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Broken Wings (Angel Eyes Trilogy, #2)
by Shannon Dittemore
Publishing Date: February 19th 2013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.
Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble. Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil. When he plucks the blind demon, Damien, from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for a cataclysmic battle of good versus evil.
Then Brielle unearths the truth about her mother’s death and she must question everything she ever thought was true.
Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.
But can she fly with broken wings?
Broken Wings starts a short after where Angel Eyes ended. Jake and Brielle are still together, and with her spending more time with Jake and Cannan, her father begins to act strangely. He doesn't like Jake, he stated dating a much younger women and he started drinking again. Brielle is getting familiar with the halo and learning to see into Celestial without using it, and Jake is trying to figure out why is the ring missing, and why is there Damien's dagger instead.
I liked Broken Wings more than I liked Angel Eyes. The plot was very interesting from the start and there weren't dull moments like in the first book. I loved how the story progresed and that there is more at the stake now with the Prince of Darkness.
But, what I really enjoyed and missed in the first book is Jake's POV. I'm really glad we get to see Jake's POV in this one. It helped a lot to figure him out and to see why he is acting like he is. What I find a little bit weird is that Brielle's POV is in first person, and Jake's and Pearla's is written in third person. While I get why's there a change in perspectives, I don't really get why on top of it all change from first to third person.
In the first book there wasn't much religious stuff, only a little bit towards the end. Well, that changed in this one. Broken Wings is much more focused on God, Bible and praying. It didn't bother me much as I am a Christian too, but I can see that not everyone will enjoy it, because at times it gets really hevy.
Too sum it up, I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next and last instalment in the trilogy. While I don't think this book is for everyone, those who don't mind religious stuff, go ahead and give this books a try. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
About the Author:
Shannon Dittemore has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. The daughter of one preacher and the wife of another, she spends her days imagining things unseen and chasing her two children around their home in Northern California. Angel Eyes is her first novel.
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