The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco
I really wanted to like this book. I liked Marianna and Claude. I liked the musician aspect (I even listened to cello music while I read it), I liked the twisted daddy issues and her grappling with her father's larger-than-life legacy and her own past demons. But honestly? It got stale. Nothing was being said throughout the middle of the book, it was just filler. I think this would have been a much superior story had it been a novella instead.
Angelbound by Cristina Bauer
Great points: Fast read, kick-ass heroine, romance that doesn't take front seat or happen overnight, interesting secondary characters (a lot of secondary characters, too), and a plot I haven't seen before.
Why wasn't it a 5-star rating? It was incredibly long and while that's not always an issue, it could've used with a bit of tightening in places, particularly in the beginning.
Will I read the next book in the series? Probably, but not right now.