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Thursday, May 31, 2012

{Blog Tour} Review: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

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Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes Trilogy, Book 1
by Shannan Dittemore
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Pages: 320
Source: eARC for blog tour

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.
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Review

When I first began reading Angel Eyes I had no idea what to expect. I had a feeling from the book's blurb that the story would be different from any 'angel' story I've read and Shannon Dittemore certainly delivered.

Angel Eyes piqued my interest at the moment I met Brielle. I could feel the tension, anger, and grief in her words, but I couldn't understand why her emotions were so volatile. Brielle is a character that changes in attitude before the story ends, but her change isn't sudden or unrealistic. I felt her struggle and understood her hesitance in believing in God, angels, and demons, and when she came to terms with her new reality it was with gradual understanding.

Dittemore enhanced the world in her description of the Celestial and Terrestrial planes. Humans reside on the Terrestrial and normally can't see what happens in the Celestial, which is where the angels and demons hide in plain sight. Understanding the way of life for the demons and angels really shows the story in a clearer light. This is one of the reasons I really enjoyed the chapters dedicated to the angel, Canaan, and the demon, Damien.

Angel Eyes ends in a way to let readers know that more is in store for Jake and Brielle.  The problem of the story isn't dragged on, or abruptly cut off, but it's impossible for the journey to be over already. There's still so much to learn about Jake and Canaan, and Brielle is only viewing the world through new eyes for the first time. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Broken Wings, because I'm just not ready to give up Jake and Brielle!

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2 comments:

  1. THANK YOU, Candace! I'm ever so tempted to just call you Lovey Dovey at all times because it's so stinking adorable. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the time you put in to reading and reviewing AE. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you.

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    1. LOL, you're so welcome Shannon! So glad you stopped by :)

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