Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review: Halflings by Heather Burch

Halflings (Halflings #1)
by Heather Burch
Published by  Zonderkidz
Date publication : January 17th 2012
Rating : 1.5/5

Synopsis:After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with. 
A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.
my thoughts
Cover: A pretty decent cover.Are those wings? I loved the red hue

Book:I was in the mood for an angel book thus requested it on netgalley.Sad it was disappointing.The religious undertones were not a problem , the characters were.

I always try to finish a book and finishing this one was grueling.The love triangle was annoying. I tried not to be a cynic while reading the reading romance and ended up laughing.[ i'm rarely cynical] I tried to like it but sadly no success.

The MC is supposed to be an rocking kick butting heroine but was in fact one the whiny bunch. Which boy am i going to choose, which "brother".

Yeah falling in love is forbiden and  is dangerous for there souls . Gimme a break. I do have to say the youngest "brother" is the best of the bunch and the funniest.Really he is a Hoot.

The prologue was freaking amazing , exiting. A chase. Nikki is being chased by hell hounds.And then the "brothers" appear . The halflings. WHY,WHY,WHY could the rest not exceed the prologue.The rest felt like reading a textbook, the prologue excluded.Flat and boring

A couple of people loved.Sad i did not. I read raving reviews. If you are interested.Give it a try.Maybe you are the one that will love it.

thanks to Zonderkidz for approving my request of Halflings

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  1. awwww... sorry this book didn't work out for you. i know what you mean about love triangles. i'm so over them.

    Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. I can't say it sounds that good after having read this. First, YA triangles drives me insane ;) and well yes that's it

  3. The synopsis didn't draw me in on this one, and after hearing about the problems you had with it, I will skip it. Thanks for the honest review.

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  4. I have read a few mixed reviews on this one. I think I would have the same problems you did after reading you review. Thanks!

  5. Haven't heard a whole lot of good things about this one. I can see why though from reading your review.. Whiny main character is one of my biggest book-hates. And that really sucks that it teased you with a great start and then fell flat. I really hate it when I waste time reading a dud when I could have been reading something great.

  6. I don't think I would be picking this book up...

  7. I have this book and tried to read it. I got like thirty pages in (which is lazy I know) but I had to stop because I wasn't feeling the characters. Or maybe it was the plot. There was just a disconnect. I'm glad I didn't continue reading though, from what you said it sounds like it doesn't get better. Thanks for the review!

  8. I really didn't like this book either. I agree that it was flat and boring. Kinda made me want to gouge my eyes out. Glad I'm not the only one, though I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it. (I hope that made sense, haha)

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  9. That's such a bummer. Quite a few of my friends said the same thing.

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  11. Great review! I am a bit tired of angel books, and I decided to hold off on reading this one until my boredom with the topic subsided. I will definitely put it on the do not read list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  12. I really want to read this book, i'm not sure i'm picking it up very soon after reading this.

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