Sunday, March 20, 2011

Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

About the book:
This is the first book in a trilogy written by an 18 year old writer called Alexandra Adornetto.
Book two will be published in August 2011 and will be named Hades.
While book tree will be published sometime in 2012 and be named Heaven.

ISBN13: 9780312656263

496 pages

Read: February 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:

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 threatenin
g. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

The Story:
It´s about 3 angels who arrives to earth to create peace. The main character is a young angel called Beth. It´s her first time on earth, which makes her less used to the things, compared to her siblings. Since they have been to earth before and learned how to act and keep themselves out of trouble etc.

But when she starts going to high school, she gets curious and start acting human. Maybe a little to much some times. She gets to live a daily human life, with friends, boys, partying, boyfriend etc. But who to live a human life, when you are having such a hugh secret. Can she keep the secret to her self or will she be reviled...

My Opinion:
I must confess that this book didn´t quite cover my expectations. I was just so trilled to read this book at once, when I got it. But.. It was a great entertainment, but I have to confess, that´s it. It didn´t give me much more then that. :(

I found it difficult to live myself into the book.
First of all maybe because the main character was an angel falling in love with an ordinary guy. Which normally uses to be the other way around. This made it difficult for me to get into the main character. But don´t know if that´s the real reason that it just didn´t work for me.. Since I read a lot of fantasy, and always I am in another world. So it can´t be the reason.

I also like the fact that it is different from other books. But still.. yeah.. others will probably love it. The book was just not for me. It´s missing a little extra special little thing :P

My Conclusion:
Therefor I decided to give it an average 3 out of 6 stars. Since I don´t regret reading it. It was okay entertainment. And the cover is just awesome. So that gives it an exstra puff..

Even though I wasn´t that fond of it. I guess I will be reading the next books in the trilogy. To find out if it gets more exciting etc. I am curious on what she wants to establish in the next books, since not much happened in the first one. I want to see if the next one got more into it. Now that we are familiar with the characters and the basics.
And I figure since she choose to write a trilogy, she must have some more ideas hidden up there, just waiting on to be reviled. Guess we have to wait and figure it out ;)

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  1. Awwh, thats too bad you didn't like it much. I didn't expect much from this book anyways. I heard a lot of mixed things about it. Especially the bad bits. >.< Some people just don't like it. I hope I do. Even a little! Well, as long as its entertaining! :D Great Review <3

  2. Thanks.. I guess I got dissapointed because I only heard awesome things about it. So my expectations was to high..
    Hope you enjoy it :)

  3. I have this in my reading pile, and I have also heard mixed things about it. Great review though :)

  4. I have heard not so good reviews on this book! I love the cover and that's one of the main reasons I want to read it because how can a book with such an amazing cover not be good. Im glad you kind of enjoyed it,I will eventually read it!

  5. Thanks.. :)

    And yeah.. The cover was also the think who brought me to read this one :D Hope you will enjoy it more then me though :)

  6. Great review! You made some points that I didn't and I completely agree! It was truly just entertainment. One read, and probably never again. And the angel-falling-in-love-with-human-should-be-vice-versa thing. I hope the next one is good. :/