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 either Brielle or Jake 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.
©2012 Shannon Dittemore (P)2012 Oasis Audio
YA literature addict
The basic plot is quite similar to the ones currently in vogue in YA Literature: somewhat emotionally damaged girl meets charming but mysterious boy, pair become embroiled in epic (supernatural) conflict, powers are revealed, random civilians placed in jeopardy, etc. As a fan of YA Lit, definitely up my alley.
The characters are excellent and endearing in that "love me even though I'm broken" kind of way. The good news is that the focus of the story is overcoming that "brokenness," so to speak, unlike many YA novels that seem to wallow in it. Also, the solution to their emotional damage is not simply romantic love - a nice change of pace from what much of the currently popular novels suggest.
What makes this book incredibly unique is its spiritual foundations. Using angels & demons as characters is not new, but using them in a way that actually promotes faith is. Dittemore raises some great, thought-provoking questions and weaves Biblical stories & truths into her story line.
In terms of narration, Cassandra Campbell does an excellent job. I could hear the emotions of the characters throughout the performance.
All in all, an awesome listen. As a final note: the ending of the novel, though not a cliffhanger, does suggest future sequels -- I look forward to them!
Nothing, this is the author's book not mine.
Maybe. The author is clearly a spiritual person who is writing about God's love and wisdom. It is a pretty story that re-enforces God's wisdom and love. I say maybe to reading another b/c I'm older and I don't really need all the scripture reminders to understand where the author is leading...I understand and know that stuff already. In my opinion, I think there will be some adult readers of this YA genre turned off and others who will be recommending it to all their friends.
I liked Jake. He sounded very mature for his age and Cassandra did a good job with her performance.
Nope. I don't think this type of spiritual read is my cup of tea.
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