The 19 Best Books About Angels And All Their Feathery Glory

Angels are commonly seen in all religions, faiths, and mythologies. They are seen as celestial beings that guard us, give us guidance, and shield us from the foolishness we always inflict upon ourselves.

The 19 Best Books About Angels And All Their Feathery Glory

In addition to this, there are various different types of angels including guardian angels, angels of faith and fallen angels to read about. Since there are a plethora of different types of angels, this means there is a broad range of books about angels.

A common theme found in these books is usually the fight between good vs evil. However, angels can be on either side of these battles. In this article, I have gathered the best 19 books about angels that you should be reading.

19 Best Books About Angels

Since there is a wide range of books about angels to choose from, it can be overwhelming knowing which are the best books. However, I have done all the hard work for you and found the 19 best books about angels that you should add to your collection.

Hush, Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush (The Hush, Hush Saga Book 1)

Nora Grey is a responsible, intelligent person who does not have a wild streak. Yet, she makes her first error by falling for Patch. Patch is a (fallen) guardian angel who has made many mistakes, and has a very dark past. However, his love for Nora is the best thing he has ever done.

All Nora wants to do after being paired with Patch in biology is avoid him. Even when he is not present, she can feel his gaze on her. As she can no longer resist their attraction, she discovers Patch’s identity, the circumstances that brought him to her, and the sinister route he intends to take her down.


  • Two strong and well written protagonists.
  • A thought through plot which keeps you guessing until the end.
  • A strong romance story with a dark twist.


  • You don’t get to learn about the higher powers who are in charge of the angels.

Unearthly By Cynthia Hand

Unearthly: (Book 1 of Unearthly Trilogy)

Clara Gardner recently discovered she was born with angel blood. She is not only faster, and smarter than humans, but it also gives her a purpose. There is something she is meant to do on Earth. Images of a large forest fire and a handsome man plague her dreams.

These images send her to a new school in a new town. Everything seems to come together when she meets Christian, who ends up becoming the boy of her dreams (literally). The other boy, Tucker, speaks to Clara’s darker angelic side.

Clara faces choices she never imagined she’d have to make as she tries to navigate her way through a world she no longer recognizes.


  • The struggle Clara goes through is exciting for readers to follow.
  • The relationships feel very authentic.
  • Great pace throughout the book.


  • Some readers wished there was more action.

Crashing Down To Earth By Terry Reid

Crashing Down to Earth (Stars and Satellites Book 2)

Hayley Foster has been keeping a huge secret, since her flatmate is also her guardian angel. Yet now that the horrible events of two years ago are firmly in the past, Hayley finally dares to wish for Alex and her to lead a simpler life.

However, it doesn’t take long for the old angel’s former lover to return to torment him. As Alex fights to keep Hayley safe, it soon becomes clear that much stronger forces are at work than both of them could have ever imagined.

As they attempt to save Glasgow and each other from certain death, this is Hayley and Alex’s first installment on their quest to survive.


  • Lots of action and adventure to enjoy.
  • The relationship between Alex and Hayley feels very natural.
  • Battle scenes are described well, so that you feel you are part of the story.


  • Certain elements of the story feel rushed.

The Antithesis By Terra Whiteman

The Antithesis

Picture yourself as an angel who has witnessed the origins of humanity and the unending conflict that has been created by its existence. Imagine being asked to evaluate people who are involved in the conflict, but having no recall of your own involvement. This is Czynri’s situation, as this is his tale.

Angels and demons are about to engage in civil war. While he and his court try to defuse rising problems, Purgatorial Jury member Alezair Czynri is thrust into a realm of violence, exploitation, chemical drugs, betrayal, and red tape.


  • A fresh perspective on heaven and hell.
  • Czynri is a well-developed main character.
  • Tension and anticipation is built up well.


  • This is the first book in a series, so you are left on a cliffhanger.

Angels’ Blood By Nalini Singh

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, Book 1)

The dangerously attractive Archangel Raphael hires the vampire hunter Elena Deveraux. Although this time, she doesn’t need to find a wandering vampire, she is after an evil archangel. Elena will be forced into a murdering spree unlike any other job before.

This will push her to the brink of passion. If the hunt doesn’t kill her, giving in to Raphael’s alluring touch could.


  • Everything you know about vampires and angels is completely altered in this book.
  • Readers will follow strong characters.
  • Fantastic world-building at the start.


  • This book contains mature themes, so it isn’t suitable for younger readers.

