Angel Eyes - eBook  -     By: Shannon Dittemore
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Thomas Nelson / 2012 / ePub

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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.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781401686369
ISBN-13: 9781401686369
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee.

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 an 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 either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

Publisher's Weekly

In Dittemore’s first novel, humans, demons, and angels intermingle, unknown to most humans, in the terrestrial and celestial realms they call home. The story unfolds mainly from the viewpoint of teenage Brielle, who returns to smalltown Stratus, Ore., after the brutal murder of her best friend. Brielle then becomes involved with newcomer Jake, a human with a healing touch. Other chapters take the viewpoints of Jake; Damien, a fallen angel; and Canaan, a “Shield angel” assigned to protect Jake. The humans, however, are pawns in the struggle between the demons, who seek to corrupt their souls, and the Shield angels, there to protect them. A histrionic style overwhelms a few moments of real teen interaction. Some clunkers (“He doesn’t seem enamored by this information”) further hamper the reader’s ability to suspend disbelief. Action obscures the important question Brielle raises when she says that her dad thinks if God exists then he must be cruel, because “He allowed my mother to die.” The plot ultimately serves as a pulpit for a sermon on the importance of accepting that human understanding is limited and therefore trust in God’s greater, unknowable plan is key to being saved. Some readers may prefer a subtler approach. Ages 10–up. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Literary Agency. (June) 2012 Reed Business Information

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  1. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 21, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Even after her mother's untimely death, Brielle was having a pretty decent life. Living with her dad in the little town of Stratus, Oregon, they share a quiet existence together. When discovered by a talent agent at the age of sixteen, Brielle's life changes dramatically - for the better. As the only daughter of a logger, life as a ballerina in the big city is too tempting an offer to turn away. Two years later she returns home, much changed by her experiences. Death stalks her every breathing moment, and with it a jaded and jarring disappointment in the human race.

    Brielle learns there is a world she cannot see, at least not until she sees with Celestial eyes. She can only see with her Terrestrial eyes, and the world that is opened up to her brings her beyond the point of her disbelief and the Maker who controls it all. What will it take to make her see the Truth? Will it take her death before she finally believes?

    First, I'm going to say that book was an attention grabber. Secondly, while I feel that it was indeed written primarily for young people, the truths contained in this novel are for everyone. Thirdly, Dittemore's correlation between the Biblical Elisha and her presumably in-the-present setting was intriguing, enthralling, and breathtakingly mysterious all rolled into one. Last but not least, the ending definitely leave you hanging and wanting more, but that's just something you'll have to discover for yourself.

  2. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 19, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Even after her mother's untimely death, Brielle was having a pretty decent life. Living with her dad in the little town of Stratus, Oregon, they share a quiet existence together. When discovered by a talent agent at the age of sixteen, Brielle's life changes dramatically - for the better. As the only daughter of a logger, life as a ballerina in the big city is too tempting an offer to turn away. Two years later she returns home, much changed by her experiences. Death stalks her every breathing moment, and with it a jaded and jarring disappointment in the human race.

    Brielle learns there is a world she cannot see, at least not until she sees with Celestial eyes. She can only see with her Terrestrial eyes, and the world that is opened up to her brings her beyond the point of her disbelief and the Maker who controls it all. What will it take to make her see the Truth? Will it take her death before she finally believes?

    First, I'm going to say that book was an attention grabber. Secondly, while I feel that it was indeed written primarily for young people, the truths contained in this novel are for everyone. Thirdly, Dittemore's correlation between the Biblical Elisha and her presumably in-the-present setting was intriguing, enthralling, and breathtakingly mysterious all rolled into one. Last but not least, the ending definitely leave you hanging and wanting more, but that's just something you'll have to discover for yourself.

  3. Faye
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Well executed
    May 6, 2013
    Faye
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4

    Brielle returns to her hometown a different person after a traumatic event that happened in the city.
    Brielle meets a mysterious boy named Jake with a unique gift that makes him a target for supernatural forces, in a battle between good and evil.

    While this book was well written and executed speculative fiction, I found that this book wasn't particularly my flavor but I still appreciated it's depth and the storytelling elements.
    Ms. Dittemore wrote the characters in first-person, present tense so it was easy to understand what the characters were feeling, yet I didn't learn everything right away which kept me in suspenseful ignorance for quite awhile, because I was trying to figure everything out!

    I guess the problem I had with it was that with all the angels and demons in the fore-front, God seemed very distant. But overall this book just wasn't my style, though I still very much appreciated the poignancy. A book to read with discernment.

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

  4. ezrafam
    Tampa FL
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    slow start but great finish
    January 2, 2013
    ezrafam
    Tampa FL
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    I got this book for Christmas. I was hoping for a good read and I was not disappointed. This book had a slow start, but as the writer goes along you want to know how it ends. If you are interested in the spiritual realm of Angels and Demons you will definitely enjoy this book. The ending was quite surprising.

  5. SarahsReading
    Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing Read! So glad I picked this up!
    November 23, 2012
    SarahsReading
    Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    I was riveted, captivated and drawn into 'Angel Eyes' more than I have been in a long time.

    Okay, I'm honestly not sure how many times I can say OH MY GOODNESS in this review before I lose you. So.... I'll say it once more and be done... OH MY GOODNESS!

    I bought 'Angel Eyes' and added it to my 'To Be Read' pile (which is about 40 books deep) and placed it just under the last two book I've reviewed. I always love to read books by people I've had some interaction with. It seems to make the reading of the book even richer!

    So, I turn on my Kobo and sit down to delve into this new book. OH MY.... sorry. I mean, WOW! Almost from page one, I was sucked into this amazing story.

    Brielle's world has been shattered. She's on the verge of shattering herself. She is just barely keeping it together. She tries to return to normalcy, but the cold and guilt won't go away. Brielle is so human and it resonated in me. She isn't a super hero, she has regular abilities... just like me.

    Jake is the new guy. He seems so calm and put together and he somehow he has the ability to warm the deep chill in her spirit. He seems to appear wherever she is.

    Brielle is content to push everyone away, but something about Jake keeps drawing her in. Is it just that he's cute? Is it the unexpected, shocking gift? Or is it even more than that?

    Forces greater than both of them are in play and if they aren't careful, they will both fall to the enemy.

    Shannon has a way of writing that is so personal. I felt as though I was Brielle. I love the first person point of view! (I used to write that way myself and have a fondness for it) I could almost feel the cold when Brielle was describing it. I felt my heart racing at her panic. Shannon has a wonderfully descriptive way of writing. I felt like I was seeing everything in front of my own eyes.

    The forces of good and evil in this book held my attention. The point of view from the Angels is magnificent. I felt an almost overwhelming desire and longing to be one of the blessed ones who sit and work in the direct presence of the King. I pitied those who chose to abandon Him.

    It was nearly physically painful to put this book down when I didn't know what would happen to Brielle, Jake or their angelic guardians.

    I enjoyed this book immensely. There are almost no words for how much I enjoyed 'Angel Eyes'! It is a heart-pounding, jaw dropping read that I will be adding to the rotation of books I re-read once a year (at least!).

    Thank-you Shannon for a beautifully written journey into Brielle and Jakes world! I'm sad that I didn't find out about your wonderful book sooner, but I am so glad to know that I don't have to wait long for 'Broken Wings'!! Even two months is going to feel sooooo long!

    5/5 stars!! It almost doesn't seem like enough!

    ~Sarah

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