Novelette Review: Signs and Portents (Hell Bent/Heaven Sent #2) by Isobel Lucas

Signs and Portents (Hell Bent/Heaven Sent #2)Signs and Portents by Isobel Lucas
Publication Date: October 31st, 2012
Review Copy: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon

Description from Amazon:
***Due to language and sexual situations, this ebook is rated for ages 17 and up***

Raven's life is totally f&!@ed up since Ian kissed her in that dark hallway. Her mom is missing, her dad is depressed, and all her best friend cares about is who's having sex with whom. Raven encounters the dark side and she has to choose between her destiny and Ian, but sacrifice always comes at a dangerous price.

Signs and Portents is the second episode in a series of five novelettes (10,000 - 15,000 words) releasing every two weeks starting October 23rd. Due to sex and language, this is recommended for readers 17 and up.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Actual rating: 4.5/5 Stars

I really enjoyed this second installment in the Hell Bent/Heaven Sent series. The only reason I’m not giving it five stars is because of that cliffhanger (such torture).

In the first installment, On Raven’s Wings, Raven, our main character, learns that she is a demon. This installment follows Raven as she goes in search of her mother with Ian’s help. Within these twelve chapters, we learn a bit more about Raven, her mother and the impending war, but Lucas manages to leave readers with enough questions to make them eager for the next novelette, releasing November 20th.

While I did think that Raven and Ian’s relationship moved a bit fast in the first installment, I actually thought it felt more natural in Signs and Portents. It’ll definitely be interesting to see what happens between them next given the impending war. Will Raven lead the war? Or will she chose good over evil?

This series may be short but each installment is filled with plenty of wit, romance and action. I’d recommend this series to anyone looking for a well written, quick read.

I have no clue where Lucas plans on taking this series, but I do know that I will be there to find out.

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