Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy #1)
by Shannon Dittemore
Published May 29th 2012
by Thomas Nelson Fiction
ARC from Netgalley
The cover and the title literally give away the plotline! Yes, I'm not a big fan of books featuring angels but this one is not so bad once you're able to go through the very slow start.
At first, I don't really get all the sadness and sorrow that the MC is going through. Her best friend is apparently tragically murdered and she decided to ditched her dreams of becoming a hotshot ballerina and instead go back to her small town home. Then the cliché started. Brielle meets the mysterious handsome new boy and both of them immediately have a connection of some sort. Handsome guy revealed his 'purpose' and the fact that Brielle is connected to it.
And yes the cover is actually pointing out to the big clue of the said purpose. Brielle is blessed with the gift of seeing through angel eyes but with some help, of course.
There's a whole mystery going on about Brielle's reason for coming back to her hometown and I would have love it if there's more to it. The connection between the murder and Brielle is sometimes baffling. Maybe it's coincidence or just plain bad luck?
Of all the characters, I think Brielle's dad is most endearing since the angels kind of creeped me out and Brielle is too depressing.
I'm not particularly fond of books with multiple POV because I think it's just better to read something from a third person POV rather than going back and forth from this guy perception to that girl and the next. Especially towards the end when they're supposed to be in this epic battle scene and the chapter keep changing from Brielle's POV to the others.
Ultimately, I stuck through till the end since the story is quite engaging at times. I just hope that the next book feature less multiple POV.
Recommended for: fans of Unearthly
Verdict: 3 stars.
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Available on: Amazon