Series: Halo #1
Published by Hachette UK on 2011-01-20
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces. Is love a great enough power against evil?
The only other thing that bothered me and it didn’t bother me that much…. was the fact that a climax would come and then it was solved rather quickly. Like practically in the next chapter if it even went that far. (Hopefully I’m explaining this correctly.) For example in other stories I find that some event will happen to throw a wrench into things and it would make you anticipate the futher turning of pages to hopefully get back to your happy ending or at least have the issued resolved (ie: two characters in love and something separates them and then they get back together… later). I found that with this book a “wrench into things” would come but it never lasted more than a few pages and then things went back to normal. It seems that if you make the event last longer to get resolved, then that keeps you wanting to turn pages. If it gets solved too quickly, then that’s a perfect place to put the book down and maybe or maybe not pick it back up again.
Ultimately I fell in love with at least two of the characters, which will make me continue to read the series and enjoy it. The unfortunate thing is that neither of the characters I fell in love with was the protagonist. That’s not good, but maybe I’ll grow to love her too in future books. I find her strong at times, but very needy and childish/naive at other times. I do think she has the potential to become a great character but she needs more work yet. I haven’t totally given up on her because she’s got a fantastic set of morals that only seem to be shadowed by her love for Xavier, who just happens to be my favourite character.
All in all, I did enjoy it very much even with all these little things that kept popping up during the reading of it. I enjoyed the storyline and the basic message too. Also, I can forgive a lot of the little things that sort of bugged me because I’ve found out that this is the debut novel of a 17 year old! When you consider this… this book was an awesome debut for her.