(Angel Eyes #2)
by Shannon Dittemore
This is a sequel so there may be spoilers in the synopsis or my review. Continue at your own risk...
How Many Stars? 5 stars
Synopsis: Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.
Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble.
Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her - something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. And he's dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle's skin crawl. Haunting nightmares invade Brielle's sleep, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.
What she doesn't know is that she's been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil.
Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down on the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she's been given. She must fight.
But can she fly with broken wings?
My Scribbles: (this review is from March 2013, being re-posted because the blog no longer exists. I received the book free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions in this review are my own.)
I really don't know where to start! I honestly can't believe this book had such a cliffhanger ending and now I'm going to have to wait until August to find out what happens!
This book was absolutely incredible! The first book (Angel Eyes) spent a lot of time showing how depressed Brielle was and slowly integrating Jake, Canaan and their world into her life. Everyone else kinda got left behind in the first book but in Broken Wings, Brielle starts sharing the Celestial world with Kaylee (her best friend) and then eventually with her dad. Whether either of them is receptive or not, I'm going to leave you to figure out for yourself.
We, as the reader, learn more about Brielle's mom in this book and how she died. It comes into the open rather harshly and is really a source of friction between Brielle and her dad, with secrets and everything. We're also introduced to a new semi-main character in this book, Olivia Holt. I spent most of the book really disliking her but as it progressed and I learned certain things, I don't really know what to think about her. Nothing is really resolved with her at the end of the book, contrary to what I expected. I have a feeling she will be playing a fairly major role in Dark Halo (book 3).
And Jake!!! Oh my gosh, the way it all ends with his character in this book!! Are you kidding me? What's going to happen with him??
I am so incredibly excited for the final book in this trilogy. I highly recommend this one not only to lovers of Christian Fiction but really to anybody!