Tuesday, June 5, 2012


On my stop today I have my review of Angel Eyes. 
I hope you enjoy:)

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who 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 the 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 Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

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

By: Shannon Dittemore
Published By : Thomas Nelson
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital , 310 Pages


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

I really enjoyed Shannon's Angel tale and look forward to reading more with the evil Damien.

I am all the way Team Jake. He is a gorgeous character. Human and a healer. I enjoyed the chemistry between Jake and our fragile female lead, Brielle.

Brielle is carrying a lot of pain on her shoulders, her friend Ali murdered three weeks prior. She has come home to Stratus , her hometown which holds another kind of pain. Her father is a lumberjack, her mother died of cancer when she was young. She sometimes counts things, it helps her. 

There was a scene that I really loved, quite early into the book. Brielle was doing a dance in the ballet studio and a boy was watching her. I loved he huffed on the window and wrote 'sorry'. 

This book is told from several POV's. Which I enjoyed. I really like Canaan, Jake's legal guardian.

Damien is a very spontaneous evil guy. He just lashes out and does what he feels will get him the instant attention he needs to resume his evil path. He does not like losing or coming second place. When he has his mind set on somebody, he gets his minions on the job.

I did love the way Shannon described the Celestial through the eyes of those that could see it. I am a sucker for a nice set of wings and certain characters have beautifully described wings. ( I know I am being coy or else it gives too much away )

Jake and Brielle become hot commodities and need to stay one step ahead of Damien and his minions.

There is a continual thread of mystery that is woven through the plot. Some things I could see on the horizon and some not. 

The character's are all interwoven with Damien's master plan at the helm. But will he succeed?

I do love the cover of this book it has a lot of meaning to the story . I have not read a lot of angel books. None like this one. I am more Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush series. I look forward to the sequel. 



  1. Michelle, I am so crazy grateful that you took the time to read and review ANGEL EYES. Thank you, friend. Really, really looking forward to sharing Broken Wings with you.

    1. You are welcome!! I was trying not to say too much in my review as I think the blurb says alot. Broken Wings, sounds awesome title. I do love Jake . I loved the shed scene too:) Canaan is a lovely character too. NOw Damien....he is a bad bad boy and a tad lovin' the fear and pain too much..hehe!


  2. A ballerina for a heroine! After watching an episode of Dance Moms and So You Think You Can Dance, I never thought that the dance scene is cutthroat. Not sure if this book addresses that but the guys alone I think will make young readers' heads spin.

    1. Hey Braine,

      This story probably uses the Ballet part to weave the other characters into play, without giving anything away. We visit Miss Macy's which is the small town ballet studio, where Brielle danced when younger before getting her ticket to bigger things, which is where other characters come into play. It's not really focused on the ballet is what I am trying to say. You will love Jake, he is a beautiful , caring guy. Damien is a great villain and there is this mystery with girls where you are wondering if that is where the story is heading. I didn't mention Henry as I was trying to keep that mystery. I saw other reviews and I think too much can get given away . I think even maybe the book blurb gives a bit too much away. :D:D


  3. I like the cover for this and immediately wanted to know more about it. I don't think I've read many books about girls who do ballet so I like that aspect and I think Jake sounds sweet!

    1. Hey Mandee,

      I am really digging the 'thing' that Brielle is holding on the cover, I thought it was a most awesome aspect of the story:D

      Jake is gorgeous and caring and funny and.......



  4. This one sounds great !! Thanks for the lovely review Michelle, you really make me want to pick up a copy of this book !


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