Fallen angels - the new book craze taking over from vampires
Forbidden romance is enticing, irresistible, and from the looks of it, here to stay. After the shrill hysteria over the human- vampire love stories in the Twilight series which permanently imprinted Robert “Edward Cullen” Pattinson in so many teenage hearts, young girls are now romancing “fallen angels” in a newly popular genre of books, and fans are loving it.
A fallen angel in Christian belief is one who has been banished from heaven for disobeying or defying God and is condemned to live on Earth among mortals.
Several books have lately appeared on the shelves, themed on the inexplicable attraction between human beings and these “bad boy” celestials in the doghouse. No syrupy declarations of everlasting love here – if anything, the angel boys are downright mean to their girls. If you wish to buy books in this genre, some popular titles you might want to look at are:
Lauren Kate's Fallen: Luce Price is irresistibly drawn to the aloof, mysterious Daniel Grigori, even as he goes out of his way to make it clear he wants nothing to do with her. He rejects her advances, but she remains as fatally attracted as a moth to a flame, and determined to uncover why it is she feels in her heart that she has always known him.
Becca Fitzpatrick's 'Hush Hush' is on the New York Times Bestseller list and a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Series (2009). Nora, who has never been interested in any boy so far, feels overwhelmingly attracted to her sexy, mysterious and slightly suspicious Biology partner. In setting out to uncover his secret, she stumbles upon a war between races.
Angels in my Hair: Written by Irishwoman Lorna Byrne who says she sees, and has always seen angels, the memoirs became an overnight sensation.
The Unfinished Angel: This hilarious, lovable book by Sharon Creech is the story of an angel who has peacefully guarded over the people of Casa Rosa, until a girl named Zola arrives to turn his (or her) peaceful, predictable life upside down.
Angel's Blood: USA Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s book is the captivating story of an irresistibly dark protagonist – the ruthless archangel Raphael, and Elena the vampire hunter.
Covet: The first of the Fallen Angel series, Covet is written by bestselling author J.R.Ward. Former assassin Jim Heron is forced to re-examine his choices when he is made a fallen angel and tasked with saving seven souls.
An Angel Healed my Heart: is a collection of true stories from around the world of how angels have touched, comforted and changed human lives.
The fascination with angelology hasn’t stopped with books, as Will Smith’s Afro Angel, and the movie Legion, starring Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid show.