Tuesday, 31 May 2011



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 boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone - especially herself...

Halo is an enchanting novel that will draw you in and keep you hooked, but there will be times when your addiction may be broken.

The plot centres on three angels: Bethany, Gabriel and Ivy, and their mission to save the human race from the dark forces that are trying to take over their mindsets. This means that they have to become human as well, hiding their true forms away. This is what first got my attention and made want to keep reading - I wanted to know if they achieved their goal, but then it changed when Bethany and Gaberial enrol at the local school. She meets Xavier and at first their relationship is a well-written subplot, but after a while, it just makes the novel turn into an angel version of Twilight (which I hate), taking over the plot with Bethany's ceasless thinking about Xavier - instead of the mission, which as far as I was aware, was meant to be the main plot - and neediness. Even when something major happens, which is kind of spoiler-ish, so I won't say what - she's being needy and, to be perfectly honest, quite annoying.

The lead character, Bethany, is quite sassy and cool to start off with, but like I already said, as the novel goes on, she becomes needy, desperate and annoying. She is definitely not on my list of awesome female lead characters. The supporting characters, Gabriel, Ivy and Molly, one of Bethany's new friends, are a whole lot cooler. Xavier, the love interest is gorgeous and totally amazing, and I can understand why Bethany swoons over him, but there's a time and place, you know!

The novel is told is told in first person from Bethany's point of view, which is really good because you get to see the strangeness and excitment from being on Earth and human experiences 'first-hand'. But, yes, I'm bringing this up again, she gets really annoying when all she talks about is Xavier, Xavier and Xavier

Rating: 7/10

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