There are just some topics that divide the masses – in the book blogging world one divider is books about angels. I feel like I’ve heard more conflicting opinions about angel books than any other type of YA fiction.
So what’s the deal with these supernatural novels? You tell me…
Books About Angels: Let’s Discuss
For me, creating something completely fictional is easier to read because I have nothing to compare it to. Reading about a religion that I know exists in real life is weird…and it has the potential to turn away those of that faith.
Besides the fact that there was a marked difference in writing style, subject matter and characterization, I think how the authors handled the spirituality made the biggest difference. In Archangel, the spirituality was purely fiction, and in Halflings, it twisted a real religion that thousands of people believe in.
For some perspective, below are some popular books about angels and their average rating on Amazon:
- Fallen by Lauren Kate – 3 and a half stars
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – 4 stars
- Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – 4 and a half stars
- Halo by Alexandria Adornetto – 3 stars
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – 4 and a half starts
- City of Bones by Cassandra Claire – 4 stars
Books About Angels – Yay or Nay?
- What books about angels have you read? Did you like/dislike them?
- What did you like/dislike about the books?
- Was there anything that bothered you more than a book you didn’t like in a different genre?
- Is there a different genre you think divides bloggers more? If so, what?
With my limited experience reading angel-type books, I am definitely going to try reading them again. I had a great experience and a mediocre one. If you have any recommendations for great books about angels, please let me know!