Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Review: Breaking the Devil's Heart by: H.A. Goodman

Goodreads Summary: 

When Stewart and Layla recruit a demon to spy on the Devil, their decision takes them on whirlwind ride through the afterlife. Journey alongside this young couple in H. A. Goodman’s new novel, Breaking the Devil’s Heart, and join forces with a teenage Angel outcast to bankrupt Satan's underground Company and save Heaven from civil war. H. A. Goodman's Breaking the Devil’s Heart is a rollercoaster afterlife experience that tests a young couple's love, their grasp on reality, and the essence of human nature. What happens when Stewart and Layla tour Hell’s Marketing Department and Stock Exchange? What happens when their relationship is tested by Satan? This book is unlike anything you’ve ever read, or ever thought the afterlife might be like. Breaking the Devil’s Heart is an enlightening look into an alternate world, a new afterlife, and a profound journey inside the human conscience.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Going into reading this book I wasn't sure what to expect, and didn't know that it was the second book in a series. Therefore, I never read the first book in this series The Logic of Demons, that being said, I didn't even notice it was the second in a series, It read fine as a standalone and I didn't feel like I missed anything that was crucial to the second book.

H.A. Goodman created such a unique world with this book. I'm not partial to a certain religion, but do believe in God and heaven and hell, and I loved Goodman's version of what primarily hell is really like. It was an interesting world where demons are salesman trying to sell the formula to humans on earth which makes them made the wrong decision, whether it be driving away from a hit and run, or stealing, or lying whatever it is. I know religion is a touchy subject for many people, but this book was in no way preachy. It does discuss values, the afterlife, and religion but not in a way that it's opinions shoved down your throat.

This book read like a paranormal book with almost a sort-of of dystopian feel in the respect that the world-building was so well crafted that it felt otherworldly in a dystopian type way. I was pleasently suprised by this book and H.A. Goodman's writing. This book was so different then anything else i've read, so if your looking for something new and insightful without being preachy this is a book to check out.

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