Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Halflings by Heather Burch
Released: February 1st 2012 (first released January 17th 2012)
PUBLISHER: ZONDERVAN PUBLISHING
SERIES: HALFLINGS, BOOK ONE
PAGE AMOUNT: 288 (US PAPERBACK EDITION)
"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."
I RECEIVED THIS FOR REVIEW VIA NETGALLEY. I BECAME ENCHANTED FROM THE START. HALFLINGS IS THE TELLING OF HALF-HUMAN AND HALF-ANGELS SENT TO PROTECT NICOLE YOUNGBLOOD. NOT SURE WHAT THEIR JOUNREY INTALES, MACE, RAVEN, AND VINCE AKA THE LOST BOYS. ARE TOLD TO KEEP CLOSE TABS ON HER BY THEIR GUARDIAN WILL. EVEN SAVING NIKKI’S LIFE A COUPLE OF TIMES. TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE STORY THERE IS A LOVE TRIANGLE WITH MACE, NIKKI, AND RAVEN. HOWEVER IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR HALFINGS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HUMANS. RATHER THAN BE THE DOWNFALL FOR EITHER ONE OF THEM. NIKKI TRIES TO KEEP HER FEELINGS IN CHECK. THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE STORY, NIKKI FINDS HERSELF QUESTIONING WHETHER OR NOT SHE CAN HELP FIGHT IN THE EPIC ETHEREAL BATTLE.
LOVED THIS STORY, HEATHER’S WRITING IS AMAZING. COULDN’T EVEN TELL THAT THIS IS A DEBUT NOVEL!! LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REST OF THE SERIES AND SEEING WHAT BECOMES OF THESE CHARACTERS!!
5/5 stars happy reading, Ashley