Broken Wings [Blog Tour]

Posted February 21, 2013 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

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Title: Broken Wings
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Series: Angel Eyes Trilogy, #2
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Source: eCopy for honest review
Average Rating: 4.63
Challenge: 2013 Page Challenge- 311 pages

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. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, 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. When he plucks the blind demon, Damien, from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for a cataclysmic battle of good versus evil. Then Brielle unearths the truth about her mother’s death and she must question everything she ever thought was true. Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight. But can she fly with broken wings?

First Lines:
“Hell is loud. Talons scratch at the stone floor and clack against the pillars circling the chamber as the great hall fills.”
My Thoughts:
Broken Wings was a brilliant addition to Angel Eyes. It picks up pretty closely to where Angel Eyes left off and when you first start reading it, it seems that Brielle is doing pretty okay with moving on from Ali’s death. However, things start to spiral downward; her dad starts drinking and dating someone that Brielle isn’t fond of, Jake is hiding something, and to top it all off she is getting nightmares. To top it all off, Brielle finds out the truth about her mother’s death in this book. 
The Prince of Darkness sends Damien after Brielle and Jake. He finds out about how Brielle can see the Terrestrial Veil and about Jake’s healing hands, like his own. It’s a battle of good vs evil. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. And a great ride.
I think Shannon did a wonderful job at the continuation of this story. Broken Wings was a book I couldn’t put down. It kept me interested and I loved every bit of it. Broken Wings will make you eagerly anticipate the third installment. I, personally, cannot wait to finish this trilogy with Dark Halo coming in August!
Memorable Quotes:
“They laugh, Dad’s face turning fire-truck red. “Break a leg, baby.” Anybody’s leg?”
“”I’ll be here,” Jake says, “holding my tutu.” “And my heart,” I tell him, as theatrically as I can muster. “I really am going to vomit.” Kaylee shoves me, and I slide toward our little dancers, all fidgeting and waving at the crowd.”

About the Author: (from her website)

Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents—pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008.ANGEL EYES was Shannon’s debut novel and the launch of a young adult supernatural trilogy. It was published in the summer of 2012 by Thomas Nelson. The sequel BROKEN WINGS will be out February 19, 2013 with the final novel in the trilogy, DARK HALO, available August 20, 2013.Shannon is represented by Holly Root of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency and is an active member of Inspire Christian Writers of Sacramento.“I’m a firm believer that books open doors into the imagination and remind us that we should venture there often. We should dream. We should try hard things. We should be fearless. And while there are many obstacles that stand in the way, I hope my stories remind readers that life is to be lived. Pain is to be tackled. Mountains are to be climbed. And while you may fall into dark places along the way, light is as close as the prayer on your lips.”

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