Review of Inspiration

I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Inspirations by Douglas Pershing, in exchange for a honest review. I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity because I enjoyed reading it so very much. I'm still wavering between 4 & 5 stars.

Seventeen year old Zachary was bornex yesterday. Instead of the normal teenager that he seems to be, Zachary is actually a powerful deceiver in Lucifer's arm (yes, that Lucifer). He's been given the task of corrupting Emma Louise Green, the daughter of widowed former pastor of a small town church. All Zachary knows, at first, is that no other has been able to accomplish this task in part due to the fact that she's under the protection of two very powerful archangels. Fortunately, since he looks just as human as Emma, he's completely invisible to the angels. There are a number of things that he truly enjoys about having a human body and being above ground like eating and his little family of others who are on similar missions. There is a hard fast rule that forbids Zachary from having sex with any human, but since he finds them all to be repulsive, that shouldn't be a problem, right? What he wasn't expecting was that in his human form, this rule isn't as easy as he thought. All he has to do is convince Emma to consider other points of view so that her personal demons can take hold of her mind and then he can live out a human life before getting the rewards he's promised; being in command of untold legions of Lucifer's armies. If he fails, he will be facing an eternity of suffering. The problem is that he is falling in love with his charge.

I seriously enjoyed this book and am hoping that it's the first of a series. All of the characters were really well written and I enjoyed watching them evolve and learn from their experiences and as they discover the drawbacks to following Lucifer. Pershing did an excellent job writing each character in a way that you could truly see the situations through the eyes of each one. I found myself empathizing with them and couldn't put it down as I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.