Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods.
Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth. (Source:Goodreads)
I have a lot of mixed feelings on this one.
On one hand, the cover is stunning. The story was compelling enough and the writing pretty good. On the other, once I got past the first half of the book, I could barely stomach all the “I would die without you”s and the “You are my life now”s. I find the whole co-dependent thing quite nauseating. But I guess it is a little different with this book since the main character isn’t human. Either way, that part of the book turned me off big-time.
Early on, I liked the characters a lot. Gabriel and Ivy seemed so all-knowing and mysterious. Bethany seemed a little more green and human. Xavier was an attractive high school student with a lot going for him.
As the book went on, Gabriel and Ivy’s characters both started to seem less real. Ivy especially. She seemed to get a lot more caught up in mundane human concerns then her character was supposed to be capable of. I’ve already covered my issues with Bethany and Xavier.
So, even though there were good points to the book, I guess overall I have to be negative. I can’t recommend it, but if you aren’t put off by my descriptions of the relationship between the MCs, then you should definitely pick it up. It is really just a matter of preference!