Halo by Alexandra Adornetto is a tale about angels coming to earth trying to do their best to straighten things out. Three angels are sent down posing as siblings to Venus Cove – Gabriel, Ivy and Bethany with Bethany being the youngest and most inexperienced since she came to be only seventeen mortal years ago. Their mission is to conquer the dark forces that seem to be taking over everywhere.
As their goal is to fit in on earth, Gabriel poses as a music teacher at the high school where Bethany attends as a high school student. Ivy spends her days focusing on many charitable works. Of course high school is something very new to Bethany and her first days there are nerve wracking. She knew that to fit in is the most important thing to accomplish but luckily Bethany is quite beautiful and has no trouble making some friends. It was funny to read about her learning the normal things that teenage girls take for granted – for the most part she simply couldn’t understand how all this ‘stuff’ could be important.
Without even trying Bethany also captures of the interest of one of the most popular boys in school – Xavier Woods; a boy that, after losing his girlfriend in an accident, has been uninterested in any girls. However Bethany isn’t just any girl and Xavier is very attracted to her and she to him even though she knows she should be avoiding anything human like the emotions involved in caring about someone. Yet Bethany just can’t stop herself; she has fallen in love with Xavier. He knows the truth about her and doesn’t care. The only thing he cares about is he doesn’t want to ever be separated from her and yet they both know one day she will be sent back.
Allowing your emotions to get involved in your work though can lead to problems and it seems that some very dark forces have come to stay in Venus Cove. The angels must battle them while trying to keep the humans they’ve come to care about safe. It will take all of their powers – Gabriel being the warrior, Ivy, the healer and Bethany, the one with the closest connection to the human race to win the battle against evil…providing they can.
I enjoyed Halo, a YA novel which is classed as paranormal/fantasy/romance. It’s a great story that kept my attention throughout even though it weighs in at almost 500 pages. The amazing thing is it was written by a now eighteen year old and I found that surprising while reading it – it’s really quite well written. It’s also the first of a trilogy and I’m looking forward to reading more about Bethany and her ‘earth family’. I think this is the type of book that you have to just let go of reality and enjoy and isn’t that the point of enjoying a book in the first place? If you like to read books like this, make sure and read Halo – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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My copy of Halo by Alexandra Adornetto was provided to me for review from Zeitghost Media.