After Eden by Katherine Pine presents a fresh take on a classic story. This young adult novel is a traditional romance with an unexpected cast of characters.
The book follows a young woman named Devi as she tries to find a way to get her twin brother back. He was abducted by an angel when they were children, and when she meets a demon named Oz, she hopes that he might be able to help her. However, she starts to fall for the devilishly handsome demon, and with all the people warning her away from him, she wonders if it was a good idea to begin with.
Overall, Pine presents a cute and romantic story that I would expect out of this genre. While the premise of the story is very interesting, I never really became attached to Devi. I loved Oz and “Jasmine,” but I felt that Devi was too much of a cookie-cutter damsel-in-distress for me to really relate to her. My hope is that in the sequel to come that Devi will really grow into herself as a character and as a person.
I think that this story is a strong start to the series and has a very interesting premise. I am looking forward to reading Pine’s next book, Beloved Purgatory.
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