“[Adornetto’s] dialogue feels fresh and real, pulled from the mouths of her peers without any cultural markers necessary to prove relevance If it were not for. Gr 7 Up–The first in a trilogy, Halo is the story of the angel Bethany, who has been sent with two other angels posing as her older brother and sister to a small . Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet .
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. Halo Halo 1 by Alexandra Adornetto. An angel is sent to Earth on a mission. But falling in love adornftto not part of the plan. Three angels — Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human — are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all An angel is sent to Earth on a mission.
They zlexandra hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and adprnetto of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
Will love ruin Bethany or save her? HardcoverFirst Editionpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Haloplease sign up. I wasn’t falling in love with the characters, I just think it needed more than what it was. Blackcheetah Hades is my favorite of this serious. You should definitely read it. See all 23 questions about Halo…. Lists with This Book. Feb 17, Kiki rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Remember when you were alxeandra twelve, and you saw all those cool kids with scene hair writing maudlin poetry into their Death Note notebooks? Let’s be honest here. I was such a fucking dork when I was twelve.
I kid you not: I tried to write a screenplay. What the ever loving fuck was I thinking? Then I got into triloogy games in a big way, all tho Remember when you were about twelve, and you saw all those cool kids with scene hair writing maudlin poetry into their Death Note notebooks?
Then I got into video games in a big way, all those weird Japanese Nomura concoctions and then for a harrowing six-month window between twelve and thirteen, I was a weeaboo.
Raise your hand if you ever felt personally victimized by my emo bangs. Put your hands down immediately, you dicks.
That was when I hit my fanfiction stride. It lasted for a while. Like, maybe a couple of years. I used to post this rambling corny horseshit all over deviantART I was afraid of fanfiction.
And it was that traditional, full-frontal, badly-punctuated fanfiction, too. I sat back slowly, and I thought this: What if I get so wedged in this rabbit hole of bad fanfic that I never actually produce anything original, or of substance? Well, Halo embodies every trap I was afraid of falling into, at fourteen years old.
It is some of the most obnoxious, insane, shittily-written claptrap I have ever read in my life. That one star up there? That’s what that’s for.
The writing is abhorrently, almost insultingly bad. It makes me hurt to think that someone read this sentence, adornettoo usually pretty chill around here except things have been tirlogy bit weird lately” and decided that there was no way the world could live without the craft of Adornetto.
Like, is Macmillan for real with this? What the fuck is that. I feel like this book has some kind of vendetta against punctuation. It’s like it’s making an Trilogt YA protest against correct grammar. Either that or it’s a personal attack against people who give a shit about where question marks go.
There should have been a question mark at the end of this sentence: Also, I had to read this sentence, “A door slammed and a girl with brown curls pulled back from her face with a headband appeared” about six times before it made any sense. It is an absolute piss-take. This book honestly does have to be seen to be believed.
And it’s bad enough that the dialogue is murderously cheesy “You can’t be There’s nothing to say about aoexandra plot. Because it isn’t there. There is no plot to speak of. There has been a mass plot exodus. You have to wade through an triilogy sinkhole of wobbly black nothingness to get to some actual substance, and when you think you’ve finally unearthed something, anything to validate the existence of this story, it slips from thine alexandga hands.
And then you’re left standing there alone, covered in shit, wondering where your time went. And your fucking money, too. Don’t try and gaslight me with this. But the alesandra is that I’m not exaggerating. For the alesandra or so pages, Bethany swoons. And it’s not like Xavier is attractive, or anything. In fact, he’s fucking horrible. Horrible like Mel Gibson or Johnny Depp. We’re told that Xavier has such a good heart, and yet he shits all over Bethany from the greatest height.
I honestly do not understand how anyone can find this controlling, vindictive, obsessive, domineering, creepy, cruel, misogynistic, condescending, chauvinistic, stupid and absurd boy attractive. Someone explain to me what the allure of Xavier is. Let’s just pare it back a little and take a closer look. Let’s put Xavier under the microscope.
He even took it upon himself to answer for me one day when Mr. Collins asked why I hadn’t managed to finish my homework by the due date.
Gabriel always cooks a big breakfast.
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I have no more fucks to give, here. The field in which I grow my fucks is barren. All I can say is that Xavier is a very frightening, very twisted rape fantasy. You may balk, “Rape fantasy?
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He never shows any signs of sexually assaulting Bethany! Rape culture is the ultimate snake in the grass. Bethany is coddled and roughed around like a toy, or an accessory on Xavier’s arm. Everything they do is on Xavier’s terms.
It is what he wants, when he wants it, and Bethany is so in awe of him that she allows him to treat her like chattel. It made me feel dirty while I was reading it.
Jalo is something so twisted and base about the idolization of a love interest like this. What exactly is wrong with society and media that we would actually endorse this behaviour? And what is wrong with those people who say that the feminist movement has done her job and is out of work, and that fighting for socioeconomic equality is old hat?
Who are those people? Are they misogynists, or just blind to the fact that characters like Xavier are not characters at all: Meaning that folk out there have been taught to wish for a submissive role in a relationship with a laexandra who will not only sweep them off their feet, but take them home after the party, cut off their landline connection and create a press frenzy.
It’s exactly the sort of patriarchal shite that caused the disgusting culture of blame around the Steubenville rape case, and that plucked Johnny Depp off the hook after he beat the shit out of his wife.