Halo (Halo Trilogy #1)

Halo (Halo Trilogy #1)

by Alexandra Adornetto
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Bonnie_W More than 1 year ago
In a teen market overcrowded with dark, brooding supernatural novels, "Halo" stands out as something different. If the bright, liquid-gold light beckoning from the cover doesn't pull your eyes away from the black, angsty covers surrounding it, its premise will surely grab the attention of the reader looking for something "different." The novel initially caught my attention due to the fact that even though it was dealing with the supernatural theme of angels currently being made popular by smash hits such as Becca Fitzpatrick's "Hush, Hush" and Lauren Kate's "Fallen," the angels in "Halo" are still messengers of God. The book revolves around Bethany, a young angel visiting Earth for the first time, her brother Gabriel, an Arch Angel, and sister Ivy, a seraphim. The three messengers have descended in human form in order to combat the forces of evil infiltrating mankind. It takes a lot of time for them to adjust to life as "humans," especially Bethany, who is experiencing everything anew. She is more "human" than the other angels and is able to share their emotions, which leads her into trouble when she falls for a mortal boy at her new school. "Halo" is full of rich, vibrant detail that paints an image in the reader's mind. It's easy to envision the kind of world the angels came from and to see our own society through their eyes. The way Bethany viewed Earth felt very natural, like something an angel would think. Alexandra Adornetto masterfully wove words together to create such a cohesive point of view that never felt forced the way some other novels do. Readers looking for a romantic focus with a lighter form of the supernatural thrown into the mix will find themselves intrigued by the latest novel to enter the teen market. It's different from anything out there and might very well pave the way for other such stories. It's also nice to see books coming out this fall where it is the female main character who is a supernatural being and that the male she winds up falling for is mortal and not necessarily a brooding bad boy, first with Sophie Jordan's "Firelight" and now with "Halo."
RaiderLadd1 More than 1 year ago
Alexandra Adornetto has a bright future ahead of her. For being only eighteen she writes with a good amount of maturity. I really enjoyed the first half of the book but thought that the later half was a bit predictable, even said I couldn't put it down. I recommend this book. :)
mfelts More than 1 year ago
I ended up buying this as a spur of the moment kind of thing. The synopsis of it was just so generic that it turned me off of the book but the back cover had a passage of the book that was captivating so I got it and I do not regret it! This book is touching and there is just something about it that shines a light on humanity that people can relate to. I hope there is another one coming out soon.
----SOBBY_love--- More than 1 year ago
For whatever reason this is like the 4th book i picked up about some sort of angels. Of course the rest were fallen angels but still. angels. It started out a little slow and at one point i wanted to stop reading it because nothing was happening but i continued on anyway. when Beth did finally start dating Xavier, i thought they were way to perfect. i didn't really like how Bethany was so naive and when the bad guy came i just didn't really care. He was more interesting the Beth-Xavier. i like a little more spark into stories a little more corruption? i guess you can say. But if you do like the romances go ahead and read this one if you're still a twihard at heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put it down!!!!!! I am a catholic so this book stuck home with me. This book is so different compared to other books for teens. The world is obsessed with murder, sex, and dark gloomy topics. This had a better, more religious topic PLUS romance. What more could you ask for?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a terrible amount of trouble with this book. I bought due to multiple plane and car rides, so I figured even if it wasn't too good I would be bored enough to read it (I rarely quit on books anyway). Nope. I found it better to sit and stare at the seat back than suffer through this. The entire book is nothing but the angel girl being completely dependent on Xavier and whining about how much she misses him. That's it. DO NOT read. Looking for angels? Read Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. It's entertaining and interesting.
SRH88 More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying I really thought I would like this book. I normally like Angel books and the cover of the book was really eye catching. I should have known that a book with more negative reviews than good was probably a waste of time but I had to find out for myself. This book was really hard for me to get into. I actually fell asleep when I was reading the first few chapters of the book. I pushed myself to read more and to finish it because I don't think you can fairly judge a book until you have read it completely. I will talk about some of the things that really bothered me about this book without giving away any story details. First and foremost I thought some parts had so much description it was just annoying. I understand that Bethany is an angel new to Earth and is experiencing it with fresh eyes but I just found it so annoying to read about it over and over again. Another big problem for me was the religion aspect. Now I am not super religious or anything but the inconsistencies of this aspect really bugged me. She would talk about her duties to God because she is an angel but turn around and sin. Trust me I know I might sound judgy but I really am not. It just felt like she was a big hypocrite. She also talked about how she couldn't believe that humans turned a blind eye to other peoples suffering BUT in this same paragraph she talked about how she couldn't watch the news because it made her depressed.. I mean come on! I also thought at times it promoted a bad self image. Bethany talked about changing herself to be who her boyfriend wanted. I like it when the main character is confident and doesn't need to change herself, especially for someone else, to feel better about herself. She also relied so much on her boyfriend that it made it seem like she couldn't face anything alone. I also thought that the romance escalated a little unbelievably. I know what it is like to have an instant connection with somebody so it's not like I am a sceptic on that but I just don't see someone completely changing their life for that person after hanging out one time. Even though I am only in my early 20's I feel like I was too old for this book. I just never really got into it and I never really liked the characters. I thought Bethany was weak and Molly was vapid. I started to like Gabriel and Ivy's characters more throughout the book and I liked Xavier except for the fact that he was a little too protective but none of the characters really stood out much. Needless to say this book just wasn't for me. I didn't like the writing and I didn't even like the story. I thought the story was pretty predictable and cliche so it wasn't very exciting to read.
Jamie Dionne More than 1 year ago
Im in love with this book. Thanks to halo i learned the type of book perfect for me. If ur reading this then no that reading halo will leave u shaking at every love sceane.
