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Book Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the Warrior, Ivy the healer, and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal bot, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone- especially herself. 
Bethany, Ivy and Gabriel are sent on a mission to Venus Cove; it is Bethany's first earth-bound mission but those up above believe that she is ready for it. She does very well until she falls for Xavier, she literally falls in love with him which was not part of the plan. Xavier knows there is something different about Bethany but he has no idea that she has wings and normally lives in Heaven. As dark forces start to get a hold of things in Venus Cove, Gabriel, Ivy and Bethany realise that their position could be threatened, as could the safety of those that they have become close to.
Halo is a brilliant book and I was completely in awe when I got to the end and read that the author is only eighteen. I think that Alexandra Adornetto really captures the heady feelings of falling in love for the first time. This is heightened for Bethany and Xavier due to what she is. I loved how their relationship developed throughout the book, I found it entirely  believable.
Halo will appeal to young adult readers and also those a little bit older. I am hoping that Alexandra Adornetto will continue the story in further books as I would really like to know what happens next.

Many thanks to Atom for sending me a copy of this book to review, Halo is published in the UK today.

5 comments:

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Great review! I have this book on my wishlist and it is so good to hear it's a great read. Wow, the author is only 18? Amazing.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I have this on my shelf and I don't think that I realized the author was so yong.

Dot said...

Irena- I know it's mad isn't it!

Nicole- I had no idea until I read about the author at the end, she wrote her first best selling novel when she was 14!

Meg said...

Glad to hear you loved this one! I've had it in my bookcase forever and love books about first love. Sounds so good!

Dot said...

Meg- You should give it a go, it's a really lovely book!

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