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Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee.
Brielle 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 an 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 either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.
A realm that only angels and demons – and Brielle – can perceive.
First, I must admit that I chose this book because it was the best out of a few choices I had to pick from. I didn’t even know there was a trilogy until halfway through it! No future plans to read the other books . . . it was just a means to an end (yes, that’s how I saw it). Read this book, write a review, and get to move onto another book.
And then, about 50 pages into it, I was shocked by how complex the characters were and I felt a little bit sad for Brielle because of all the stuff she’s had to go through. And I loved the little Twilight references that were stuck in there. Cracked me up! (or am I the only weirdo who found them lol)
I love how, even though it’s a Christian fiction book and God is a very big presence in it (as well as angels, demons, halos, etc.), it’s not preachy. Even as a Christian, that is one of the biggest turn-offs for me when it comes to reading a book. I didn’t find any preachy-ness (is that a word? probably not) in Angel Eyes. In fact, I was so sucked into the plot and hastily turning pages to find out what happened next, that I had to keep reminding myself that this even was a Christian fiction book.
I loved the main characters! It was so easy for me to want everything to work out for Brielle and Jake (and let’s be honest, to see them hook up too *wink*). They were so easily likable, but in a real sort of way. Nothing about them was fake or forced. And the plot progressed in a very natural way (even though the plot consists mostly of two kids’ adventures with angels and demons . . . what’s natural about that?). There were no lulls (something I am grateful for when I do happen to find it).
Until next time,