Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Posted 27 October, 2010 by Danny in Danny / 3 Comments

Sometimes, when I read a book I love it while reading and also have this warm and fuzzy feeling (pushy said so…) when I just finished a book.  I love it. But then, I start thinking about it and the feelings goes away and suddenly I don’t like it anymore as much as before.

Do you know what I mean? 
Did it also happen to you?
Well, it definitely happened with Halo…

Halo
by Alexandra Adornetto
published August 31th 2010 

Synopsis from goodreads:

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. Will she defy 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′s after Beth.

I was excited and  thrilled to read this book. First of all, it’s a story about Angels and I adore Angel stories so this book was a must read for me! Plus, look at this cover – it’s gorgeous!

Angels
*insert a dreamy sigh here* 

Stories about Angels have something undeniable beautiful and innocent – but of course also something sexy – although I have to say Halo was more innocent than sexy which is fine with me! In Halo three Angels are send to earth to a small town to help the people in town fighting against the evil and darkness.  We have 3 Angels, the classic Gabriel which functions more like the big brother, then there is Ivy the unearthly beautiful and lovely Healer and last but not least Bethany who is the youngest Angel among them. All three are portrayed just as the perfect Angels, beautiful and absolutely perfectly “good”!
Bethany, as the youngest roles in High School where Gabriel is the new music teacher. Needless to say all the girls just swoon over him!

Love 
…give me a good Love story 
Bethany meets Xavier and of course they fall in love and the love story is so beautiful. I adore the innocence but yet intensity the two love birds interact with each other.Bethany is not allowed to fall in love with a human, yet she can’t help it – she just feels totally drawn to him. Finally, also, Gabriel and Ivy see that they can’t fight against the attraction the both feel for each other, although they make clear they won’t have a chance to be together. 
Xavier
or the boy that is too good to be true 
Honestly, Xavier is just the perfect boyfriend, he’s nice, lovely and it’s so sweet how he takes care of Bethany. This is the boyfriend you’d wish for yourself *big sigh*. He also has some tragic past that makes you love him even more! 
Why I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to love it… 
I really wanted to love it, truly! But then after thinking about it longer there were a few points that bothered me in the end… Do I make sense? Don’t get me wrong, I still like the book a lot….
Religion
…a lill bit too much for me
Angels coming down to earth to fight against evil and darkness – so far so good. My problem that is all this religion played a too big role for me. The fight against evil shouldn’t be based on religious, this is something that is universally valid. And although we are dealing with Angels that come directly from Heaven and God, I felt a bit taken back that their fight against evil started with trying to get people back to church and so also back to faith. The story and the plot could have perfectly lived without the involvement of the church.  
The boy that is really too good to be true
I loved Xavier, but he was a bit too perfect for me. I felt like he needed a few flaws to make him more real. And since he was so perfect, I got so angry in the way he handled a certain situation … At some point  he and Bethany had a fight and he didn’t even give her the chance to explain it ,and he didn’t even listened to her. This just didn’t fit to his character! And while I know that a story needs some tension and maybe also a bit drama this just didn’t felt real to me. Of course, he had every right to be angry …still …
Bottom Line
I liked Halo a lot – the love story is innocent and beautiful.
Stories about Angels 
always fit well with my romantic sight so 
I will definitely read the next book 
in the series. 
Plus, the author has my highest respect 
since she’s only 18 yet wrote a beautiful Novel about Angels!

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3 Responses to “Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto”

  1. I requested this from the library and I'm on the waiting list. I'm number 25 of 88 to be exact, because I know you really care to know the exact details of how long it I will be waiting! LOL
    *HUGS*

    Beautiful review, my friend! =)

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