But falling in love is not part of the plan.
Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?
Bethany is an angel, sent to Earth with her siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, to stop the Agents of Darkness as a mission. Bethany is a human like creature, and during the narrative she often displays human traits that can really get her in trouble. When Bethany meets Xavier Woods, their love is the insta-love kind of love. They seem to be destined, and can’t even get away from each other for more than an hour, as Bethany will suffer a lot.
The love the young angel has found on Earth can make her lose focus on her mission, but when this same love can be a danger to her family and reason to live, will she be strong enough to fight against her feelings or will she find another way to make everything right?
I like this kind of book, even if they are a lot of chiclés put together. But the book has to be something to differ it from all the other. And although Halo has it, having the girl as the supernatural creature, I found some problems in this story.
Some things annoyed me in this book, and I think I should list them… First, I need to say that I’m the least religious person you will met out there, but even I had a strong moral/religious problem with this book. As an angel, and a catholic one at that, Bethany is constantly horny and thinking about sex. She doesn’t suffer penalties that really matter as she continues, chapter after chapter, making wrong decisions and things that would be going against what she was.
No, it’s not stated that Bethany is an catholic angel, but… Well, all the plot is based on some strong catholic thoughts! Make your characters act like this, then! I also was pissed with the way Bethany acted about her family, putting a boy above everything she should love.
Some things in this book just didn’t add up to the book itself. It was like Adornetto set the reader to disappointment all the time, giving us good clues just to put them aside as nothing. What should be the main plot turned out to be a villain appearance near (very near) the end, and wasn’t explored enough.
So, yeah… A book with a sea of faults, in my opinion. I’ve read the sequel, as the publisher sent it to me, but I have to say that I didn’t want to read after finishing this one.