Wednesday, February 1, 2012

REVIEW: HALFLINGS by Heather Burch

After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with. A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.

Product Details:
Title: Halflings (Book 1)
Author: Heather Burch
Format- E-galley
Publisher- Zondervan
Release date- January 2012
Source- Publisher through Netgalley

I was pleasantly surprised with this read. I have to admit; when I first read the synopsis I was concerned it was going to be just another “fallen angel” type story. Not that there is anything wrong with those, I like them. I was just really hoping to get something a little different. Well, I wasn’t disappointed! I plowed through the book in a little over 24 hours. If I didn’t have to eat, sleep, or work for a living I would have never put it down!
The Lost Boys are descendants of the offspring of fallen angels and humans. They are outcasts in Heaven and on earth and can only achieve redemption by completing journeys to save humans assigned by the Throne. The dynamics of the “family” were very interesting. A guardian and 3 Lost Boys.
The story grabbed me from the very beginning with an attack. Who doesn’t love some action?! And there is plenty of action in Halflings. But there’s also a little bit of a love triangle. Raven and Mace both have some feelings for Nikki, but there are some serious consequences to come as well.  
When I came to the end I was like, “Wh--? NO! You can’t end like that! NO, NO, NO!” (imagine foot stamping and fist shaking) I have no doubt that when you read it, you feel the same way. However, there’s good news! Yep, you got it! This one’s gonna be series! So I’m totally excited for the next book. I’m really looking forward to seeing where the series goes. Especially when it comes to that little love triangle.
A fabulous read that I will definitely share and read again!

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  1. Thanks sooo much for the amazing review! Yes, everything will make sense when you get your hands on Guardian, book two! Hugs!

  2. You're welcome Heather! It was a fantastic read!

  3. Hi Brittney,
    Thanks for posting a review for Halflings!

    I wanted to invite you to The Halflings Network: a place where fans can talk about the book, chat with author Heather Burch, enter giveaways, and get updates on the next book in the series. We also have a free illustrated eBook prequel that I think you'd really enjoy. Feel free to check it out at

    Thanks again for your great review, we really appreciate it!