BloodAngel (BloodAngel #1)

ISBN: 0451460529
ISBN 13: 9780451460523
By: Justine Musk

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In downtown Manhattan, a rising young painter is haunted by disturbing dreams...In small-town Minnesota, a teenage orphan struggles with a knowledge beyond his years-and a destiny he wants no part of...In California, young and old, hipsters and hippies, fall under the spell of a wildly charismatic singer whose voice breaks down all barriers-including the ones between heaven and hell. The fans of Asha are finding one other-and the world is running out of time.

Reader's Thoughts

Gianne Kris

I don't find this book exhilarating. it was just a book to read to pass the time. it didn't made me to want to know more about the characters.


Bloodangel was a 3 1/2 star book for me. In Justine Musk's world, Jessamy Shepard is an up and coming artist. She has a dark past that she has tried to run away from but it continues to pop up in her relationships and in her art. Prior to a premiere of her new exhibits she is contacted by a handsome and myterious stranger (aren't they always?). He attempts to convince her that she is the sole survivor of a line of people who have great talent and that these talents will be necessary in keeping the world as she knows it from burning in hell. Of course, Jess does not believe him. Yet, she cannot help but follow up on his invitation to discover who she really it. Her destiny it seems involves rescuing a teenage orphan who has great gifts before he falls into the hands of a underground rock band who has a demon for a lead singer. This singer, Asha is the chosen one who will bring about the apocalyse. Does all of this sound convoluted? Well, at times it was and it interferred with my enjoyment of the book. This book had the potential to be really good; but fell short. I originally picked up the second book first, Lord of Bones but did not read it because I like to read books in sequence. However, let me warn you. This first book is difficult to obtain. Although I enjoyed it, I find it difficult to give it high praise. Read it for yourself and you decide.

harlequin {Stephanie}

This is definitely a thinker book. I truly enjoyed the dark tale the author has written. Lacking in action so I would NOT classify this as urban fantasy. More psychological / horror thriller with a paranormal structure.Glad I started this book first and not lord of bones. I'd have drowned. Really loved the authors writing style! The last dark fantasy I read was one sex scene after another. Author avoided that and kept you interested with the story, characters & writing. Overall very well done!


One of the best books I've read this year. A very dark urban fantasy, with beautifully lyrical writing making the book impossible to put down. At times the plot was disjointed and very confusing, but it didn't matter because the writing was so good.


Gave up on this one...just got tiresome


This book is pretentious, I don't know what else to say. It seems to try hard to be shocking, but is couched in overly flowery prose and just comes off as... well... pretentious.


I loved this book. Dark Dark Dark.


I got this as a gift a long time ago. I tried it and didn't care for it, but set it aside to try again. I finally picked it up to try again and it's still not any good. It reads like one of those really crappy free Kindle books. It's disjointed and hard to follow. I didn't care about anything in the book, so I'm lemming it and putting it in the pile for the used book store. No thanks.

Erin Crouse

Has everything from rock n' roll, a troubled painted,a haunted teen, an awakened demon and reincarnation. There's nothing better than that. ^^


I think I've finally outlived my love of angsty kids living angsty lives in angsty black outfits. This is what I have learned from this book.


This is one of the best books I've read in a really long while, and I am so happy to see there is a sequel. I immediately ordered it on paperbackswap, as well as her third book. This is a new author for me, and I really enjoyed her writing style and her ability to create characters you care about and can relate to, even as they are exposed to supernatural situations and unlikely events. The plot kept me engaged - I loved Jess and wanted her to survive, even when the odds seemed impossible. I am also wondering what happened to some of the other characters like Del and Salik and I guess we'll find out in the next one. I'm really glad I found this writer.


Musk's first work. It's pretty good. I liked the plot and the characters are decently developed. Still, feels like it could have been a little longer to really flesh out the world she's created. I'd like to hear more about how it all works together. I'd especially like to know more about Kai's life before all the events in this book. A prequel would be excellent.

Caroline Barnard-Smith

Justine Musk reads like the bastard offspring of Stephen King and Poppy Z. Brite - A prospect that made me do that drooling Homer Simpson thing (mmm... doughnut!)Bloodangel is beautifully written but is not for the faint-hearted. For those who don't care if their hearts become faint, there's plenty of demons, blood and some truly horrific images. Most importantly though, this is a story about people and destiny - whether they want to accept it or not. My only criticism is that I became so drawn into the story of orphan Ramsey Doe, I began wishing he had more page space. Thankfully, Ms Musk has written a sequel :)

Leah Clifford

This book kicks serious ass. It's one of those books you read and love and after you let out a heavy sigh and say to yourself "I will never be this good." And then you go back to page one and start it all over again.


A complicated story of horror and strange people and powers.All about an evil that's been hidden for years and now is going to come back and about a group of people trying to fight it.It's more in the horror than the urban fantasy end of things and not really to my taste. Not a bad read but it didn't really resonate with me.

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