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‘Swords & Stilettos’ by Kristin VanRisseghem

OMG! I just realized that I didn’t reading any books from fantasy or sci-fi genre forever. ‘Swords & Stilettos’ is the first book I read from Kristin VanRisseghem and I really enjoyed it.

At the beginning of the book some parts reminded me of ‘Hush, Hush’ series by Becca Fitzpatrick and ‘Sweet’ series by Wendy Higgins. Even though I enjoyed those series, I started preparing myself for disappointment because if it goes the same way, it is not really hard to guess what will happen next but I kept reading to see what would happen and I am glad I did. This is the first book I ever read that has Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves in it all together and I LOVED IT 🙂

So back to ‘Swords & Stilettos’, our heroine Zoe is a 17 years old high school student. Her life is pretty normal until the day she and her best friend Kieran got attacked by two guys. Everything changes for Zoe after the attack because she starts to realize that nothing is like it seems. After the attack Kieran comes clean and explain Zoe that she is destined to save the world and unite angels, fairies and werewolves for the upcoming war. Kieran also explains her that he and Shay, who helped Kieran to fight with attackers, were sent to protect her. Kieran is her Guardian Angel and Shay is Nephilim who was assigned to protect her from afar. With the frequent demon attacks coming her way she finds out more and more about her friends and her powers. With the war getting closer, their 3 people team starts to expand to 5 with the addition of Sidelle and later Vash. Sidelle is one of Zoe’s close friends who is also a fairy and Vash is a werewolf 🙂 I am telling you story gets better and better towards the end. There is also a love triangle between Zoe-Shay-Kieran and I am totally team Kieran 🙂 . First book ends with a big reveal that makes you want to start reading the 2nd book right away or at least that was me at 3 am and I was going to buy the second book right away but unfortunately it doesn’t have a kindle addition 😦

Overall, I really enjoyed ‘Swords & Stilettos’ and loved Kieran, Shay, Sidelle, and Vash. If you enjoyed Lauren Kate’s ‘Fallen’ series, Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush’ series and/or Wendy Higgins’ ‘Sweet’ series, you will enjoy this book. If you are looking for an entertaining, easy and fast to read story that is filled with almost all supernatural beings ‘Swords & Stilettos’ is just for you.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes
  • Would I re-read this book: Yes
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes

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e-book kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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