Archangel Errant is the third in Elizabeth Corrigan's Earthbound Angels series, something I didn't realize when I picked it up for review on NetGalley. Nevertheless, I believe that every book in a series should be able to stand on its own, and that a reader who is not familiar with previous books in the series should be able to pick up the thread of the story.
Yeah... not so much with this one. Archangel Errant is purportedly about Gabriel, who returning to Heaven after a long stint on Earth, finds himself struggling to find his true purpose. Gabriel was actually a really intriguing character, and the romance between him and the immortal human Cassia was one of the most interesting parts of the book.
The big problem I had was that Gabriel was hardly in the book. The author jumps from one PoV to the other to tell seemingly unrelated parts of the story; we spend most of the book in the head of either Michael (who has an appalling case of OCD) and Bedlam, a demon turned angel who spends half the book whining about being blamed for everything that goes wrong when by his own admission, in the past most things that go wrong were actually his fault.
If I'd read the first two books in the series, maybe I could have enjoyed this, but as it was I was just utterly confused and wishing to see more of what Gabriel (the supposed hero of the book) was doing and less of everyone else.
The book is well written with few errors, but even so, I can't give it any more than three stars.
Archangel Errant is available now.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.