Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review # 15: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

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     "Three angels are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, their superhuman powers, and their wings. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and they are unable to resist their attraction to each other. But the angels’ mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?"
     I was originally excited for this novel, but after the first chapter it felt lacking. The tone was very naive and quite young, most of the descriptions seemed vague. Characters were developed nicely, but their words didn't always seem to match with their personalities. After the first ten chapters, the plot seemed to drag on with the same droll wordings and began to lose touch with the "realistic" feel of the previous chapters. Bethany really annoyed me, because instead of being an independent, strong willed, heroine who fought for both her love and her angelic nature, she was very weak and whiny; often petty and seeming younger and more naive than her age. The cover art was beautiful, and overall the novel itself was alright, but since this is a trilogy, I expect Alexandra Adornetto to step the future books up a notch, or she will lose any older (19-25 age) readers who can't emphasize or believe in the characters they are reading about. 

Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)

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