Release Day Review: Molly Molloy & the Angel of Death by Maria Vale

Death needs a do-over.

Azrael---grim reaper and devourer of worlds--has messed up. Instead of taking Molly Molloy's soul, he patted her on the back and saved her from choking on an atomic chicken wing.

Now she can see him. Talk to him. Touch him. Say ‘no’ to him. And make him question the assumptions he has held for an eternity.

Molly is sick of Death capsizing her life. He'd taken her parents, then her grandparents, then her first great love.

Now, just as she was on the verge of getting her life together with a job that paid enough and a NYC apartment that didn't cost too much, Death interferes again in ways she could never have imagined.

The Powers that Be want Azrael to fix his mistake but before he can, Death makes one more.

He falls in love.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Maria Vale's The Legend of All Wolves series is undoubtedly one of the most refreshing and distinctive series about shifters out there. So, when I heard about her new book, Molly Molloy and the Angel of Death, I was ecstatic. But let me tell you, it is not your run-of-the-mill paranormal love story. This book is so much more than that. It delves deep into the meaning of life itself and leaves the reader with profound thoughts to ponder.

Kudos to Vale for taking a new direction in her writing. Death, the main character, is a fascinating and unique character that completely broke the mold. Unlike the typical broody and alluring grim reaper character in paranormal romances, Death in this book is truly one of a kind.

Admittedly, at the beginning of the book, I struggled with the complex English vocabulary, which was above my level. It took some time for me to fully grasp what was happening and relate to the characters. They weren't particularly likable at first, but as the story progressed, I found myself rooting for Molly and Death.

Molly Molloy and the Angel of Death is an unpredictable and humorous book that kept me on my toes. I had absolutely no idea what would happen next. Although the book had its challenges, I enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone looking for a thought-provoking and unique read.


MARIA VALE is a journalist who has worked for Publishers Weekly, Glamour magazine, Redbook, the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a logophile and a bibliovore and a worrier about the world. Trained as a medievalist, she tries to shoehorn the language of Beowulf into things that don't really need it. She lives with her husband and two sons in New York.

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