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She doesn’t know if her friends on the island pierrrs the battle between the Ripers and the rebels. But she does know that she must return home, behind the sealed walls of Grave, to find out why the Ripers have been seen there talking to the councillors.

What links the two worlds? First she must c Retra – now called Naif – has escaped from Ixion, the island of ever-night. First she must convince Peirres to help her. The fierce pirate captain saves those who face terrible fates on Ixion, but that doesn’t guarantee their gratitude. Instead, she faces a revolt – and Naif is caught in the middle.

Naif will need all her courage to survive. For Lenoir, who wants to keep her safe, for her anel Suki and Rollo, if they live, for Markes, who has secrets of his own, and for the new friends she will make on this journey.

The fate of worlds depends on it. Paperbackpages. Published October 3rd by Random House first published September 28th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers pierrss about Angel Ariasplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 06, Emily May rated it it was ok Shelves: This second installment was a very disappointing sequel to an excellent and unique series opening in Burn Bright.

Burn Bright / Angel Arias / Shine Light (Night Creatures) by Marianne De Pierres

Though it wasn’t what I’d call dreadful, it just held none of the stuff that made the first book so exciting, dark, gritty and sexy. There’s a general mood in Burn Bright that the author very cleverly builds up throughout, it’s a mood that emphasises the dark, dingy world of the novel, but also creates a very sexual feel too. I think part of this book’s problem is that it is not set This second installment was a very disappointing sequel to an excellent and unique series opening in Burn Bright.

I think part of this book’s problem is that it is not set in Ixion, and let’s be honest, that’s where all the fun happens. Another matter that I’ve already mentioned to a couple of GR friends is a theory I have about the author’s decision to write a trilogy.

I just don’t think she had enough material to do so, and I don’t mean in a bad way, I mean in a way that sometimes two books are exactly what is needed to tell the story that needs to be told perfectly. I think this is a trilogy because trilogies are so in vogue right now either that or it’s a moneymaking scheme.

If my theory oierres correct, when the third book arrives it will probably be the exciting conclusion to the first book that the fans were hoping for.


Angel Ariashowever, felt like a very poor way of bridging the gap between book one and book three. In the first book the problem is established, in the last book it will surely be solved It’s likely I will read book three in order to find the closure I need from this series and I think it will pick up once we return to the Ixion setting.

I hope my theories are correct because I took next to nothing from Angel Arias. View all 8 comments. Mar 21, Braiden rated it it was amazing. I was so ecstatic when Marianne asked if I would like an uncorrected manuscript of Angel Arias. I want to first say thank you to Marianne as well as the crew at Random House Australia for giving me the chance to read it in advanced. And now, from what I see so far… nobody has been disappointed in this sequel to Burn Bright.

As Burn Bright is currently only available in Australia — for the moment at least — I am not going to go into too much detail about the plot of Angel Arias. Rather than being set predominantly on Ixion, the island of freedom and eternal pleasure like Burn Bright was, Angel Arias brings us back to Grave.

We previously saw a glimpse of Grave at the beginning of Burn Bright, where Retra — now Naif — was escaping to Ixion to find her brother Joel. Naif continues to evolve. In Burn Bright, she transformed herself completely to fit in with everyone on Ixion, leaving behind her past. However, this time Naif solitarily questions Grave, its authorities, and her upbringing to uncover the realities and truths of her world — and of her life.

On this journey we are introduced to many more new faces. There was one character in particular, Jarrold, that I really grew to admire. Most likely because he constantly risked his young life to help Naif. Also partly because I wish when I was at that age, that I was as adventurous, intelligent and bold as he was. We are also presented with a new type of creature, separate from the already known night creatures.

These new creatures although initially mysteriously anonymous, and encountered with caution and uncertainty, developed into endearing allies despite of their physical features. Learning about the causes of how they came to be like that and got those physical attributes was fantastic. Marianne did a splendid job at introducing us to all these new characters, and weaved them into this plot flawlessly well.

Angel Arias

I really want this world that Marianne de Pierres has conjured in the Night Creatures series to be known and shared by all. I hope soon that all of you — whether your American, British, Canadian, Indian, French, German, or even an inhabitant of the North Pole — get to experience this world as us Aussies have been lucky to be captivated in, and for some, twice already. Angel Arias is a captivating sequel that outdoes its predecessor — well, for me at least. Full review published in a few weeks time.

Look out for it! May 31, Nomes rated it liked it Shelves: It has an urgency and plenty of action, but this time Naif Retra is much more sure of herself. The plot in Angel Arias is ambitious, secrets are revealed, unveiling more mysteries which showcase extraordinary world building: It’s a daring kind of read, and just as original in flavour as the first book in the series.

The scope of the book is fantastic from time with the pirates, and seeing more islandsand I think the plot is best explored with no idea where it is heading no spoilers here. Aussie author Marianne de Pierres has a talent for throwing her readers alongside her characters in such a way that you are kept on your toes: There is foreshadowing, creating tension and atmosphere, but not clue-ing the reader in enough to make the plot predictable. It was the opposite.


I was constantly on edge, even questioning the loyalties of certain characters, friends who suddenly seem like foe and enemies who have shades of goodness shining through. I loved the larger scope of the book and yet somehow I missed that gothick-y vibe of Ixion I am nostalgic by nature, haha.

I cannot compare reading the first book in the series to read Angel Arias. I think I was so startled in my love of Burn Brightlike the first taste of chocolate, it was addictive, startling and delectable.

Angel Arias did not stun me in the same way despite still being driven by that intoxicating vibe that made it impossible to put down. I think my enjoyment is more indicative of my tastes as a reader than the quality of this book.

This is a book to enthral and ignite imaginations. Despite my wishing for more depth in the characters with personal motivations, relationships it is obvious the author cares for her characters yet also has no qualms about putting them in harms way. I was incredibly, delightfully pleased when the story suddenly swivelled, giving readers a taste of Lenoir’s POV!

A real surprise, it widened the scope of the story, and also, Lenoir is one enigmatic guy, so it was enlightening being inside his head.

Angel Arias (Night Creatures, book 2) by Marianne De Pierres

View all 12 comments. Jul 06, Arlene rated it really liked it Shelves: Angel Arias is the second matianne in the Night Creature series and I have to say Marianne de Pierres sure knows how to world build and create a dark and compelling setting that has you sitting at the edge of your seat! Great addition to the series that has me excited to see how this story unfolds.

In Angel Arias Retra, now called Naif, travels back to Grave with her fellow run-away Markes to try and find a way to reverse the effects of the badges they got on Ixiom which Completely Addicting! In Angel Piedres Retra, now called Naif, travels back to Grave with her fellow run-away Markes to try and find a way to reverse the effects of the badges they got on Ixiom which is shortening their lives. Ixiom is in turmoil and the Ripers that watch over the runaways and enforce the rules are not what they appear to be.

So Naif and Markes head madianne in the hopes of pierre what the Ripers and Elders are conspiring and how they can save their friends back at Ixiom. In their quest, they learn that Angel Arias is the night song that plays to let the run-aways of Grave know when the barge is coming to lead them to Ixiom. But who controls that song? Who is truly luring them to Ixiom and for what purpose?

In Angel Arias she continually takes risks and pulls through for her friends to help them survive the dangers of Ixiom. The new set of secondary characters where a great addition to the story. I did not see that coming until the final hour. What Naif and Markes discover at Grave is sure to cause an explosive conclusion.

Jarianne all 9 comments. Mar 29, Renee Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: A most worthy continuation marjanne the Night Creatures trilogy, and an excellent read all on it’s own. New characters to encounter, new lands to explore, more revelations, more questions raised, more ariad remains