Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Publisher : Atom
Pages : 496
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Paperback
Cover : UK Cover
Got : Bought

Rating : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Three angels are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, their superhuman powers, and their wings. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and they are unable to resist their attraction to each other. But the angels’ mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?


Bethany, an angel, is sent along with her brother and sister to stop evil. She is the youngest and this is her first time here, so she's quite naive about her position and with her strange connection with human ways, it's easy for her to slip into this. Her brother and sister have done this before and are both high up the ranks. Bethany meets Xavier, a young boy who goes to the school she is to attend along with her brother, who will be a teacher. The connection between her and Xavier leads her into the teenage girl she is pretending to be easily, her reason for being there quickly becoming less important to the feelings she has for Xavier. It gets harder as the feelings turn to love, to keep her secret. She wants the secret to be his, wants him to know who she is. But it's against the rules, even the feelings towards him are. She's so into her role as a teenage girl, that when evil presents itself to her, she can't see it. It takes advantage of her and gets her into a position she would rather not be in.
I really enjoyed this book, it's long, so i can see how it can be seen as slow. But i see it as being well explored and full of detail. Every situation is well described, leaving nothing to the imagination. With the story being slightly different, lots of the book is taken up with explanations for why the angels are there along with what they have to do to make things right. The characters are all different, from a friend of Bethany's who is only worried about clothes and makeup, to Jake whose seductive ways of speaking and striking features, can be taken the wrong way. Bethany's brother and sister worry that she is losing her reason for being there, being taken in by the feelings of a teenage girl, and she is. Having feelings for Xavier leads her into situations she shouldn't be in and make her purpose change. Instead of stopping what she is meant to, she wants nothing more than to be with him even if it means going against everything. 

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