Saturday, July 16, 2011

Of Paradoxes, Rescue, & Hell

Hades by Alexandra Adornetto 

Even the love of her boyfriend, Xavier Woods, and her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep the angel Bethany Church from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, 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. Can he be trusted in this wager? And what does Jake have Xavier believing about Beth’s fate that may result in an act of betrayal that will leave Bethany – and readers – wondering if Xavier is so good after all?

Have you ever felt like life sucked and the entire world is against you? Well that has nothing on how Bethany was feeling as an angel in Hell.

Reading Hades was interesting because I personally loved the first book and I wasn't really sure what angle Alexandra would write Hades. It was one of those iffy choices that made me anticipate and dread the second book. But, through all that I will have to say that I loved Hades, too. I mean sure there were parts where I was like hmm or I don't know, but the overall result was great!

Now, for you who don't know about the book I'll tell you. In Halo, Bethany and her two angel siblings archangel Gabriel and Ivy arrive in the human world on a mission to bring God's people back to him and knock out the evil forces that are working against them. Somewhere along the way Beth falls in love with Xavier, the class president of her new school. They bond and have a romance where Bethany revials what she is eventhough she knows the raft that will come. Of course, everything works out and Xavier and Bethany have a sweet, loving relationship; that is until exchange student Jake Thorn comes along. He is bad to the bone and he knows it, but there is also more than meets the eye to him. He tries to win Bethany's heart but it fails and in revenge recks havoc on their same town. BLAH BLAH BLAH (I will NOT tell the rest so go and read it yourself).

So, now that you have this little synopsis on Halo let us move on to Hades. I have to say that if it wasn't for Bethany's immature selfish friends she would never have been in Hades. But, being an angel she just can't let them wander off into the dark playing with spirits alone, so she joins them to make sure everything stays safe. Well that was a BIG failure because her friends released something evil in their saonce with the Ouji board (no one ever listens to the safe girl). Now, all of a sudden, problems start arising and Bethany falls into the hands of Hell incarnet , Jake Thorn - demon extraordinaire. Taken on the back of a motorcycle (which is by far a kick butt exit) Bethany is, lack for a better phrase, dragged to Hell.

This will definitely sound strange, but Hades wasn't so bad if she kept to the safe-ish areas. I mean sure you might find a soul trapped in the cycle of their own evil deed, or glimpse the unimaginable horrors of The Pit, but it wasn't so bad..........................Okay I'm just kidding. Hell was horrible for Bethany because she is an angel and she was love/home sick. 

Oh and for all who wonder about Gabriel and Molly, we lets just say things get interesting for them. I like seeing Mr. Serious and Ms. Not-so-Serious together. It's hilarious and kinda sad at the same time. Their entire whatever they have is confusing, even to them. But, Alexandra mixes it up a bit for them and that's great.

Now, for the ending. It was soooooo cute!!!! But, (there is always a but) it left me wondering in the most horrific way! I was like awww they are so great together, everything is gonna go up hill from now on. Then, doom struck (or that's what I assumed) and their world was shattered. I NEED to know what happens next. Alexandra can't write fast enough for me. 

Overall this book is rated:
- Gilbert

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