Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (August 31, 2010)
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 must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
I normally wouldn't start off a review with a comment regarding the cover but isn't beautiful?
Halo's Angels may have been something other worldly but they were relatable. Beth played a critcal role in a riveting tale that lapped itself in just shy of 500 Pages. With a book about Angels you are bound to read about religion. I could feel it's presence but I never wanted to slap the book shut. The main reason the Angels had even come to Earth was to spread the word of God. So there was one problem there seemed to be some conflicting facts in the book. I managed to put blinders on and keep heading the the last pages.
If I tried to explain the character of Beth, I'd say she is that of a typical teen not an angel. She seemed to act as a semi-rebelious teen who could easily be confused. You could also feel her strength and confidence build through the book. It was a journey in itself.
It's a good sign when 500 pages doesn't seem satisfying. Bravo to Alexandra Adornetto for creating a magical story. Never falling bored or having a dull moment is hard to create when trying to reach out YA readers.
Thank you Tara for sending me this copy.