Hello my fellow
Still updating my Goodreads profile and going through books I have read and putting in reviews. SO… here is another review for a series I read a while ago. The series is called Halo and consist of three books; “Halo,” “Hades,” and “Heaven.” While thinking of how I felt about this series I had to keep in mind that the author was only 16 when she began writing these books.
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, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong. The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?
Heaven Help Her. Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well. The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet. Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens. The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?
The innocence in which they were written in was refreshing. Some YA lit today is catered more to the adult side and can be a bit raunchy. This was definitely written for young teens. I like in Halo how Bethany was an angel with who was closer to humans that her angelic side. It was interesting reading her go through all the emotions as a human. The story reminded me of high school kids. Girl falling in love with a boy and then the school bad boy comes in and tries to ruin that relationship; throw in a little angels and demons and we have Halo.
Hades I didn’t enjoy as much as the first book. The whole underworld being made up of nightclubs and such wasn’t too appealing or realistic. Bethany was still as naive as the first book but then again you have to understand that she is an angel who never dealt with anything of this nature. I will say that Alexandra Adornetto does a wonderful job in her imagination and description of everything. It’s as if you can actually visualize what she is describing.
Heaven was very cute. Bethany and Xavier get married and attempt to be normal while hiding from the rogue Seven. Gabriel’s sacrifice showed how much he has changed since the beginning of the series. Also, you see how much he actually cares for Molly. Bethany and Xavier go through from Hell to Heaven and back to be together throughout the series. The ending was perfect for the way the series went and was adorable to read.
All in all I did enjoy the series. I would recommend anyone with young teen girls who love cute romance with a twist to read this series. It wasn’t my favorite series by far but it was definitely enough that I am going to check out the author’s Ghost House series.
Until next time…
Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