Review: Armageddon by Christina Bauer

Now a special edition of Armageddon with an all-new appendix of goodies!

Synopsis:

Myla Lewis once fought gladiator-style in Purgatory’s Arena. Now, she’s fighting again, only this time in Hell. And the stakes have never been higher. The King of Hell, Armageddon, has kidnapped Myla and Lincoln’s young son, Maxon.

In the wake of Maxon’s abduction, all the after-realms calling for war, and no one shouts louder than Lincoln. Myla knows that a war against Hell will cost millions of lives, so she devises her own plan, involving a small attack team and a secret entrance to Hell. Will Myla save Maxon, or will her child and all the after-realms fall to Armageddon?

Read and excerpt here.

My thoughts

At first I thought I was going to have to preface this with a spoiler alert, but then I looked at the blurb for Armageddon carefully and I can still say what I want to say without giving anything away. Whew!

I cried. Seriously, I cried. I think I cried multiple times in the book. Now look at the blurb “Armageddon has kidnapped Myla and Lincoln’s young son, Maxon.” Now picture yourself as a parent and the King of Hell has kidnapped your kid – sure as sugar not to play pattycake. I cried.

Christina Bauer pulled on and out all of my heartstrings for this story. There is action, drama, betrayals, and some snark but not as much in the book due to the devastating premise. Bauer once again introduces interesting characters, but this time I want more on these characters. Hildy is badass. I want to read more about her and her future. 

Then there is Nefer. I would like Nefer and Anubis’ story. Then their after story because I know that they won. I will say that there is this great scene in Buffy when they are in the Hellmouth waiting for Willow to do her spell and the demons notice them, well picture that moment in the book. I was also comparing it to how Angel ended, but the world is not ending here so I am going to go with Buffy. This is how Bauer left us with Nefer and Anubis. Yeah, I need to know what happens after. (chuckle)

I think Maxon was the first book of Bauer’s I read after the Dimension Drift series so I knew Maxon would make it out okay, BUT still my heart was in my throat. As much as I cried, I love this story. I will tell you this: there is a happy ending for Myla, Lincoln, and Maxon. Not so much for the bad guys. Armageddon is another fun day in hell with Bauer.

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, LLC, 7 June  2019, (Originally published in 2014)
Series: Angelbound Origins #7
Pages: 250

Promotion materials provided by Xpresso Book Tours.

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