YA Bound Presents: Broken Wings Blog Tour

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Broken Wings (Angel Eyes Trilogy #2)
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Format: Paperback/ebook
320 pages

Goodreads Description:

Giant angels with metal wings and visible song. A blind demon restored from the pit of darkness. And a girl who has never felt more broken.

Brielle sees the world as it really is: a place where the Celestial exists side by side with human reality. But in the aftermath of a supernatural showdown, her life begins to crumble. Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her—something important. Her overprotective father has started drinking again. He’s dating a much younger woman who makes Brielle’s skin crawl, and he’s downright hostile toward Jake. Haunting nightmares keep Brielle from sleeping, and flashes of Celestial vision keep her off kilter.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who sees through the Terrestrial Veil. When he plucks the blind demon, Damien, from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for a cataclysmic battle of good versus evil.

Then Brielle unearths the truth about her mother’s death and she must question everything she ever thought was true.

Brielle has no choice. She knows evil forces are converging and will soon rain their terror down upon the town of Stratus. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.

But can she fly with broken wings?

My Review
Shannon Dittmore's "Broken Wings" is the second installment in the Angel Eyes trilogy.  This story finds Brielle struggling to regain her sense of security after the celestial battle that ended the last read.
Normalcy and peace seem to elude her at every turn however, as she is presented with problems at home, in her love-life, in her dreams, and in the spirit realm.  
"Broken Wings" is a very enjoyable read, which though it is written in a decidedly Christian viewpoint; does not come off as preachy or overly biblical.  The dual storyline featuring Brielle and Jake in the natural world and the angels and demons of the spirit realm, provides the variety needed to maintain reader interest in spite of a lack of physical conflict.  Most of the drama that occurs in  this book, does so on an emotional and mental level as readers come to learn more about Brielle and Jake as people.  This is often what happens in the second book of a trilogy.  This book is not one that is meant to be read as a stand alone; due to the fact that a great deal of the character introduction and plot direction is established in the first book.
This is a very enjoyable "clean" read, that uses setting and tone in new and beautiful ways to build worlds that welcome readers.
By the time this book ends, there is no doubt that the third book is a shoe in for your TBR pile. 

 Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Trilogy #1)

Release Date: May 29, 2012
Format: Paperback/ebook
336 pages

Goodreads Description:

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

About The Author

Shannon Dittemore has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. The daughter of one preacher and the wife of another, she spends her days imagining things unseen and chasing her two children around their home in Northern California. Angel Eyes is her first novel. 

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