Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Oracle of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan

Title:  Oracle of Philadelphia
Series:  Earthbound Angels #1
Author:  Elizabeth Corrigan
Published:  March 20th 2013 by Red Adept Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
Length:  222pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Carrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.

Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.

Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she cannot bear to see another good man damned when it is within her power to prevent it.

In order to renegotiate his contract, Carrie must travel into the depths of hell and parley with the demons that control its pathways. As the cost of her journey rises, Carrie must determine how much she is willing to sacrifice to save one good soul.

My Review:

Corrigan has a very contagious writing style that draws you in. She weaves the divine with the mortal in a seamless manner to create this unique tale. The author had me intrigued from the get-go, pulling me further into her story. This story was also very unique. Corrigan takes the concepts of angels, demons, and an oracle and makes them entirely her own. She puts everything in front of her readers in a manner that allows them full access to this entire world.

This author puts a great deal of effort into character development without detracting from the flow of the story itself. She balances them and works them together into a whole. You really get to know both the main character and the supporting cast throughout. This goes for the humans, angels, and demons that we meet throughout. There are also many loveable characters throughout this novel. You really want to see more of them and get to know them better. It’s like you’ve become true friends.

Overall this well written novel kept my attention leaving me feeling fulfilled at the end. It was an enjoyable read that I’m glad I picked up.

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