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Halflings (A Halflings Novel) Hardcover – January 28, 2012
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"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
Rumors of 'Hollywood options' are already buzzing through the blogosphere and a (free) illustrated e-book prequel is now available through several outlets. Combining those tasty details with the way the novel's ending longs for the September 2012 sequel, well … the word 'franchise' certainly comes to mind. I can't say I object. Burch may be riding the coattails of a mainstream trend, but she's giving the fashion a distinctly fresh cut that will allow it to stand out on the angelic romance runway. I'm excited to watch this series take flight – and curious to see where the next book will take what's sure to become a devoted following. Packed with action, Halflings is stocked with a feisty, likable cast and a fantastically impossible love-triangle that made my heart flutter, race and sigh. This hard-to-put-down novel kept me up late into the night and burrowed itself into my imagination. (USA Today - Happy Ever After Blog (Serena Chase))
RT Rating: FOUR STARS 'Burch has penned a great read with a beautiful and smart heroine, hot heroes and evil villains. You’ll be up late reading this paranormal romance, and 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.' (Romantic Times)
'...gobble up, and seek more.' (Publishers Weekly)
'Packed with action, Halflings is stocked with a feisty, likable cast and a fantastically impossible love-triangle that made my heart flutter, race and sigh. This hard-to-put-down novel kept me up late into the night and burrowed itself into my imagination.' - Serena Chase, USA Today (USA Today Review)
Top Customer Reviews
One thing that I didn't enjoy with this book was after the incredible first two chapters you have so much information thrown at you and then loose site of where the book is going. I was sort of in and out of this book for the first half. I knew a great story was there, I felt it in my bones, but I was just coming up short. It was page 179 that started really hitting it off with me. After you get to a certain point it starts to slow down and you finally see the world of this book come together. Once I hit it that groove I could NOT put this book down. I loved the characters even more than before and started to put together the puzzle pieces I had gotten earlier. This is no easy puzzle to put together though folks, the Halflings world is a crazy piece of literary genius.
Like any great YA book nowadays there was one hell of a love triangle. You have the bad boy Raven and the good hearted Mace.Read more ›
Heather Burch's book Halflings opens with Nikki being chased by hell hounds bent on taking her down. But three hunky heavenly heroes fly to her rescue. Thus begins a harrowing otherworldly adventure for Nikki and her Halfling bodyguards Raven, Mace, and Vine.
Burch's concept for Halflings is taken from Genesis 6 where the "sons of God" saw the "daughters of men" were beautiful. In Burch's world Halflings are descendants of the "marriage" of demons and man: half fallen angel/half man. Unfortunately for Nikki's Halfling friends, they don't belong in heaven or in the human realm, but are destined to fight for The Throne because God is worthy - even if they themselves are beyond redemption.
Nikki deals with heaven, hell, and high school with equal amounts of breathless, starry-eyed romance and throttle turning, butt-kicking action. Her hot-wings love interests: bad-boy Raven and vulnerable Mace- will make young teenage girls everywhere wish they were her.
That being said Nikki's budding romances are nothing but chaste and seemingly hopeless. Halflings and humans just can't mix.
In Halflings Burch is obviously laying the groundwork for the two remaining books of the trilogy to follow. Toward the end of the book the action seems tighter and the plot pace picks up considerably. It definitely leaves you with a sense of anticipation.
Halflings is certainly a good alternative to the emo-teen romance fiction out there.Read more ›
I thought the premise sounded really interesting. I've never read an angel book and was looking forward to seeing how that story line was played out. Also, the summary promised some swoon-worthy lovin' and I'm always up for that.
There were several formatting issues with my Kindle and while I appreciate that this was a PDF not formatted for the Kindle, it was bothersome and I think worth mentioning.
There were several times where the point of view changed. There were paragraphs of `she' then all of a sudden it switched to `I.' Again, maybe this is something that will get corrected before publication, so I'm not holding it against the book itself.
Here's where I started disliking the book. There were a few instances of foreshadowing that felt silly to me. Two people would be talking and then one would think something like "I could see in his eyes that life as I knew it was about to change." (I'm paraphrasing here, but that's about the gist of it.) It was like the characters were taking huge leaps as to what a look or a face meant.
Then there were other little things like those below. For some reason, they just rubbed me the wrong way. It seemed to me like something a high schooler might write, trying to be extra descriptive and flowery.
"Strands of hair pressed against her forehead where her helmet held them in place, trapped like butterflies under glass."
Her helmet hair looks like butterflies?
"A perfect nose that seemed to be crafted by Michelangelo himself.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the book but the characters could have been more deeply developed. I would have liked more about her and her best friend Krissy which just kinda fell by the wayside.Published 8 months ago by D. Byrd
Ah, this book. Halflings. How far we have gone.
I was recommended this book by Bill Myers, a friend of mine who suggested it because it is in a similar genre that I write in. Read more
PERFECT READ...GOOD BOOK...MAKES ME LAUGH...WELL WRITTENPublished 12 months ago by Charlene Archuleta
Wow! This is a title that I've had for a while for review, and everything seemed to get in the way. I am glad that I was finally able to pick it up. Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Literati Press
I picked this book up again and re-read. Heather Burtch has created a dream with her Angel Boys and a nightmare for her spunky heroine Nikki. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kimberly Robertson
Nikki, a high schooler who maintains a fairly mediocre existence, is about to have her world turned upside down. Giant dogs that smell like death chase her through the woods. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jenny Rose