Publisher - Zondervan Publishing
Release Date - February 1st, 2012, 288 Pages
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.
*A review copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley for honest review*
In the very beginning we are thrown into a nightmarish scene where Nikki is being chased down by hell hounds not faring to well when the trio of Halflings finally steps in and save her. Mace, Raven, and Vine are the three oh-so-sexy Halflings, half fallen-angel half man, are assigned to keep her safe. Everything in Nikki's life has gone according to plan until these three show up. She is now being hunted by evil forces and is thrown into a world that she never knew existed.
There was a lot of action throughout the book and I liked the alternating views because we get to know each of the characters a bit better. However it did jump around a bit and some of the scenes we were thrown right into the middle of a conversation and then later on we would get a small briefing on what it was. Nikki was a strong character; she isn't one to back down from a fight. The one thing that is so-so for me about her character was that when all the information was dumped on her she kind of just took it for what they said it was. She had a small freak out moment but after that it was "oh, okay...if you say so". I like the characters to question things more or have a more "human" reaction.
Mace is the sweet guy who wants only the best for Nikki but he knows the consequences of what will happen if he falls in love with her or vice versa. Raven is more of the bad boy type pushing her to her limits and testing how far she can go. Everyone can fall right? I love seeing how the brothers fought and had their own intentions but when things start falling apart we see them come together and know they have the love and protection of each other.
There was some mystery behind what happened to her parents, what really is going on, who the real bad guy is and what is her new found duties going to entail. I am hoping that some of the questions about her godfather, who just randomly showed up one day, will be answered in the next book. Some things just happened so fast so it left me with several questions at the end. Overall I enjoyed the book but it wasn't something that remarkably stood out for me.