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Hello everyone! This is missabnormal, and I have decided to go ahead with the sporking of the Halo series by Alexandra Adornetto! I remember reading this book when I was thirteen and liking them at the time (I know, I was an idiot...). Now that I'm eighteen, I've realised just how many unfortunate implications are in the books, so I decided to try and give it a nice sporking. This is also my first time sporking, so I'm really looking forward to it.

While I admit, I do like paranormal romances in which the girl is the supernatural/paranormal creature instead of the guy (because it's quite refreshing, to be honest, I cannot say the same for this story. Our heroine is supposed to be an angel, and yet she acts more like a damsel in distress even though she is supposed to be stronger than the dude!

Here is the cover, and to be honest, the cover is rather enticing. Now then, let's move ahead to the summary!

An angel is sent to Earth on a mission.
But falling in love is not part of the plan.

See, just from the summary, I can tell this is going to be a forbidden romance. And I know for a fact that there's going to be analogies to Romeo & Juliet as well, and calling it the greatest love story ever. *rolls eyes*

Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer;

Wait a minute... there's an angel named Ivy? Gabriel, I can buy ('cause Archangel Gabriel). But Ivy? I looked up the name for any meanings, and it turns out that in addition to the plant name, Ivy means 'faithfulness' in English. But still, you'd think that there'd be a more grander name for her.

Anyways, moving on.

and Bethany, the youngest and most human-

Whoa, whoa, whoa, what?! 'The youngest and most human'?! This is supposed to be some sort of divine mission, isn't it? And how is Bethany, 'the most human' if she's the youngest angel? Shouldn't Gabriel and Ivy be considered 'more human', since they're more experienced? Also, why are they sending a baby angel on a mission with a warrior angel and a healer angel, she's only going to drag them down!

are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness.

And I wonder what kind of darkness? If by 'darkness', they mean 'sex, drugs, and rock n roll', then that's not really a mission, isn't it?

They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. 


Yeah, right. Let's see how long that lasts!

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. 

Of course. And shouldn't it be 'neither of them are'?

Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong. 

It's always like that in these kinds of stories. And let's see how they 'intervene' exactly. It's more like they're a little disapproving of the fact that an angel of the Lord is falling in love with a human!

The angel's mission is urgent,

But not urgent enough if there's time for the youngest angel of the group to go all gaga over a human boy, huh?

and dark forces are threatening.

Well, if the dark forces are threatening, then how is there time for a love story?!

Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

Ha! This is just too clichéd!

And there you have it, folks! The summary of Halo by Alexandra Adornetto! I'll see you in the first chapter!

Next: Chapter One- Descent


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