Sunday, January 08, 2012

What is Sabrina Benulis reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Sabrina Benulis, author of Archon.

Her entry begins:
I'm ecstatic when I actually have the time to read, so unfortunately my book list grows and is finished slowly. So, since reading is an investment, I try to pick up only what I know will be worth my while. Every so often I'm also given books as gifts, and lately I've received ARC copies of books soon to be released. Right now, I'm reading an ARC (though I believe the novel has since been officially released) of a story called Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver. Liesl & Po is technically middle-grade fiction, but it's been very good so far--an imaginative story about alchemists, and a gray world, and a little girl who befriends a ghost that is admittedly somewhat creepy. Right...[read on]
About Archon, from the publisher:
There are some things worse than death...

For years, Angela Mathers has been plagued by visions of a supernatural being—an angel with beguiling eyes and magnificent wings who haunts her thoughts and seduces her dreams. Newly freed from a mental institution where she had been locked away for two years, Angela hopes that attending Westwood Academy, the Vatican’s exclusive university, will bring her peace and a semblance of normality.

But Angela isn’t normal. With her stain of dark red hair and alabaster skin, she is a blood head—a freak, a monster, and the possible fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy. Blessed with strange, mystical powers, blood heads hold a special place in the Academy. Among them, one special blood head is more powerful than them all: the Archon, the human reincarnation of the dead angel Raziel. And when the Archon arises as foretold, it will rule the supernatural universe.

Barely in control of her own life, Angela has no ambition to conquer an entire universe, not when she’s suddenly contending with a dangerous enemy who is determined to destroy her and a magnetic novitiate who wants to save her. But the choice might not be her own...

Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, the young blood head must soon face the truth about herself and her world. It is she who holds the key to Heaven and Hell—and both will stop at nothing to possess her.

In Archon, Sabrina Benulis has created a dazzlingly imaginative tale set in a lush, vivid supernatural world filled with gargoyles and candlelight, magic and murder, in which humans, angels, demons, and those in between battle for supremacy—and survival.
Learn more about the book and author at Sabrina Benulis's website, blog, and Facebook page.

My Book, The Movie: Archon.

Writers Read: Sabrina Benulis.

--Marshal Zeringue