Halo (Halo # 1)
Author: Alex Adornetto
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 484 pages
Published August 31st 2010
Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio.
They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods.
She defies the laws of Heaven by loving him. Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he wants Beth.
I can’t honestly say that I liked the story – but I love it’s book cover, particularly the wing-effect that goes with the scene. But with the story itself, I was not pleased. It was like Twilight all over again, but on the angelic side. I mean, the main heroine – who shouldn’t be called heroine at all! – is so dependent on her knight in shining armor. I couldn’t believe that the supernatural girl, Bethany the Angel, had to rely on a mortal boy to take care of her. (Bella, is that you?) Oh well, I guess you get the picture – two lovers head over heels in-love with each other – one is a mortal & the other is immortal.
Regardless of my review, this story can get you hook for a moment, on a day when you’ve got nothing to do but imagine you’ve got wings sprouting from your back and then poof! You let your imagination fly..
(I think this is one of the shortest review I’ve done. Hmm, wait for my second installment – or should I say, my review on the second book, Hades by Alex Adoretto, very very soon!)