Dual Review: Scala & Acca by Christina Bauer || A pretty kickass and engaging read

Title: Scala
Author: Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins, book 2
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 249 pages, Ebook
Published: September 2016 by Monster House Books, LLC
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.

So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?

No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s the right thing to do, but Purgatory’s Soul Storage buildings are turning into time bombs. No spirits are moving out, while millions keep coming in. Myla’s determined to find the Orb and send the innocent to Heaven, but she’s running out of time. Soon, the containment fields will burst, releasing a mob of homicidal ghosts.

With Soul Storage ready to explode, Myla’s got enough on her plate without her old enemy, Lady Adair, causing problems. Adair is launching an ingenious campaign to take away everything that Myla holds dear, including Myla’s Angelbound love, Prince Lincoln.

Between their clever ideas and toe-curling kisses, Myla and Lincoln are fighting back. But will they beat the clock or lose everything to Adair’s devious schemes?

I had read Angelbound a few months earlier and the fourth book was coming this month and those of you have been following my blog for some time now, know I am a fan of binge reading. And this was the perfect time to pick up this series!

*Spoilerish for those who haven’t read book 1.*

After the big fight in Purgatory and sending Armageddon to hell, Myla has finally assumed the role of the Great Scala, the only being who can transfer souls to heaven and hell but her work comes to a standstill until she recovers Lucifer’s Orb. Meanwhile, Adair takes this opportunity to bring Myla down. Even with Prince Lincoln by her side, would Myla be able to stop her in time?

Scala picks up after a few weeks since the last book ended. Myla is still adjusting to her new role of the Great Scala and her family is reunited after such a long time. For all this time, Purgatory was run by the ghouls and the worldbuilding was fantastic in the previous book, here we get to see the consequence of trying to change a decade-long style of ruling. I absolutely loved Myla and her consistent efforts to do what was right. Of course, with her friends and family, it would have been far more difficult. Anyway, the action and the adventure kept me engaged throughout the book.

Cissy, her bff stayed loyal as usual and I just loved the friendship and bond between them, they were so much like sisters and I adored that. Lincoln will always be one of my favourite characters, he is not only swoon-worthy and dedicated to Myla but his amount of trust on her never fails to amaze me. Whenever Myla decides to take a risk, he never becomes a creative barrier to her, instead, he is always a partner in crime! I loved the chemistry between Myla and Lincoln! But Lady Adair still remained my least favourite character. I thought after the last incident in the previous book, she would come to her senses but she got even worse and though I guessed the plot twist, it still managed to surprise me! And I definitely enjoyed how it all played out.

Overall, Scala was an amazing read. I loved each and every moment of it and I enjoyed the character growth, specially Myla’s. The plot was executed neatly and I was not bored for a single freaking second.

Recommend it?


Title: Acca
Author: Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins, book 3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 250 pages, Ebook
Published: December 13th, 2016 by Monster House Books, LLC
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.

To gather proof, Myla and Lincoln go undercover at an all-girl’s high school on Earth. Lincoln acts as the new gym teacher; Myla becomes the school’s least popular transfer student ever. To stop them from getting the goods, Acca releases Hell on Earth. Literally. Good thing Myla and Lincoln aren’t afraid of a tough fight. This one promises to be the hardest yet. After all, who ever said high school wasn’t hell?

Acca picks up where the previous book ended. Things got out of hand in the previous book due to Lady Adair’s deal and everything had to end in a bloody mess. But Myla and Lincoln’s trouble does not end there, they have to deal with Adair’s father, the Acca who would love nothing more to see them finished and power being his ultimate goal. To gather the ultimate proof against their enemy, Myla and Lincoln embark and adventure to Earth. If they are successful, everything might finally become okay but if they are not then their’s worst nightmare is about to become real.

This series is seriously epic. There’s not a single dull moment and the characters keep me on my toes. Myla is sassy and such a kickass heroine who knows how to handle quite a few difficult situations like an independent woman. In this book, she and Lincoln are side by side in collecting the ultimate evidence against house Acca so that they might finally go down but Acca is not someone to go without a fight.

I enjoyed the action and the humour in this book. The duo once again did not fail to amaze me, it was so freaking fun and engaging. They had to up their game because now they had to face Earth which was quite different from Purgatory but for those two, nothing’s quite impossible. Still, there were quite a few intense moments due to which I couldn’t stop reading this book. Anyway, I loved the romance between them, it did get a bit of more steamy in this book but I definitely enjoyed it! I loved how things wrapped up in the end.

Overall, Acca was a great read! The plot was interesting from the very start and the pace was fast throughout the book. In fact, both the books are a pretty quick read. The writing was smooth and beautiful and I definitely can’t wait to see how book 4 ends!! I’m already halfway through it!

Recommend it?


So guys, what do you think about this series? Have you started it yet?

9 thoughts on “Dual Review: Scala & Acca by Christina Bauer || A pretty kickass and engaging read

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  2. Hey, this book sounds like MY NEXT TRUE LOVE! 😂 The plot is something I don’t usually read but since I’ve been re-watching the whole supernatural series, souls and heaven and hell and lucifer take on an ENTIRELY new meaning and this kinda plot was JUST WHAT I NEEDED. And I would never have heard of it if it wasn’t for you.

    Thank youuu, Poulami. (SUCH A CUTEE NAME 😍☺)


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    • Oooo… I hope you complete binging Supernatural because season 13 is coming soooon! ❤ And yeah, I'm glad this series has piqued your interest, it's a pretty fun read and I hope you pick it up soon. can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

      Aww… thank you! ❤


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