Book Review: Highborn by: Yvonne Navarro


Pocket Books

Publish Date:
October 26, 2010


Mass Market Paperback

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Brynna is a fallen angel trying to earn redemption. She’s escaped from Hell in search of a new life on Earth, but Lucifer’s deadliest hunters are hot on her trail. Police Detective Eran Redmond is after her for a different reason: he needs Brynna to help him find a serial killer who is terrifying Chicago . . . and the trail leads them right to Hellspawned demons of the most dangerous kind. She’s also got a very human problem: dealing with a stubborn, attractive cop who makes her long for everything she knows she can’t have.

Staying alive long enough to earn a shot at Heaven will mean breaking some major rules in the mortal world, as she learns just how complicated and wonderful being human can be. With so much stacked against her, even Brynna has to wonder if she’s crazy. But she’s not giving in without a fight.

Not a chance in Hell...

Review: The book opens with a demon looking down from her tower in Hell, watching the same old torture and horrors being performed on the souls trapped there. Astarte is tired of life in Hell, what there is of life, and is looking for redemption. So Astarte, escaping Hell, becomes Brynna Malak. But Brynna doesn’t know the first thing about being human – let alone how she’s going to find redemption from God. She finds herself in the middle of a serial killer investigation. Only she knows that the killer is assassinating Nephilim, the children of fallen angels and humans, before they can fulfill their God-given calling. Brynna’s got to save the ones she can and stop the killer before they take out their next target.

I thought this is a very interesting concept and the way that the author gave voice to the story helps you believe in Brynna. Brynna sees the world in a unique way and it’s refreshing to view life as she does. I enjoyed the way she grew to have friendships and to actually care about the fate of the people with whom she became friends. Brynna’s faith in herself and in God increases over time and it’s heartening to see. However, she’s still a realist and knows that it’s going to take a lot of time and work to earn true redemption. This story is funny, touching, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking. There is quite a bit of violence and the ending takes your breath away. Ms. Navarro has created strong characters, a slick, intriguing world, and doesn’t give her characters an easy time – which I like!

Dark Redemption series: Highborn (1), Concrete Savior (2)


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