Monday, March 25, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: THE MEPHISTO KISS by Trinity Faegan




The Mephisto Kiss 
(The Mephisto Covenant, #2)
by Trinity Faegen

Published September 25, 2012 by EgmontUSA
Find it at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo as well as other stores.

      GENRE: Mythology • Angels • Supernatural
(technically 4.6)         Paranormal Romance • NA • Fantasy • Action


The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.

When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve. What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.

But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.

A thrilling story of romance, danger, and intrigue, THE MEPHISTO KISS continues the marvelous mythology that began in THE MEPHISTO COVENANT.
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NOTE: If you have not read the first book, THE MEPHISTO COVENANT, you should stop reading this and pick up that book to read. It lays the groundwork for the whole mythology.

**Rubbing hands with glee** Oh are you going to love this series! This is the second installment about seven, yes seven gorgeous brothers and their quest for salvation and love. 

This series and one other I have read (BLOOD DEBT) has families with large numbers of brothers. I am NOT complaining ;) but find it amusing. Not only are there (in this case) seven brothers (which reminds me of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for obvious reasons) but they are strong, gorgeous, witty and immortal. Hubba Hubba.



OK, now that I have that fan girl moment off my chest I can get back to a more objective review. Faegan brings a new twist to the idea of fallen angels. You know there are many series on the genre (FALLEN, HUSH HUSH and HALLOWED to name a few) but hers rely on love to save the day. And not just any love, love that comes only once. In thousands of 
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years. The brothers are sons of hell... literally. Their dad is Satan's right hand man. Who happened to fall in love with a supremely good woman. So there chances of ever finding redemption into heaven are slim to none. They have to find an Anabo (a being basically all good) and she has to be THE ONE for him (note the smell) and then he has to woo here into falling in love with him and be with him forever. Otherwise he has no shot at getting into heaven. No pressure or anything. 

This book focuses on Key, the eldest brother along with Sasha and Ajax. Jordan is a new character added to the ensemble. You would think with all the characters that it would be chaotic but its actually really lively and witty. The banter between the brothers is outstanding. I was very pleased that she the changed POV (Point of View) to Key. He was a mystery in book one and now I have a much greater understanding of him and his purpose. You can't help but root for the guy. He has so much riding on his shoulders and he puts his brothers before himself every time. Key transformed, not because I got into his head and learned his point of view, but from what happens to him and what he goes through. Never thought I would say this about him, but he really is incredibly selfless.

Jordan is very different from Sasha. Whoo hooo! I hate when main heroines become cookie cutter. Her situation was so unique and I loved how it added a whole other dimension to the story. There were so many twists and turns and I was holding on for dear life! The ending was so moving, so touching. Of course, I was crying.



There was something for everyone in the mix. Action, humor, romance, supernatural abilities, drama and some historical references thrown in the mix. It made for one scrumptious read and I absolutely can not wait for book three! ENJOY!

NOTE: Due to the mature content, I would not recommend this for under 17. It also has some violence and language.