Welcome to my stop on the Dark Halo blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!
Dark Halo (Angel Eyes Trilogy #3)
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Summary from Goodreads:
One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.
Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial realm. Even without the halo, it’s everywhere she looks. And with the heavens above Stratus ravaged by war, Brielle wishes for another gift, any gift. Because Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien—and she knows if she ever wants to see him again, she must fight.
But fighting is so hard when everything you see makes you afraid.
When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap. Then the Prince of Darkness himself offers Brielle a halo of his own making. With the dark halo, she won’t have to see the fear and brokenness that surround her. She’ll be free of that unbearable burden. And it comes with a promise: the guarantee of a life with Jake.
When confusing details about Jake’s past emerge, and the battle above reaches a fever pitch, Brielle is forced to make a choice. Will she choose the dark halo and the ignorance that comes with it, or will she choose to live with her eyes wide open and trust the Creator’s design—even if it means a future without Jake?
This is an amazing conclusion to this fabulous series. There’s so much emotion and heart in this book, and the story and writing are just beautiful. Shannon Dittemore always impresses me with her fluid and sincere writing style. Dark Halo is probably the darkest of the three books in this trilogy, but the reward at the conclusion is worth every single twist, turn, and heartache.
Throughout the series, there have been so many questions. So many loose ends and what seemed like segregated story lines floated around in this mixture of supernatural experiences. Dark Halo finally pulls everything together and so many questions are answered, and much like Brielle experiences, there are surprises and even disappointments along the way.
This trilogy has truly been a journey for both the characters and the reader. I don’t think you can read the Angel Eyes trilogy without feeling every struggle and a sense of satisfaction at the end.
Although the story is dark and tragic at times, it’s a clean read suitable for young adults and adults alike. Don’t miss this fantastic conclusion to the Angel Eyes series and if by chance you haven’t read books 1 and 2, you certainly do not want to miss the engaging and powerful trilogy.
Shannon Dittemore is having a Live Twitter Chat August 27th at 6pm (Pacific) where she will be giving away a Kindle Fire HD and other prizes! Enter here: http://shannondittemore.com/win-a-kindle-fire/
Shannon Dittemore is the author of the Angel Eyes Trilogy. She has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. When she isn’t writing, she spends her days with her husband, Matt, imagining things unseen and chasing their two children around their home in Northern California.
ANGEL EYES was Shannon’s debut novel and the launch of a young adult supernatural trilogy. It was published in the summer of 2012 by Thomas Nelson. The sequel BROKEN WINGS hit shelves in February, 2013 and the final novel in the trilogy, DARK HALO, will be available August 20, 2013.
5-sets of the Angel Eyes Trilogy including Angel Eyes, Broken Wings and Dark Halo. US only.