Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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.MY THOUGHTS:
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?
(summary taken from Goodreads)
I honestly don't know how to start this review! I loved Halo but I didn't; I enjoyed it but sometimes I found myself skimming paragraphs. But it was a really sweet book overall, so I think it deserves a solid three stars from me!
Alexandra Adornetto wrote the story beautifully, from the angel lore to the super sweet romance (which had me smiling to myself because it was that cute). And that she was only 17 when she started Halo (14 when she wrote her first novel) just blew me away!
Bethany is the kind of character you would love to be the big sibling of. She was so sweet and adorable, albeit a little naive, but that was definitely justifiable. I loved her "siblings" Gabriel and Ivy too, and let me just say that Xavier is a boy to swoon for! He was honestly one of my favourite things about this book!
But the plot was so slow and dragging sometimes that I couldn't get as captivated in it as I wanted to. The villain was only really introduced two-thirds into the book. Still, I finished Halo with a smile on my face and I'm definitely going to read book two to see what's going to happen next!
BUY or BORROW?: Since I'm more of a fast-paced kind of reader, this was more of a book to borrow for me. But if you love angels and super sweet romances, you might like to have Halo and its gorgeous cover on your shelf! :)