Title:  Balance (The Divine, Book 1)
Author:  M.R. Forbes
Publisher:  Quirky Algorithms
Pages:  444  Pages
Genre: Contemporary Urban Fantasy
Source: Amazon Book Page; Author Website
Rating:  5 Stars


My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people’s credit card numbers.Now, I’m dead.

Okay, I was supposed to be dead. I got killed after all; but a funny thing happened after I had turned the mortal coil…

I met Dante Alighieri – yeah, that Dante. He told me I was special, a diuscrucis. That’s what they call a perfect balance of human, demon, and angel. Apparently, I’m the only one of my kind.

I also learned that there was a war raging on Earth between Heaven and Hell, and that I was the only one who could save the human race from annihilation. He asked me to help, and I was naive enough to agree.

Sounds crazy, I know, but he wished me luck and sent me back to the mortal world. Oh yeah, he also gave me instructions on how to use my Divine ‘magic’ to bend the universe to my will. The problem is, a sexy vampire crushed them while I was crushing on her.

Now I have to somehow find my own way to stay alive in a world of angels, vampires, werewolves, and an assortment of other enemies that all want to kill me before I can mess up their plans for humanity’s future. If that isn’t enough, I also have to find the queen of all demons and recover the Holy Grail.

It’s not like it’s the end of the world if I fail.

Wait. It is.


I will be honest. I was pretty iffy about even starting to read this book. In fact I was mostly against reading this but once i started to read this I was hooked!!! it seriously pulls you in from the first few chapters and sucks you in through the whole way. Its fantastic! I’ve never had a more intricate picture of Heaven, Hell, Earth, and Purgatory. I’ve never had the war between realms put to me in this way and it made for a very refreshing and very impressive story.  Poor Landon goes through so much and still manages to survive. Josette is the epitome of faith and Rebecca is pretty badass and well…until you get to the end you don’t really know why I am wary of the girl. Obi!!! That’s my dude!!! 🙂 I LOVE that he blindly accepted everything about Landon and his situation. The angels are ass kicking, the demons are slimy and gross and pure evil. The demon queen gorgeous and  i believe still a do gooder. I LOVED THIS! The author did an amazing job with writing this book. I am definitely going to read the second book and see where this goes. By the way….Dante Alighieri as a suave Italian man in a mean Italian suit…most awesome picture that’s been put into my head in a while.




YES!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 action packed. katana wielding angels.  Gorgeous ass kicking Vampires. Vivid descriptions. What more could a person want in a book! READ IT! It’s only $2.99


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