Is love a great enough power against evil? Bethany believes so — after all, the love of her angel siblings and her boyfriend Xavier saved her from the clutches of Hell itself. Or can she overcome heartache and betrayal to find her way back to Xavier? Ok first of all, yes this book is better than Halo — but not by much. The main plot in this book is much darker than the first installment in the series and I found the darker approach much better well, I say darker but nothing bad really happens to Bethany — again.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Hades by Alexandra Adornetto. Hades Halo 2 by Alexandra Adornetto. Heaven Help Her. Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong.
But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well. The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times - bestselling debut, Halo , comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.
Get A Copy. Hardcover , First Edition , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hades , please sign up. Is this book as bad as 'Halo'? Tarra All of it is shite, don't waste your time Emily I thought that Hades was better than Halo, but still not great.
If you're looking for good literature, you'll be disappointed, but I read it after fin …more I thought that Hades was better than Halo, but still not great. If you're looking for good literature, you'll be disappointed, but I read it after finals week when my brain was burnt out and I didn't feel like thinking about anything and it was alright under those circumstances. There are some really cringe-worthy sentences though, just like in Halo. And yes there's a cliff-hanger.
See all 5 questions about Hades…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Hades Halo, 2. Apr 11, Cait rated it did not like it. I'm going to start of this review with Story time! Warning: do not try this at home. You may or may not get injured and some very severe scolding will follow.
I also begrudgingly give this book 1. One day, when I was about 8 or so, my family and I made our yearly trip up to Mackinac Island, Michigan. My family and I always go a couple times around the island over the course of the day, and let's just say I've never been one of the most Pretty much a disaster waiting to happen.
Everyone knows that once you get anywhere between the ages of a weird combination comes into play. Essentially, this is where you get criminally annoying and your parents want to spank your ass like there's no tomorrow.
I, at that ripe and annoying age, decided I needed to lead the family through town because if anyone else did it, we'd end up lost and fall into the lake. Now, I thought I was an amazing and highly responsible leader and repeatedly checked back to make sure that my family was following, and it was during one of those times that a five year old boy, chasing a ball, ran right out in front of me and I pretty much plowed over the little guy.
This, for me, was Halo. Except I was the boy chasing the ball, also known as the pretty cover of Halo, and Adornetto was me on that bike, and she just rammed right into me with the horribleness of that book as soon as I opened to the front page. But oh I wasn't done that day and neither was Adornetto. After a firm scolding from my parents, I dropped back into the middle of my little family pack and tried to watch where I was going.
My parents still blame me for this second accident, but I honestly don't think that this one was my fault. There's a rest stop right around one of the corners of the cliffside on the island, and we planned to stop there for a break.
We just get around the corner and; well, my brakes on my old bike were pieces of shit, so I looked down to plant my feet on the ground so I'd stop and as soon as I did, I biked my way right into a lady's ass. Adornetto tried to change it up by " listening" if you could even say that to our advice, but she still ended up with a fail of a book and we still get fucked as readers, and people who ride bikes still get fucked up by me on accident.
Since I started my Halo review with Bethany, I"m going to follow suit here and begin with the royal pain in the ass Bethany again. I'm going to cut to the chase here and say this: she's a pain in the ass. I already said that? Well, I'm going to say it again. Adornetto, in this book, after reading the reaction from people about how stupid we all thought she was in Halo, tries to increase Bethany's brain capacity like that's even remotely possible but she just ends up coming across as an even more stupid prick.
I never see you apart. Actually do something about it. And where the hell is Adornetto living? Nobody has said "bling" or "homies" for years now, and trust me if they still do, it's not on MTV.
And don't even get me started on Huggie Bear. That has not and never will be a cute nickname. If anything, it reminds me more of a different kind of bear Huggie Bear pedobear Since we're on the topic of the pedo Xavier, again this book is centered around that looove can seemingly do everything, and Bethany's obsessiveness over said love. No, Bethany, just no. Love can do many things, but there still are limits. Like your spirit can't manifest and become real just by looking at your hubby.
You've got to have something else drive your damn story besides love, and I'm not really sorry to say that Hades doesn't. At all. You know you have problems when you believe that the best thing that's happened since Jake's death, even better than tripling your local church's numbers which should be like a fat man getting free doughnuts to an angel , is that you and Xavier have grown even closer and you guys are now able to synchronize your steps. Even with my enormous amount of adoration of you I will still continue to eat and drink in your honor.
And Bethany, even with all of her posturing, is still a giant idiot! You don't even have to go 30 pages into the book to figure that out when she uses a fucking Ouija board. Oh nononononononono Adornetto. I don't care if this is a fictional story or not; there are still certain rules that still always will apply, and one of those being: an angel who is a celestial being would never, ever use a Ouija board even if oh-so-powerful force that is peer pressure was applied.
I cannot even stand the thought of that and to have it written in a story that actually got published is Is this the kind of shit that we're letting get published these days while other undiscovered authors with amazing works are getting denied?!
It's just despicable and quite sad, really. She also has little to no sense of self-preservation whatsoever, or any kind of wits: "Something was wrong. I could feel it. Every celestial instinct warned me that we needed to get out of here. I found a weeping willow in the front yard and leaned against its sturdy trunk. If every celestial bone in your body is telling you to get the fuck out of there, what would you do?
Yeah, I would, too, but Bethany here decides to go lean against a tree? How, in any, way, shape, or form, is this running? It's not like if you go to a race you hear this: Ready, set, now everyone go find a tree and stand by it, quick!!
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Bethany Church, her brother Gabriel and sister Ivy are angels from heaven who have come to the little town of Venus Cove, Georgia to combat the forces of evil that are threatening to take over in this remote setting. These angels have taken human form: Bethany is a year-old high schooler, Gabriel is a something music teacher at the school, and Ivy is their stay-at-home charity-organizing sibling. All three are ethereal to behold. Likewise, the boy Xavier whom Bethany has come to love in spite of celestial advice against mixing too much with humans is as beautiful on the outside as he is on the inside. All hell breaks loose. Nevertheless, I liked it anyway.
Thank you for the great giveaway I loved Halo was so good can't wait to read Hades! So, I actually didn't know about these. They look good though. I think Halo's cover is beautiful and very striking. Looks good. Vic: Aren't those covers lovely?
Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier's love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can't keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth's release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well. The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times -bestselling debut, Halo , comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.
Alexandra Adornetto born , an Australian actress and author who writes for children and young adults. She is the daughter of an English teacher and a drama teacher and attended several schools including Mac. She grew up in Melbourne's inner east in a cottage called Byron. She says she was 13 years old and on school holidays when she decided to become a recluse and started writing her first book for young adults, entitled The Shadow Thief. She has said that it took HarperCollins about twenty-four weeks to get back to her asking to publish her book. Since then, Alexandra has written six more novels and commented in print on politics and other matters. She is currently splitting her time between Australia and the US, while she studies at Mississippi and writes.