In The Crossfire

In The Crossfire is Ebook starsTrigger Warning scenes with torture and abuseDisclaimer I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review The world as you

In The Crossfire is Ebook 4.5/5 starsTrigger Warning: scenes with torture and abuseDisclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The world as you know it, is gone. Humans are being hunted by both demons and seraphs. Sky was not someone who ever thought that she would be captured alive. But she was. She thought she knew who to trust, she thought she knew the truth. She could never have been more wrong. This is Sky’s story.“I was to forever be stuck in this space, in the crossfire of two species who did not belong on earth.” I would like to thank the outstanding and amazing writer, Yelena Lugin, for contacting me to read and review her book, In the Crossfire. I was immediately enthralled by the title and after reading the summary I know I would like this book...and boy was I right! I was more than right, I absolutely loved reading this book and I can’t wait for the next one, Breaking of Chains. The scenes and descriptions made you feel like you were there with the characters, and the characters themselves were flushed out and were developed very well. If you are looking for a book that is long enough that you will get a full story out of it with amazing characters and writing this is the book for you!“‘What happened to you?’ Barakiel observed Luke when we stepped off the bus.‘Girl fight.’ Heath answered.And as if Barakiel knew, he turned to me. ‘Well you look fine.’ He said.”I was very skeptical of Sky being our main character at first. I felt like we were going to have another girl is better fighter than even the seasoned warriors because she lived in constant threat for a couple years. But it wasn’t that way at all! Sky is of course a great fighter but that's with years of not only being out in the wilderness fighting demons but training with her mother, an angel. Her half angel half human blood, halfling, does make herspecialand gives her some added strengths, but it also sets her back. Demons want her to hunt down Angels and Angels want to kill her. All of her life she was taught to keep her angel side hidden and fight with her human reflexes. After being kidnapped by the Angels, in particular Nathanial an attractive prince, her secret is even harder to keep. Her character was very complex and continues to develop throughout the book. Following Sky and those she keeps close to her fight to survive kept me on the edge of my seat.“I will face the world with you, Sky. From the deepest pit of the ocean, to the highest cloud in the sky.”There wasn't another character in this book that I could classify as a main character. I felt like Sky was pretty much our main focus, even her love interest didn’t have a humongous role. I felt like this added to the feeling of abandonment. Books about another creature or species taking over Earth are always given a huge backstory. This is how they took over, this is what they wanted, the world is in shambles, and people are trying to survive in small groups. But, I feel like we never really get to experience our main character feeling truly alone. Being alone and feeling alone are two completely different things. I can be surrounded by people in a room and still feel completely isolated. And we finally get that feeling in this book, we get to see Sky battle the isolation in every chapter, no matter if she was with friends or in the training room fighting demons one on one. She always had that feeling of isolation and that, for me, made the book a hundred times more intense and in a way makes you empathize for her even more.“‘So, Nathanial, what am I?’ My eyes narrowed, waiting for an answer.He loosed an aggravated sigh, rubbing the back of his neck with a hand.‘You’re a damn headache.’”One of the main angels we get to meet on a verypersonallevel was Prince Nathanial. He is a very complex and interesting person. Right when you think you have him figured out he goes and switches it up on you. You never know what he is going to do, especially when it comes to Sky. There is always that aspect of uncertainty in young-adult relationships because no one wants to be the first one to admit that they like, or are in love with, the other. But, I feel like Sky and Nathanial had a pretty open relationships. Granted people said things they didn’t mean but all in all they were better than the other young-adult relationships I’ve read. Go figure, an angel and a halfling can have a better relationship than two humans.“The sun is out, dark one. You're a coward in the day. Go crawl back into your smelly basement, where you can pretend to be all big and strong.”There wasn’t a set in stone villain throughout the story. At first you think it’s going to be the demons that take over the world but then the angels were cast in a pretty bad light. Then the worst character of all time, Samuel, comes into the picture. He is basically an angel demon hybrid. He looks like an angel, but if you cut him black blood would come seeping out. Rumors spread of Samuel and his sadistic practices, but no one wants to put their head under the dark princes boot. They’d rather turn their head when they hear a girl screaming for help, or walk the other direction when they smell something putrid down one of his hallways. Everyone in the book seems to be wary of him, but no one has the guts to really stand up against him...except for Sky. Sky does have her moments of utter stupidity, and most of those moments are fueled by Samuel. Many people scolded her for her actions but a good amount of the humans and even angels were in awe of her strength. The only comment I have to make is: when you kick an animal, it’ll bite.“‘Me?’ Surely I had misheard her, I thought she had said I needed a dress.‘Well it's not for us.’ Max chimed in.‘Nawh Max, I’m sure you have a lovely pair of legs.’ Heath winked at him.”We may not have had another character with a huge role other than Sky, but we did have a great set of secondary characters. Everything from sadistic rapists to an goofy angel that helped Sky get through her tough times. I can’t pick my favorite character from this great cast because I was able to relate almost all of them. Even the bad characters had a couple redeeming qualities, except for Samuel. Some on the honorable mentions were definitely Heath, Barakiel, and Kat. Every character had a unique personality and relationship with Sky that kept the book moving.