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January 29, 2012

Review: Halflings by Heather Burch - Farah

Title: Halflings
Author: Heather Burch
Publication date: February 1st, 2012
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal/Angels)

Challenges: A-Z Title, Debut Author
Source: NetGalley
Pages: 288

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.
As I first started reading Halflings, I was a bit confused about what it was talking about. But guess what? It's about fallen angels, who are called Halflings, or "The Lost Boys". The protagonist, Nikki, isn't a halfling. Three boys, who are halflings, are sent to protect her from the bad side.
The three halflings are Mace, Raven, and Vine, whom I adore. The thing that really gets you hooked, is the suspense in the story. I don't know why these bad guys want Nikki. Why her, when she's just a normal human being? 
I really enjoyed reading this book because all the characters were awesome. Nikki has a black belt in karate, so she's not weak, and doesn't need a "guy" to protect her. I liked how she was smart, and how she put the pieces together of what's happening around her.
Mace, Raven, and Vine are so cute together. I loved how there was a 15 year old kid (Vine). They were all caring towards Nikki, and none of them were lazy. I also really loved their brotherhood towards each other. How nothing can break them apart or cause hatred.
Halflings was a very interesting read! Its a debut novel, so I want to give a big clap to Heather Burch for writing an amazing story! Can't wait for the sequel!
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  1. I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed this! I got it from Netgalley too but I've been a bit undecided about reading it. I'll have to get to it soon!

    - Nicola @ A Pocket Full of Books

  2. I really liked this book, too! Very glad that you enjoyed it.

    To read my review:


  3. Yay, glad you enjoyed it, Farah! You know, this was one of those rare book where I actually LIKED the love-triangle. Great review! :D

  4. Thank you so much, Farah for the fabulous review!