BloodAngel (BloodAngel #1)

ISBN: 0451460529
ISBN 13: 9780451460523
By: Justine Musk

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About this book

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


I gave this 5 stars when I read it the first time. Now its time for a re-read and to see if my thoughts have changed.This is my re-read for March and I'm very excited to read it.I have forgotten how well of writer Ms.Musk is

Robin Edman

I would like this book better if I was sure that I know how it ends.


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.


This book kicked ass.This book made my brain hurt. :D Which may make you wonder why I loved it so much.See it's easy for me to read books. I devour them and burn through them. Sometimes I skim to get to the good bits* and sometimes I just speed read because I can't help myself.But every so often there are books that force me to read every word. The ones that make me pay attention, don't let me skip and skimp and burn through them like a dime-store novel. They are few and far between, but it's a rare book that will make me keep wanting to read even when I'm in the grip of a developing migraine.**I can't even really give you a coherent review of the storyline. It's dark and twisted and kind of messed up, but I loved it. I loved her flowing descriptions.*** I loved the complex storyline that still made total sense once you got down to it. I loved how the perspective changed but I didn't feel lost or disconnected except when clearly I was supposed to.I can't wait for the sequel.* read, the sex, yeah I'll admit it ... or the fight scenes :D** I knew I should have stopped but I couldn't help myself.*** even if it did make me want to throw away my pen forever, *grins*

Janet Whalen-Jones


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. ^^


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.


I had eyed for quite some time, and now I wish I had picked it up sooner and read it. The title made me think vampires, but really it was more of a magic, angels and demons kind of book. I enjoyed the writer's style and the story she told, and will most certainly read any other books she writes.


I loved this book. Dark Dark Dark.


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.


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.


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.


An apocalyptic story about angry people trying to destroy/save the world. Excellent writing craft though.

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.


** spoiler alert ** This was a perfectly okay book, full of well-written prose, but the story never engaged me. Perhaps that was because the characters themselves never felt fully engaged in it. Either they were drugged beyond caring what happened, or they'd shut their fears away and wouldn't allow themselves to feel what a normal person would, or they were superhuman near-immortals who didn't really care what danger they might face. The whole "Burning Man is EVIL" ending was silly, especially since it left no repercussions in the Real World (tm). People apparently died (although no one whose name we knew), demons were loosed, but there were no news reports, no radio comments, not even any headlines anywhere that revealed that the events of the story reached beyond the pages on which they were told.I wanted more from this book.

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