Matt Rowley hasn't been human for years. A commando for the International Council on Augmented Phenomena, he hunts down superhuman monsters the military can't handle. But his abilities come with a price: bloodthirsty whispers that urge him to acts of terrible violence.
An encounter with a giant, angelic being with wings of smoke and shadow casts him into a world of inhuman brutality, demonic possession, and madness, where he must choose between his family and his soul. (Goodreads)
First off: sorry for the lack of anything other than book reviews lately. Life's been a little nuts since school got out, with both moving and an out of town family reunion. Which basically means limited internet time, but lots of reading. So, hopefully I have a little more time in the near future :)
So, the book: This was not my general choice for what to read, but it was definitely interesting and engaging. I will first note that if you have a weak stomach, this probably isn't the book for you, as it's pretty graphic in the blood and guts department, but that's not something I have a problem with, so it wasn't a problem for me. In general, this is definitely a plot driven book, with a ton of action, which was quite a bit of fun. I basically thought of it as being a lot like Wolverine meets Dan Brown conspiracy theories. The world that was depicted was really fascinating, with people who have the ability to be augmented ("aug"ed), which can give them a variety of skills, from being able to be healed, to see the future. At first it's billed as just a new drug that allows for these enhancements, but as the novel progresses, the truth comes to light...and it isn't pretty. Tying in the nephelim was what originally caught my attention, and without giving away anything more, it was really kind of cool. Anyhow, overall if you're looking for a good beach read (and don't mind a little b&g) then this one's for you!