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Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Heaven in the third instalment in the Halo trilogy by Alexandra Adornetto. She is one of the youngest authors that I have had the pleasure of reading her work.

Book description:

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.

This book was both touching and inspirational. Alexandra really hit on the spot about never giving up hope even in the darkest of hours. Heaven truly embodied what true love really means, and how your love for your family is ever lasting no matter what obstacles you may encounter. Once you open this last and final book of series you will be entrapped by all the twist and turns of the plot, you will be unwilling to put it down(I procrastinated a little with it because i new it was the last one -_-). Some moments in this novel truly touched me.

The chapter where Gabe was willing to sacrifice his wings to save Xavier and by doing so saving Beth from heartache really resonated with me. It pulled at my heartstrings, I felt Beth's agonising pain at watching her brother sacrificing his very being to save the man she loves. I started to tear up at that moment because I was frustrated with the situation and didn't want Gabe to suffer, an angel with no wings is no angel at all. I felt white hot rage toward Lucifer for all the agony he was causing them all.
The family bond that Ivy,Beth and Gabe have is definitely otherworldly, I'm a tad jealous not going to lie. They are the prime example of how family should be like, no judgement just undying love and acceptance of one another. To be there for one another through thick and thin and to push through petty problems. I had always found Gabe to be a little hard and a bit robotic but when this terrible act was placed on him he became a bit more "human" with a rang of emotion, it was priceless to see him have mood swings :p made me love him just a bit more.

The love between Xavier and Beth was tested time and time again throughout the series but I think their biggest test took place in this book.They have been through Hell and back (literally) to be together, but now they had to fight against  a hoard of Angels called the Seven whom claim to be doing Gods work in cleaning out the unholy and unworthy. I see them more as "rebel" angels with their own twisted version on what  justice is. Not only did these two have to fight the Seven but had to at one point pretend to be brother and sister (yikes). They later had to deal with Xavier's death and reanimation with the nasty side affect of Lucifer taking possession of his body. Yet throughout all of these hardships they managed to have faith in each other and never turn away no matter the outcome. They never truly lost hope that one day things would get better and that they would be together, they may have at some point questioned their faith or lose a bit of hope but come on who wouldn't in the situation they were in. They are the epitome of true love and what everyone strives to achieve. I won't give away the end but that was their biggest test of all time and they past with flying colours :) that's all I shall say on that matter.

I think the whole series shows the readers that you should never lose hope even when your life is going through the worst of times. It also shows them to always have faith when you think there isn't a point to it. Life may be complicated and hard but never lose faith and hope that tomorrow may be better you just have to push onwards.This series gives readers the tools and lessons they can take and look at life differently and maybe turn their life around. The book also teaches us that not everything is what it seems and to look at everything with a new angle and you may have people around you right now who could help and you don't even realize it.

Alexandra has shed light on the Angelic/supernatural world in a new and fascinating way, she made us look at Heaven and God with a new perspective. There can never be good without evil but evil never wins out in the end. She merged the two beautifully, very Yin and Yang. I give this book and the series 5 stars. Very Breathtakingly beautiful and awe inspiering.