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11:15: The Making of a Halfling (FREE ebook) [NOOK Book]

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Mace and Raven are given a mission to stop a catastrophic event. With his halfling abilities still untapped, Vine is allowed to join the mission, but only as a spectator. The clock is ticking and the tragedy is proving difficult to stop. Will Vine be able to sit back and watch, or will the power of heaven unleash just in time?

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Overview

Mace and Raven are given a mission to stop a catastrophic event. With his halfling abilities still untapped, Vine is allowed to join the mission, but only as a spectator. The clock is ticking and the tragedy is proving difficult to stop. Will Vine be able to sit back and watch, or will the power of heaven unleash just in time?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310723462
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: Halflings Series
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 7,394
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Heather Burch

Heather Burch, the author of the popular Halflings series, spent the last seven years in Southern Florida but recently returned to her hometown in the Ozark Mountains. Her books have garnered praise from USA Today, Romantic Times, and Booklist magazine. When not working on her latest novel, she can be found hiking in the hills or planning a trip to the beach with her husband, John, who is her hero in every way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Only 1 problem...

    Why is it so short????????????????????????? (:)

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    Liked it

    Was a cute short story. I hope there is a series to go with it. :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    ??

    Can't write a review when you only get 20 pages counting the pages before the story starts.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Knock out

    From the title i thought sure why not thinking it'd be an okay book. WRONG. I fell in love with the book Nikki may seem fearless at first but she isnt. Shes vulenerable and curious which leads her to a relevation like no other. Throughout her journey she finds what seems like forbidden love. Only one thing will escape your mouth when finishing this book. MORE. Enough said for an epic.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Great prequel FREE short story, explains the Halflings more

    This was a nice short story, that gives us a better look into Mace, Raven and Vine, before they meet Nikki. I enjoyed it, and hey, its free. :)

    Summary:
    Mace and Raven are given a mission to stop a catastrophic event. With his halfling abilities still untapped, Vine is allowed to join the mission, but only as a spectator. The clock is ticking and the tragedy is proving difficult to stop. Will Vine be able to sit back and watch, or will the power of heaven unleash just in time?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    I've just read the sample and its very captivating!!!!!

    Ok. So I've only read the sample and its going great so far in the book:) The tittle and cover got my attention since I saw it. I am going to buy the rest of the book as soon as I can. :D

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    good story

    Always looking for good sci fi/fantasy. Although this is more of a teen read, it was still enjoyable for someone "middle aged". Looking forward to book 2.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Hooked on Halfings!

    Review by Jill Williamson

    Some strange things are happening to Nikki Youngblood. She’s been chased by ugly dogs and followed by some really cute guys. And she’s not sure why. The next thing she knows, all three guys enroll in her school and are in all her classes! How weird is that? But the more she learns about Mace, Raven, and Vine, the more she learns about why those weird things were happening to her. One thing is certain: life will never be the same!

    Whoo! Now this was a fun read—and a quick one too. (I love quick reads.) Heather Burch has crafted an intriguing storyworld with her Halflings (half angel/half humans) and their history.

    One thing... The premise of angels having mated with humans bothers me. While there are some who interpret the passage in Genesis 6:4 to mean that demons mated with human women, I find that extremely disturbing and suggest a deeper study of Genesis 6:4. (I highly recommend Randy Alcorn’s article on the subject.) I realize, however, that not everyone holds my view of this subject and that this is a fictional story. But if that kind of subject matter bothers you, this story might.

    That being said, I was drawn into the story from page one and couldn't wait to see how this story would turn out. Luckily I knew in advance what I was in for. This is the first book in a trilogy. So I knew there would be a bit of a cliffhanger headed my way as to the overall mystery. No matter. It was still a fun, romantic read. I have no guesses as to which angel boy Nikki might choose—or if she even will! But I look forward to reading the next two books. I hope it won’t be too long of a wait because I am hooked on Halfings!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    No closure

    A fair beginning

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    New angel, Vine, is working on obtaining his wings, but he&rsquo

    New angel, Vine, is working on obtaining his wings, but he’s still got much training to do. In the midst of one training session, they receive a call from the Head Honcho to check out a local rock concert. There’s something funny going on there.

    Vine and company arrive and can’t see what’s got the head office all in an uproar.

    Yep. Someone wants the concert to end with a bang, and it’s up to Vine and company to help save the auditorium full of unsuspecting teenagers. But what can he do? He still hasn’t gotten earned his wings yet—or has he?

