Monday, April 4, 2011

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Summary:(from book jacket) Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior, Ivy, the healer, and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong. The angel's mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?
Review: This is a really interesting take on paranormal romance because the story is told from the perspective of the paranormal one instead of the human. For this book in particular I really enjoyed the difference. It took me a while to get into it because the reader goes into the story already knowing everything. However, once I really got into I liked it a lot. I also liked the fact that these characters weren't fallen angels but were still very much a part of heaven and what goes on there.I did think that considering the length of the book the plot was slow paced.
  I thought the characters in this book were pretty cool. I enjoyed getting to know all of them over the course of the book. I just thought that Xavier and Beth having a relationship worked out a little bit too easily for them. don't get me wrong they faced a fair amount of conflict it just wasn't about their relationship. However, this story was very well written and I am just a little bit jealous of the fact that miss Adornetto was only 18 when this was published and has had other books published in Auatralia when she was even younger than that. I would reccomend this book to anyone who wants an interesting take on paranormal romance. I was also reallly excited to hear that there is going to be a sequel.

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