Review: Uriel’s Fall by Loralie Hall

September 22, 2014     Danielle Romero     R2R, reviews

Review: Uriel’s Fall by Loralie HallUriel's Fall Published by Self-published on July 23, 2014
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 301
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
three-stars
What's a corporate demon to do when the voice in her head is devouring her sanity from the inside out, and the hosts of heaven and hell would rather see her destroyed than surrender a power no one should possess? 

Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she's a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity's secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits. 

She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damn voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn't a complete control freak. 

As she searches for solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer's descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she's absolutely going on final written warning. 

Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, while stopping the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of retrieval analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.

my thoughts

An exciting debut novel, Uriel’s Fall is a refreshing addition to the urban fantasy community. A uniquely different story set in present day, Uriel’s Fall takes the reader to Ubiquity, a search engine organization run by demons and angels who are surprisingly alike. I found the main character Ronnie both like able and relatable. I was interested in finding out more about Ronnie and the mysterious voice in her head, it’s what kept me turning the page. My curiosity was piqued and the potential love interests along the way kept me engaged as well. The dialogue between Ronnie and the voice in her head was entertaining at times and I appreciated teh character development involved.

I did feel that the story lagged at times, there was more telling than showing making it difficult to get invested in the story and the beginning was a bit of an information overload.  would have preferred to see the information sprinkled throughout the story but all in all I felt it was a good debut novel with a satisfying ending. I’m eager to see what the author comes up with next.

3 coffee cups

 

about the author

Loralie Hall is a full time corporate drone and a fuller time writer. Her spouse is her muse and their cats are very much their children. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re making the world more good by vanquishing one fictional evil at a time.

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