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Book Review: Possession, by J. R. Ward (2013).

On the Cover.

Jim Heron, disgruntled fallen angel, thinks that he finally has a leg up against Devinia, a devil’s minion, in their fight over seven souls to end the war against good and evil. This is because Jim knows exactly which earthly soul he needs to save: a distant single father of a 13-year-old son. Luckily, Jim thinks that he can leverage the power of love, because this man is in love with a careful woman previously burnt by lust. So instead, Jim focuses his attentions on Sissy, the young soul he saved from Devinia’s clutches, who is now transitioning to her life as an angel.

But things are more complicated than they seem, because someone else is in love with that careful woman – the twin of the man whose soul needs saving. And unfortunately, this twin is the better contender for romance – he’s a good-hearted sensitive musician. Torn between gentle support and steamy passion, will this woman make the choice that brings a brooding, broken soul to redemption? Or will that soul be doomed to endure the most hellish possession?


This the fifth book in the Fallen Angel series authored by J. R. Ward, and thankfully it did not disappoint. Even though there was a lot of losing the war on the side of good in this book, not to mention Devina seemed to really be in her element, it did not disuade this from being a good read.

Again we look at Jim Heron as the key character of the War between good and Evil, but throughout the novel he seems to be too distracted to see the whole bigger picture of what is happening around him and right in front of him. He spends most of the book fixated on Sissy, which does no one any good, and unfortunately the consequences of his actions and choices affect so many other people. His big plan to make a deal with ‘devil’ not smart as he had hoped. In fact it causes a chain of events that no one really expects.

The storyline involving Duke and GB was definitely a good read, and was just as interesting as the storyline that undercurrents everything. The twist of the evil twin brother gives readers something else to focus on, and even though the sides of good and evil didn’t really interact with them a great deal, or at least that you see, and was filled with the great aura that is J. R. Ward.

Overall, I have to say I have really enjoyed this novel, and am already looking forward to reading the next. It has everything paranormal, fantasy-fiction fans could ask for, and that little be extra that makes it totally readable and unforgettable. I recommend this to anyone interested in the fantasy fiction genre who enjoys a little bit of mystery ad romance. I give this book a rating of 7.5/10.


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