Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Angel Eyes - A Review

Brielle Matthews returns to her hometown after a tragedy at her elite dance school. She's grieving and can't seem to shake the terrible cold that surrounds her. Jake's the new boy at school. He has a gift in his hands. A gift that forces of darkness would love to have doing their bidding. Yet there's something more that draws them together. Evil is gathering and two angels watch, unsure of the outcome. And Brielle must make a choice to join in a battle in a realm that only angels, demons, and Brielle can see.

Debut author Shannon Dittmore has brought to life the angels, demons, and the evil in the world in which we live. I found myself drawn into the story and very eager to find out what will happen. Seeing how exactly fear can feed the evil, and then the angels intervening at a last moment, made me think of other books where good vs evil is the major theme. I loved Jake. He's so patient with Brielle and in answering her questions. And Brielle struggles with the question that so many of us have struggled with - If God exists, then why did he allow such and such, a good person, to die? I know there have been times that I've struggled with that question myself. Eagerly awaiting book 2.

I recommend this young adult book to any parent who wants an alternative to Twilight.

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson's booksneeze program in exchange for my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rating - 5 stars

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