"What if Following Your Heart
Meant Losing Your Soul?"Storyline - Nikki Youngblood is an average teenage girl who loves karate and painting. But her world is turned upside down when she is pursued by demons then saved by three half angel, half human teenagers. As the Halflings, Raven, Mace, and Vine, try to understand why evil has decided to come after Nikki, she begins to develop an attraction to one of them. But, if he falls in love and decides to pursue her, it would cost him only chance at salvation.
Author - Heather Burch
Publisher - Zondervan
Age Group - 15 and up
Content - *May Contain Spoilers* Nikki tries to be a good person and do the right thing. She even vows to do what she can to help the Halflings get to Heaven. Mace is very sacrificial and faith full in all he does to God even though he has no garanty he will make it to His kingdom. He stands by his fellow Halflings to help them on their journey as well. Raven is a very bad boy, even though he knows it could mean he would end up on evil's side. But he has potential to change. An angel was said to have committed murder. Got a little violent at least once.
Personal Opinion - A very exciting, wonderfully told story that was wonderfully told. The characters were diverse and intriguing. I didn't agree with everything said was about angels but I should study them more and I found that the angels were more humanish than angelish, in my opinion. Even the full angel was a bit like that. Also, they thought that being human would have been better but I personally think it would be better to be an angel. Okay, sorry if it seems I'm picking on a bunch of little things because this book was actually great and can't wait to read the next one. I would highly recommend this book to any of my friends or anyone who shows on interest in reading it. Now let me continue with the rest of the review. I loved how Mace and Nikki try to help and protect one another. The romance between the characters got a little too romancy, on occasion, for my taste but that is just me. Vine was too sweet and I hope to see more of him in the future and hope that Raven will make it through his struggles. I have a suspicion about Nikki but, if it is true, it will come up in another book. I was so intrigued and fell for the characters so much that I can't wait for the next book. Might have to go get the prequel e-book too.
I would also like to make a quick side note to the author. I would like to thank her for how she handled the Catholic priest that make a short appearance in the book because I have read books that have done a bad job so I really appreciated this. Thank you.
Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free through the Z Street Team through Zondervan.
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Special Notes - This is the first book in a series. You can download a free prequel story here. Amazon is already acvertising book 2, Guardian. Saw two different release dates at two different places so not sure when it comes out.
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