Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CSFF Blog Tour Day 3: Broken Wings

If you have read my other posts on the tour you may have already guessed that I enjoyed Broken Wings, by Shannon Dittemore. I'm not great at writing reviews. I'm not comfortable doing a rating system or anything like that. The best I can do is try to tell you why I liked the book. Here goes.

Broken Wings was not as fast paced as Angel Wings but it still held my interest from beginning to end. I enjoyed getting to know the characters we've been introduced to along with the new ones.

Pearla, the cherub, and Virtue, the Sabre, are a couple of angels we meet and the Prince of Darkness, Satan himself, makes an appearance.  Olivia is a human, but more than she seems. Her story is intertwined with Brielle's in a fascinating way.

Broken Wings has mystery and intrigue enough to make up for the lack of action, but the last quarter does pick up steam. We are taken a lot more into the Celestial realm to see what the angels are doing.

As I mentioned yesterday, I like the Spiritual Warfare theme in the Angel Eyes trilogy. I hope this opens the eyes of teens to the spiritual realm that's out there. The sooner Christians are aware of the spiritual battle that is going on, the better equipped they will be to handle attacks from the enemy.

Broken Wings is another well told story carrying us forward to the inevitable conclusion of Dark Halo. Fans of Angel Eyes should really love Broken Wings. I may not be in the demographics of this series, but you can count me in the that group.

I highly recommend taking a look at the other reviews from the my fellow Tourists. I've read some great ones, and ones that have a different take like the one written by Julie Bihn. And of course Becky Miller always has great thoughts.

To find out more about the author, Shannon Dittemore, you can visit her website.

Day One of the Broken Wings CSFF Blog Tour
Day Two of the Broken Wings CSFF Blog Tour

Take a look at what the other CSFF Blog Tour Members have to say:

Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart 
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Janey DeMeo
Theresa Dunlap
Emma or Audrey Engel
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Karielle @ Books à la Mode 
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Megan @ Hardcover Feedback 
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler

*In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour I received a free copy of this book

4 comments:

  1. What a kind review, Shane! Thank you so much for participating in this tour and for taking the time to spread the word! I appreciate it more than I can say.

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    1. It really has been my pleasure. Thank you, Shannon, for the stories.

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  2. Shane, I think you sell yourself short on your ability to review. In reality, all of us are saying exactly what you are--what we liked (or didn't like). It's just that some do lots of reviews so they've formalized the way they look at books. Makes it easier. I have my style to help me stay balanced and to remember to tell visitors what the book is about. I'm pretty sure I'd forget that part as often as I'd remember if I didn't have that.

    Anyway, you did a great job. I'm not the target audience either, nor is Jason or Nathan or, well, a lot of us on the tour. I think it's a credit to Shannon's writing that her stories resonate with us too.

    Becky

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    1. Thanks Becky. I appreciate it. I read other reviews and they just blow me away. But I have fun nonetheless. :)

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