25 June 2012

Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

Angel Eyes
By: Shannon Dittemore
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
336 pages - Paperback
Released May 2012
Genre: Juvenile fiction/Religious/Chistian/Fantasy
About The Book:
Once you've seen, you can't unsee. Everything changes when you've looked at the world through . . .Angel Eyes
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.
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 Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.
A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle-can perceive.

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.
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My Take:

For being Dittemore's first book I was amazed at her shear ability to make me feel the main character Brielle's emotions and struggles. Normally with a new author my biggest problem is that I can't make the characters real enough to understand, this was not a problem for me this time! Like the rest of us Brielle has encountered unseen tragedy that changed her completely. I personally connected with her from the beginning of the book and read quickly to see if her end was how I was imagining it would be......sorry I can't give that away! We all have our own struggles and beliefs, Angel Eyes is about becoming who you are meant to be and making your own decisions based on what you believe. I think a lot of us can relate to that and of course the growing relationship between Brielle and Jake makes things pretty interesting as well! There is a religious tone underneath the story but do not shy away from it for that reason. Soon after starting you will be so involved with Brielle, Jake and the events circling around them that even if you don't normally read things having to do with religion you WILL finish this book! I am a married mother of four but I can proudly say that even though its labeled as "Juvenile Fiction"  I was turning the pages quicker than any 15 year old could imagineAngel Eyes transported me into a world that most days I don't give much thought to and gave me enough space when certain events occured where I could ponder what I would do or what is the right thing to do!! For many books that is not the norm! Overall I would highly recommend Angel Eyes to you and if you do read it I would love to hear you thoughts! My biggest dislike was the fact that now that I finished this book and dealt with a cliffhanger ending I NEED to read the other 2 novels in the trilogy. And to be purely honest...I can't wait!!

Disclaimer: This post was written for the sponsor who provided the complimentay product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.


  1. Aw, Sam! Thank you! Your kind words about Angel Eyes have me all mushy this morning. I so appreciate the time you took to read and review it and can't wait to share Broken Wings with you.

    God bless, friend.

    1. Thank You Shannon!! I must say though the end got me! haha Can't wait to see Broken Wings!! I really enjoyed this one!

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