Halo Series #4
Halo Series #4
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Synopsis:Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens. The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading Heaven and wrapping up this series. It tied up most of the loose ends, there was only one thing that left me unsatisfied and that was the ever-turbulent sort-of relationship between Bethany's best friend Molly and the Archangel Gabriel. Other than that, I think that Heaven did an extraordinary job at tying up.
I enjoyed the change in dynamic after Bethany and Xavier got married. Too bad their honeymoon involved college and them pretending to be brother and sister! Their college life really got a few good laughs out of me and really put into perspective how much Bethany and Xavier have given up to be with each other. If they hadn't fallen in love they would have both been able to have a regular college experience after high school with their peers.
Bethany grew up. After being in Hell in the last book, she has certainly come into her own. No longer the little angel we first got to know, Beth gets a bit more bite in Heaven. Xavier is still a quick-tongued smart ass who is nothing but protective and tender to Beth and that is one of the things I love most about him.
Oh, and we get to see another side of Gabriel. He certainly comes out of his shell in this book.
All-in-all, I think Heaven was pretty great. I could totally see a spin-off series around Gabriel though, which I would pick up in an instant since he was one of my favourite characters. If you haven't read Heaven yet, you should pick it up. If you haven't read the series yet, I encourage you to look into it!