Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Halflings by Heather Burch


From Zondervan:

In the first book of the Halfling Trilogy, Nikki Youngblood discovers she’s the central force of a madman’s plan, and turns to three half-angel boys for protection. With the Halflings, she’s completely safe. Everything except her heart. And Mace’s soul. Falling for him could ensure his eternal ruin.

Split. After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with. A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.

The Good:
Halflings is romantic and touching.  I am as torn as Nikki is regarding her relationships with both Mace and Raven, not just because she has to choose between them, but because if she chooses either of them, it subjects the boys to eternal damnation.

The Bad:
I have been sitting on this review for over a week - unsure of exactly what to say.  I enjoyed Halflings and I will read the sequel, Guardian, actually enjoyed may be too strong.  I am torn between a Meh, and an I enjoyed it.  The story was compelling enough that I will read the sequel, but not so much that I am desperately anticipating it. 

If you enjoy angel stories, love stories or stories about the battles between good and evil (or light and dark as the case may be), then you should read Halflings.  I would put it in a similar class as Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, if that gives you a reference for comparision.


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