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Halflings (A Halflings Novel) Hardcover – January 28, 2012
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Gr 7-10-The angelic (or in this case half angelic) YA invasion continues with this series opener. Nikki Youngblood is just an average 17-year-old, which means she's a black belt in karate, an intuitive artist whose work is already in a gallery, a science nerd, a motorcycle chick, and, of course, beautiful in an unconventional way. She is also being chased by assorted human and otherworldly bad guys (and hell hounds), possibly under the control of the mysterious Damon Vessler. Not to worry; a trio of super-hot blond guys-not angel or human but something sadly in between-has been tasked with keeping her safe. Halflings are the offspring of rebellious angels and human women. While they are allowed to fight on the side of good, they aren't given the possibility of a heavenly afterlife or even allowed to fall in love. No surprise that Good Boy Mace and Bad Boy Raven are both attracted to Nikki. Religion is addressed but isn't particularly intrusive; secondary characters are pretty stock (the ditzy BFF, the antisocial computer-nerd Halfling); and Nikki, despite her many talents, is more Bella than Katniss. Still, fans of the Romeo & Juliet model will enjoy, and the cliff from which readers are left hanging should entice them to return for Book 2.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"A well-written, thoroughly thought-out, and utterly addicting read. Burch's novel captivated me from the word go - and the hits kept on coming. Packed with action, Halflings is stocked with a feisty, likable cast. This hard-to-put-down novel kept me up late into the night and burrowed itself into my imagination." - Serena Chase USA TODAY
"Gobble up and seek more." - PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
"Burch has penned a great read with a beautiful and smart heroine, hot heroes and evil villains. You'll be entranced by the end of the first chapter. With action from the first page to the last, paranormal romance fans will most definitely enjoy this." - Meera Patel, RT BOOK REVIEW
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Some strange things are happening to Nikki Youngblood. She's been chased by ugly dogs and followed by some really cute guys. And she's not sure why. The next thing she knows, all three guys enroll in her school and are in all her classes! How weird is that? But the more she learns about Mace, Raven, and Vine, the more she learns about why those weird things were happening to her. One thing is certain: life will never be the same!
Whoo! Now this was a fun read--and a quick one too. (I love quick reads.) Heather Burch has crafted an intriguing storyworld with her Halflings (half angel/half humans) and their history.
One thing... The premise of angels having mated with humans bothers me. While there are some who interpret the passage in Genesis 6:4 to mean that demons mated with human women, I find that disturbing and suggest a deeper study of Genesis 6:4. (I highly recommend Randy Alcorn's article on the subject.) I realize, however, that not everyone holds my view of this subject and that this is a fictional story. But if that kind of subject matter bothers you, this story might.
That being said, I was drawn into the story from page one and couldn't wait to see how this story would turn out. Luckily I knew in advance what I was in for. This is the first book in a trilogy. So I knew there would be a bit of a cliffhanger headed my way as to the overall mystery. No matter. It was still a fun, romantic read. I have no guesses as to which angel boy Nikki might choose--or if she even will! But I look forward to reading the next two books. I hope it won't be too long of a wait because I am hooked on Halfings!
But when evil begins to hunt her, three guardians show up in the form of gorgeous teenage boys. Raven, Mace and Vine draw the attention of every girl at school, but Nikki is intrigued with them for other reasons. They're Halflings - half human, half angel.
Living with their guardian, Will, Raven is the rebel, Mace is the obedient one with leadership qualities and Vine is the youngest on his first mission and enamored with bowling and candy. Nikki gets caught between her feelings for Mace, who wants only to protect her and Raven who's bad boy ways appeal to her, but also make her suspicious of his motives.
When Damon Vessler enters her life and says he's her godfather, her world is turned upside down. She eventually must decide if she has the faith to believe in guardian angels and choose to fight with them against the evil that lurks.
I struggled in the first half of the book to connect with Nikki but by the second half, I was hooked. I like how the author handles the storyline of the love triangle where Nikki doesn't look like she's stringing two boys along, but rather unsure of herself and her feelings the way any teenage girl would be. I like that Nikki is a strong, female character and yet has insecurities just like any other girl. I love the creativity behind the world of Halflings and I'm more than ready to find out what happens in book two, Guardian.