Monday, 7 January 2013

Heaven (Halo #3) By Alexandra Adornetto Review


Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and Xavier can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?


Heaven starts where Hades left off; Xavier proposing to Beth. I really enjoyed the book overall; it was easy to follow and the constant action always kept me intrigued. I really enjoyed reading Heaven and wrapping up this series. It tied up most of the loose ends, there was only one thing that left me unsatisfied and that was the ever-turbulent sort-of relationship between Bethany's best friend Molly and the Archangel Gabriel. Other than that, I think that Heaven did an extraordinary job at tying up.

Bethany grew up. After being in Hell in the last book, she has certainly come into her own. No longer the little angel we first got to know, Beth gets a bit more bite in Heaven. Xavier is still a quick-tongued smart ass who is nothing but protective and tender to Beth and that is one of the things I love most about him. 

Oh, and we get to see another side of Gabriel. He certainly comes out of his shell in this book. 
All-in-all, I think Heaven was pretty great. I could totally see a spin-off series around Gabriel though, which I would pick up in an instant since he was one of my favourite characters.