Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dark Halo by Shannon Dittemore::Review

DARK HALO by SHANNON DITTEMORE



Movie Rating: PG-13 some material may not be suited to children 13 or under.
Book Rating: @@@
Swearing: None
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 343 (paperback)
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Back Blurb:

ONE HALO BROUGHT SIGHT TO BRIELLE. ANOTHER OFFERS SWEET RELIEF FROM WHAT SHE SEES.

     Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial. Even without the halo, the invisible realm is everywhere she looks. It’s impossibly beautiful—and terrifying, especially now. Because a battle rages above Stratus, Oregon.
     The Terrestrial Veil is ripping, and demons walk the streets past unseeing mortals. Dark, sticky fear drips from every face, and nightmares haunt Brielle’s sleep.
     Worst of all, Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien. When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap.
     Now she’s stranded in a sulfurous desert with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he’s offering her another halo—a mirrored ring that will destroy her Celestial vision. All she has to do is wear it and she’ll see no more of the invisible world. No more fear. No more nightmares. No more demons. It’s a gift. And best of all: it comes with the promise of a future with Jake, something the Throne Room seems to be taking from her.
   Will Brielle trade the beauty of the Celestial and the truth of the world around her just to feel ordinary again?
My Review:
"The plot was an incredible affair that led to tons of nail-biting and chair gripping scenes..."
Woo hoo for the happy ending! Unless it's a book like The Hunger Games no book series should ever end sadly. Ever. And even though Dark Halo starts off with a sad and hopeless start I am so glad it ended happy. :)
Pros: The characters were well written and well developed. The plot was an incredible affair that led to tons of nail-biting and chair (or bed) gripping scenes. The writing style was easy to understand because there weren't too many big words in there like triskaidekaphobia, instead Ms. Dittemore kept it simple which is a great way to write. 
Cons: The book throws you right into the middle of the story so definitely read the first two books in the series before you pick up Dark Halo. 
Conclusion: Amazing cover. I am just blown away by the book cover. Dark Halo is a  great book for any reader that enjoys books with a paranormal twist. :D
*this book was provided by Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review*
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