More often than not, the first book in the series is so good that subsequent books do not live up to its greatness. But that’s all right. The Second Book Syndrome (wherein Book 2 is not as good or better than Book 1) is more often expected at this day and age.
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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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Is English your main language? Or is your English stronger than your Japanese?
I love the creativity of stories in Japanese manga and anime. A lot has made me laugh my ass off or cry my heart out. And for a long time, I wished that I didn’t have to wait for the manga to be translated or for the anime to get an English sub for me to enjoy.
With the advent of the YA and NA (young adult and new adult) genres in western books, I think we have something Anime and Manga fans can enjoy
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