“[Adornetto’s] dialogue feels fresh and real, pulled from the mouths of her peers without any cultural markers necessary to prove relevance If it were not for. Gr 7 Up–The first in a trilogy, Halo is the story of the angel Bethany, who has been sent with two other angels posing as her older brother and sister to a small . Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet .

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A good editing job could have sliced it down to about pages, and even then the watery excuse for a villain and Bethany’s perfection would still have made me barf into my hair. Not even the funny kind of bad. As a simple observation, I also noticed that this book was aimed towards “white people”. Bethany’s friends are the worst.

Bethany and Xavier don’t have a magnetic attraction, we’re TOLD over and over that they do, rather than shown the extent of their relationship. Literally the only group of people in this book that dare to express themselves for who they are, and they get treated like they’re sided with the devil.

Bethany is as dumb as it gets. I was tierd of hearing about his nutmeg hair and truquoise eyes I’ve read just about enough of these types of things. I hate Ivy, too, this maudlin useless doormat whose personal mission apparently consists of chaining herself to the kitchen and the church.

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Refresh and try again. Apr 11, Krystle rated it did not like it.

Mar 21, Morgan F rated it did not like it Shelves: No, really, it’s said straight out several times – they have no flaws. Trrilogy are portrayed as weak, shallow, and trivial.


If your evening did consist of live music, waiters, china table settings, limos, and the threat of social suicide if you arrived partnerless, please inform me.

Also, Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet is mentioned throughout.

Halo Series by Alexandra Adornetto

Waiters bustled around us, carrying trays of nonalcoholic punch. Halo follows Bethany, a young angel sent to earth with her older siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, to fight the Agents of Darkness in Venus Cove, a small costal town in Georgia. The pathetic nature of the angels’ ‘heavenly mission’ “Molly lowered her voice. So are we saying here that even if you are an angel, immortal and powerful, that you still need a guy to watch after you? All is good for awhile with the angels helping the town.

I could go with poor excuse for literature. I take that back; she has no sense at all.

Alexandra Adornetto

Showing of reviews. From the very first paragraph, Adornetto is trying so hard to be poetic with her prose but it just comes across as incredibly awkward and clumsily alexahdra. That’s like taking potshots at a toddler because he doesn’t draw inside the lines. In just a few days.

Not everything is black and white. Angel Bethany Church and her heavenly siblings Gabriel yes, that one and Ivy have been sent to a small town on a vague goodwill mission.

The wish fulfillment aspect of the character is simultaneously hilarious and irritating. Georgia is a state where a large portion of the population are Christian — Southern Baptists, to be precise.

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At first she finds the other young people surrounding her vapid and shallow if not harmless. Terrified of expressing themselves B. These angels would hate me. Like his reluctance to attend church? It took a while for my brain cells to heal fully.

One can only hope that the author has matured over the years and looks back on this book knowing there are major improvements she could have made if only she was emotionally mature enough to consider that internalised misogyny is not the way to make your female character look sympathetic, and nor is co-dependency a desirable romantic relationship. Mar 27, Lisa rated it did not like it Shelves: Throughout history there is one main constant during war: Not even Gabriel could have done it, who is higher up in the ladder in Heaven than Jake Thorn is in Hell, only Xavier could, our loser hewo!


Now I gotta move onto the characters before I start getting too into the lack of story. No seriously, Agents of Darkness. Portrayal of love “It seemed from my reading of literature that being in love meant becoming the beloved’s entire world.

She meets a human boy named Xavier with a troubled past and soon they fall in love, defying the laws of Heaven and threatening the angels’ mission. The rest of the universe paled into insignificance compared to the lovers. Supposedly, the mere act of an angel being nice or organising a social awareness programme turns even the most ardent atheist into a ‘good church-goer’.

Now put that silver ring back on and get into the kitchen, your prince wants his pot-roast on the table by 7! And let me vomit on all the 5 stars. Adornetto herself during Generic Prom Scene A. Still, there never seem to be enough lengthy tomes to satisfy the legions of paranormal-romance fans, and this first title of a planned trilogy fits the bill.

There’s a way to do romance, and this is not it. It’s this kind of absurd, shallow, wishy-washy bullshit that gives YA such horrible press.

Man, I’m still raging. Wait, did I miss the memo where immortal angels began needing protection from mortals?