Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Book Description:
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

My Thoughts:
Intriguing and nice start to a series.  Brielle has returned home to Oregon after a terrible tragedy.  With all that has happened, she feels cold and doesn't have much belief in God.  Coming home she meets the 'new boy' at school, Jake.  He's an intriguing guy who is more than he seems and gives her an amazing gift.  There is a darkness that pushes at them and wants to use them.
Brielle's story unfolded in a mysterious and very good strategic fashion.  I thought the author did a wonderful job with all of her characters and weaving an original story.  I loved Jake and Brielle's father, there were some unexpected twists and some development that was obvious.  Overall, I thought the strong faith element in the story was handled well, without pushing a particular belief or religion.
I have to give this one a 4/5.  I enjoyed it, but I can see how others will have a problem with it.  Honestly, I can't wait for the next one!

Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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