Friday, June 22, 2012

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .
Brielle 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.
A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

My review:

There have been several books on the Christian fiction market lately involving angels, but this one is different from what I have read so far. The story doesn't focus on the angel as much as two teenage kids who both have a unique gift.

This book is geared for young adults and is a great book for that intended audience, though I really enjoyed it. The book does center around two teenagers, but adults will still enjoy the book.

Kids being kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery is dealt with in the book, and we are given a look at what might be happening behind the scenes of the supernatural world as good and evil battle.

The author created a couple of great and likable characters and spun a great plot around them. This is a book I would recommend for the teenagers in my life. Great book. And I am looking forward to the other two in this trilogy, even though I am an adult.

About the author:

Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents—pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.
As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008.
Angel Eyes is Shannon’s debut novel and the launch of a young adult supernatural trilogy.

Angel Eyes is available from Thomas Nelson.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Litfuse for the review copy.

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Shannon Dittemore said...

Mark! I can't tell you how excited I get when a guy reviews Angel Eyes! Makes me giddy. THANK YOU so much for your kind words and for dedicating time to Brielle's journey. God bless, friend!

Shannon Dittemore said...

Mark! I can't tell how excited I get when a guy reviews ANGEL EYES. Thank you for your kind words and for dedicating some of your precious time to Brielle's journey. God bless, friend.