Don’t let the cover fool you, Evangeline’s Heaven by Jen Braaksma is a YA Fantasy book despite the cover looking a little intense.
In Evangeline’s Heaven there are seven heavens. Evangeline lives in one of them, the daughter of Lucifer. Lucifer is a Commoner and is leading his supporters in a rebellion. God is supposedly exiling Commoners to a new place – Earth – to live amongst a new species, humans. They want to be treated as equals to the Dominions, who are considered higher class angels. Evangeline is half Commonor, half Dominion. She is loyal to her father who has only shown her love, but on her 18th birthday when he is hunted by his former best friend, Gabriel, the leader of God’s army and his son, Michael, Evangeline goes on a mission to find and protect her father. But, Evangeline quickly learns things are as simple as they have always seemed. When she needs to turn to Michael for help, she begins to question her father’s motives and actions. Now it is up to her to save the world.
I really liked this novel and it kept my interest the entire time. I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next and whether Lucifer was going to end up being good or bad in this book. I really liked Evangeline and the budding relationship between her and Michael was really sweet.
As mentioned at the start of this post, the book cover looks intense and even a little creepy, but it’s not scary or anything. There are battles/fighting in the book but nothing graphic. There’s no cursing that I can remember and while there is a tiny bit of romance in the book it doesn’t go beyond kissing, so it really is a YA fantasy.
I definitely recommend this book for any YA fantasy lovers!
*I was sent this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*