Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

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Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone--especially herself--from the Dark Forces.
Is love a great enough power against evil?


About Alexandra Adornetto

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ALEXANDRA ADORNETTO's first book, Halo, became a New York Times bestseller a week after it was published, and has been translated in over a dozen languages around the world. It's sequel Hades, published August 2011, was also a New York Times bestseller. Born in Australia, Ally is now attending college at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.
Published August 30, 2011 by Square Fish. 496 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Since the Dark Forces started targeting the sleepy beachside town of Venus Cove, angel Bethany Church, 17 in mortal years, and her siblings Ivy and archangel Gabriel have been sent to restore order.

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This final installment of the forbidden love story in the popular Halo trilogy stands on its own well, with only ...

Aug 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Halo


When a new boy enters the school and tries to lure Bethany away from her mission, it is the deep love and bond between Xavier and Bethany that saves her soul.

Nov 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Halo


If seventeen year old Alexandra Adornetto set out to create a Twilight like story, she did just that in her first book in a trilogy based around angels in Halo (2010).

Apr 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Halo


I always enjoy reading books that involve angels.

Sep 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Halo

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She’s vulnerable, naïve, and perhaps worse of all, curious.When Bethany meets Xavier on a stroll with her family, she’s warned to keep her distance from humans.

Aug 31 2010 | Read Full Review of Halo

The Bookbag

It does have its moments of well written observations on humanity, but with most of the plot revolving around a love story with no chemistry, only occasional, throwaway characters ever facing any real peril, and a plot structure so closely echoing Twilight you'll just want to put the book down an...

Jun 04 2011 | Read Full Review of Halo

Suite 101

The occupants of the town know immediately that there's something different about this young family, but never could they imagine that their latest residents are angels temporarily visiting from heaven.

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Gather Books

Book Rating: 5/5 Book Received From: Macmillan (Thanks to Tara at Zeitghostmedia) Reviewer: Jessica Check out Book Sake for more book info & contests!

Nov 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Halo

Geek Speak

Meanwhile, Adornetto’s need to over-explain every paltry thought that crosses this wretched little creampuff’s head makes being inside it even more of a trial: “It had been decided that a school would be a useful place to begin our work of countering the emissaries of ...

Aug 31 2010 | Read Full Review of Halo

YA Bound

But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods.

Nov 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Halo

A Foodie Biliophile in Wanderlust

The whole time I was reading this book I kept thinking to myself, "If this ridiculous book can be published, then I certainly can get my book published someday."

Oct 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Halo

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