Review – Rapture

Rapture book cover




Hades Castle Trilogy #2


C.N. Crawford


Paranormal Romance


The angel of death locked me in one of his castle rooms, surrounded by books and delicious food. Not bad, right? Except for the loneliness, and the lust-fueled dreams that torment me every night. Specifically, dreams of Samael. And did I mention a psychotic ghost keeps trying to kill me? Because no one else believes me about that.
Now, I’m desperate to get out of the castle and hunt down the murderous Free Men who led to my imprisonment. Samael wants to destroy them, too. We have the same goal, but don’t trust each other. When distrust shifts into passion, it only makes things more complicated.
Despite what we feel, we’re destined to be enemies. If we can’t rewrite our fates, we will lose each other forever–and one of us will end up dead.

Arc – comes out 18/01/2021!


5stars rating

Here I was, happily reading a great book and all of a sudden… no more pages!!!
How could you just leave it at that? Whyyyyyy?

Okay, tantrum over… but still 😉


While there weren’t that many large-scaled scenes, there were many different locations and I feel the author has done a great job giving us as many details as we needed to lose ourselves in the story without wondering where we were.
In this instalment, we got a hell of a lot of information about the world and how it got to the current state in general. Many questions were answered, though many more still remain.

Character development:

You can’t not root for Lila and Samael, seriously… Trying to stay away from each other (well, okay, Samael trying to stay away from Lila) but being drawn to one another anyway *sigh*.
We learned a lot about both of them, and Lila had some maaaaaaaaaajor big revelations going on (I had some flashbacks to a certain Brad Pitt movie, you’ll know what I mean when you get there). They both opened up a lot, to themselves and to each other. But what I really like about those two, is the interaction between them, you can just feel the connection they have to each other, it jumps from the pages.
Oswald and Emma are great characters, both making me laugh and facepalm (sometimes at the same time). I did, however, miss Sourial (a lot!), he was my favourite in the first instalment, so I’m hoping we get to see a lot more of him in the last book!

Pacing & Flow:

Consider yourself fully committed until you’ve reached the end and add some more extra time for afterwards, cause you will be moping that there wasn’t more. Really nice balance between the action and conversations. A lot happens, but the transitions were very smooth.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. Yes, there is sex described (if that is important to you).
The book is 244 pages long, spread over 35 chapters and has multiple point of views (POV’s).

Final Thoughts:

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and all in all, I must admit, I was truly confused when there wasn’t more to read… and then I was sad.
It was a really good book and a great continuation of the series. The story had ensnared, a worthy 5*!