Alexandra Adornetto born , an Australian actress and author who writes for children and young adults. She is the daughter of an English teacher and a drama teacher and attended several schools including Mac. She grew up in Melbourne's inner east in a cottage called Byron. She says she was 13 years old and on school holidays when she decided to become a recluse and started writing her first book for young adults, entitled The Shadow Thief. She has said that it took HarperCollins about twenty-four weeks to get back to her asking to publish her book.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. Halo Halo 1 by Alexandra Adornetto. An angel is sent to Earth on a mission. But falling in love is not part of the plan. Three angels — Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human — are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness.
They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all An angel is sent to Earth on a mission. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them.
Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong. Will love ruin Bethany or save her? Get A Copy. Hardcover , First Edition , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Halo , please sign up. I wasn't falling in love with the characters, I just think it needed more than what it was. Blackcheetah Hades is my favorite of this serious.
You should definitely read it. See all 27 questions about Halo…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Halo Halo, 1. Feb 17, Kiki rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Floppy-haired preps.
Shelves: ya , angels-and-demons , wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap , choking-noises , lolwut , books-to-use-as-weapons , papa-dont-preach , love-stinks , lost-the-will-to-live , mayhem-and-misogyny.
One star for unintentional comedy. And that is all. View all comments. Apr 30, K rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Preteens who like to read garbage. Shelves: stupid. Everything in this book annoyed me. It was terrible in every way : badly thought-out plot, hypocritically religious, with really and I mean really shallow characters. Did I mention it is was a hypocritical book?
Can I emphasis on hypocritical? I'm not even a Catholic! But this book, it just It is so frustrating, I cannot describe it in words. To be honest, it was the Catholic's version of Twilight. I felt like the author copy and pasted Twilight, than changed everyone's name. Cheesy love, stupid damsel in distress, unrealistic boyfriend, and an awkward projection of God? Its gets on my nerves that the author started writing this book with a strange and rigidly religious sense and at the same time be so - SO narrow minded about everything.
Her religious views observed through her book are based off artificial foundations. Hey, hate to break it to you Adornetto, but life is not based on how good looking you are! The characters are all shallow It makes me sad.
I didn't even bother to learn the name of any of the characters. My first impression of the book after the 2nd chapter? I can't believe this was published!!
If I ever get the chance, I'm going to shove Alexandra Adornetto into a hole and cement it shut so that she will never again, make garbage. I'm not even a religious person. I'm also pretty sure an angel would be sent to an improvished town and help the poor. All the main character does is: go to a private prep school and walk down the beach to eyeball hot guys. Doesn't she have angel duties to attend to? Like I dunno: help humanity? Save a hobo? Feed starving children??? Instead of going to a private school for the wealthy and date really rich kids.
Why are you attending a rich private school where people can feed themselves?? In the book, why are an Angel's only capable ability is charity work and community service?
I mean really. As a simple observation, I also noticed that this book was aimed towards "white people". All the angels, the boyfriend, any relevant character was white. Maybe the author thinks that god is white I felt like the book had a double meaning for white supremacy. I see white people It was a dry, hard-to-read, un-refreshing, love story mixed in with hypocritical religious views.
The only redeeming quality of this book was the front of it. But like the old saying, never trust a book by it's cover. Everything inside is vile, putrid Twilight-wannabe. After I read it, I wanted to wash out my eyes with lemon juice and toilet water. I don't recommend it. Save your time, and read something else. Jade I know what you mean about the narrow minded religious POV because Im not religious either but aren't you at all impressed by Xavier's willingness to I know what you mean about the narrow minded religious POV because Im not religious either but aren't you at all impressed by Xavier's willingness to protect someone who is more powerful then himself and be honest even if everything is religious like i don't believe in God but its such a good message, have you forgotten the part where she decided to comfort Alice in her final moments and defeat Jakes hatred with love????
You can't just ignore that message. Her superpower is love!!! Kelly Cullison Um These ar Um But obviously there are people out there that appreciate these. Do I read them for a hard hitting expose on religion and God? No; but as a child who was reluctantly raised catholic, reading a book where someone was creative with Christian elements the same way people are with other beliefs was awesome. It made it all more relatable and less terrifying, and perhaps made me a tiny bit less cynical.
How terrible of you to take the opportunity to go beyond giving a negative review, which is within your rights, but to make it personal whether your intentions were serious or not.
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