Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy, #1)
by Shannon Dittemore
Publishing date: May 29th 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .
Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. 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. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. 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.
My Review:Angel Eyes is yet another book that features angels, but it has a very unique plot which I find very refreshing. It was a little bit too slow in the beginning and it doesn't pick up until almost half of the book, but the other half was great and I really enjoyed it.
The story beggins when Brielle comes back to her hometown. She is broken. Her best friend Ali died and she's trying to get over her guilt and her grief. One day she gets cought up in a storm, and while trying to get home as fast as she can, she runs into the new guy, Jake, and than she breaks her ankle. They decide to wait until the storm calms down, but Jake somehow heals her ankle, and after that the book picks up it's speed, and things finaly start to happen.
Shannon Dittemore put a lot of time into her characters. They were all well developed, and we know everyone's backgroud story. Brielle is a very reletable character and Jake is such a sweetheart. I took an immediate liking to him. He was the guy who was there for Brielle when she needed someone to talk to.
I liked the romance between Brielle and Jake but it seemed to focus a little bit too much on the two of them and sometimes it put the plot in the second plan. But still, it was very sweet. There was a connection between them, but it wasn't that kind of instant-love with them, they learned to be comfortable around each other, and the romance came later.
There were alternate POV's in the book. We have Brielle, Damien and Cannan. At first I found it confusing to read from Damien's or Cannan's POV, but later I came to appreciate it as it helped me to understand the plot. But I did miss Jake's POV.
Overall, I enjoyed Angel Eyes and I can't wait to read the sequel.