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Angel Eyes

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Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee.

Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and an incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

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Amazing! I absolutely loved this book! December 20, 2012

I received a free copy of this book through Booksneeze and I have to admit I read it because it was one of the best out of the choices I had to pick from. I didn't even know there was a trilogy until halfway through the first book. No future plans to read the other books...it was just a means to an end. Read this book, write the review, and get to move on to another book.

And then, about 50 pages into the book, I was shocked by how complex the characters were and I felt myself feeling a little bit sad for Brielle because of all the stuff she's had to go through. And I loved the little Twilight references the author snuck in there. Cracked me up!

I loved how, even though this is a Christian Fiction book and God is a very big presence in it (as well as angels, demons, halos, etc), it's not preachy. Even as a Christian, that is one of the biggest turn-offs for me when it comes to reading a book. I didn't find any preachy-ness in Angel Eyes. In fact, I was so sucked into the plot and hastily turning the pages on my Nook to find out what happened next, that I had to keep reminding myself that this is a Christian Fiction book.

I loved the main characters! It was so easy to want everything to work out for Brielle and Jake (wanting them to hook up, as well). They were so easily likeable, but in a real sort of a way. It's not fake. The plot progresses in a very natural way (even though the plot consists mostly of two kids' adventures with angels and deamons...what's natural about that?).

All in all, it was a five-star book! I loved it and can't wait until the second book comes out in a couple months so that I can continue the saga. Loved it!

Review by Megan

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Beautiful//Compelling July 5, 2012

I've grown to really love the Angel genre that seems to be growing in popularity. As soon as I saw this book, I knew I had to have it. As I got into it, I was slightly confused, since it kinda starts out in the middle of something. I checked to be sure it wasn't a sequel, and then pushed on. The confusion quickly dropped. While Brielle's emotional struggle couldn've annoyed me, seeing how it really wasn't her fault Abi died, it didn't. For some reason, Brielle hit a spot on my heart, and I was glad when Jake popped up into the story. Jake. Oh, oh Jake. For once, I've found a hero I actually like (Sorry. I wasn't even going to attempt to like Damien. I detested him to begin with. Which is a good, healthy, Christian thing). But Jake is lovely, and awesome, and I loved everything about him. If only I can find myself a Jake....
I think the reason I like this genre so much, is it causes your eyes to open. Angels aren't just little bedtime stories, they are so real, and there, and they aren't gentle, Precious Moments sweeties. They wield swords, and are messengers. They battle the evil around us, and I cant help but be drawn to what I can't see. The fact that I know God and his Angels are always near, it comforts me. Another thing I liked, was the way it shows Fear. I can't really explain it, but it solidifies the 'The Lord Looks At The Heart' saying.

Review by Ashley

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Amazing book; Great Message! June 26, 2012

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee.
Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and an incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.
A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.
"Angel Eyes" by Shannon Dittemore is a great fiction novel for teens that has a little bit of everything for everyone. This book has fast paced action, angels, demons, romance, and the transitions from pain to healing. In the begining of this book, Brielle is broken and in pain after dealing with the death of her best friend. She blames herself and lives in constant shame and guilt from the experience. As she starts trying to live in her home town that is everything but cheery, she has this constant feeling of cold that surrounds her continually. It wasn't until she met Jake, that everything started to change. As you follow Brielle into her journey of forgiving herself, learning to love again when all feels lost, and learning more about a God that loves her, you will fall in love with each and every one of the characters along the way.
In my opinion, this is one of those books that all teenagers should read. It's very well written and has something for everyone. If you've ever had questions where you wondered why God would allow so much pain in your life or allow so much suffering in the world around you, then this book is a must read. I would easily give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recomend it to my friends. :)
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Review by Angelica

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An Awesome Story June 22, 2012

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program.

After making it to the big city, Brielle never thought she would have to return to her hometown. However, an unforeseen tragedy sends her back home, back to her father, and back to her old school. It’s in her hometown of Stratus that she meets Jake, whose entire body radiates heat and comfort. With Jake’s help, she opens her eyes to the truth of the world. As Brielle learns the truth about her past, present, and future, she has to make some tough choices and face hard truths. Fortunately, she has a lot more help on her side than she knows.

