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.
My first reaction upon finishing this book was, wow. I am still not entirely sure how I feel about it. But, I suppose that is a good thing. A book should linger in your mind long after the last page has been read.
Broken Wings is the second entry in the Angel Eyes trilogy. This entry was much more riveting than the first. Broken Wings digs deeper into the realm of angels and demons, sometimes too deep and it is chilling. Evil is much more prevalent in this book, and it causes for an uneasy feeling.
Dittemore countered this sense of foreboding perfectly by developing the forces and presence of light in a stronger sense. The reader has a clear definition of what is dark and what is light.
It is rather poetic.
The characters were more roundly developed and the reader could identify with them much easier this time around. I can’t go into it anymore without spoiling the book!
But, all I can say is if you read the first entry and didn’t enjoy it, don’t be deterred from indulging in the second entry, it is well worth it.
Cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.
Thanks to BookSneeze for providing this review copy.