Many Waters By Madeleine L’Engle

Many Waters (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, 3)

In the extraordinary Murry family, Sandy and Denny have always been the ordinary ones. The twins haven’t experienced anything particularly noteworthy, up until they unintentionally interfere with their father’s experiment. The two lads are then propelled through time and space.

Japheth, a resident of the neighboring oasis, saves the twins, but before he can take them to safety, Denny becomes lost. The conflicts of this location, where winged demons, a few stray mythical monsters, and small, long-lived humans perceive Sandy and Denny to be giants, swiftly trap each child.

An alienated father and son must be reconciled by the boys before they can go home. Yet, the son is called Noah, and he is building a ship in the middle of the desert.


  • Great mix of religion and science.
  • Good exploration of the twin’s relationship.
  • There are many mystical beings such as unicorns and fallen angels that you get to meet in this story.


  • While you can read this book by itself, it is the final book in a series. Thus, if you read the previous books, you may get a better understanding of this family as a whole.

Daughter Of Nightmares By Kyra Quinn

Daughter of Nightmares: A Dark Fantasy Novel (Renegade Guardians Book One)

The Feyfolk claim that Lili Trevilot is not human. As one of the most potent Feyfolk to be born in centuries, she is a camphelem. Yet, she doesn’t understand what that means. All the myths are true, and they all call for Lili’s death.

Her life underwent a permanent transformation the night before she turned eighteen. Her father was killed when angels broke into her house. She is now pursued by demons everywhere she goes. Lili is now running, and the angels and devils won’t stop until they get her in their possession.


  • Great introduction into Lili and the world she lives in.
  • Good exploration of friendships between all the characters.
  • There is lots of action to experience and twists and turns that you don’t expect.


  • The beginning of the book is quite slowly paced.

The Angel Trials By Michelle Madow

The Angel Trials (Dark World: The Angel Trials Book 1)

The night before Raven turns 21, a demon attacks her. She runs home after being rescued by the enigmatic Noah to find that the same demon has abducted her mother. Raven must accompany Noah to the legendary island of Avalon, where Noah is on the hunt for these demons.

The duo must learn how to work together if they are going to save Raven’s mother and the island of Avalon from these terrible demons.


  • Fast pace story.
  • Plenty of twists that you won’t see coming.
  • Great set up for the rest of the series.


  • The romance could have been more developed.

The Cosmic Logos By Traci Harding

The Cosmic Logos (The Celestial Triad Book 3)

It is now time for Tory and Maelgwn to join into one soul-mind and take their proper place alongside the other ascended lords of the Cosmic Logos. Especially as now the Nephilim have been defeated, and all human species are united.

Nevertheless, they must first transform into guardian angels in order to deal with the mounting issues on Gaia. Then there is the inexplicable theft of the Aten space station which poses a serious danger to the stability of Lahmu’s recently appointed council on Kila.

Now, Lahmu and the youthful intergalactic alliance leaders must find the guilty parties before the Aten’s time travel ability is revealed and history is turned upside down.


  • Clear ending that ties up all the loose ends.
  • The book is well paced to keep you reading.
  • A great mixture of sci-fi and mythology.


  • You need to read the previous books in this series to have a clearer understanding on how these characters have ended up here.

Lucifer Book One By Mike Carey

Lucifer Book One

Lucifer Morningstar, who was expelled from Heaven and given the authority to rule in Hell, has resigned from his position and left his realm for the human city of Los Angeles. The former Lord of Hell is now enjoying a tranquil retirement as the proprietor of Lux, L.A.’s most exclusive piano bar.

Yet this is about to change thanks to a task from the Creator Himself. Although the effort and the payoff are both greater than they first appear, Lucifer can choose his own price if he accepts to do Heaven’s dirty work.

When Lucifer finds himself in a situation that is both extremely dangerous and extremely advantageous. He is aware that it will take the most extreme sacrifices to find a way out of this trap.


  • You don’t need to have read the Sandman to be able to understand and follow this story.
  • Lucifer is a compelling character that is interesting to follow.
  • There is plenty of action for you to enjoy. 


  • The book consists of lots of foul language, which may not be suitable for younger readers.

Mercy By Rebecca Lim

Mercy (Book 1)

Although Mercy is unaware of it at the time, she soon learns that she is one of the heavenly hosts banished with Luc, the fallen angel. She now has to make amends for siding with him. Mercy has to assist several people who are in need in the hopes of finding her own way back to heaven.

