Synopsis: When Stewart and Layla recruit a demon to spy on the Devil, their decision takes them on whirlwind ride through the afterlife. Journey alongside this young couple in H. A. Goodman’s new novel, Breaking the Devil’s Heart, and join forces with a teenage Angel outcast to bankrupt Satan’s underground Company and save Heaven from civil war. H. A. Goodman’s Breaking the Devil’s Heart is a rollercoaster afterlife experience that tests a young couple’s love, their grasp on reality, and the essence of human nature. What happens when Stewart and Layla tour Hell’s Marketing Department and Stock Exchange? What happens when their relationship is tested by Satan? This book is unlike anything you’ve ever read, or ever thought the afterlife might be like. Breaking the Devil’s Heart is an enlightening look into an alternate world, a new afterlife, and a profound journey inside the human conscience.
The author wrote about many famous wars we know about, showing us what people had been able to do, destroying lives in such a short time with only a bad choice. This book really makes us think about the aspects of the world while following the story of a couple very different from others, Layla and Stewart. They are both observers, who refused to become angels to fight the company of Satan. Stewart is indeed also very determined to find a solution and everything is good for him, even the torture of demons if it means he can have the answers he wants. But this change in tactics makes us wonder about what he could do or not in order to destroy Satan. To know if what he does is really different from what the demons do. Layla will follow him in his ideas although she sometimes doesn’t agree with him. But we will understand with them the problems of society and the mankind. Sometimes humans make their own choices and the demons only start them.
There were also some nice surprises throughout the novel and I must say I was totally surprised by the twists that happen at the end of the book for our little couple. I did not expect that at all. It’s also touching to follow both of them, to see their love for each other. It’s so strong that they always manage to overcome the doubts they have.
All this to say that I enjoyed this novel and I recommend it if you are looking for something different. The book is interesting and we try to understand throughout the chapters how our heroes will manage to succeed in their quest. And I must say it was quite impressive. I haven’t had the opportunity to read the first book but as this book shows us something very different, there really is not a problem to start with this one.
It looks like a graphic novel..but is not?
no it’s a real novel.
I like that it is different and it makes you think. Their refusal does sound interesting. This is the second good review I’ve seen of this one. I may have to think about it.
Good to see you enjoyed it. I saw it on one other blog and curious about it, but wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. Sounds like a good read though. 😀 Thank you!
it’s ineresting to have something like that I think.
I haven’t heard about this series but you made this book sound very interesting, I think I’ll add it to my TBR.
This book is mighty popular around the blogosphere. I know Josh, my associate reviewer, really enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!