Review: Halo

Title: Halo
Author: Alexandra Adornetto

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.

Bethany is, like, a teenage angel. She’s young for an angel, where as her brother and sister have thousands of years on her, experience wise as well as in age. When they are sent down to earth to help thwart the dark forces, Bethany enrolls in the nearby high school, her task: to change the views of the teenagers there to look up to God and to support Him. Basically, to make everyone truly believe again. As she prepares for her task, she falls in love with a mortal boy. Though her siblings are wary of her utter, almost pure, humanity, she goes for it, following her gut feeling. Waiting for her powers to develop, she and the mortal connect, date, and she begins to fall in love. As the Dark Forces make their way to their small city, will Bethany be ready for them? Or will she be trapped?

An interesting read, though a little cheesy and cliche, but good. For me, it was kind of like ‘The Devil’s Kiss’ by Sarwat Chadda, a book that I had detested the moment I began reading (I still regret buying it), mixed with ‘Hush, Hush’ by Becca Fitzpatrick, which I had loved. A mix between those two books would result in one like this; not amazing, but still not bad.

Plot: 4/5
Characters: 3/5
World Building: 3/5
Cover: 5/5
Overall: 3.5/5
GoodReads Rating: 3.70/5

Quotes:
“A man in love can do extraordinary things, I don’t care if you’re an angel, you’re my angel, and I won’t let you go.”
-Bethany’s Mannnn ;)

One of the most frustrating words in the human language, as far as I could tell, was love. So much meaning attached to this one little word. People bandied it about freely, using it to describe their attachments to possessions, pets, vacation destinations, and favorite foods. In the same breath they then applied this word to the person they considered most important in their lives. Wasn’t that insulting? Shouldn’t there be some other term to describe deeper emotion?
-Narrator (Bethany)

“Be quiet or I’ll be forced to flick you.”
“Ooh,” he mocked. “The ultimate threat. I don’t think I’ve ever been flicked before.”
“Are you suggesting I can’t hurt you?”
“On the contrary, I think you have the power to do great damage.”
-Bethany and her mann ;) Haha ~

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