Breath of Angel was a great fantasy story and a strong setup for future stories in its world. Melaia, a young priestess, finds herself entangled in the secret struggle among angels, who have remained mostly hidden from the normal populace. She soon is carried off into adventure and ends up with more responsibility in the secret war than she had bargained for.
The mythology and backstory for the setting of this book is quite strong, and I will be curious to see what comes next in the series. I especially liked the eerie depiction of the draks, vulture-like creatures made from human souls that bear their former inhabitants' hands instead of talons.
There were parts of the book that felt a little bit hasty in development of character relationships or the unfolding of events, but it is a minor criticism and didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the story. 4 stars!