The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Book 92

I loved The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and after having read that novel, I was told by another book blogger, Mel @ Book Musings, that the book was actually part of a trilogy.

Then I was given the opportunity to review the third book in the series by TLC Book Tours (coming tomorrow), which basically meant I needed to suck it up and get the second book in the series read ASAP!

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is the second book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books trilogy, although it actually is a prequel.

Remember when I talked about The Cemetery of Forgotten Books?  Basically it’s heaven on Earth for book lovers: a secret labyrinth of a place where books go so that they will never be forgotten.  On your first trip, you get to chose your own book (or does the book choose you?) that you must protect.

David Martin is a prospective writer who is given the opportunity to write trashy crime novels under a pen name and reap very little benefit.  He is propositioned by a stranger and given a book offer he cannot refuse. . . but it comes with a terrible price.

I LOVED The Shadow of the Wind.  I liked The Angel’s Game.  Both stories are connected but are also books that can be read independently.  I just missed The Shadow of the Wind as I was reading.

My opinion?  Check out The Shadow of the Wind because that book is well worth it!    And then I’ll let you know what I think of the 3rd book in the series, The Prisoner of Heaven, tomorrow!

What’s your favorite series to read?



15 thoughts on “The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Book 92

  1. I still haven’t read this book, but it is on my list. What a shame it is not as good as The shadow of the wind, but I know I’m going to read it any way.


  2. Thanks for the shout out! I lost my Angel’s Game review somewhere in the transition, but I think it’s still on my old blog. I clicked on your link now and I realised that is how I stumbled across your blog – we connected over a discussion about The Shadow of the Wind 🙂

    The Angel’s game was a good read for me, but like you said you were missing Shadow. I think the same happened for me. The first book was Soooo good. Andreas is still a mystery for me!


    • The Shadow of the Wind and The Prisoner of Heaven were just SOOOO much better than The Angel’s Game. But I did appreciate Angel’s Game more after reading Prisoner. It’s kind of like the book needed to be there to help make all the connections even though I didn’t enjoy reading it as much.


  3. I totally agree with your review! I loves The Shadow of the Wind and was so excited to read The Angel’s Game- ugh-it was a disappointment! And more than a little confusing! I can’t wait to hear what you thought of the 3rd book.


    • You will loooooove Prisoner of Heaven if you have read the other two and enjoyed them!

      BTW, did you know that Zafon created a short story called Rose of Fire which kind of explains more about the Cemetery of Forgotten Books? It’s free on Kindle and super short, but I highly disliked it because it wasn’t intrigue and mystery like the other three, it was fantasy. There was a dragon!


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