I really enjoyed this book. I have to put this out there before anything else – it DOES have a religious theme. I normally can’t read anything like that. I like to keep my beliefs and my pleasure reading separate. This is the first book of its kind that I’ve ever finished and been satisfied with. I think that even if you’re not overly religious, you’ll enjoy this if you have a thing for fantasy.

Now, on to the characters. I liked watching Brielle … thaw, so to speak. She had to get beyond her grief, and Jake helped her do that. Their relationship was predictable, but for once that didn’t bother me. I thought it was cute and endearing. My favorite character was Jake, hands down. He was protective, caring, and all around perfect boyfriend material. I can’t wait to see where the next book takes them.

I enjoyed the plot for this book as well. As I said, there was a religious theme here, but it wasn’t overdone. Dittemore had her angels and demons, but she put her own twist on them. She also put her own twist on what heaven and God are like.

The downsides to this book? I didn’t like that it continued to change perspectives. I found myself speed reading through everyone’s perspective but Brielle’s. The others just seemed a bit boring. Also, I had a problem that happened in the last book I reviewed. In my personal opinion, if you suddenly discover that the world is full of monsters, higher beings, or things that just we just don’t define as NORMAL … then you should flip out. Brielle didn’t. Not much, anyway. I need characters to react appropriately, otherwise it just seems fake.

Overall, Angel Eyes was a great read. It was well-written, had a unique, interesting plot, and the characters were well-developed. It was something new for me, and I hope you’re all willing to give it a chance as well. I’d definitely recommend this to YA and paranormal readers.

Review by Tasha

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A Must Read!!!! May 22, 2012

Brielle the ballerina is headed back to her sleepy hometown of Stratus after a tragic event unfolds in Portland. Jake, the new boy in town, heats up the cold and dreary Stratus as well as a numb and grieving Brielle. Not only are her eyes reopened to life, but they are forever changed by a world she never knew existed. A great story and reminder that we do not war against flesh and blood, but that there is always greater battles being waged.

Angel Eyes is full of action, loss, love, great characters, and even greater truths to behold! The story ends with a cliffhanger that will surely make the anticipation for book two (Broken Wings) that much sweeter! This book is a must read!

Review by Lacey

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An awesome story of loss, love, and redemption! May 22, 2012

If I could sum Angel Eyes up in one word, WOW, is the one I'd choose! Shannon Dittemore is a new author, but writes like a veteran. Her gift for creating a believable plot in this genre is something to be envied by all writers.Brielle's struggle to find peace is a hard journey, but necessary to see the goodness, masked by the evil swirling around her. I like the setup for her and Jake's blossoming romance. It made me want to climb in the book and take Brielle's place. While I'm a sucker for love stories, Angel Eyes is more than another steamy YA novel. It actually has a purpose and gives a fresh perspective on angels,demons, and fear. After I read this, sleeping without a light on was easy. Read it, and you'll know why. So if you crave a story with love, believable characters, and a new, but true spin on the spiritual realm, YOU HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK!!!! I think I could read this a dozen times and still love it!

Review by Celeste Holloway

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Awesome Book May 22, 2012

Angel Eyes is a fabulous read with a unique view on the spiritual warfare surrounding us. Debut author, Shannon Dittemore does an amazing job pulling you into the story of Brielle Matthews' whirlwind experience that is beyond this realm and into the Celestial world where angels battle demons, colors swirl, and fear seeps likes tar.

The plot twists and turns in unexpected ways and you can't help but fall in love with Jake, the mysterious young man who shows up at just the right time to help Brielle cope with the darkness that surrounds her.

This captivating book is filled with a message of faith and hope in the midst of turmoil and despair, and will leave you viewing your world through different eyes.

Review by Randajoy

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING May 22, 2012

This book is definitely one of my favorites. It keeps you guessing and keeps you turning the page. I couldn't put it down. Angel Eyes is beautifully written with great description for every character. You feel as if you are there with them and that they are your friends. Shannon Dittemore is a beautiful writer and I can't wait to see what else is to come from such a talented writer.

Review by Sissy

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Angel Eyes, Shannon Dittemore

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Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee.

Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and an incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

More Information

Length 336 Pages
Series An Angel Eyes Novel
Publication Date May 29, 2012
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1401686354
ISBN-13 9781401686352
Height 8.3"
Width 5.4"