August 7, 2011


Well guys I just got back from vacation (literally, I walked in the door twenty minutes ago), and I finished this on the ferry ride home. I didn't know to much about this book but found out I have a ARC coming of Hades, the second book in this trilogy by Alexandra Adorenetto so I had to read this one.
Summary: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 must 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?
You know the John Lennon song Imagine? It's main line is this "Imagine they'res no heaven, above us only sky", even if you haven't heard it you get the jest of it from that line. Unfortunately for Bethany Church (Church, what a original last name for a angel!) there is a heaven and she's a part of it and that means it's pretty hard to have a dating life.
To simplify this book it's basically a "youth in revolt" novel. I know what you're thinking, "Benji! What? Seriously!?" but think about it, an angel rebelling against god, yep, you heard me, not rebelling against teachers, parents, the or government, no actually against the creator himself. And though the romance between Beth and Xavier is nice, if you can't trust an angel to obey and be loyal, who can you?
I was doubtful about this book, I mean it sounds a lot like Twilight. But then after 100 pages I was hooked!
I loved the character of Beth, (except for the critique above). She's nice to just about anyone which does get her in some trouble (not going to say anymore for fear of spoiling). And though she's an angel she thinks a lot like a human and relates to them a lot.
Xavier is the classic popular high school boy. He too is friends with everybody, plays almost every sport imaginable, and is the most sought after boy at school.
I was surprised to find out that Adorenetto, the author is only 18, she has a brilliant writing style of a experienced author.
The only problem I have with this book is that the author is Australian so instead of football Xavier is on the rugby team, I mean, get real, it takes place is Georgia!
I loved this book from cover to cover, it has a little bit of everything, a delightful read.
Book Battle Update: 12th book read in the book battle.

1 comment:

  1. I read this book last summer, too, but I have to disagree. It's probably the worst book I've ever read. I didn't even torture myself into finishing it- I got about 3/4 of the way through before I couldn't take any more. I'm convinced this book is what turned me off about fallen angel related books. But each to his own. I think Adorenetto might need to practice writing a little more and build up her skill as well as come up with some decent storyline ideas before she pops out another book. =)


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