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April 21, 2012

Review of Hades (Halo #2) by Alexandra Ardornetto

 

Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

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Hi again guys! I’m assuming that if you are reading this review that you have finished author Alexandra Adornetto’s novel Halo and if you haven’t then please turn back now! (And maybe check out our review of Halo HERE?). Now, you know how Halo came to a halt with the demon Jake Thorn wanting Bethany more than anything in all of the worlds and with Bethany and Xavier together (yay!). Well, I’m also assuming that you’ve read the synopsis of the novel and if you haven’t then be prepared for a total bombshell—Bethany ends up in hell and it is Jake who has dragged her all the way down there.

I hadn’t even known that Hades had been released when it had been, in fact I kind of forgot about the Halo series altogether (oh no!) what with all the novels that had been needing reading. But when I was on Amazon and saw that *dramatic gasp* Hades was out I had jumped out of my seat and screamed: “OMG! I NEED THIS! NOW!” Or something along those lines.

Personally, I thought that as a character, Bethany has managed to grow a lot more than she did in Halo. In Halo, Bethany seemed like the naïve character that needed a lot of babysitting to get along in the story—however in Hades Bethany now has to put up the fight for her life. Not only is Jake trying to seduce her into being his and wants her to be his wife, but the Devil himself wants the only angel to ever become trapped in hell to become dead very much like everything trapped inside of Hades.  The one thing that I found interesting (besides the cover. P.S.  look how pretty it is!) Was the way Adornetto described the one level of hell that Jake ruled over. It seemed the most pleasant of the bunch, especially since she described it as a type of dark city with hundreds of literally damned nightclubs (where obviously the Damned are damned to dance for eternity).

All through the novel I had been biting my nails, gasping and wide eyed as events took place where I would constantly be going: Oh my god! Oh no! No way! And other things of that variety. Not only did Hades hold many unseen twists and turns, but I noticed just how strong the relationship between Beth, her siblings and of course Xavier really was. Both Ivy and Gabriel end up going to lengths of the extreme and all the while it leaves the reader thinking: Please! Please! Let Xavier save her!

I would recommend this (obviously) to fans of the first Halo novel and to the angel genre (which I now dub it’s title). But also to fans of supernatural romance and a novel that is unique in almost every single way. And who will it hurt if I tell you that Hades ends with you begging for more…

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  1. I really enjoyed this one. Although Jake is evil, he was hot and fun! LOL I’m very curious to see how it all ends in Heaven.

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