This is a review from GoodReads which you can find HERE. You can find Wormwood by D. H. Nevins HERE.
3 stars: I liked it
Synopsis of Wormwood
Warning: There are reports of readers flinging their devices (one reader allegedly threw her Kindle three times) and ignoring their lives while reading Wormwood. The author does not assume responsibility for such awesomely reactive responses.
Angels. Demons. Love. Deceit.
It appears as though every task Tiamat is ordered to carry out tears at his soul; but how can I know if that’s true? How can I trust him, if he’s the very one who destroyed this planet in the first place?
Tiamat and his brothers, a legion of one hundred half-angels, have orders to send all humans on to their final judgment. Yet in a moment of weakness, Tiamat risks his life to rescue a hiker named Kali from the very destruction he initiated.
Kali, thrust from the surety of her world into the boundless hell of Tiamat’s, must try to find a way to survive in the Earth’s vast, devastated landscape. Plagued by a legion of Nephilim bent on sending her on, she is forced to trust the one being who could prove to be her greatest enemy.
“The lines will be blurred between good and evil, truth and lies, and hero and antagonist. When I finished Wormwood, I closed the book with a WOW on my lips. Extraordinary storytelling, D.H. Nevins. You blew me away. Absolutely 5 stars.” – Beth Hoover, Tome Tender Reviews
This might contain spoilers.
It definitely took me a couple of chapters to get into the book, but once the story took off I really enjoyed the read.
I was confused by how quickly the relationship progressed, simply because the timeline didn’t feel “real” and I also really didn’t like how quickly she turns to him for help and for safety after everything she saw him do and everything he put her through (especially the part where he “burns” her, that was infuriating). He did end up growing on me though so there’s that.
Then there’s Richard, the author did a good job in name choice for the meddlesome demon, I can’t imagine a Richard not being meddlesome. He is so annoying and infuriating and I knew from the start that he was going to be problematic.
The ending was so pleasing for me because I so love happy endings, but I also really enjoy cliffhangers, but only if I have the next book already in line to read next (which I do).
There were some minor grammatical errors that should have been caught by a copyeditor or Grammarly, that I wish weren’t there, but overall I found this to be a good read and I look forward to seeing where the author goes with the story.