Welcome to the ANGEL EYES by Shannon Dittemore blog tour hosted by YA BOUND and Thomas Nelson Fiction!
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: May 29th, 2012
SOURCE: Thomas Nelson Fiction for honest review
ANGEL EYES (ANGEL EYES TRILOGY #1)
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.
I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! I fell in love with the characters and the story quickly, and I was dying to find out what Jake's secret was and how Brielle fit into that secret.
The story moved quickly and the subject was incredibly interesting. Angels have become very popular in the literary world, and from my experience, the majority of these stories do not really incorporate God, prayer, and faith beyond the history of the angels. What I absolutely loved about ANGEL EYES is that Shannon didn't shy away from those details; she embraced them. Jake and the angels continually talk about God and their personal relationships with him. I value this not only because it is rare in today's literature, but because it adds so much to the story. It is relevant and important, and Brielle's struggle with her role, her faith, and her relationship with God and religion are integral parts to her character and her story, without being preachy.
The relationship between Brielle and Jake was also very interesting to me. Jake's secrets are revealed with perfect timing and Brielle's reactions were completely believable. I felt very connected to both Jake and Brielle. Brielle's loss was heart wrenching, and her reasons for doubting her faith are strong and so common. She felt like a real person, not a character on a page.
I look forward to more secrets being revealed, more answers to questions revealed in ANGEL EYES, and the future of Brielle and Jake's relationship. I cannot wait for book two, and I strongly recommend ANGEL EYES!
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