Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

Heaven (Halo #3) by Alexandra Adorentto
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: August 30th, 2012
Number of pages: 422
Format: Paperback
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

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.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

The conclusion to young author, Alexandra Adornetto's angelic trilogy comes to an end with "Heaven."

In the final book, Hell will have fury like archangels storm. After the end of Hades, where Bethany and Xavier got engaged during graduation, the Gods, or in this case the Angels gave their disblessing on this union.
Bethany and Xavier are more in love than ever, and not even the angels and God can stop them from being together. Who says who makes the rules on love? Why does Love have restrictions? Their love will be tested in this final conclusion as they all will battle the forces of evil and even good.

Marriage is hard enough for normal people, but when one of those people is an angel and one human... that makes things a little more complicated than most.
This end will reveal so much. Revelations I didn't see coming, and things from the past that make known in the present. It makes things... destined, if you will.

I was excited to read the final end to this trilogy. I loved the first two books, and while I liked a lot of this book, I sometimes felt I wanted to slap Bethany from time to time.
I did admire them for never backing down on the love they have for one another though, and as things get revealed, you begin to understand that maybe they were always meant to fall in love and change the course of things. That maybe.. not everything is set in stone.

I adored that we discovered more about Ivy and her past and how it relates to certain people in the story. We never get to see much of the others before, and so I was excited to read more about who she is, and what she has done before.
Gabriel is also someone who surprised me. I have always liked his relationship with his siblings, but also with Molly. Gabriel is someone who likes to be in control, but Molly makes him... not in control so much, and I think that scares him and makes him unpredictible. I do think he and anyone else deserves some unpredictibility and out of control stuff to happen. It'll help him in the long run.

There was some slow parts, some things I was disappointed in, but all in all, I felt it was a nice ending to this trilogy. Alexandra Adornetto had a knack for detail, and that was what drew me into this series to begin with. I look forward to see what she does next..

Rating: 3.5 / 5

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