Sunday, March 31, 2013


Halo by Alexandra Adornetto


An angel is sent to Earth on a mission.

But falling in love is not part of the plan.

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 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?


When I first started this book, I was in love.  The writing was dreamy and the premise drew me in.  But that's about where the positives end.  Xavier and Bethany quickly got to the point in their relationship where they are all mushy and can't live with out each other.  It was crappy and I can't stand reading it.  By that point, the wonderful descriptions seemed excessive and cliche creeped itself in.  The antagonist, who arrived with about quarter of the book left kisses Bethany.  Of course Xavier got proof and broke up with Bethany even though it wasn't her fault.  Of course they reconcile.  Urgh...  By this time Bethany's fragile angel personality is Mary Sueish and just plain annoying.  And through out the ENTIRE relationship Bethany is always asking Xavier how she compares to his late girlfriend.  The first time, okay, the second time and so fourth?  Just trash.  This book is one that starts off on a high note, but creeps it's way downhill from there.

The plot was not very well structured.  Bethany and her siblings come to earth with this assignment to "do good" which I personally think is kind of a flimsy idea to begin with, but whatever.  Then they all struggle to fit in with humans.  Bethany tries to deny her attraction to Xavier.  They become a couple or whatever.  Then the mushy relationship part comes in, which was just painful.  Finally, the antagonist appears, even though the book is almost over.  But he turns out to just be a cliche of a character and I was able to tell from the start that he was the bad guy, even if Bethany was too stupid to figure it out.  Bethany must have been REALLY stupid because Adornetto gave the most obvious red herrings in the entire world.  So okay, we know he's the bad guy, oh wait, Xavier just broke up with me!!!!  Oh noooooo!!!  Seriously, the little break up aftermath was boring.  Oh your life is over. I'm so pathetic... Yeah, yeah, yeah.  It was repetitive and pointless.

After Xavier and Bethany "make up" the climax hits.  She is kidnapped or something, and her siblings rescue her.  to be honest, it was so boring that I can barely remember it.  The book wrapped up poorly and I didn't want to read the sequels right away, that's for sure.  Today, my opinon is a little different.  Maybe this is one of those series that gets better?  It's a possibility.  Although my hopes aren't high.

Don't read this book.  It is disappointing and bland.


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