Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Halflings by Heather Burch

Halflings (Halflings #1) by Heather Burch

YA Paranormal

Rating: 4 Stars

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.

First Thoughts: Angels are big thing lately so when I saw it on NetGalley I had to request it. The cover is OK, not fantastic but interesting enough. I knew that I would like this one by the synopsis though. It's got mystery and of course the love triangle. Can't have a teen paranormal romance novel without the triangle.

Writing Style: Heather is a fantastic writer. She truly is. She is very descriptive. Maybe a bit too descriptive if you ask me. There were so many comparisons. I think there is a line between being descriptive in your writing and overdoing it. This was certainly overdoing it. There were moments I was like "can we get back to the story? I don't want to hear how beautiful he is in fifty different ways." It got restless.

Characters: Nikki is like the weak strong girl. Does that make sense? She is a normal person who doesn't try too hard to be something she is not and does normal things. Only not normal thing about her is the weird things happening around her. I have to say Mace seems adorable and Raven seems like the bad boy but I felt like it was trying hard to be that way. Like it was forced, like the whole love triangle was forced. I honestly think it wasn't needed to make the story.

Final Thoughts: I loved this. There was action at every turn. I am still thinking about the possibilities of who Damon is and why are they after her. I don't think I will be able to stop thinking about it until I actually find out. I hate cliff hangers but it's not so bad for a writer. A true reader can't just stop reading. They have to know everything before they can move on. Cliff hangers keep them coming back, finding out what happens next is important. Can't wait to read the next one. I did have a problem reading this book though, it doesn't work on my ereader. It kept freezing it and I couldn't even turn it off. Just gave up and read it off my computer.



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1 comment:

Grant said...

Hi Trista,

Thanks for posting a review for Halflings!

I wanted to invite you to The Halflings Network: a place where fans can talk about the book, chat with author Heather Burch, enter giveaways, and get updates on the next book in the series. We also have a free illustrated eBook prequel that I think you'd really enjoy. Feel free to check it out at Halflings.ning.com.

Thanks again for your great review, we really appreciate it!

Grant
Zondervan