“I’m going to kill Max and Heath,I promised myself, who gives a girl alcohol and leaves her outside in the cold, on a hive, surrounded by deadly angels.” The relationships were some of the best parts of this book. Both the platonic and romantic relationships were changing throughout the story. People you thought would be by your side, change allegiances, and others that you thought would be your enemy turn out to be one of your most valued allies. The relationship between Sky and her love interest, Nathanial, is very...interesting. In the beginning it does have a lot of parallels to other young-adult romances, but as they grew as people, and in turn grew their relationship, things began to change.“‘He is a fool. And when we are through with you, we will bring him to his knees, and that's something I would really, really love to see.’ The glint in her eye was dangerous.”Yelena Lugin’s writing style is beautiful. It had the perfect balance of description and dialogue. I feel like I focus so much on this balance, but it’s really important. There were a couple moments where you were sucked into this vortex of descriptions, or pages of no dialogue whatsoever. But, all in all the book was well balanced. It flowed well and you felt like you were there with the characters. I read more than half this book in one sitting because it’s so addicting! Experiencing this journey with Sky, Kat, Nathanial, everyone both human and angel. The decision to keep it first person with one POV was a great choice! You never left Sky’s mind, so you saw everything through her eyes. First person changes the reader's view on the story because you are hearing the main characters commentary but that’s what this book needed. It didn’t need a vague overview of clash of worlds, you need a story packed with emotion. Choosing Sky’s voice to be heard throughout the story was one of the best aspects of this book.“Silently he raised his hand pulling a small leaf that had been tangled in my hair, freeing it. ‘We males seem to be good at screwing with things that are good.’”The plot of In the Crossfire was fast paced and dangerous. Even when Sky was in “safety” I was still on the edge of my seat waiting for a new plot line to pop out of the woodwork, and I was not disappointed. The main plot wasn’t lost behind the other intricate plot points that were woven in over time. You can tell that Yelena Lugin knew where she wanted this story to go and what she wanted to come out of this book. The book was easy to read and gave you a warm feeling inside, perfect for getting out of a reading slump.“Fear keeps people alive. It shows you your limits.”Overall, this is one of my favorite books on 2016. In the beginning the story line seemed very simple but as the plot line and character grew it started to get more and more detailed. Nothing was over written or explained to the point of boredom, you knew what you needed to know and enough to get you started on your journey. You learned more about the angels and demons taking over the world with Sky as she started to learn more about them. It was a very easy and great way to show rather than tell the reader about the world they were reading about. If you are looking for a well-written book with romance, fighting, angels, demons, and lots of danger this is the book for you. Every time I picked up In the Crossfire my eyes stayed locked to the page and I couldn’t set it down. I will be waiting, impatiently, for the second book to come out. There is so much that was left unsolved and so much more to learn from this world! This is definitely a book you want to pick up.. The world as you know it, is gone There is a war waging on, greater than any war ever predicted by the human race They all believed that the end would come by human hands, by bombings, radiation, disease, or through the stripping of all Earth s natural recourses But that is not how it happened It was not by the human hand that the world was destroyed, at least not entiThe world as you know it, is gone There is a war waging on, greater than any war ever predicted by the human race They all believed that the end would come by human hands, by bombings, radiation, disease, or through the stripping of all Earth s natural recourses But that is not how it happened It was not by the human hand that the world was destroyed, at least not entirely Now humans are hunted Both demons and seraphs have established their territories where they live here on earth and both have evolved to use humans as their errand dogs They catch us, trap us, train us, and eventually we die in some horrific way This is what is left of us.As for me, well my father was human and my mother one of them, an Angel I am what they call a halfling, or Nephilim, and I try to survive in this god forsaken place This is my world now, or what s left of it.. A viral Books In The Crossfire *****You can read my full review here.*****In the Crossfire is a totally different book than the Aorra series. Crossfire deals with Seraphs and Hellions and how humans are caught in between. In the world of Crossfire, Seraphs and Hellions came to Earth about 40 years before the book takes place. The Hellions needed a world that they could devour, and the Seraphs needed to "protect" the humans; but our definition of protection and their definition of protection are two totally different things. In the eyes of the humans, there are no good guys; even other humans can't be trusted.A lot happens in the book to build up to what will happen in future books.Honestly, my favorite part of the book is the love story part of it. I've been needing a good love story and I've been too scared to read Me Before You because I'm not ready to cry my eyes out, so this provided a wonderful romance, or at least the beginning of one, and I'm excited to see what happens next between the characters.
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  1. My name is Yelena Lugin, born in Minsk, Belarus and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia I graduated from UGA with a B.S in Ecology and am currently back at UGA pursuing a Pharm.D My entire life I have used art as an outlet, often through painting and photography Over the past few years my writing has become my art and printer paper my canvas I love to write and love to read My favorite books tend to be Fantasy YA I love meeting people on here and chatting about books So feel free to add me.

