Review: Anointed by Maggie Mae Gallagher

March 22, 2015     Danielle Romero     3Stars, R2R, reviews

Review: Anointed by Maggie Mae GallagherAnointed by Maggie Mae Gallagher
Published by Maggie Mae Gallagher on February 28th 2014
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, romance, Time Travel, Urban
Pages: 410
Format: eARC
My name is Alana Devereaux. I enjoy the simple things in life, walks in the park, sky gazing, and ripping a demon's heart out though its chest. I am a demon slayer, the last of my kind, and I have been sent back through time to save your world.

How am I doing so far? My time travel went haywire, all the signs I needed to stop the prophecy have passed, and the only way I can save my world is by keeping yours from ending. Then there's Gaelen, most days I want to deck him. He hides his true motives and if it was not for the intel he had, I would be rid of him. Any day in my life without a demon attack is a good day; I haven't had a whole lot of those lately. The only problem is, if I don’t stop the Mutari, this world will burn. 


my thoughts

So I liked the idea and premise behind the book. Alana is a demon slayer which is pretty rad, and she is sent back to save human kind because the end of the world is quickly approaching. I’d say this book had top notch world building but struggled with character development. I had a hard time connecting as a reader and really getting invested in what happened to them. I did like the MC though. Alana is not perfect which makes me like her all the more appealing. She has faults and recognizes them but the mistake she made towards the end didn’t seem to fit her character which threw me off a bit. The book is certainly original and sets you up for what seems to be a promising series. While I wasn’t over the moon about the first installment, I am interested to see what happens next. The fast pace kept me engaged and the attraction between Alana and Galen held my interest. I certainly needed that bit of romance between the two of them and the author did a great job in handling the romantic scenes. If you’re looking for a unique UF that doesn’t color between the lines, this one is worth checking out.

3 coffee cups

about the author

Bestselling Author Maggie Mae Gallagher doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis with her two furry felines.