Don’t hurt Jane. You may live to regret it.
Bullied by her abusive father, Jane always felt different. Then the lonely child found a friend in a mysterious dark lady who offers her protection—a lady she calls her “angel”. But that protection carries a terrible price, one to be paid with the souls of those Jane chooses to suffer a hideous and eternal fate.
Jane has had a difficult childhood at the hands of her abusive father. The man is an abhorrent character that is easy to hate given the circumstances. Her classmates also abuse her until her Angel comes along and asks for the names of those who have done her wrong. After two names being given, Janes goes on to lead a somewhat normal life until her angel returns and reminds her that she needs more names or else.
Dark Avenging Angel deals out vengeance and justice all in the name of helping Jane. But, while it is horrifying the story is about Jane and her path in life. She may not have had the best life, but she is a good person and feels morally torn when she finds out what her angel does with the names she gives her. I found Jane difficult to like – how could she allow herself to be a doormat and be treated so horribly by so many people. But, with the way her father treated her, she probably did not know any difference. Her story was heartbreaking for me to read and I had to put the book down and take a deep breath before going on. Jane eventually gives in to the angel, but it costs her a lot to do it.
This was a well written, horrifying, mysterious, and fantastically told story. It will hook you from the beginning and keep you attention at the end.