It’s A Wonderful Life meets Beauty and the Beast in the latest adventure for quasi demon Myla Lewis!
Myla Lewis has her life back. Wife. Mother. Queen. Great Scala. Queen of the Thrax. Yay! Then one day, Myla runs across a supernatural waterfall that makes her igni screech like crazy. Our heroine speaks the fateful words, “Some days, I wish I weren’t the Great Scala.”
The waterfall grants her wish.
A moment later, Myla is back at Purgatory High. No husband. No child. No powers beyond her old quasi days. And without Myla around as the Great Scala, all quasis now live under Armageddon’s rule. That sucks. Hard. So Myla sneaks into Antrum—she simply must find Lincoln and figure this out. Once she arrives, two problems arise.
First, her husband doesn’t know her. At all.
Second, Lincoln is married to someone else.
Christina Bauer manages to make something old new again in Quasi Redux, the eighth book in the “Angelborn: Origins” series. Bauer not only completely remakes Myla’s story but writes a fairytale-retelling while she is at it.
I love the premise and it works for the series and for Myla and Lincoln. I would love a sneak peek in Prisoner 412’s life during the five years before Myla showed up because that seems like a fun story. Bauer makes the alternate universe just as fun and interesting as Antrum is in the “present”.
Lucky for us Myla is who she is no matter where you plant her and snarky plays well for me anywhere she is. Myla is still a kick-butt heroine who is willing to fight, love, and fight some more just for the fun of it. She does not give in to threats and takes no prisoners – not even her love Lincoln. Myla is willing to fight on her own if necessary that is if she can’t talk you to death into agreeing. (laugh)
Bauer creates great chemistry between Myla and Lincoln that transcends wishes, curses, and name-calling. I love Lincoln’s inner dialogue in regards to Myla in Redux. His feelings are just as funny at times as the spoken words.
Love redone mixed with a fairytale, action, sarcastic wit, and Myla is what makes Quasi Redux a great break from the Fall chill moving in.
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Publisher: Monster House Books, 9781946677068, 29 September 2020
Series: Angelbound Origins, #8
Pages: 330; Sex: PG
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