Saturday, March 3, 2012

Reading Reflection: Halflings

Halflings (Halflings #1)

by Heather Burch
Published February 1st 2012
P. 288
Rating: 3/5

After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with.

A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world

This book was okay... nothing fabulous, but not horrible either.  I think I'm jaded on the whole love triangle predicament in every book I've read in the past few months.  I don't want to lash out on Halflings, but I have had my full for the year. 

The story line, again, was okay.  Nikki is a young girl caught in a war with beings she never knew existed.  Of course these three half-angel half-humans sent to protect her are gorgeous and she falls for two of them (hence the love triangle). And guess what?  One is a good wholesome character and the other is... wait for it... the bad boy type.  However, Nikki cannot be with either one because it's against the rules of halflings.   

There's not much else I can say about the book, it didn't stand out in my mind.  I enjoyed reading it as a quick story, but didn't fall in love with the characters and their plight.  It wasn't bad, but nothing jaw dropping amazing.  With that, I will still read the next book in the series.  There was a moment between Raven and Mace (the boys) at the end that piqued my curiosity and I am intereseted to see how their relationship, along with Nikki's, develop in the future.

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