By Alexandra Adornetto
Released August 31, 2010
Source: Review copy provided by Book It Forward ARC Tours for review.
This books was brilliant so it is hard to believe it came from one so young but very talented. The 18-year old author gives a fun, hard to put down book that is the first of a new trilogy. Three angels come down to a small town to fight the dark forces by doing random acts of kindness. It was things anyone can do but most of the time don’t for example working in a soup kitchen, visiting a nursing home, or donating to the good will store. I loved that Ivy would make scarfs to donate since they haven’t been Earth bound long enough to have old clothes.
She did a very nice job setting up a main core of characters. Gabriel is an Archangel but also acts like the protective older brother who is super hot. He gets a job as a music teacher at the local school so he has girls constantly drooling over him but he is so above trivial Ivy is the mother hen of the group. She is always doing small jobs around Venus Cove so people will start to help out too. Bethany is the youngest angel and the most human. It is her first time on Earth so she is overwhelmed by all the smells, sights, and touches. She becomes a student at the local high school and has a instant connection with the most popular boy, Xavier who is a sweetheart.
Bethany and Xavier’s relationship is fun loving but has some trouble when a bad boy transfers to the High School. Gabriel, Ivy, Bethany, and Xavier need to be careful with this one for he could be apart of the dark forces. Don’t mess with angels.
Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth.
“I was so worried that you wouldn’t want to know me once you found out.” I signed, relief flooding through me.
“Are you kidding me?” Xavier reached out and curled a lock of my hair around his finger. “Surely I’ve got to be the luckiest guy in the world.”
“How do you figure that?”
“Isn’t it obvious? I’ve got my own little piece of Heaven right here.”
2. Hades (Releases Fall 2011)
3. Heaven (Releases Fall 2012)