Series: Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes [Review]

Posted February 20, 2013 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Angel Eyes [Review]Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
Series: Angel Eyes #1
Published by Thomas Nelson Fiction on May 29th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 327
Series Rating: four-stars
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Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .
Brielle’s a ballerina who 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 the 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 Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.
A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

In lieu of the upcoming Broken Wings Blog Tour that I am participating in, I thought that it was only appropriate to share my thoughts on the first book in the Angel Eyes Trilogy. So, I hope you guys enjoy, and as always, happy reading! xo
First Lines:
“The boy trembles. Fear wraps him tight, rattling his callow frame.”
My Thoughts:
This book hooked me in from the very first chapter. Shannon’s writing is unique and quite brilliant. She doesn’t just tell you what is going on, she kind of leaves you guessing and trying to figure things out for yourself. Which, I personally liked. Considering this is a book about angels, I figured that there would be some kind of biblical aspects within the plot, which didn’t bother me one bit. I think that it goes along with the angel aspect.
This was the first angel book that I have read and I am glad that I did. It kept me interested and I really liked the whole angel thing, I wasn’t sure that I would. I love Brielle. And, come on, that name, is genius. Brielle is a dancer and she had moved to the city to chase her dreams, but at the beginning of the book she is on her way back to her hometown and she mentions something about a trial but she doesn’t go into detail; which only made me want to keep reading.
Overall, I very much enjoyed this book and cannot wait to finish this trilogy! Keep on the lookout for my review of the next installment, Broken Wings!

Memorable Quotes:
“There is something so attractive about a man who is able to laugh shamelessly.”
Blood rushes to my face and neck. I’m mortified, but I stand really, really still. That’s what you’re supposed to do to avoid a bear attack, right?

Does it work with boys?”

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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