She also has to prevent innocent people from falling victim to the pranks the angels play. In the end, Mercy has to decide between her immortal friend Luc and a lad who will do anything for her love.


  • The tension slowly builds, resulting in a climactic ending.
  • Very descriptive writing, so you can imagine everything very clearly.
  • The plot centers on a very interesting mystery.


  • The emphasis on angels isn’t very constant, and you don’t get to meet many angels throughout the book.

Angelfall By Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days)

It has been six weeks since the apocalyptic angels arrived to destroy the modern world. The day is ruled by street gangs, while the night is ruled by superstition and terror. Penryn a 17-year-old girl, will stop at nothing to retrieve her sister who was taken by warrior angels.

She will even strike a deal with the wounded enemy, angel Raffe. They travel through a sinister and dark Northern California before arriving at the stronghold of the angels in San Francisco, where Penryn will sacrifice everything to save her sister.

Raffe will submit to the will of his deadliest foes in exchange for the chance to be made whole once more.


  • Penryn is a strong and empowered heroine.
  • The details of the destruction of being an angel is fascinating.
  • The plot is gripping, as you want to know what happens next.


  • The romance feels quite rushed.

Angels Walking By  Karen Kingsbury

Angels Walking: A Novel

Tyler Ames, a former national baseball standout, can’t stop thinking about putting his life back together after suffering a career-ending injury. On his journey to the major leagues, he loses every person he loves. Then, just as things started to look up, Tyler reached his lowest point.

Sami Dawson, Tyler’s one true love, has moved on from him. Tyler finds a maintenance position at a retirement community. He develops a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely just might know the answers he’s been searching for.

The task of giving Tyler, Sami, and Virginia new hope is taken on by a group of angels, but will their small actions make any difference?


  • This story centers on forgiveness and miracles.
  • Virginia’s character is handled well and creates quite emotional moments within the story.
  • Each character is really clear and unique.


  • Some readers have found the first couple of chapters quite slow and difficult to get into.

Green Angel By Alice Hoffman

Green Angel

15-year-old, Green, is haunted by grief and the past after being left on her own after her family perishes in a tragic accident. Green withdraws into the world of her garden as she struggles to survive both emotionally and physically in a location where nothing appears to grow and there are only ashes.

Yet as she inscribes darkness into her flesh, she also starts to destroy herself by deleting the girl she was before. Green can only rediscover the value of love and get well enough to share her story after a string of mysterious encounters with an angel.


  • This book is under 200 pages, so it won’t take you very long to finish.
  • The grief of Green is very relatable.
  • A very gripping story to follow.


  • The pace is slow in places considering the book is very short.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone By Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, 1)

Black handprints are emerging on entrances all around the world, burnt there by wingless strangers who have entered via a little opening in the sky. While, a devil’s stock of human teeth has run dangerously low in a dark, dusty shop.

A teenage art student is about to become involved in a horrific supernatural conflict on the congested streets of Prague. Meet Karou; she draws monsters in her sketchbooks that might or might not exist, and is prone to vanishing on enigmatic “errands.”

She often wonders, “Who am I?,” and she is about to find out. Blood is spilled, secrets revealed, and a star-crossed love with deep roots in a terrible history results when Akiva fixes his gaze on Karou. Will Karou regret learning who she really is?


  • Great characterization throughout the book.
  • The romance isn’t pushed and feels very natural.
  • Each location visited is described well.


  • A lot of time is spent on flashbacks, which takes away from the main plot at times.

Archangel By Sharon Shinn

Archangel (Samaria, Book 1)

The Harmonics created what they believed to be the ideal society for themselves. Angels watch over mortals, and shamans protect the knowledge that is prohibited. The armed spacecraft Jehovah is still visible over the planet Samaria generations later.

It is ready to use its arsenal if the current state of peace cannot be maintained. Yet as a corrupt age approaches, Samaria’s last hope is the installation of a new Archangel. The oracles selected Gabriel for this privilege and additionally states that he must first marry Rachel, a human woman.

Both of them share the same fate. Gabriel is confident that she will welcome the news of her engagement with excitement and a commitment to duty comparable to his own. However, Rachel has other plans.


  • You are introduced to this complex world slowly, so its rich history does not overwhelm you.
  • There is lots of attention to detail in every aspect of the story.
  • Plenty of twists to keep you engaged.


  • The interactions between Gabriel and Rachel were quite repetitive.

