BloodAngel (BloodAngel -1) by Justine Musk

BloodAngel (BloodAngel #1) by Justine Musk—art by Chris Mcgrath

Lord of Bones (BloodAngel -2) by Justine Musk

Lord of Bones (BloodAngel #2) by Justine Musk—art by Chris Mcgrath

Blood Angel series by Justine Musk 

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy / Noir UF / Edgy Urban Fantasy / Horror Urban Fantasy

Series Description or Overview Edit

✥ Blood Angel is the story of two people who are being awakened to their destiny: New York painter Jess Shepard, haunted by images and dreams that don't seem to be tied to tangible memories, and a Minnesotan foster kid, Ramsey Doe, who is the subject of Jess's dreams. Ramsey is a poet and music fan who has always known there is something different about him, about his lack of a past, about his power, but he's never been able to get a handle on it. The third point-of-view we see is that of heroin addict and slacker musician Lucas, who comes under the spell of beautiful demon-woman Asha and forms a new band (here's where the rock n' roll comes in, complete with a demon singer!) as he does her bidding. The lives of these three people gradually converge as the battle between angels and demons is brought to a head again in the modern day. ~ Pierce County Library  

Book two description: Ramsey, Jess, and Kai have become demon hunters, seeking out the demon-human hybrids that escaped the desert in the climax of Bloodangel. Ramsey is still growing up, and you can almost see the growing pains in his chapters as he changes from the boy he was at the start of the first book, into the young man he is now. Jess’s journey into the magic continues, and you get a real sense of the way the magic has eaten it’s way into her life, not just into her body. Meanwhile, Lucas Maddox is trying to get a handle on his own life. And all around them, factions are manipulating both them and the events around them. ~ Review – Lord of Bones | Scott Tracey

Lead's Species Edit

  • An artists & a musician become monster hunters

Primary Supe Edit

  • Angels and demons (equal billing)

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • An artists & a musician become monster hunters

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • Third person narative from three POVs.

Books in Series Edit

Blood Angel series:

  1. Bloodangel (2005)
  2. Lord of Bones (2008)

World Building Edit

Setting Edit

  • New York


  • Cape Town
  • San Francisco

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Angel, Soulbreaker, demons, demon hybrids, prophetic dreams, Heaven, Hell, Soulbreaker, demon hunters, demon-human hybrids, (no vampires), , , , ,


World Edit

Protagonist Edit

✥ Jessamy, an up and coming painter, is caught unaware as she discovers the subject of her paintings is not a figment her imagination, but a living, breathing orphan. Their fates are intertwined as they learn that the destiny of the worlds rests on their shoulders. Kai Youngblood must educate Jess on her new station in this life and develops more than a student/teacher relationship. Together, the three of them must save the worlds from Bakal Ashika.

Sidekick Edit

Name: — What: — Sidekick-to: — About: — Book First Seen In:

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Jessamy painter discovers the subject of her paintings is not a figment her imagination, but a living, breathing orphan
Ramsey Doe orphan, foster kid poet and music fan; subject o fees's dreams and paintings;
Kai Youngblood educates Jess on her new life;
Asha, Bakal Ashika Demoness the three must save the world from her;

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Justine Musk

Justine Musk

Author Edit

Justine Musk

Bio:  Justine Musk was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and earned a degree in English literature from Queen's University. After working and traveling in Australia and Japan, she moved to California. She is divorced and lives in Los Angeles. ~Goodreads | Justine Musk ( of Kiss Me Deadly)

Justine Musk is the author of BloodAngel, published in 2005 by the ROC imprint of Penguin Books. BloodAngel is a contemporary fantasy novel, similar to works by Dean Koontz or Stephen King. However, since the protagonist is empowered, rather than running scared from an unseen monster, the book is closer in feel to a sophisticated version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer than classic horror.

Justine lives in Bel-Air, California, with her entrepreneur husband Elon Musk (founder of PayPal and SpaceX), five boys, and three dogs. ~ FF - Justine Musk

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: Chris McGrath

Publishing Information Edit

  • Publisher: Roc
  • Series Page: BLOODANGEL by Justine Musk
  • Bk-1: Paperback, 352 pages, Pub. Oct 4th 2005, ISBN-0451460529
  • Bk-2: Paperback, 378 pages, Pub. July 1st 2008, ISBN-0451462203

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE BLURB—Bloodangel (2005): In downtown Manhattan, a rising young painter is haunted by disturbing dreams...In small-town Minnesota, a teenage orphan struggles with a knowledge beyond his years-and a destiny he wants no part of...In California, young and old, hipsters and hippies, fall under the spell of a wildly charismatic singer whose voice breaks down all barriers-including the ones between heaven and hell. The fans of Asha are finding one other-and the world is running out of time.

BOOK TWO BLURB—Lord of Bones (2008): Jess and Ramsey stopped a demon from bringing about the apocalypse. But a gate was opened and more demons have come to Earth—inhabiting human bodies. Now, these demon hybrids are paving the way for the arrival of the Soulbreaker, known as Lord of Bones. ~ FF

First Sentences Edit

  1. Bloodangel (2005) — The girl came from nowhere.
  2. Lord of Bones (2008) — The woman and the youth had been on the road for eight months, although it seemed longer.

Quotes Edit

Read Alikes (suggestions) Edit




Trivia Edit

Notes Edit

Author in interview: "Your new novel, Uninvited, had a working title of Stranger. What led to the title change?

My editor hated it. Uninvited was supposed to be a temporary title while we waited to see if we could think up something better. Except then I got this e-mail: “Uh, it turns out the publication process is a bit further along than we thought…”

As it turns out, there’s another YA novel with the same title coming out from the same publisher -- Amanda Marrone’s Uninvited, which was supposed to come out the same month as mine but got pushed off to November. This has caused some confusion, unfortunately. But her book involves a vampire, and my books make people think they involve vampires when actually they don’t at all. So you can see how they’re radically different." ~ Bookslut | An Interview with Justine Musk

See Also Edit

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