Tuesday, June 26, 2012
In it you combine a heroine with a tragic past, a strange and romantic young man, a remote setting slightly similar to Twilight, a battle of good verses evil, a celestial battle involving demons and angels and a heavy subject - human trafficking.
Mix all of those things together and you have the newest release by Shannon Dittemore - Angel Eyes.
Angel Eyes is definitely interesting. Dittemore creates her novel using a dialogue that switches back and forth between the main characters.
I think Dittemore has created a novel that will be quite attractive to fans of Twilight. Strong characters, good dialogue and more.
I'll be honest, the writing style - having multiple voices driving the dialogue - is NOT my favorite style. I find it confusing to follow the storyline. However, I think this novel will appeal to the "target audience" - teens and young adults.
On the scale of one to five, I give it a three - and pass it along to one of the teens in my world.
More About The Book
(From The Publisher)
Once you've seen, you can't unsee. Everything changes when you've looked at the world through . . .Angel Eyes
Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She's come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can't seem to shake.
Jake's the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what's going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.
A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle- can perceive.
More About The Author
Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents-pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.
As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.
It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008.
Find out more at www.shannondittemore.com.
See What Others Think: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/13501700/angeleyes
As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.