Saturday, October 23, 2010

Halo (Review)

**Just relized that this review was messed up! (the beginning was at the end...) Sorry, I would have fixed it earlier but my computer was getting fixed.
By: Alexandra Adornetto
Publisher/Publication Date: Feiwel & Friends (August 31, 2010)
First in Series

Summary: 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.
Review: Halo is so different from most of the angel series that are out now, like Hush Hush and Fallen. They both take more of a dark side to angels. Halo changed up this pattern drastically with its guardian angels and love story. And that’s what Halo was a love story, a stunning and incredible love story.

One my favorite kind of books to read, (maybe my overall favorite) are love stories. The romance between Bethany and Xavier was perfect, and that’s the only way I can think to describe it. You have the instant attraction and maybe even love at first sight. As the book progressed Bethany tried to fight her feelings, because Angels can’t fall in love with humans. It’s not part of the plan to keep the town safe.

If you don’t like romance stories you probably won’t like most of Halo. I hate to say this, but it’s true. As much I would love to tell everyone to go read Halo NOW. I know not everyone is going to fall in love with it like I did. The first three fourths is the romance and foreshadowing (lots and lots of small foreshadowing). It focuses on Bethany and Xavier creating a relationship. It doesn’t just pop out of nowhere which is one of the reasons I loved it so much. It makes the story so much more believable. If you looking for an intense paranormal book with romance thrown in you might want to look somewhere else.

BUT if you do love a great romance story (Ex. Sarah Dessen), read this. You won’t regret it. Alexandra Adornetto has created the cutest couple in history. I would really like my own Xavier (he is so sweet and amazing). I’m going to stop my gushing here, and let you start reading Halo.


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