Friday, June 1, 2012

Blog Tour: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore (review &...Giveaway?)

Published: May 29th 2012
By: Thomas Nelson Fiction
Source: Netgalley
Summary(add on goodreads)
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .
ANGEL EYES
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 was a very intriguing book that had me from the start. I know it starts out with a confusing prologue but I felt it was necessary. I loved that each character was unique & well developed. Brielle is the one who mostly tells the story but there are other characters POV that we see. Jake I liked a lot; he was confident and strong, I always looked forward to his appearances in the book.
We we first start the book we are brought to Brielle, a girl who's dream of being a ballerina is shattered when a close friend of hers dies, murdered. Her feelings were raw & intense, which I liked because it made me her more real and relate-able, in my opinion.
I loved the sweet relationship between Brielle & Jake. They are both damaged or have lost someone and that connection has made each stronger & together it has liberated them.There is conflict and it was well addressed with the light and dark forces.I actually liked Damien, he was bad to the bone yet we could also see that he was not always that way.
One thing I want to point out is the diction and the style of the writing. I love that the diction is very high up and varied. Also while reading the author uses a lot of images that helped me in creating this boom kin my head.
The angels. I know that there are now a lot of Angel books out there but this one actually brought something new to the table. It had this ethereal world where angels were in there " celestial" form. Also the cover is very different than most. It doesn't have the commonly used wings but has the never seen halo, which I loved seeing.
Overall it was a really good read and I enjoyed it. I know it may not work for everybody but at least give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
           
This was a great book, but was missing something that made the chicken run around in circles.
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.
Stalk her here: Website/ facebook/ Twitter/ Goodreads
Giveaway...?
On the tour stop I am not hosting a giveaway BUT that doesn't mean others aren't! There are a ton of giveaways for Angel Eyes, which are hosted by YA Bound, whom organized the tour and Thomas Nelson Fiction.
Just CLICK the banner below and it will take you to the tour schedule. All the blogs with a (*), mean that they are holding a giveaway.
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Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. This book has definitely been on my radar since I saw it around the blogosphere. And I am happy to say that most reviews I have read have been positive. Including yours, now. I think I will have to head over to Amazon and get it on the Kindle! Thanks for the great review!

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  2. I loved your review, truly I did. You seem to have picked up on alot of nuances this book has compared to most stories about angels. I can also see where you were intrigued. I think I would have been too had I read the back of it at a book store. I love stories about ethereal beings.

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