Tuesday, February 1, 2011


By Alexandra Adornetto
Feiwel and Friends, 2010. 484 pgs. Young Adult

Gabriel, Ivy, and Bethany are angels sent to earth to help a small town against the evil that is gathering there. When Bethany, the youngest of the angels, sees the mortal Xavier, she is drawn to him and, though it is forbidden, she falls in love.

The novel seemed to keep contradicting itself. Bethany was too innocent/good to understand some things but would knowingly break the rules the next minute. Bethany’s character never seemed to be trying to do good, as is her mission on earth; she just cared about the Prom and hanging out with shallow friends. Xavier behaved more like an angel than Bethany. About three-fourths of the way through the book, I wanted to give up but since I invested so much time into it, I decided to see it through, though I will not be continuing the trilogy. Oh, I had to cringe when Bethany used her powers to save someone in a school parking lot car accident—sound familiar?


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