by Heather Burch
Series: Halflings #1
Published: January 24, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC (288 pages)
Source: For Review
After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with.
The first thing that caught my attention about Halflings was the beautiful, visual writing. It reminded me of The Mortal Instrument series but more religious since it talked about heaven, hell and God (but not in a preachy way). Peter Pan felt like an inspiration for some aspects of the book, especially the Halfling characters. Peter Pan is one of my favorite books and I loved the way it influenced this story. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the term “Halflings” because it invoked this image in my head of short, hairy boys. And then when I learned that these Halflings are supposed to protect the main character, Nikki, it invoked a Snow White and the Seven Dwarves image in my head. But it’s not like that at all, I promise. Heather Burch’s Halflings are really half human, half angel. I enjoyed the characters. They were interesting and complex and I thought the heroine was very unique.
The romance was adorable and I even liked the love triangle – it was well done. The author builds an interesting world full of mystery and sets you up for a great series to come. Heather doesn’t point out who the villan is, but I have an idea and if I’m right, the villan would be one of the most unique and interesting ones that I’ve come across. The ending left me full of questions and eager to read more.
Content Rating Medium, for some language and a few kissing scenes.
I received this book for review from the publisher, Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not told what to say, I was not paid to write this review and all the opinions expressed are my own.