Messenger, Star-Crossed Celestials Duet #2 by A.L. Morrow

Messenger is the finale to an action-packed supernatural duet. Jace is in exile and Cyrus has to fight against those who think he is a traitor. When they can finally be together again can they survive the upcoming battle that will determine if Watchers and Messengers can finally live together in peace?

From the blurb:

Hell on Earth? Not if these angels can help it.

Nothing has been the same for Messenger angel Cyrus since Jace was exiled from the celestial community. Night after night, he searches Sin City for the demon who might have the answers he needs to find his lost love. But his quest hasn’t gone unnoticed. Dark forces reach Cyrus first, and a brutal encounter with his enemy leaves him at the mercy of the ruthless warrior who once broke his heart.

Believing Cyrus has been killed, Jace returns to Sin City with a death wish and one thought in mind: vengeance. Instead, he finds Cyrus alive and the unsuspecting center of a plot that will change Sin City—for the worse—forever.

Time has never been a friend to Jace and Cyrus, but now the clock is ticking faster than ever. With the fate of the city on the line, they’ll need to choose between saving each other or saving their souls.

Romeo and Juliet gets a celestial spin (and a happy ending!) in this duology featuring forbidden love, mixed-up messages, hurt/comfort, and redemption. Intended for readers ages 18+ and best enjoyed when read in the following order: Watcher (Book 1), Messenger (Book 2).

Note: This book contains sensitive content. Readers may wish to check the Author's Note for details.

SNik's Review:

Second in duet (Star-crossed Celestials), must be read in order. Paranormal. Established couple. Dual POV. 

No time has passed since book one ended, Jace has had to flee Las Vegas and is missing Cyrus, while Cyrus tries to find out any news about whether Jace is safe in exile. 

Although Jace and Cyrus are apart for a good portion of this story, there is plenty of drama and feelings of lost love that sustain the reader until they come together again. 

The new and old cast of characters that come together to battle it out, some in support and others in betrayal, are an interesting group that support Jace and Cyrus in varying ways. 

Jace and Cyrus are just as steamy this time around as in the last book, and they are at their best when together, willing to love, support and sacrifice for each other no matter what. 

A well written finale for the duet, full of pining, intrigue, action, pain, and redemption.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Dez's Review:

The speed in which I consumed this book has to be illegal or somewhat mildly concerning, maybe? 

Messenger wastes no time and picks up where Watcher left off. Jace banished from Las Vegas and Cyrus torn as he desperately tries to find his lost lover. 

We’re taken on a emotionally heavy rollercoaster ride as Jace and Cyrus try to cope with being apart and as tensions between the Messengers, Watchers, and Demons reach a boiling point. 

We meet new friends and enemies as things fall into place and loyalties are questioned. Unlikely alliances and shocking truths keep you on your toes as we’re lead through the landmine of Las Vegas. 

Messenger is jam packed with emotional turmoil, pain, love, and new beginnings. A phenomenal finale to the duet and reimagined tale of Romeo and Juliet. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Lori C's Review:

We start messenger off with Jase, being banished from Las Vegas and Cyrus wishing he had gone with him when he left. While Jase spends his time at the ranch trying to get used to his new life, Cyrus is in Las Vegas searching for Dev in hopes of finding his way to Jace. That’s when the worst happens. A group of angry messengers attack Cyrus and hurt him in the most awful way. Xavier steps up and does his best to heal Cyrus. But at what cost? When Cyrus finds out that he’s all but a prisoner in  Xavier’s apartment he does what he needs to do to leave. Will Cyrus ever make it back to Jase? Will these two ever get any kind of happy ending?

Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t want to put it down. The story is so fast paced, and it keeps you pulled into the action. I was so enthralled by the two different storylines: Jace‘s new life  and what is going on with Cyrus. Instead of feeling like I was being pulled in two different directions, I felt like I was traveling on an almost parallel path. There is so much to these characters that I get so invested in them while I’m reading. I want to know what’s gonna happen next? How are they going to get out of this? I felt that edge of my seat feeling the entire way through this book. Oh and the epilogue! I love the epilogue! Give me all the future epilogues with the pretty endings. I don’t know how I missed the fact that this book came out, but I’m so excited that I got my hands on it and I’m so excited to read Emissary soon as well. I’ll be signing up for this newsletter in hopes I don’t miss anything again!!

Rating: 5 Stars

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