The Stone Angel By Margaret Laurence

The Stone Angel (New Canadian Library)

Ninety-year-old Hagar Shipley attempts to reconcile how the very attributes that kept her alive have robbed her of joy in her autobiography, The Stone Angel. She preserves her dignity by fusing memories of her life as a defiant young wife and later as a bereaved mother.

Hagar, a character created by Laurence, is humorous, annoying, and is an incredibly poignant woman. While there are no physical angels in this story, Hagar herself is a type of angel for the life she has lived.


  • The story is complex and consists of many layers that you must filter through.
  • Hagar is a thought through character, who isn’t perfect.
  • An emotional book that many people can relate to.


  • There are no real angels mentioned in this book, it is more symbolic.

Halo By Alexandra Adornetto

Halo (Halo Trilogy, 1)

Three angels are sent from Heaven to provide light to a world that is being overtaken by darkness: Gabriel, the warrior, Ivy, the healer, and Bethany, the youngest and most human.

They make a concerted effort to keep their dazzling glow, superhuman abilities, and most importantly their wings hidden while averting all ties to humans. Eventually, Bethany encounters Xavier Woods, and they are both overcome by their mutual attraction.

The relationship between Xavier and Bethany appears to be too strong, despite Gabriel and Ivy’s best efforts to step in. The task of the angels is essential, but will Bethany’s love destroy or save her?


  • All the characters are well-developed and interesting to follow.
  • This book is great for all readers, no matter their age.
  • Lots of world-building that sets up the other books in this series.


  • There are some pacing issues throughout the book.

Sweet Evil By Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil (Sweet Evil, 1)

What if some teenagers’ capacity to serve as bad role models was essential to their survival? This is the truth for the offspring of fallen angels. The beautiful Southern child Anna Whitt was born with a psychic ability that enabled her to recognize and feel the emotions of other people.

She is conscious of a struggle within herself and an irrational desire to flee from danger. Yet it isn’t until she is sixteen and encounters the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrible heritage and must rely entirely on her willpower. When faced with her fate, will Anna accept her horns or her halo?


  • The plot will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • The relationship between Anna and Kaidan is believable.
  • A great twist on the fallen angels theme.


  • This book does contain a few mature subjects which are not suitable for younger readers.

Best Books About Angels Buyers Guide

When it comes to reading a story about angels, there are a lot to choose from. However, the best books about angels will contain most of the following factors. They help to create a believable yet interesting story that you want to keep reading. Read on to learn what a great book about angels should contain.

Good Vs Evil

If a book is about angels, then usually the book will center on good vs evil. However, angels can be viewed on both sides of this, which can make for a much more gripping story. This is due to the fact that not all angels are good, since there are a lot of fallen angels.

Hence, it can be difficult to know which side the angels in your story are going to be on. Yet, this does make the book more appealing, as angels can be both good or bad. Overall, there will typically be an overriding theme of good vs evil in a book about angels.


A good book about angels will be very descriptive. It is important that the book describes each element so that the reader can get a fuller picture on what these celestial beings look like. This will also help the reader to gain a deeper understanding of this character and the world they are placed in.

Furthermore, not all angels look the same, thus this gives the writer real freedom to decide how the angels in their work look. Otherwise, most people may think of something completely different.

The Angels Involvement

Usually when a book involves angels, then they are involved in the plot in some way, either by helping or hindering. As a result, a good book about angels will make it clear what the angel’s objectives and mission is in the book.

Where Is Inspiration Taken From?

With a lot of these books, you will find that the angel characters will have been inspired by religious stories on angels or mythology. Hence, you may find that a lot of particular names, such as Gabriel, appear quite recently. This is because the angel Gabriel is a well known angel in a lot of ancient writing.

While some writers may create completely new angels, other writers will be inspired by classic angels that many of us will already be aware of.


Angels are a fascinating subject to read about, and they are often very complex characters that can be either good or bad. Some of the most famous angel characters that readers enjoy learning about include angel Gabriel and Lucifer. Angels don’t have to just be good, and some can have quite complex histories.

I hope you have enjoyed this article. I have presented you with the 19 best books about angels that you need to read.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do Angels Stand For?

Angels are considered as benevolent beings that act as the go between heaven and humans. They can act as guides or guardians for mortals.

What Is The Most Popular Book About Angels?

There are many books about angels, with some of the most popular ones being Hush, Hush, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Archangel.

Which Religion Can You Find Angels Appearing?

In both Islam and Christianity, they mention angels. In particular, in Christianity they also identify that there are nine different orders of angels, while in Islam there are only four.

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