Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore


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Broken Wings

Angel Eyes Trilogy 2

Author: Shannon Dittenmore  
Pages: 320 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Religious 
Release Date: February 19th 2013
Review Source: Thomas Nelson Fiction

I loved Shannon Dittemore's debut Angel Eyes, it was beautifully written and kept me intrigued all of the way through. Now with her sequel, I can truly say that I enjoyed it even more so and can't wait for the conclusion.

Life for Brielle begins to crumble in the wake of the events that took place several months before. Not only is her father drinking again and seeing a younger woman that Brielle can't stand, but Jake's also keeping things from her.

With the Prince of Darkness targeting both Jake and Brielle and haunting dreams targeting her despite the halo, things really take a huge spiral. But Brielle knows that she has to learn to control the gifts she received and fight. But will she be able to when her wings are broken?

Right off the bat Shannon did a beautiful job of weaving the supernatural aspects happening in the background along with Brielle and Jake's story. I loved the fact that we got more information on what was happening on both sides and the build up of intensity to what they were planning.

My favorite part, though, were her descriptions. Since Brielle can see into the Celestial realm, she can see things that normal people don't and how Shannon describes them left me in awe. The tastes, smells, and sights of how she saw worship were beautiful and just right for the mood that was being created.

I can hardly wait to find out the conclusion to this amazing trilogy after the ending to Broken Wings left me breathless and the description that finally posted for the last book Dark Halo.

Below are the summaries and links for both books, Shannon Dittemore's info, and a little giveaway:

Release Date: May 29, 2012
336 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who 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.

Broken Wings (Angel Eyes Trilogy #2)
Release Date: February 19, 2013
320 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.

Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble. Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil. When he plucks the blind demon, Damien, from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for a cataclysmic battle of good versus evil.

Then Brielle unearths the truth about her mother’s death and she must question everything she ever thought was true.

Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.

But can she fly with broken wings?

About the Author
Shannon Dittemore has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. The daughter of one preacher and the wife of another, she spends her days imagining things unseen and chasing her two children around their home in Northern California. Angel Eyes is her first novel.

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