Tuesday 22 October 2013

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Lucifer by Annabell Cadiz.

Today, I'm taking part in the blog tour for Lucifer by Annabell Cadiz. To follow the rest of the tour, click the banner above to take you to the schedule.


Title: Lucifer (Sons of Old Trilogy #1).
Author: Annabell Cadiz.
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal.
Release Date: January 31, 2013.

Purchase Links: Amazon ; Barnes and Noble

Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom.

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls.

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition.


I love paranormal books and have read a lot of them, but sometimes I really struggle to tell one book apart from another. I tend to find they either stand out completely, or fade into one. With Lucifer, I was really craving some originality and Annabell Cadiz definitely did not disappoint!

I really liked Zahara and Becca, especially how despite what they knew about the supernatural world, they were still typical teenage girls, such as the way they approached relationships. Their bond was really enjoyable to read.

What I liked even more was that when the book started, Zahara already had the knowledge of hunting and dealing with the likes of fairies, and Becca knew too. Lucifer could easily have had Zahara find out about the supernaturals during the course of the book, followed by the rush of learning some skills and becoming the best person ever to hunt... Not that I don’t enjoy books written in that format, but they’re generally kind of predictable.

Instead, Lucifer was intriguing and compelling. At the beginning, I did find bits of it a little confusing. I struggled to keep up with all the names and terminology, like the Imagoes and Light Witches, and which people were which. But once I got more into the book, I found it all made more sense to me.

I felt the pace of the book was perfect. Even though it was fast paced, especially with all the action, nothing felt too rushed.

Annabell Cadiz’s imagination and innovation really drew me into Lucifer. The book felt fresh, unlike any I’ve read before, and it was such an engaging read. I loved the twists, and thought the ending was awesome. It left me eager to read the next instalment in the Sons of Old trilogy, Michael.


*I received an ecopy of this book for the blog tour. Review is my honest opinion.

Top Ten Quotes:

“The girl is a means to an end. When the right time comes, she will be used and discarded as the rest.” ~Lucifer

“Nice to meet His Creepy-Ness. In case your douchebag of a boss has never told you, sneaking up on a girl with a blade is never a nice way of saying hello.” ~Zahara

“I promise to keep my perverse thoughts to myself as long as I don’t have to deal with the fury of Zahara” ~Bryan

“All those night long phone calls! All those secret visits to my house! All those secret walks! And you’re fond of me! You think I’m being over dramatic! How about I break your face open for over dramatics!” ~Becca

“Time to kick some demon arse!” ~Dustin

“He looks like the type that only wants to get into your pants.” ~Solomon

“Of course not, I am after all the irresistible-dangerous-Imago so that must mean I have a sordid plan.” ~Rekesh

“Enough with the games, I know what you are, Nephilim and if you make one move, I promise I will carve you open.” ~Zahara

“Time is endless for a being such as I. Power is the only master I trust.” ~Lucifer

“I will say I am impressed with all of you. Each of you willing to come here and sacrifice your lives for the one you love, how noble. It’s good you planned your own deaths because getting out of here alive will prove quite impossible.” ~Samuel

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About the Author:

Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also had the pleasure of being published in three separate issue of Suspense Magazine. She is currently attending Trinity International University to attain her B.A. in Psychology. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak. Her debut novel, LUCIFER (SONS OF OLD TRILOGY, #1) was published January 2013 and the second book, MICHAEL, will be out Fall 2013 and the third book, NEPHILIM, will be out Spring 2014.

Connect with the Author: Website ; Goodreads ; Twitter ; Facebook ; Pinterest ; TeamNerd Reviews

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  1. Thank you so very much, Sophie, for having me on your blog! And BIG THANK YOU for taking time out to read and review my book in your busy schedule!! =) Your kind and lovely words brought a big grin to my face *hehe* I hope you have a wonderful week! God Bless! ~Annabell Cadiz

    1. You're welcome! Glad you liked the review :) Have a great week!


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