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  1. 4.5 5 starsTrigger Warning scenes with torture and abuseDisclaimer I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review The world as you know it, is gone Humans are being hunted by both demons and seraphs Sky was not someone who ever thought that she would be captured alive But she was She thought she knew who to trust, she thought she knew the truth She could never have been wrong This is Sky s story I was to forever be stuck in this space, in the crossfire of two sp [...]


  2. You can read my full review here In the Crossfire is a totally different book than the Aorra series Crossfire deals with Seraphs and Hellions and how humans are caught in between In the world of Crossfire, Seraphs and Hellions came to Earth about 40 years before the book takes place The Hellions needed a world that they could devour, and the Seraphs needed to protect the humans but our definition of protection and their definition of protection are two totally different things In the eyes of the [...]


  3. So what is In The Crossfire It s like that one ride in the theme park that scares you just to look at it whilst in the same way beckons you closer and refuses to let you go You think about it over and over and finally, you step up to the gate and strap yourself in.Yup, it s a thrill ride.Buried in and amongst a host of other stories with similar ideas and themes, it s the one sort of experience you won t forget, because going on all the rides, eating all the food, hearing all the noises and sear [...]


  4. Doing final edits before freeing this monster of a story to fly amongst the world of books.This book is my favorite that I have written This story is NEVER boring Its a dystopian YA with Angels and Demons But its not a typical angel and demon story because they are really like aliens Angels have their own home planetary world They are at war with demons, which is why they have come to earth to eradicate the demons.So angels are friends to humans Nope they really don t care for human life, they [...]



  5. Blogreview hedisbookworld 201 This book was given to me by Yelena Lugin in return for a honest review I like this book, but it took me a while for me to get into it It was fun, romantic at times and aslo thrilling to read Yelena her writing style is something i like, something that keeps you and doesn t want to let go I like the theme of the story, it was original but sometimes in the book i had some desiafu s There were times in the story were i found that i had read something like it before, b [...]


