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{August 12, 2012}   {Review} Stained by Ella James (Stained #1)

From Goodreads: After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia’s home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie – Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.


If you like novels about the Nephilim, then this novel is for you.  Julia is a very interesting character, but I really think that Cayne takes the cake in this novel.  He’s a dreamy, brooding character who, like Julia, is chasing down the half-demon, Sam.  I really enjoyed watching the relationship bud between Julia and Cayne as the novel unfolded.  Going from extremely standoffish to luke warm, and so on and so forth, the novel slowly brought the characters together.  Though there is an instant attraction, it was nice that the characters didn’t automatically fall in love, but had to learn to trust each other and slowly came together.

The idea behind the stained was very intriguing.  Although the novel doesn’t answer every question it poses, James keeps the reader intrigued throughout, especially as we learn more about the characters’ pasts and begin piecing things together.  The first in the series, it is shaping up to be a very promising read.  Four stars.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Jolene A says:

Great review, sounds like a book I would love!

great review, can’t wait to get my hands on it

eli yanti says:

Nephilim’s story, i love it. thanks for the review :)

I fell like this will be one of the rare the books to actually live up to the Nephilim/angel genre!

I cant wait for this to be on the nook to read!!!!

Denise Z says:

I love series and really enjoy “book one” installments that give us the back story to build a world on. I am intrigued and looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing about Stained.

chelsea mizell says:

amazing cover and great discription. definently going on my to read list.

Sara Wheeldon says:

Looks Fantastic :)

Lisa Dess says:

Can’t wait to read this.

I so want to read this book. The cover is breath taking. And it sounds like a wonderful escape from everyday life. I have read other books that you just don’t want to put down until you are done. And then you hunger for more. This is going to be one of those reads

Katty says:

A great review! Makes me want to drop everything and buy it! Unfortunately, it’s one am!

Becky says:

*sigh* I love romance so this sounds like a great novel! lmao Good review! I will definitely be looking more into this novel =)



beanieboo78 says:

Cant wait to read this, its a definite addition to my TBR pile.

I cannot wait to read this book and what a fantastic review!!!

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