Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
March 05, 2012
Bethany is on Earth! She, Gabriel, and Ivy have been sent from Heaven to help save us from the forces of darkness that grow stronger every day. Their role is to nurture the people of Venus Cove, a sleepy little beach side town. Starting at the high school, Bethany relishes the opportunity to live like a human. She realizes that Xavier Woods, one of the hottest guys in school, is hitting on her. This is wrong, isn't it? Humans and angels are not meant to be together. But whenever she is with him, she feels whole.
Before anything goes too far, she must tell him the truth about who she is: namely, that she's a celestial being with a mission from God...literally. It takes a minute, but Xavier is as good as his word and sticks by her. Their love seems to be a bright reality against the ever darkening backdrop of the town. For years, the town has been plagued by a series of unfortunate events, seemingly at random. But Bethany and her siblings know the truth: There are darker forces at work.
A new student shows up named Jake. He is attractive and has that "bad boy charm," but Bethany senses something darker in his nature. When more and more of the student body start to go over to his side, Gabriel and Ivy know they must act carefully. Rashness can only end in even more problems, so they counsel patience.
Bethany doesn't want to be patient; she doesn't want to make sure they know what they're doing. She wants to protect her new friends from this incoming darkness. More so than the others, Bethany has abandoned her angel nature to become more and more human. It isn't surprising then, when she ends up in trouble because she doesn't wait for help. Can the three of them save the town from the negativity that threatens to consume it? What will they do if the forces of darkness really let loose?
The love story is perfect for high schoolers. It's a little sappy for me (ok, more than a little), but it's bound to be popular with Twilight fans. Recommended for fans of romance and "fallen angel" books. Check out Halo today!
“'Did I mention I've finally decided on a nickname for you?''I didn't know you were looking.'
'Well, I've given the matter some serious thought.'
'And what have you come up with?'
'Cookie,' I announced proudly.
Xavier scrunched up his face. 'No way.'
'You don't like it? What about Bumblebee?'
'Do you have any cyanide?'
'Well, some of us are just a bit hard to please,'” (Adornetto, 2010).
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