AvidTeenReader More than 1 year ago
I had heard great things about this book prior to me buying. People said it was cute, better than Twilight, and that it was a great romance. Never would I have imagined it to be this amazing. Beth is not your average teenage girl; she's an angel in disguise who was sent to Earth to help push away the dark forces. Armed with her two siblings, Gabriel, a handsome warrier, and Ivy, a magnificent healer, Beth and her siblings move along the shore in a little cookie cutter town where everyone knows everyone. The three angels are directed to not tell anyone about who they really are and to really not make any close bonds with any mortals. But since this is Beth's first time down to Earth, she has to learn the ways of the mortals and blend in, so she goes to high school. Gabriel too goes, but since he is older, he gets a job at Beth's school as the music teacher. Bethany, however, is a student and on her first day quickly stumbles into Xavier, a gorgeous boy who just so happen's to be the school's captian. Xavier carries a past that makes most people feel sorry for him. He and Beth start hanging out, despite Gabriel and Ivy's glared looks, and they really start to like each other. More time goes by and the two fall deeply in love, forcing Beth to be completely honest with Xavier. She tells him what she really is. Then Jake Thorn enters the picture, but he's not as nice as this certian angel thinks. He brings a bad aura with him, and is it really just a conicidence that once Jake shows up, bad things keep happening? This story is full love and detail, and eighteen year old Alexandra Adornetto did a fantastic job writing this novel. Props to you Ally, for being so young and already accomplishing so much.
SymphonyDanielle More than 1 year ago
This author is a great writer but it's weird because she's 17 and she wrote her first book when she was 14. I'm on my way publishing my first book but what's cool is that I already love this book. I read an excerpt and now I want it. It makes me want to finish my story on my computer. :) I already recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like many I bought this book because the book cover is so lovely. I was let down the moment I opened the book. It was very childish which I should have known since the author was a teen when she wrote this. You honestly couldn't pay me to ready this the whole way through
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest, im not usually at all picky about the books i read , but this one Did. Not. Cut. It. I understand that Beth is an angel, but her perspectivd on things....i found annoying. No teenager is that innocent! I guess the main problem i had with the book was the characters and cnaracter development...the writing itself wasnt all that bad, but im not going to rrad the second one. Dont waste your time with this book
DaleCT More than 1 year ago
First, let me say this is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. This is the kind of cover that screams, "Read Me Now!" So I did. I could have waited. Part of my issue, I think, was I was so revved to read this book. I'm totally down with the angels, there's just something so damn appealing about their sexy other-worldliness. And I do like the characters in this book...I just thought the plot was rather loose. I can give you a few examples. 1. Their mission is urgent...but what is it exactly? They don't seem to do anything. Bethany goes to school, Gabriel teaches at school, and Ivy does a lot of volunteering for the community. They set good examples. Yeah? So? People do those things on a daily basis. Not sure what's so urgent about that in the angel world. 2. Demons can sense angels, but angels can't sense demons? And then, when they meet a demon, they can't act on it without talking to the bosses first? Meanwhile the demon is doing his demon thing, and all hell breaks loose. Hello! Urgent mission here! Give these people the tools they need to work, man! (And might I add, Gabriel is a warrior...let the dude loose to kick some demon ass without saying "Mother may I" first. Jeesh.) 3. Again, we have an urgent mission, yet the bosses decide to send a very immature, young, near-human angel. That made no sense. I'm sorry, but much of the plot lines felt contrived in order to put Bethany and Xavier together, and allow the demon to pull his demon strings without being stopped before he could cause his damage. And I won't spoil it by telling you who the demon is (though it's obvious when you're reading the book...no question there)...and he was probably the better-drawn characters. I would like to see a book about Gabriel (tall, strong, silent, who wouldn't want to read that?) Unchained. Gabriel Unchained. Yes. That's it. Now that would be fun reading! So, characters: check Cover: check, check. Plot: Just eh for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CRAP THESE REVIEWS ARE LONG!!! Oh and in the 3rd book Xav and Beth get married and God kills Father whats his name and releases his wrath... HAHA i just ruined it for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing i could not put it down thats how good it was :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good sample i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is really good. I think people should take the time out to read it. Its really worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U guys should read this awsome book!!!! I<3 this book
Crystal-shines More than 1 year ago
I managed to read all of it but to be truthful, it wasn't something that left me breathless and waiting for more. Some of the things in the book might offend some of you in the religious aspect. I'm really open minded so It didn't bother me as much. I recommend it only if you want something fast paced and simple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I am a strong christian, and found nothing offensive nor wrong with the story. It was a easy beautiful read. I couldn't put it down! I went through a lot to get my hands on this book, but it was worth it. I can't wait to read the others. Im sure they will be just as wonderous. I would suggest this to any reader who wants a mystery, sci-fi, drama, love, and action story.this book covers it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is horrible. It is written so badly it made me cry. I read 40 pages, and thats because I wanted to give it a chance to get better. But did it.... NO! If u want to read a good book read The Selection by Kiera Cass. P.s. I'm only putting 1 star because I can't post this without one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Beth and Xavier! I cant believe the description! Sci fi fantasy fiction and awesome book. Would recomend to anyone in middle of high school. Excellent bok! Fell in love with it right away! If you enjoy this-check out maximum ride by James Patterson. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline had promise, but over all it let me down. The writing was good, and i appreciated the novel's length as many books these days are pretty short, but the characters were disappointing and underbaked so to speak. The main character was not interesting and i didnot like her at all, the love interest was equally horrible, and i just couldn't choke it downi will NOT be reading the sequal