Monday, August 15, 2011
Hades (Halo #2) by Alexandra Adornetto
Genre: YA Paranormal/Romance
Source: Feiwel and Friends (I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)
Length: 422 pages
Buy the Book: Amazon
Review at the bottom
Bethany and Xavier are even closer since battling Jake Thorn and his evil influence (in Halo) and Beth and her angel siblings must still protect Venus Cove from the Dark Forces.
When a party game – a séance – inadvertently releases Jake from the Underworld, he disguises himself and tricks Beth into taking a ride on his motorcycle. When the highway opens up and swallows them, Beth learns too late that she’s now a prisoner in hell. What happens to angels there? As her archangel brother, Gabriel, her sister Ivy, Xavier, and her best friend, Molly search for her, Beth must weigh Jake’s bargaining for her freedom: one night with him, and she will be released back to Earth.
Can Jake be trusted in this wager? And is he also using Beth to engineer the fall of the archangel Gabriel? Xavier has already lost one love – when Jake tricks him into thinking that Bethany is dead, his grief and anger result in a betrayal that will leave Bethany – and readers – wondering if he is so good after all. It will be up to Beth to use everything she’s learned about her powers as an angel – and about love – to free herself and those she loves from the clutches of Hades.
What a great sequel to Halo. I just enjoyed this book from beginning to end! Bethany and Xavier's relationship really grows in this book. I was smiling when they had their scenes since Halo. I got an ARC from the publishers, which was to review it for honest review, I was glad I did, because this book was worth it. I loved every minute of it. Xavier and Bethany's relationship is put on hold due the the appearance of Jake. (from bringing him back by a séance)
From the start of the novel with the re-appearance of Jake Thorn, who kinda gave me a soft spot for him during some of the novel, and some even bad scenes which can make you think of him as a pure demon, which he is, but in Hades you learn a lot about him ,and his life in the underworld. Alexandra and her research for this novel was put together beautifully. The description of Hell was described the way the author imagined it would be, and as the reader reads this novel, they can picture what is happening through their imaginations.
I overall enjoyed this novel, I am looking forward to the last book of the series, Heaven. The way it ended was like a cliffhanger of sorts that makes you want to know whats gonna happen, I was in total shock at the last chapter. With this big suspense, I am anticipating what will be going on in the next book. As a reviewer/reader/ fan of these novels, I would highly recommend the series! On August 30, I will be at the bookstore, purchasing a hard copy of this novel, to match Halo! If you haven't read the series, I hope you do :)