Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial realm. Even without the halo, it’s everywhere she looks. And with the heavens above Stratus ravaged by war, Brielle wishes for another gift, any gift. Because Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien—and she knows if she ever wants to see him again, she must fight.
But fighting is so hard when everything you see makes you afraid.
When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap. Then the Prince of Darkness himself offers Brielle a halo of his own making. With the dark halo, she won’t have to see the fear and brokenness that surround her. She’ll be free of that unbearable burden. And it comes with a promise: the guarantee of a life with Jake.
When confusing details about Jake’s past emerge, and the battle above reaches a fever pitch, Brielle is forced to make a choice. Will she choose the dark halo and the ignorance that comes with it, or will she choose to live with her eyes wide open and trust the Creator’s design—even if it means a future without Jake?
My take: Wow. Dark Halo is everything I hoped it would be and more. Shannon Dittemore has crafted a brilliant conclusion to her Angel Eyes trilogy—a conclusion that had me gasping in surprise, crying out in despair, and cheering for joy.
The story picks up right where Broken Wings left off, and it often refers back to events in both Angel Eyes and Broken Wings, so I would highly recommend reading both of those books before picking up Dark Halo. But please do pick it up. This is a wonderful trilogy that entertains while also making you think.
I don't want to spoil anything, so it's hard to say much about the book except that the big questions from the first two books are answered and wrapped up in an extremely satisfying manner. Also, my wish after reading Broken Wings came true: that book looks so much better in light of the complete story. And now that all three books are available, you can read them straight through from start to finish—that would be a great way to spend a weekend!
Read this trilogy. You won't regret it.
My rating: 5 stars, as well as 5 stars for the series as a whole.
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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 hit shelves in February, 2013 and the final novel in the trilogy, DARK HALO, released August 20, 2013.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the publisher via YA Bound Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."