{Review+Giveaway} Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore

February 22, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews 2 ★★★★

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311 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Thomas Nelson Fiction
Age Group: YA
Source: eARC from NetGalley
Series: Angel Eyes #2

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?


I loved Angel Eyes when I read it. I thought it was beautifully written and a really lovely angel story. Broken wings is the sequel to Angel Eyes and it was just as beautifully written. I thought that Broken Wings was a bit heavier on the religion than the first book was. While I didn’t mind that, I know that can be off putting for some people. I thought the amount of religion in the first book was perfect, and this was just a bit more. There are some epic scenes in Broken Wings that had me on the edge of my seat. I liked the pacing as well. Overall, I thought that Broken Wings was a great sequel to Angel Eyes

I felt for Brielle. I mean she had a rough time at the end of the first book, and she just wants her life to calm down a bit. And who can blame her? I think I would be hoping for less excitement and a little more normalcy as well. Plus, if Jake was my boyfriend, I think I would be more than happy just hanging out with him and not having to fight the big bad evil. But, hey, that’s just me. But she doesn’t really get her wish. There are lots of things going on in Broken Wings. Demons and fights and spies and secrets- oh my!

It also seemed like a lot of people were hiding things in Broken Wings. There were plenty of secrets to get to the bottom of. Brielle can see into the celestial world now, so that adds to things. I loved the description of the two worlds through Brielle’s eyes. I thought that Shannon Dittemore did a great job with the description of everything. It really added life to the book. 

Overall, this is a beautiful addition to this series. Although there is more religion than in the first book, so if that kind of thing bothers you, you may want to try something else. But if you enjoy christian themes and overtones in books, you need to read this series because I think it is wonderfully done!
4/5 Gavels
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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