Jill over at Breaking the Spine started and I found it on the Ravenous Reader blog. I agree it is a great idea. This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on!
I have to say that the cover for Archon has me very intrigued, as do the mixed reviews. It seems that you will either love it or hate it. Interesting mix of the Vatican, mental institution, and a Teen Academy. To me it sounds like a mix of House of Night & Blue Bloods. Archon has me smitten enough to made me want to read it even with the mixed reviews.
Archon: The Books of Razielby Sabrina Benulis (Goodreads Author)
Angela Mathers is plagued by visions of angels, supernatural creatures who haunt her thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Newly released from a mental institution where she was locked away for two years, she hopes that her time at the Vatican’s university, the West Wood Academy, will give her a chance at a normal life. Unlike ordinary humans, Angela is a blood head — a freak, a monster, the possible fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy of overwhelming death and destruction. Only in Luz, the Vatican’s wondrous enclave, are blood heads accepted and encouraged to discover what kind of powers or special abilities they might possess.
But within West Wood, a secret coven plots, and demons and angels roam the streets searching for the key to open Raziel’s book — a secret tome from a lost archangel. Some are determined to destroy Raziel, while others, like the beautiful Supernal Israfel, one of the highest of the high, wish to free him. And when the Archon — the human chosen to possess the spirit of a dead angel — rises as foretold, they will control the supernatural universe.
Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, Angela holds the key to Heaven and Hell — and both will stop at nothing to possess her.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: December 27th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 0062069403 (ISBN13: 9780062069405)