Monday, 9 July 2012

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy, #1) Blurb (from Goodreads):

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Thomas Nelson publishers and Netgalley.)
18-year-old Brielle has just come back to live in the small town where she grew up. Brielle is a dancer, and she’s been doing her schooling at a performing arts school in Portland, with her best friend Ali.
But Ali died three weeks ago, and Brielle is racked with guilt that she could have somehow prevented Ali’s death.
Now starting over back in her home town, Brielle meets Jake, a new boy at her school, and every time he touches her she feels warm and safe. Jake isn’t what he seems though, which she realises when he heals her broken ankle with just a touch.
Now Brielle must try and get her life back on track, but nothing’s as black and white as she once believed, and how can she possibly believe in a God that would allow Ali to die at only 18?

I’ve read my fair share of angel books, and ‘Angel Eyes’ didn’t disappoint. Brielle is trying to come to terms with her guilt over her friend’s death, and Jake is just what she needs to distract her. Jake and Brielle’s relationship is sweet and normal and lovely, even with the otherworldly interruptions, and they were just so good together.

The storyline other than the romance angle had angels, demons, and a back story, and didn’t focus purely on the romance which was nice. The appearance of the halo is something that I haven’t really come across in many books, and the way that this halo behaved, and what it was able to do was also pretty unique.

There was some talk about God and religion towards the end of the book, but that’s to be expected really in a book about angels and demons, and didn’t spoil the story, or make it too preachy.
Overall; I enjoyed this book, and I am pleased and eager to hear that this will be part of a series! Bring on the next instalment please!
8 out of 10.


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