Today is the day I’ve been waiting for, for over a year now! I’m a huge fan of Hanna Peach‘s Dark Angel. Alyx and Israel are two characters that are hard to forget so I was ecstatic when I realized the author was releasing a full length novel/epilogue to their story. Read on for my review of The Afterlife of Alyx and Israel and check out the beautiful teasers!
Title: The Afterlife Of Alyx & Israel (Dark Angel #6)
Author: Hanna Peach
Cover Designer: Romac Designs
Genre: YA Fantasy
Once upon a lifetime, Alyx & Israel lost each other…
In their new mortal lives, Alyx & Israel don’t remember anything about their past. And they have never crossed paths. Until some old friends decide to secretly nudge destiny along, their efforts almost destroying everything…
Now Alyx’s life lies in the balance, trapped in a coma deep within a DreamScape maze city. The only one who can help her escape is Israel, a man she doesn’t remember. They need to find a mysterious Mapmaker and solve his riddle. But is this Mapmaker hiding something?
Although this book is set years after the Dark Angel saga, it can be read as a standalone.
The Afterlife of Alyx and Israel by Hanna Peach is everything I wanted and more! Alyx and Israel are two of my favorite characters and to see them finally get their HEA was worth the wait. The story opens with three immortals in Purgatory (I’m not joking and if you’ve read the series you know what I’m talking about!). Vix, Jordan and Balthazar decide that Fate isn’t working fast enough for Alyx and Israel and it’s time for them to intervene. Alyx is engaged to someone not Israel and Israel is falling down the same path he took in his previous life. But their meddling results in Alyx being trapped within her own mind and only Israel has any hope of bringing her back.
As I’ve already stated, Israel and Alyx are two of my all-time favorite characters. As immortals, they were amazing. Israel was surly, passionate, and fierce. Alyx was a force to be reckoned with, fearless, and brave. I was a little concerned to read how being mortal with no memories of their previous lives would affect them, but Peach delivered! Alyx and Israel are just as memorable and the character traits that defined them shine through, even without their memories.
I loved seeing Jordan, Vix, and Balthazar again. This was a fun bonus to the story, even if their actions are the catalyst for the plot. They haven’t changed. Jordan is still a little jealous of Israel, even though he’s found love. Vix is still tough. And Balthazar is still the one with tricks up his sleeve. I found myself immediately drawn into the plot after just one chapter with them!
The plot focuses on Alyx and Israel and their race through the Dreamscape inside Alyx’s mind. It’s interesting to read as they learn who they once were compared to how they are now. The way their souls are bound together despite working against fate makes for an excellent, heart-wrenching read.
Overall, Hanna Peach did a fantastic job of continuing Alyx and Israel’s story. I was beyond impressed with how their mortal lives intersected with their previous. And yay for HEA!!!! Fans of the series, this is the book you are waiting for! New fan? No problem, you can read this book without any previous knowledge of Dark Angel though I still recommend you read them in order (my OCD brain can’t handle it any other way).
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Hanna is the bestselling author of the Bound romantic suspense series and the Dark Angel fantasy series. Although she writes in more than one genre she can’t write a book without weaving together a complicated plot and filling it with twists. She writes what she believes: good people can do bad things, ordinary people can do great things, and choose love above everything.
Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Scotland, England, Croatia and Ireland – everything she owns fits into one suitcase. She’s planning her next move with her gorgeous (and understanding) partner right now.
If not writing, she can be found wandering a dusty market in Marrakesh or trekking a mountain in Peru, often using her travels as settings in her novels.
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