Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Feiwel and Friends 2010
AN ANGEL IS SENT TO EARTH ON A MISSION.
BUT FALLING IN LOVE IS NOT PART OF THE PLAN.
Three angels - Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human - are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, an neither of them is able to resist the attractions between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, bu the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
The angels' mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?
Alexandra is a genius! Halo is a compelling, beautifully written novel that makes me wish it were my life. The world she creates is magical and sometimes I can even imagine myself within her world. The description is beautiful, the characters are well written and it's just a great novel in general.
Bethany, the youngest of the angels, is just like a regular teenage girl, except more graceful. She's someone I would love to befriend and possibly look up to. The only problem is she does have a human heart (not in a literal sense). Bethany is an angel who cares too much about the humans she must protect and that gets her to fall in love with Xavier. *Sigh* Xavier is just dreamy. He's the kind of boy who you would love to have as a boyfriend. He's every one's dream boy; sweet, charming, charismatic, and loveable. Bethany and Xavier take the world by storm, even if their love is forbidden.
Yes, it's one those forbidden romances but with a twist. And an excellent one at that. It may start of that way but towards the end of the novel you will be at the edge of your seat, literally biting off your nails with anticipation at what's to happen next. I could go on and on about Alexandra's creation, but it would probably be too long. All I can say is that her way with words is like magic; beautiful imagery and an amazing voice. I thoroughly enjoyed Halo and I'm sure you would too.
It was a rather long novel, though. But don't let that stop you from reading it. I cannot wait for Alexandra Adornetto's upcoming novels.
I rate this novel Five Stars.