Book Review: Broken Wings

24 Apr

686376_w185Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.

Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble.

Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil.

Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.

But can she fly with broken wings?

For more information about the book, the author, Shannon Dittemore, and how to purchase  a copy, please click my earlier post HERE.

My Impressions:

Broken Wings is the sequel to Angel Eyes (review HERE). It is the middle book in the series, a position that does not always live up to the first book or the enjoyment of a series as a whole. I have been disappointed before by the second book in a trilogy. But not this time. Broken Wings takes place a few months after the dramatic and traumatic events of Angel Eyes. Life has gotten back to normal for Brielle and Jake, at least for their relationship. Brielle’s father becomes increasingly antagonistic to Jake, but that is chalked up to a father’s overprotectiveness. But all is not as it seems in Stratus, Oregon. The terrestrial and the celestial are on a collision course that will bring spiritual warfare into the lives of many of its residents. There are also a few secrets that need to surface before Brielle can begin her life anew — secrets that may destroy her trust for those she counts closest to her.

Written for a Young Adult audience, Broken Wings will also appeal to those of us not so young any more. Its imaginative description of the enemy that is not flesh and blood will leave the reader cold. But . . . the description of those who fight for us — the many ranks and orders of angels — will leave you feeling protected and cherished. I especially loved the scenes where worship by both human and angel alike can be seen by Brielle.

As mentioned, there is another book in the series, so there is a BIG cliffhanger! But book 3, Dark Halo will be released in August 2013, so not much of a wait to see how it all ends. In the meantime, if you like books depicting good vs. evil, demons vs. angels, or Young Adult novels that are intelligent and highly readable, check out books 1 and 2 of Shannon Dittemore’s Angel Eyes Trilogy.

Recommended.

(Thanks to Thomas Nelson for a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

To read what other in the CSFF Blog Tour are saying about Broken Wings, click on the links below.

Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart 
Laure Covert
Pauline Creeden
Janey DeMeo
Theresa Dunlap
Emma or Audrey Engel
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Karielle @ Books à la Mode 
Carol Keen
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
Rebecca Luella Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger

 

3 Responses to “Book Review: Broken Wings”

  1. Shannon Dittemore April 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Happy Wednesday, Beckie! Thank you for sharing this lovely review and spreading the word about Broken Wings. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the journey. God bless, friend.

    • rbclibrary April 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. Can’t wait til Dark Halo!

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