Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Bethany is an angel – literally, an angel. Beth, along with her brother Gabriel and sister Ivy, is sent to a quiet sleepy town to do whatever is meant for them. Being the youngest, Beth is enrolled in the local high school to bid her time until they figure out what is meant to be done. While waiting, Beth meets Xavier and falls in love. This is not part of their mission on earth and strictly forbidden.
While I found Bethany an interesting character, I was greatly disappointed that you do not meet the antagonist until over half way through the story. It would have been soon much better to have met him towards the beginning. You spend the first half of the book wondering who the bad guy is since Beth is so naïve. The angels take the motto of waiting to decide what their calling is rather than knowing outright what their mission entails. In fact Bethany doesn’t even know what her power is until the end of the book. So there is a lot of wading around in the story line as they wait for something to happen. When the action finally starts to take place towards the end of the book, I felt it was a much better read. At the very end of the book, the author tries to leave with a cliff hanger, but it actually just felt like it spoiled the mood.
I found it was a good book that kept me reading through-out.
Next week: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner