Lucifer by Annabell Cadiz

Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom. 

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls. 

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition.

                                                              Rating: 3.5 out of 5
                                                              Series book: Yes
                                 Will I read the next book: Uh probably not, but a definite maybe
This book was okay. When I got to chapter three, I was all for abandoning it right then and there. There were so many problems with this book, including the editing and the constant updated on what everyone was wearing. There were some redeeming qualities, but very few.
The writing was...okay. The editing...not even okay. There was a missing word here and there, so the sentences didn't make sense. Which really, really annoyed me, but not enough for me to give up on the book. But what almost did make me give up on the book was how Cadiz basically stopped the story to tell you what everyone was wearing. In the middle of a fight scene she would stop and tell you that the person they were fighting was wearing dark, tight, jeans and a red polo shirt. It had nothing to do with the story and I found it really irritating.

The plot was, in one word, predictable. I knew who the bad guy was from chapter three, but there were some plot twist in the middle and end to convince you otherwise. That was the redeeming quality of this book. The *Plot Twist*. I love plot twists. They can make me completely change my opinion for a book. Sadly this wasn't the case for Lucifer, but I can truthfully say that the plot was slightly better than okay.

The characters were the main redeeming quality of Lucifer. Becca, Zahara's best friend, was lovable, if a little annoying.  Bryan was sweet and funny, almost earning the award of being my favorite character. But Solomon, Zahara's dad, was really funny and no doubt my favorite character. The other characters had some personality, but none that really stuck out.

There were two forbidden romances in this book. Bryan and Zahara and Becca and Rekesh. I have to say Becca's and Reshesh's romance was the best. Rekesh is an Imogen(basically a vampire) and basically the cool and silent type. He made a few jokes, but was mostly really serious. He's the complete opposite of Becca which made for the perfect relationship. Zahara's and Bryan's was okay..but Becca's and Rekesh's was just more fun.

Favorite Quotes:
“Nice to meet His Creepiness,” Zahara said with a sneer. “In case your douchebag of a boss has never told you, sneaking up on a girl with a blade is never a nice way of saying hello.” 

“All those night long phone calls! All those secret visits to my house! All those secret walks! And you’re fond of me! You think I’m being over dramatic! How about I break your face open for over dramatics!”

“Time is endless for a being such as I. Power is the only master I trust.” 

SUMMARY OF REVIEW(In case you don't actually feel like reading the review):
Plot: 3.5 out of 5 Predictable 
Characters: 3.5  out of 5 More personality, please 
Romance: 4 out of 5  Rekesh....*swoon* Bryan....Not so much 
Writing: 2.5 out of 5 Please..stop telling me what everyone's wearing. I don't care.
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Rated PG-13 sexual comments