Reaver by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #5)

Reaver by Larissa IoneAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Forever

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki


Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he’s agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before…to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.


Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she’s been doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan’s lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld’s darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel’s blood..

Wow, this book has been in the making for a LONG time, probably longer than even Larissa Ione knew. I have no idea if she realized what and who Reaver was to become way back when he graced the pages of her Demonica series as a fallen angel with no memories of his past. I like to think she didn’t and was just as surprised as her characters as he evolved on the sidelines of that series and then in the Lords of Deliverance series.

As soon as he met Harvester and that instant tingle of awareness presented itself I knew right then and there that she was going to rock his world. They were like two halves to a whole, his genuine angelness seemed to rival her apparent evilness and they became like oil and water…never meant to be together but reading their interactions sure was good reading! Their sniping and violence just made me want them to figure out that they were meant to be together even more.

I think the best thing about these two characters is that neither one of them had their shit together. Reaver and Harvester were two fucked up people who had no clue what they were really meant to do or to be. Each carried their own demons that had ate at their soul for eons, leaving behind individuals they themselves didn’t recognize. Harvester had been playing evil for so long that she just didn’t know how to act any differently. She was at war with herself over what her purpose was and found it especially hard to let herself be vulnerable to anyone. Even through the worst torture she managed to stay the course and keep those people she had been protecting safe. Her vow to keep the children (the four horsemen) of her one and only love safe was something she would not compromise and if she had to be seen as the enemy to accomplish her task then so be it. Her determination was astounding. Her strength unrivaled.

Reaver had been in the dark for so long he had no idea what to expect when some of his memories were finally restored to him. Knowing how Harvester had protected the children he didn’t even know he had and sacrificed herself for them meant he had to go after her in the underworld and try to save her life. It takes much of the book for him to put the pieces of their combined past together and with each bit of information he learns he wasn’t always so noble…or even nice. Especially to Harvester. As they both work through their scarred souls and come to terms with their pasts they realize what is important to each of them and how, together, they are stronger than they realize.

This book isn’t something you can read on its own. At the very least you need to read the Lords of Deliverance series in its entirety but honestly I would highly recommend going all the way back to the beginning of the Demonica series to get the most enjoyment out of these books. I know I just asked you to read 10 books (hahaha) but seriously…the lore is deep and you won’t understand Reaver unless you understand everything that happened before it.

Larissa Ione Is a bestseller for a reason and Reaver clearly tells you why. Engrossing, imaginative and simply perfection, Reaver is not to be missed!

I give Reaver by Larissa Ione 5 stars! 

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