Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittermore

Author: Shannon Dittermore
Title: Angel Eyes 
Publication: May 29, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Description
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.
Thoughts: With everything she has seen and experienced within the last few months Brielle wonders why would a God that can move mountains do nothing to spare her mother or her best friend lives. She herself learns firsthand how instrumental human beings are in the saving of other lost souls. Weighed down by her grief, Brielle becomes the target of an evil so dark and twisted that yearns to rip her apart. She meets Jake, who she is drawn to and has the power to help her get through the cold that she always feels and he begins to open her eyes to a different possibility...that angels exist. Struggling to overcome her own disbeliefs, Brielle must come to terms that God is real; hopefully she will realize it before it’s too late.

This was a spiritual journey for Brielle. I liked the message in this book that I received and maybe others will get a different perception when they read it. Brielle is an okay character, she very doubtful and at times frustrating but it's nice to see her gradually open up and begin to believe. The relationship between her and Jake isn't steamy or anything but innocent and sweet except for a part that reminded me of Twilight for moment, however this is very different from the intense relationship of that series. It's a good story about good and evil as well as spiritual beliefs and sacrifices. Overall, the story moves slowly but the characters are alright. I would recommend for teens looking for a good balance between Christian and paranormal fiction. 

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  1. Great review Cricket, while I didn't flip over this, I enjoyed it.

  2. Thanks for the review.

  3. Sounds like a good read and I too have questioned why some in life die early or leave us early and I was spared. Or why I was dealt a certain life while others do not have that same struggle.


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