Book Type: Hardcover
Age Range: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
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Is love a great enough power against evil?
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 from the dark forces.
Angels have been slowly invading Young Literature and this new presentation by: Alexandra Adornetto proves they’re here to stay. Halo narrates the story of three angel “siblings” who are sent to earth in order to accomplish a peace and restauration mission at a certain territory. The story’s centered in Bethany’s character, which, from the three of them, feels completely invaded by human emotions. Her mission and purpose will be seen affected when she gets to know Xavier. Regardless her resistance and confusion, Bethany ends up pouring her heart to Xavier. I loved this story and it certainly marks a difference between novels on the same line since this one’s narrated from an immortal and powerful point of view. Angelology is simple, it rounds up a general idea of what many could imagine as Heaven, Hell in a battle between good and evil. Romance is tender and sweet, but what I liked the most is that Xavier’s not the typical love interest who has NEVER loved. On the contrary, there was somebody in his life before and this fact does not fade the love he has for Bethany, but only means he didn’t loved her first. Bethany’s siblings, Ivy and Gabriel, play an interesting secondary role and in my humble opinion Gabriell’s the most interesting. This angel was so interesting that he kept me through the whole story asking to myself if there’s something beyond his story other than the mere fact of being an angel forged out of stone. The antagonist character is a bit obvious, but does not take anything from the story and its fixation for Bethany will create expectations with this presentation and the next one on the series. Certainly Adornetto has done an exceptional work by establishing a base for a series that promotes the simplicity and the elegance this story is narrated is addictive for the reader. Halo, the story of an angel and her love for a mortal where between good and evil will face the most challenging task; humanity.