Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore CSFF Tour Pt 2

With all the young adult books on the market that center around angels and humans, it seems like the theme is the same... girl meets angel and they fall into forbidden love. Sigh... It gets old and boring quickly. Because of this, I almost passed on "Angel Eyes". The cover art said to me this was a girl pining away for her long lost angel.  I'm glad I didn't, because this WASN'T another of those books at all!

Brielle was the "new" girl at school. Actually she was returning home after a tragedy that isn't revealed right away - creating a mystery quite like Brielle herself. She meets Jake, who is a new student as well - creating a similar bond from the beginning.

Unlike all the other YA books I have read involving angels, Jake is human. The angels portrayed here assume the roles of guardians (sheilds) or fallen angels. They are much more believable in this novel verses others, and I found that quite refreshing.

Angel Eyes is the first book of the trilogy with the second book "Broken Wings" due to be released in February 2013. (I can't wait!!!) Full of mystery, guilt, sadness, forgiveness, romance, and good -vs- evil, this book will keep you intrigued and on the edge of your seat. Although written for the young adult audience, it will easily be enjoyed by adults. Or to put it simply... This book was great!

Angel Eyes
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-401686352
Paperback: 336 pages
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See what others on the tour are saying about "Angel Eyes":

Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Beckie Burnham
Theresa Dunlap
Nikole Hahn
Jeremy Harder
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Anna Mittower
Faye Oygard
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Jessica Thomas
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Dona Watson
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.


  1. I LOVED that it wasn't a forbidden love between angel and human too! It was such a relief.

  2. I know!! I kept waiting for the angel disclosure and there wasn't any :)

  3. I'd glad you had the same surprise I did. I went in rolling my eyes, thinking, Another angst-driven, love-lorn teen romance . . . with angels, and I came out as a fan of Shannon Dittemore's.

    Broken Wings is due out in three weeks.




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