Book Review: Dark Halo

Book Review: Dark Halo

About the Book:

One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.

Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial. Even without the halo, the invisible realm is everywhere she looks. It’s impossibly beautiful—and terrifying, especially now. Because a battle rages above Stratus, Oregon.

The Terrestrial Veil is ripping, and demons walk the streets past unseeing mortals. Dark, sticky fear drips from every face, and nightmares haunt Brielle’s sleep.

Worst of all, Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien. When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap.

Now she’s stranded in a sulfurous desert with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he’s offering her another halo—a mirrored ring that will destroy her Celestial vision. All she has to do is wear it and she’ll see no more of the invisible world. No more fear. No more nightmares. No more demons. It’s a gift. And best of all: it comes with the promise of a future with Jake, something the Throne Room seems to be taking from her.

Will Brielle trade the beauty of the Celestial and the truth of the world around her just to feel ordinary again?

You Should Know:

Dark Halo is the third book in the Angel Eyes trilogy.  You’ll be missing out if you read it without first reading Angel Eyes and Broken Wings.

My Thoughts:

First, I have to say that I don’t like the book cover.  In fact, as much as I have loved this series it sat on my (metaphorical/Kindle) shelf for awhile simply because the cover put me off.  Like the previous books, the marketing comes across dark where I actually found the books filled with light.

When I reviewed Broken Wings I stated:

“When I read the synopsis it sounded dark, but like Angel Eyes, I found this book packed full of hope.  In fact, I’m not sure I’ve read anything else recently that has stirred my heart like this series.  The battle is real.  The battle is present.  Worship, love, truth, the testimony of our redemption and faith in the Triune God are our weapons.”

Broken Wings remains my favorite in the series (when is a middle book EVER a favorite), but following the trend of the previous books the themes of worship, redemption and the goodness of God in and through all things weave their way through this novel.  The temptations are real and the choices Brielle and Jake are presented with are ones that we can all relate to in our everyday lives, even if in this novel they are cast in the framework of the supernatural realm.

More than once while reading this novel I found myself moved to both repentance and worship.  I tend to think that the greatest gift you can receive from a book is not simply that it entertains, but that it moves you.  This book moved me.

Dark Halo is a captivating tale and a fitting end to a fabulous series.

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