    Short stories are always a bit of a challenge to review, but I enjoyed this and look forward to reading more. The story is punctuated by delightful comic book panels depicting the events of the story. If you’d like a taste of Heather Burch’s new young adult paranormal romance series by Zondervan, this will give it to you. If paranormal romance is your thing, do check 11:15: The Making of A Halfling out. I think you’ll enjoy it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Book is ok

    Ok for 15 pages

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    Halflings gets off to fast start. Our main character, Nikki Youn

    Halflings gets off to fast start. Our main character, Nikki Youngblood, is painting in the woods when she is attacked by enormous, otherworldly creatures called hellhounds. Even though her death seems imminent, Nikki bravely faces the monsters until three gorgeous boys come to her rescue. The boys Mace, Raven and Vine are Halflings: the product of fallen angels and humans and are outcasts in both Heaven and on Earth.

    Nikki is an interesting character. She portrayed as a tough, no-nonsense girl, one who has a black belt in karate, drives a motorbike and prefers boyfriend jeans and vintage tees to dresses and make-up. I had a hard time identifying with Nikki mainly because I think the character rejects anything feminine. For the record, I think it’s possible to rock at karate and be into bikes while still being girly. In contrast, Nikki’s best friend, the one who is very girly encourages her to be more feminine, is portrayed as being shallow and boy crazy. I understand and appreciate the message that the author is sending to teen girls but this tomboy character is becoming a bit of a stereotype in YA these days.

    While the author tells us that Nikki is a fighter, she does little fighting but gets rescued a lot by the Halflings. There isn’t a huge love triangle here, Nikki is more involved with one boy than with the other and insta-love is involved. I liked the boys. Mace, considered the good one, is more idealistic and while Raven is supposed to be bad, he just seemed jaded and snarky to me.

    I didn’t find the angel mythology in Halflings offensive, especially after recently reading two angel books that I did not like at all (Embrace and Fallen). While the mythology had some holes in it, I just went with it and hope those holes will be filled in with the next book in the series.

    The romance is Halflings is sweet and the action is exciting. Halflings will undoubtedly appeal to younger teens (its intended audience) who will especially like the three swoon-worthy boys, forbidden love, the quasi love-triangle and paranormal romance. I seriously doubt they will have the issues I did. Parents can also breathe easy as this is an angel book with no questionable content and even has a solid message about putting the greater good above serving yourself.

    Despite my issues with Halflings, I do recommend it to teens who love paranormal romance. The ending leaves a lot of questions and a huge opening for the second book in the series, Guardian, which comes out in October.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    What

    Awhat

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Don't bother

    not my style...didn't even read all of it...knew right away it was not for me.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    What I Loved I adored the suction power of the opening lines an

    What I Loved

    I adored the suction power of the opening lines and pages of this book. From the first moment I met Nikki, I was drawn into her world, into the mystery she's caught up in, and the danger she's running from. The magnetism is my favorite part of this story...and I can already tell that I can look forward to the whole series being the same way.

    Heather Burch's writing style is stunning. I realized that when I read the prequel for the first time. Amazing. And the perfect sneak peek at what the book would bring.

    The storytelling is just as good as the writing. From the first, the mood was set for this one-of-a-kind adventure story where Nikki and her strange protectors are fighting not only for their lives ~ but for something much, much bigger. I don't usually appreciate being left out of the loop until so late into the book (and I still feel as I've only just begun to scratch the surface of just what makes these Halflings tick) but this story unfolded at the perfect pace to keep me thinking, guessing, and looking forward to reading more.

    What I Didn't Like As Much

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I signed up to participate in this blog tour. I had no idea what a Halfling was, but they sounded so intriguing and the book promised to be so good. I was happy to see that Heather Burch never distorts Scripture in any way ~ but she does weave an edge-of-your-seat story that plunges your imagination into a unique adventure! So though the premise of this story and half-angels unnerved me at first, I have no complaints. It's an entertaining debut novel that promises great things from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    just ok

    older teen bk--just a sample--probley not buy the book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    So far so good

    So far so good I really like this book. I'm not much of a reader but I think that i will really enjoy this seris. I can't wait to buy the book because i have the sample book. The romance in this book is so really and i loved that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Want a free ipad

    Kiss your hand three times and post this on three diffrent books and look under your pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Want a free ipad

    Kiss ur hand three times post this on three diffrent books d look under ur pillow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    decent for what it is

    which is a jumping off point in the story

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