  6. first of a big thank you to Yelena who sent me the book on a read to review basis.I loved it, I seriously did I even stayed up late to finish off which never happens It s like the perfect mix of mortal instruments Peryn and the end of days He was the sun and I was just a speck of dust, existing on his horizon Eventually I would burn up and the sun would continue to shine Ugh.Words just can t explain Lovely story and I loved the characters apart from a certain two I can t wait to read the next on [...]


  7. Okay, so, this was not my thing really As in, my interest in a girl liking a guy but being a badass etc etc is very limited For example, I didn t much care for Throne of Glass or City of Bones Putting aside that I didn t like the over arching principle, this was a good read It shares similarities with City of Bones, aimed at the same audience, angels fighting demons etc.I felt this struggled to begin with, and didn t really care for the main character I have the same problem with Throne of Glass [...]


  8. First of all and most important I want to thank the author for providing me a copy of her book Thank you, Yelena That fact has not influenced my rating, I truly love this book _________________________________The book itself IntroductionThis intro goes a little further than the synopsis.The world no longer is what it used to be Earth is inhabited not only by humans but also by hellions, same for demons Hellions were the first to come, nasty demonic things Their bodies were twisted, made of death [...]


  9. Book In the Crossfire Author Yelena Lugin Rating 4 Out of 5 Stars I would like to thank Yelena Lugin and YA Kingdom Book Club for giving me the chance to read this book for free The first thing that really drew me into this book was the world Yelena has created a very complex and dark world that was very attractive to me I loved all the different levels of demons and the different ways you could kill them Yelena clearly took the time to make all of these little details fit I just love the idea o [...]


  10. A first in series YA with a strong female role leading you through her life as she lives it In the Crossfire is a super exciting read, from start to finish Visioning a world we once knew as home to be spoiled by evil hellions and Angels, you can t help but root for the surviving human race Mixed emotions stir in the beginning because hope seems far fetched As you see this world through the eyes of Sky, a unique character in that she was raised human but is part angel part foreign part evil You b [...]



  11. I love how this whole book makes you question something that most people hear about their entire lives At least here in the bible belt of the USA Oklahoma that is Just the angels being evil in part makes this worth reading to me Once you add in the awesome writing and great overall story you have an absolute winner in my opinion The entire story draws you in and makes you see what the future of the world could be like and just how awesome it is From beginning to end I could barely put it down an [...]


  12. Great read from start to finish Very unique plot strong female character Enjoyed her journey,growth, fight for humanity Looking forward to next in the series.


  13. Innocence is a myth, it no longer exists in this world This was a great read Everything from the characters to the plot was well done and perfectly paced, entertaining me from start to finish I loved the challenging and violent world the author created, and her characters were strong and diverse enough to carry it through.I connected to the protagonist, Sky, immediately She is strong and brave, a true warrior, but this is in part because circumstances have made her this way I loved being able to [...]


  14. This book is totally amazing.I really liked the writing style, it drew me in from the beginning This book is about a world once lived by only the humans, and it s about the story of girl named sky and how she deals with this life of betrayals, misfortune, love and adventures.Sky, is a really great character, she s Fierce, selfless and a total bad ass.She only wanted to help her Friends and Family but ended up having caught in a really deep mess.Nathanial, is one of the seraph princes, he is cari [...]


  15. What happens when heaven and hell meet on Earth Well here s one adventurous, suspenseful interpretation If you ve enjoyed the Shadowhunter series or any dystopian society book, you ll like this one Filled with characters you love and characters you loathe, you follow a halfling on her journey to self discovery and uncovering family secrets As she tries to find her place, you ll find hope, suspense, love and wonderment.


  16. This novel takes place in a world where life as we know it has been destroyed by the war between Seraphs Angels and Hellions Demons Humans have found themselves caught between the two fighting on a daily basis just to survive Written in the first person we follow Sky as she enters the world of Angels I can t say I always loved Sky s character nut i typically find secondary characters much interesting Other reviews commented on how selfless Sky was but only one instance stuck out to me as selfle [...]



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