoyant powers
  • Theme of destiny and choice
  • Beautiful, stunning animation

If you loved Escaflowne for any of these reasons, you might like these books:

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Wings & Halo: Fiction with Angels

The following are good books featuring angels. I think readers who like romance would be interested in the following selections

Some things to note though:

With any Angel romance usually comes mention of the Nephilim, the offspring between an angel and a human. Usually the angel is male and the human is female. This is probably due to some Biblical references (it won’t be in the King James Version though) to sons of god (not Jesus) taking to wife the daughters of men.

Why does any Angel romance almost always include Nephilim mentions? Well, Nephilim are usually seen as taboo (aka creatures that should not be born). Hence it provides conflict to the angel and human from getting together. And what is a story without conflict?

In cases of Angelic romance, expect the angel to be the warrior type angel instead of the cute baby cherubs you see in some art forms. I’m not sure why but that always seem to be the case.

If you look at a book that has an angel being in love with a human, he is often (in cases of romance genre books) the warrior, “smiting” type angel that battles with evil. Expect the angel to not be very knowledgeable to how humans live their everyday lives though.

Funny enough that I haven’t read of a guardian angel/human romance. I’m sure it’s out there. But the ones that seem to be more popular are the warrior angel/human romance though. LOL. Personally, I think it’s because the warrior angel type is seen as more take-charge and assertive while the guardian angel type is seen as the more sensitive and supportive angel. And thus, the former gets more attention. But that’s just what I think

If there are any guardian angel/human romance you’d like to recommend, please let me know. And I’d be happy to take a look!

Now, without further ado, here are my book recs for angel romance

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