Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review: Angel Eyes (ARC)

Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy, #1)Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . ..

ANGEL EYES

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. 
- From Goodreads
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Angel eyes is about an eighteen year old girl who had faced plenty of tradgety. Coming home from a s chool in a big city to come to terms with her emotions in the small town she was born and raised in. But things arent what they seem to be, and she quickly tumbles head first into a secret world nobody knows about. All because of the new boy at school.

This book came across to me as a book about getting over your past. In a way, I was right, buts its so much.... more than that. I had conflicted feelings about picking this story up and reading it. In a way, im glad I did. Angel Eyes is a love story, and its about Brielle, the main character of the book, coming to terms with her faith. Deep down, she feels that God isnt on her side, and with so many bad things happening in her life, she slowly turns to her dad` beleif that He doesnt exist.
I loved how the characters were portrayed, and how the emotions ran deep. I started to cry during the first chapter! The sorrow wwas held in check by bits of witty humor and action, and its all wrapped in a blanket of mystery.
It quickly turns from a story about a hurting girl when Jake, the new boy, is inserted into the story. He automaticaly becomes 'The guy with a lot of fan girls' and I honestly wish that I culd have gotten more into depth with his story. He rivals Brielle, in my mind, for the hero spot. Hes storng and compassionate, and portrayed with such fiery faith, that the world should prepare for fanclub. Can anyone say,
"Bye-Bye Edward?"
Instert the bad guys, and you have a race to save poor, inoncent souls from and evil that will stop at nothing to get their taloned hands on our gifted hero and heroine, with amazing fight scenes and consequenses. I loved the way emotions were portrayed, and how it affected each and every one of the characters.
The world that Brielle sees is undoubtly beautiful and vividly detailed, and Im proud to say I got an inlet into that world.

Overall, Angel Eyes is a captivating read that will leave book lovers breathless, in tears, holding thier hands to their hearts, and viciously anticipating the sequal, where we will once again glimpse the celestial world that so mayb people everyday long to see.
 

My rating:
(5 out of 5)

2 comments:

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

Thanks for your review, I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw the cover. It's good to know that you like it :)

kyleigh said...

This sounds very interesting. Putting it on my tbr list right now!