Review- Midnight Fire

Title: Midnight Fire –Rise of the Dark Angel

Author: Melody Anne

Rating: 4 Stars


Phoenix Light is a typical kid living in a nice home. She has two parents who are okay and an older brother she adores. Her world collapses around her when her dad rushes in the house and switches on the television to see enemy soldiers are taking over their world as they know it. Luckily, her father knew an attack was imminent and he built a vast shelter in the mountains for their family and thousands of others.

What the people on earth don’t know is the war is much more than a human take-over. The forces of good and evil are battling and the humans are their pawns. Jayden, A Dark Angel, is a servant of Vyco and sent in to lead the survivors to their death, but the first person he meets is Phoenix and he finds he can’t destroy her.

Can you imagine what the world would be like if there was war everywhere? If you had to hide in a cave/cavern just to stay safe? If there were prison camps being run by the rebel armies, where the prisoners were tortured, raped and starved? Can you imagine what life would be like?

Well, that’s the world that 17 year old Phoenix lives in. Through her
journal, you see how she got to this safe haven she now calls home.  How her parents, and others around the state, pooled their resources to create this cave of safety. You also see how she grows into a young woman.
Life is normal, or the norm of that time, until Jayden comes into her life. He is (of course) gorgeous and perfect in every way. Except, Jayden isn’t human.  

Plot: There are a lot of angel/fallen angel books out right now, but I really enjoyed this book. Its not just the story of an angel falling in love with a human, it’s the story of a fallen angel coming back to the light, with war and anarchy all around. The story moved at a great pace and everything made sense, and went perfectly.

Characters: Each character had depth and emotion. This is the first book that has made me tear up in a long time, and it wasn’t because of something great or horrible, but because I could feel the love John (the older brother) had for Phoenix. My brother sucks… so I kinda have a soft spot for AWESOME older brothers. 
You felt for Jayden, the fallen angel, despite being “the bad guy.” You cared about the supporting characters, Sadie, Brian, and you hated Jessica. None of them fell flat.

Romance: There is more than one romance story going on in this book. You have the MCs- Phoenix and Jayden. But then, Sadie (the best friend) may get her own man.

 **SPOILER** John and Chastity fall in love also. I think this is one of the few things I didn’t like about this book. I knew right away that they would get together. And I rolled my eyes… why? Because it was too predictable. Then they fell in love much too quickly. With Jayden and Phoenix, sure they had instant attraction, but then you got to see and feel them fall in love. With Chastity and John-it just happened
**end SPOILER***

This book was an amazing story. It left me wanting more, I have already purchased book 2 Midnight Moon. The wars and hidden compound thing going on made this different than all the other regular angel stories. I didn’t like the cover… but that’s ok.
If you might enjoy a fun, exciting romantic, YA angel book meets Dystopian novel , then this is the book for you!


  1. This book sounds pretty interesting! Great review :) I think I'll check this book out!


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