Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Halflings by Heather Burch

Split. 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.

Halflings is yet another winged immortal books (fangs and claws are out and wings are in).  Nikki is basically your tough chick.  She is a master at karate and drives a ninja street bike to school instead of a car.  Despite her best friends efforts she wears boyfriend jeans and old tees that go with her couldn’t care less artist side.  Her life is pretty normal until the day she finds herself running through the woods where she had just been peacefully working on her next art piece before being interrupted by a pack of hell hounds.  Luckily, before they could drag her off she was saved by Mace, Raven, and Vine who afterwards basically become her guardian angels in this much bigger world where there is an eternal struggle of good versus evil and your either on one side or the other.  But what does the dark side want with Nikki? Halflings is an easy read filled with action, fantasy, a possible love triangle, and great loss. 

My Rating for this Book:

I am really loving that there are books out that aren’t about vampires and werewolves and right now I’m on a winged immortal kick.  So I was pleased to find another interesting take on angels.  I like that in this version the half angels are very torn.  *Spoiler* If they follow their hearts they could lose an eternity that they aren’t guaranteed anyways.  They seem very lonely in a lot of ways.
I like Nikki’s character a lot.  She’s a tougher girl who can take care of herself.  So when she has to rely on these guys it really puts her out of her element.  In just this first book you really get to see her character grow in ways that you don’t usually see in just one book.
This book was a very easy, quick read as well.  There isn’t a moment when there isn’t anything happening.  None the less, at the beginning of the book, although I didn’t dislike it, I found myself considering not reading it.  This could have been because it was my third book in like four days but if something that keep me glued to the pages then I feel I can’t give it a five.
Lastly, it was only $1.99 on my nook at the time and who doesn’t love good books for good prices?

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