Torrent (Angels & Demons #1) by Megan Linski - Book Review

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

cover of Torrent by Megan Linski
What if you’re in love with heaven and hell?

Cassia Delamore is a foster kid. Shuffled from home to home all her life after losing her mother, she’s never known her father, nor what it feels like to be loved. She hopes to start a new life in the idyllic town of Heaven. She has a plan; graduate high school, pack her bags, and leave her tragic past behind her.

Yet fate is about to turn Cassia’s life upside down. On her first day of high school, she meets two very different men… bad boy Thames, who possesses a fiery temper, and cool Cairo, captain of the football team and all-around hero. But there’s more to these men than meets the eye. As Cassia grows closer to the boys, she discovers a world of angels and demons fighting for the souls of mankind. Cassia finds herself immersed in a holy war that isn’t hers, torn between Cairo and Thames in a love triangle straight out of a storybook.

Will Cassia taste forbidden fruit? Or will her epic romance end in a dark destiny?  (Goodreads)

After escaping horrible circumstances, Cassia finds herself in a new town with a new foster mom. Almost immediately after arriving at her new home, strange events begin to happen. When school starts, she quickly gains the attention of two mysterious young men, Cairo and Thames. As the strange events continue to happen and Cassia spends more time with her two new friends, it becomes obvious that they are much more than they seem.

Torrent seems to be heavily influenced by both Twilight and Fallen. In most cases, I would find this annoying, but Megan Linski did such a great job that it comes off as a much better story than the possible inspiration. It is very dramatic and cheesy at times (in a good way), but I found it hard to put this one down and read it in one sitting.

Overall, this took everything I loved about Twilight and created a new, yet familiar, world that I look forward to returning to very soon.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5

Book & Author Information: Goodreads

Published: December 14th, 2020