The Last Archangel Blog Tour

The Last Archangel
Author: Michael D. Young
Pages: 288
publication date: July 14 2011

Xandir has been exiled to earth until the end of time. But when his cherub trainee disappears, Xandir makes a deal with rogue angels and giants that could restore life to the mortal woman he loves and end his assignment as a destroying angel in exchange for helping them bring about the end of the world and all of mankind.

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The Last Archangel is one of those books where I liked the plot and reading it but there was something that I just didn’t like.

I loved the plot, the story was great, Michael was very detailed in his descriptions of everything and I felt like I was looking at a picture of the actual story instead of just reading it. But there was something missing. Something just didn’t satisfy me.

I started this story off not expecting very much; first off it wasn’t a YA book. I’m pretty sure this was an adult novel and for some reason I get this idea in my mind where all adult books are boring and not interesting for me. But I did enjoy reading this and read through this book pretty fast.

The last Archangel is action packed, suspenseful and had me wondering what comes next. I have never read a novel quite like this one. Angel stories aren’t usually a popular genre, but I noticed that more and more Angel books are being published. Michael has created a creative and interesting plot that had me entranced from the beginning.

I really liked Xandir’s character. He was so brave, and when first reading the book I was confused as to what his story is. I didn’t quite get why he was cast out of heaven (I then got why later on) I loved his sarcastic and witty humor. He is on a mission to steal a seed from a death tree in the depths of hell. Which come on surviving that is most likely not going to happen, but he made it work. Luck was on his side. He is one brave soul. I loved the characters he got to meet in the book, like the yeti and how he loved his chocolate. It made me laugh.

One thing I would have liked was more scenes with Eden and Judy. Reading there scenes was my favorite part of the novel. I felt kind of connected to their characters. Some of the things that happened were just unreal.

Although I only rated this book 3 stars I didn’t hate it. But I didn’t love it. It was a hard decision for me to rate it. I definitely recommend “The last Archangel” to those of you who love the angel genre of books. I’m glad the author contacted me, thanks for letting me review this!

Michael D. Young


Michael is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in German Teaching and a minor in Music. He puts his German to good use by working to build online German courses for High School students. Though he grew up traveling the world with his military father, he now lives in Utah with his wife, Jen, and his two sons. Michael enjoys acting in community theater, playing and writing music and spending time with his family. He played for several years with the handbell choir Bells on Temple Square and is now a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

His first book, "The Canticle Kingdom", was released in Feb 2010 through Bonneville Books. He is also the author of the inspirational pamphlet "Portrait of a Mother". He has also had work featured in various online and print magazines such as Mindflights, The New Era, Allegory, and Ensign.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the well-balanced review and for taking the time to read my book and recommending it to all those who like "angel" books.

Denise Z said...

I have been following this tour and I think your books sound wonderful. Thank you for sharing with use today.

Mary Preston said...

Thank you the the review. Appreciated!!


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