Holy and the Fallen
With the Northern City under construction, Micah and Eden's lives are about to change again, when Micah is given new directions. It's time for the Watchers, the fallen angels buried in the earth, to make their final choice—serve the captain or choose to remain loyal to Semjaza, the dark leader who led them to their downfall. Micah soon learns, however, that Eden is the one thing Semjaza wants more than anything, and he will go to great lengths to obtain her. Torn between fulfilling his mission and not wanting to leave the ones he cares about, Micah must learn what it truly means to be the captain's seer. Eden's friends will be tested as they try to protect her, while each one of them discover there may be more to their gifts than they'd thought. In the war between angels and demons, gifts will be discovered and truths uncovered. All the while, one moment of weakness can prove to be the undoing of them all.
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With the Northern City under construction, Micah and Eden’s lives are about to change again, when Micah is given new directions. It’s time for the Watchers, the fallen angels buried in the earth, to make their final choice—serve the captain or choose to remain loyal to Semjaza, the dark leader who led them to their downfall. Micah soon learns, however, that Eden is the one thing Semjaza wants more than anything, and he will go to great lengths to obtain her.

Torn between fulfilling his mission and not wanting to leave the ones he cares about, Micah must learn what it truly means to be the captain’s seer. Eden’s friends will be tested as they try to protect her, while each one of them discover there may be more to their gifts than they’d thought. In the war between angels and demons, gifts will be discovered and truths uncovered. All the while, one moment of weakness can prove to be the undoing of them all.

 

 

Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Violence
4
There is a Holy war going on. Magical attacks that cause physical pain such as the feeling that bones are snapping etc. Armoros is struck with lightening his soul damned to hell as punishment (he isn't a human though). Caitlyn is possessed by a demon and attacks people including biting them quite viciously. There is fighting with the demons and some of them are killed (they turn to ash when this happens).
Language
2
Some minor name calling (such as losers). Hell and Damned used but in religious contexts. They are talking about various parts of Hell and souls being damned. Use of 'friggin', 'Freaking' and 'Heck' as replacements for stronger language.
Romance/Sensuality
2
Several instances of kising with Micah and Eden but it never goes further than that. Some light kissing between some of the other characters but only mentioned in passing. Some intimate kissing with Andrew and Caitlyn.
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
0
There are only medicines used in aprorpiate circumstances. No use of drugs, alcohol, or smoking by anyone (although there is a mention in a flash back of a girl that had taken drugs that Damon had kissed). Andrew jokes about ordering wine but doen't do it.

Supernatural Characters: Angels, Fallen Angels, Various supernatural “gifts” in those that are awakened – Healing, Seeing the future, And the gift of being the one that “Awakens” gifts in others. Demons, Watchers

Notes: The vioence in this book is more supernatural based although some of the characters are injured / attacked during it. A lot of the violence mentioned is aimed more towards destroying demons but it could be upsetting for younger teens.

 

About the Author
Amanda Strong

Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia, and now New Mexico home. She has loved to spin tales since childhood. It was not uncommon to find her hiding in some random corner, scribbling away in her spiral-bound notebook, with her bright pink glasses. You could say some things have not changed.

Amanda signed with Clean Teen Publishing in the fall of 2013. She is the author of two paranormal, YA series: The Watchers of Men and Monsters Among Us.

The first novel in The Watchers of Men series, The Awakener, debuted in October of 2013. It has been an Amazon number one best seller in three Young Adult categories. Book two, The Holy and The Fallen, released May 12th of 2015. She is currently working on book three, The Watcher’s Mark, releasing spring of 2016.

Hidden Monster released November 4th of 2014, and it finished as a Finalist in the 2014 USA Best Book Award: Young Adult Category. It is book one of a brand-new young adult, sci-fi thriller series called Monsters Among Us.

When Amanda isn't writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions, you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream. See more at:
www.authoramandastrong.com

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