Mini-Review: Scala by Christina Bauer

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.

So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?

No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s the right thing to do, but Purgatory’s Soul Storage buildings are turning into time bombs. No spirits are moving out, while millions keep coming in. Myla’s determined to find the Orb and send the innocent to Heaven, but she’s running out of time. Soon, the containment fields will burst, releasing a mob of homicidal ghosts.

With Soul Storage ready to explode, Myla’s got enough on her plate without her old enemy, Lady Adair, causing problems. Adair is launching an ingenious campaign to take away everything that Myla holds dear, including Myla’s Angelbound love, Prince Lincoln.

Between their clever ideas and toe-curling kisses, Myla and Lincoln are fighting back. But will they beat the clock or lose everything to Adair’s devious schemes?4

My thoughts

I seriously have a crush on Myla. 

Christina Bauer almost had me cry during Scala. There is a scene between Myla and her igni that is touching and heartfelt. 

I find the relationship between Adair and Myla interesting. Bauer could go to the immediate “enemy meet thy enemy”, but that is not how Bauer is crafting our heroine. Myla may be feisty, battle hungry, and a smartass, BUT she has heart. Myla is still growing and learning. Her new role as the Great Scala is more than just transferring souls to heaven or hell. Myla is just now learning these lessons and unfortunately she is learning them at the hand of her enemy.

Myla is also facing a part of herself that she has never dealt with face on. This struggle to accept herself is a battle that all teenagers and young women (and to be honest women of all ages) confront. 

Lincoln is a support partner in Scala. He takes a backseat in this book. He is very present, but this is Myla’s battle and he is there for her.

I love Scala. As I have said before: Myla is freaking awesome. I cannot wait for the next adventure.

I received a free copy of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Further Details:

Publisher: Monster House Books, 9780989405041, 13 May 2014

Narrator: Christina Bauer

Series: Angelbound Origins #2

Pages: 185


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