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July 19, 2011

Review of Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

The Summary (Goodreads)Halo (Halo, #1)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 threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

My Review
      Alexandra Adornetto should be congratulated for writing a book in her mid teens. But for me, i had lots of trouble completing this book. When i first picked up the book i was very excited, and really liked the cover! But then when i actually started to read the book I found it difficult to finish. And here is why...
       I must say with the whole paranormal fad going on right now in the YA world, it is hard to match up to the amazing books out there. And like most people i end up comparing books to each other, which may ruin the fun of books sometimes, but because of the amazing books out there, Halo wasn't able to match up to others. 
      To me it felt as though there was too much detail. Usually i am fine with detail, but there was no real story till about 50 to 75 percent of the book was done. People who enjoy lots of detail, and vivid imagery would enjoy this book, but for people like me , you might end up getting very bored, and end up feeling disconnected with the book. 
        The Characters where just to stereotypical as well. nothing charming, or fantasizing. So there is an angel who want's to be human, who is acting like the stereotypical teen...get's drunk, thinks of sex, and you know falls in love with the Rugby player....then the evil in the book, you knew he was evil right from when we are introduced to him.....it was very predictable. 
        I have read Alexandra's other books and i enjoyed them much more than Halo. So i like her style, but paranormal romance is not really her thing...in my opinion. the story felt forced, it wasn't very natural. The supposed hottie of the Book Xavier, just wasn't swoon worthy for me. And i just really didn't like the characters and their values really. 
        I had lot's of trouble reading it after the first chapter, because i wasn't hooked so that first chapter just brought the book down for me. I will read Hades, just for the heck of it. But i recommend this book to those who enjoy really lovey dovey, non action filled books. Otherwise i wouldn't recommend others to read it. i would give it a 1.5/5 if i gave it a rating 

~Fishy >O

1 comment:

  1. Oh, man. I'm sorry you didn't like it. The cover is to die for. I love your blog, it's so playful and fun.:D