Published: the 2nd of March 2019
Written by: Scarlette D’Noire
Series: Heavenly Harem
Length: 178 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to ARC read this book, and received a free copy in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own and I purchased the book myself after it was released.
Born of Fire to please Adam, Lilith is not satisfied with one man, especially one telling her what to do and what to think.
Now free with her lovers, Lucifer the shifter, Archangel Samuel the Original Reaper, and Mercy the Bringer of Light, she’s living in peace.
When the Archangel Michael is sent with two of his soldiers to bring her back to the garden, she must convince him she doesn’t belong with Adam.
Lilith must give up and submit to a life of hell or live with the devastating consequences of her decision to keep her harem together.
All Lilith wants is to live happily ever after with her angels, but after leaving the Garden of Eden that seems like a tall order. With Mercy, Lucifer and Samael being stripped of their wings and heavenly powers, they succumb to mundane things as illness and injuries. Like that’s not enough their free will is threatened when Nathaniel, Michael and Uriel are sent to take her back to the Garden of Eden. Created from fire it is not in Lilith’s nature to bow down and she’s prepared to fight the angels with everything she got, to be able to remain with her harem. But being a mere human against these divine creatures, she doesn’t appear to stand much of a chance. However, resolve and sheer willpower gets her a long way, especially when she learns the value of freewill.
I really like the character additions in this book! While Uriel is a bit too boring and predictable for me, Michael and Nathaniel were not only worth the wait – they were completely taking over the show. Finally there’s angels who doesn’t swoon every time Lilith opens her mouth or takes a step, which is extremely refreshing.
I do really like Scarlette’s writing and her spin on the tale as old as time, but at times I felt like she took the easy way out. There’s so many things that aren’t explained like why was Adam the way he was? With him being created by God, how did he come to learn of trickery, manipulation and violence? Those are questions unanswered from the first book, but I had hoped for an insight in this one. Instead I feel that new questions were raised, but not answered. Like who played tricks on Lilith and her angels? Was it their divine Father, or was it someone else? Why doesn’t Michael defend himself through the false allegations? Why does his brothers and sister not know he’s somewhat innocent? Especially Uriel, who’s said to be able to tell whats in a persons heart. To me I was really hoping that Scarlette would offer up some more insight.
With that being said I do really like Lilith!! She’s portrayed in such a lovely way, and I love how Scarlette kept her true to her self and her element of creation through and through. I think the most interesting take on it all is that Lilith and her angels aren’t rejecting the love of their Father, they’re rejecting his rules who would stop them from loving one another. With the way the story ends there’s the possibility of another instalment in the series, but I don’t think it’s a real cliffhanger as it’s hardly a secret what comes next for Adam & Eve.
Do you like retellings of biblical legends, with a new spin on them? of Does that make you want to continue? Or even start the series? Let’s chat in the comments!