Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore. 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. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle 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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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See 1 question about Angel Eyes…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 04, Desiree rated it did not like it Shelves: netgalley , less-thanstar. When I was about 12 or 13 years old my parents asked me to go to church with them. Even though I had decided that church wasn't for me a few years previous to this I had decided to go because it was my dad's birthday. While there the pasture got a sneaky look in his eyes and told the congregation that the church was planning on building a coffee house geared towards youth.
He unashamedly went on to say that this coffee house would lure in teenagers with it's very unreligious seeming decor and mu When I was about 12 or 13 years old my parents asked me to go to church with them. He unashamedly went on to say that this coffee house would lure in teenagers with it's very unreligious seeming decor and music and then once they were regular patrons the would slowly switch the music to religious rock and then eventually get these kids hooked on Christianity without even knowing it through the use of trickery.
At the time I remember being appalled at this very idea. The fact that my local church, it's patrons and most of all my parents were supporting the idea of tricking impressionable teens into any belief system without their knowledge and consent was disgusting.
I found Angel Eyes to give me the exact same feeling. I know that a book focused on angels will most likely include the use of heaven, hell, the devil and god. There is a way of doing this without pushing your belief system on the readers. Angel eyes not only failed at doing this but I strongly believe that it was the main reason for publishing the book in the first place.
This book started out pretty good.
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I was enjoying it. The main character seemed to have an interesting back story, the heart throb was starting to make me swoon and Brielle's dad was awesome. In fact her dad just might be my favorite father figure in all of the YA books that I have read thus far. Brielle's dad vanished on a work trip right at the most convenient time and never returned, Brielle's back story was fully revealed and was much less entertaining than the build up to it was and the previously swoon worthy heart throb became downright preachy and obnoxious.
The story stopped flowing and started preaching to me about why I should change my beliefs. The dialog stopped being normal YA dialog and became an after school public broadcasting special on how not to end up in hell. The angels and demons alike had four wings, yes four wings this bugged me to no end. By the last quarter of the book I had stopped reading to shake my head and scowl at Angel Eyes so much that I strongly considered just giving up, which in my world is unthinkable. In the end I pulled through just so that I could write a fully informed review although I did skin through a few chapters in there.
I did not see the former until finishing the book. While this does make the whole shoving religion down peoples throats a little better, the way in which it was done by being targeted at impressionable teens was still in my opinion shady. Not to mention how incredibly bad the dialog and story telling were.
A copy of Angel Eyes was provided by the publisher via Netgalley. View all 12 comments. Jan 21, Nadine Brandes rated it it was amazing. I read this in one sitting. This is important for you to know. View all 3 comments. Feb 17, Giselle rated it liked it Shelves: arc , ebook. Angel books are not a rarity nowadays.
I have read my share and even though this one didn't absolutely wow me, I enjoyed it for the most part. It starts to feel long, plot-wise, after a bit, but the characters are engaging and the angel lore is enticing. We have Brielle moving back to her old town, starting school and meeting the gorgeous new guy who, to her surprise, seems to be into her. Sounds fa Angel books are not a rarity nowadays. Sounds familiar?
It's not a very unique start, but as the story progresses it does get a lot more original with some surprising elements and, amazingly, no love triangle.
I was also quite surprised by the direction of the heroine herself. I had imagined the usual cookie cutter plot where the protagonist finds out she's really an angel, so I was happy to get a different sort of twist that kept this story fresh.okvohive.tk
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Brielle is a well-rendered character with raw emotions. I found her easily relatable as she's an average Joe but with a heavy, mysterious past that I was kept captivated by. The story itself alternates from a few different POVs, including the villain's which I always find intriguing as we get the anticipation of seeing their plans unfolding. I did find it sometimes got distracting, however, especially at the beginning where I felt flopped around from side characters I wasn't connecting with.
But It does leave us with a deeper understanding of their whole world. Jake could be seen as Brielle's savior.
In him she finds a companion to whom she is able to open up to and move on from a place of sorrow and grief. It's a sweet, natural relationship that I would simply call nice. It's not filled with pulse pounding chemistry, nor is it monotonous, it's the kind of relationship where they just fit , balancing one another. It's not swoon worthy but it's satisfying. Struggling with the death of her best friend, Brielle is questioning her faith and the existence of God.
From someone who is not religious I wasn't too enthused by the strong religious undertone in this novel.
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