Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Angel Thief by Jenny Schwartz (Carina Press, 2010)

4 Stars! Jenny Schwartz delivers an inventive take on the genie in a bottle, with a very angelic twist! I was pleasantly surprised with how many twists and turns there were while still being a novella.  Getting into the story took a few chapters, but once I did I was certainly addicted Angel Thief!

Sara is an angel searching for a cure for a sick little boy. The said cure is apparently hiding in drug lord’s collection of books. Filip is a djinni ordered to protect the library. When Sara runs into Filip, sparks fly, yet Filip is still duty-bound to bring her to his master. Then his master’s daughter is kidnapped, and another wish is used. Will they be able to save the daughter as well as find a cure for the little boy? And where could the attraction between a djinni and an angel go?

Quickly paced, high tension, and unexpected turns all make this novella one heck of a ride! Now I need to go back and read the first novella in the series, The Price of Freedom, to see what happens to another djinni, yay!

Copied Blurb:
She's breaking the rules. Again.
An archivist in the heavenly library, Sara must follow protocol when it comes to curating the knowledge of the universe. But "liberating" an ancient text from the collection of a human-an Australian drug lord-could save a boy's life. Sara has no way of knowing that one of the man's other treasures is a sexy-as-sin djinni, bound by a wish to guard the estate.
He's only following orders.
Filip is compelled to turn over intruders, even celestial ones, to his master. When he catches Sara in the library, he isn't above indulging in some sensual kisses with her, or using her to trick the mobster into wasting a wish. It's what he must do to preserve his facade of freedom and protect his heart.
But the kidnapping of the drug lord's daughter forces Sara and Filip to work together-bringing out the hero that lurks within the soul of the djinni, and the passion within the angel.

My Rating: 4


Caffey said...

I saw this one and should of read more of what it was about so I'm glad I checked here. I love the theme with a genie!

Tammys said...

Hi Cathie! Thank you for stopping by!

Yep, this one was good! I really this Carina Press has amassed a great deal of fabulous authors. I have enjoyed all the books I have read from them. And the genie twist was fun!:D

Take Care,

Jenny Schwartz said...

Tammy, thanks for a gorgeous review! Carina Press has so many great titles I'm glad you snuck in time to read mine :)

Caffey, I love genies -- perhaps it was that early cartoon with Bugs Bunny where he was Ali Baba'ing and tricking Daffy Duck and he rose out of a jar pretending to be a genie that started it all? Hmm, the influence of Looney Tunes on my imagination...worrying!

Tammys said...

Hey Jenny, thank you so much for stopping by!

Heehee, I did not think of Looney Toons once while reading Angel Thief, but that is hilarious!

Take Care,