Sep 16, 2010

Book Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

3.5 awesome chocolate chip cookies.

Cover Love: Oh my yes! The cover conveys so much of the romance and fantasy of this book. I love it,

Why I Wanted to Read This Book: Mostly from the cover. I have been really enjoying all the angel books that have been coming out, and I liked the idea of one from the angel's point of view. Read the summary from Good Reads here:

Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth.

I Kept Reading Because: It was a quick read! And it was romantic and easy to get in to.

What I Liked (& Didn't): I liked that it was from Bethany's point of view. We got to see what it was like for the angels transitioning from Heaven to human bodies. And what it was like for her falling in love. I liked how she became more and more human with each thing she experienced.

I also liked all the religious speak. Alexandra made Heaven a desirable place with the angels missing it and longing to be back there. None of the other angel books (I don't think) talked about the angels missing Heaven.

I am not sure that the author meant to do this, but there is a character named Jake Thorn. In this movie series there is also a character with the last name of Thorn. Coincidence? I am not sure, but it certainly allowed for some foreshadowing on my part!

And of course, Xavier. I loved him and the romance between them was adorable.

The first part of the second half I felt really dragged. Up until then I was reading without stopping, then I did stop and just kind of lost interest for a bit. I made my way through that part and was glad I did. The ending was good and there was a bit more action.

What I Would Like To See: I want more action. There are evil forces here and the angels were sent for a reason. We need to seem some fighting! Also, I am really hoping the author does not go where I think she is going to go with Gabriel. Shudder. And I want some answers to Bethany's involvement with the mission. I will definitely keep reading the series to find that out!

To Sum Up: I think the romance will make most readers of YA swoon. It is a touch forbidden, but mostly just sweet. Good novel by a young author!

Book received from Feiwel & Friends, thanks Ksenia!

1 comment:

  1. Oooo great review. I think I'm going to love this one.