{Book Review} Pretty Sacrifices by Devin O’Branagan

July 20, 2012 Reviews 3

Publication Date: July 1, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: Glory #2
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, sensational seconds challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

In the post-apocalyptic world following a pandemic, dark angels arrive in Glory Templeton’s small hometown to claim the eternal souls of her loved ones. Targeted by evil because of her heroism during the great plague, Glory fights back with the help of gutsy young witch Kaia, inexperienced guardian angel Sasha, and her intrepid demon-fighting dog Hallelujah. Complicating everything, a rift in time reunites Glory with an old flame and forces her to pay a huge price for love.
A thrilling tale of courage, faith, and fighting the good fight.

Check out my review of book 1, Glory HERE

Pretty Sacrifices was a good follow up to Glory. I think the story line was a little bit stronger in the first book, Glory, but its sequel was still entertaining. Glory leaves us with a cure for the crazy pandemic that was sweeping the nation but Pretty Sacrifices is not the happy go lucky story you might imagine. We are left with a pretty bleak aftermath, and people are just trying to get by. 

Pretty Sacrifices was more about how people fall to the temptations of evil, and as such there were a few more religious undertones in this book than the first one. Glory is the same as ever, and I enjoyed her character just as much as I did in the first book. Dominic was more of a main character in this book, which I loved. We got to know him a lot better and I am thinking more and more that he is really the right choice for Glory. He is so sweet. 

Zane made a semi appearance but it was kind of complicated and honestly, it was my least favorite part of the story. I still like Zane but I am becoming more and more of a Dominic fan. NYX in Pretty Sacrifices corrupts people with pure evil, and a lot of people fall to her tactics. Plus throw in Glory’s long lost sister and there is more than enough action and adventure in the story. I really liked that aspect of it. 

Pretty Sacrifices is a good follow up to Glory. I think the religion in it might bug some people, but it didn’t bug me. I thought it was an interesting take on how evil can influence people. I liked Glory overall more but I enjoyed Pretty Sacrifices all the same. There is action, a little romance, and good v. evil. If you enjoyed the first book, I think that you will also enjoy Glory.

3/5 gavels

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