Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Review: Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto ( Halo #3 )

Title: Heaven
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Series: Halo #3
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Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: August 21st 2012 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
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Summary from Goodreads:
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 Xavier 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?
*Please don't read if you haven't read the beginning of the series; there might be spoilers >.<

After the major cliffhanger in Hades, I was more than happy to start Heaven! Heaven starts where Hades left off; Xavier proposing to Beth. I really enjoyed the book overall; it was easy to follow and the constant action always kept me intrigued. The ending wasn't realistic enough for me though. I mean, I understand.. an angel book and I'm expecting a realistic ending? Well, yes. I just feel like there should have been a more realistic ending. \(.__.)/ I adore the cover though. The colors used to design it are gorgeous and the fact that their hands made a heart is adorable. ^-^ The new characters introduced were hilarious and some creepy but I totally loved the new additions!
Towards the middle of the novel, Xavier is told some news that changed the way I looked at him. Xavier always seemed too perfect to me and the news kind of made me understand him more. I did, however, enjoy reading in their point of view and about them even though them being nearly too perfect kind of annoyed me because .. you can't relate to a character that's perfect, right? 
The romance was cute, yes but there were times when Xavier and Beth acted more like family and or a really old married couple, not like well, teens in love. I did enjoy the romance though. It was nice and was enough to keep me entertained and hooked onto it.
The ending was a tad disappointing. It just didn't feel like the ending this series deserved. I really enjoyed the rest of the series and it just escalated too fast for my liking. Did I still enjoy it? Yes. Did I expect a different ending? Uh, yes. 
I recommend this to anyone who's been reading this series or thinking of reading it because even though the end didn't satisfy me, it might just be it for you.
First Sentence:

"Everything began to rattle."
"My brain refused to comprehend what had happened. Fog was engulfing me, swirling around my head. All I could feel was a hideous gaping hole inside me." -Page 183
"The idea of an archangel with a sense of humor didn't gel in my mind. I was hardly in the mood for jokes.
"Can you help us or not?"
"Course I can," Raphael said. "I've got swag."
"Great," I muttered. "Whatever that means." -Page 247

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