Sunday, January 2, 2011

Review: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Title:Halo (Halo #1)
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Number of Pages: 496
Rating: 3/5
Release: August 31, 2010 

Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

First off, Halo has one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. It's absolutely GORGEOUS. It's the main reason I wanted to the read the book. Pretty shallow, right? But don't go shaking your head at me, I know you all do it too!! 

I felt Halo was more a story of romance than anything. The story line was intriguing enough to keep me interested. Alexandra's writing style was beautiful; the sentences just flowed into one another. And the dialogue between the characters was so fun to read. It was natural and funny.

Bethany, the main character, really irritated me though. She was forever the damsel in distress. Xavier, her boyfriend, was always there to protect her and help her. I understand that it's nice to be pampered but you're an angel for crying out loud. There were so many things that he unnecessarily did for her. She could have easily done them herself, it's not like she didn't have hands or something. But one thing I found refreshing about Bethany was her naivety. She was unaware of so many things since it was her first time on earth. I found it so cute that she had trouble saying the word sex. Surprisingly, the character that I liked the most was the villain. He was dark, mysterious, flirty and a total badass. He added so much more appeal and interest to the plot. Xavier was really cute too, and funny as well, but I couldn't get over how he always felt the need to look after and protect Bethany. I just think that being an angel, she should've been more independent and strong headed.

The plot was alright, nothing spectacular. Like I said, it was more of a romance than anything. Beth and Xavier's relationship seemed to dominate the plot, which made sense at the end. At the end of the book, I felt satisfied yet somehow cheated. There were some questions that I wish had been answered. I can only hope that they're answered in the next installment, Hades.


And now, I must return to homework! School starts tomorrow and I still have so much to do. Bye! 


  1. Eh, the plot on this one doesn't sound like my thing. I love romance in my books, but I like the romance to be in the background instead of the main focus.

    I'm right there with you on the cover though. This one is gorgeous and I took the book out of the library based on that cover alone (and then returned it unread).

  2. LOL I totally understand you. I went into the book thinking that there was going to be a lot of action since the angels were on a mission. But, that didn't really work out and I kept thinking that the action would come up at some point but it never really did.

  3. Great review! I wanted to read this book but i'm still like thinking about if it's interesting enough. will have to think some more!