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Heaven (Halo #3)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  12,550 ratings  ·  1,037 reviews
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don't tell Beth's arc
ebook, 432 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Feiwel & Friends (first published 2012)
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Terry Fedosky Just because it has angels in it doesn't make it Christian! The author has taken a lot of leeway with Biblical things and her interpretation of them.
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This book can go fuck itself.

There; that should give you a pretty solid idea of the flavor of this review. That this book is the absolute epitome of garbage is an understatement. It is one of the worst books I have ever read in my life.

Appalling is the success of this series. It’s been on the NYT bestseller’s list. It’s been in bookstore windows, on sale on the Amazon front page, and in the hot little hands of teenage girls everywhere. Above all this, the author’s eyes shine with dollar signs, a
I just want to tell you all: this is the first book I really considered quitting not once, not twice, but three times. I am so happy that this series is over and that I will never pick up any of these books from this series again for as long as I live. I am the definition of done. Also, spoilers will be abound and aplenty throughout this whole review, and this is going to a a mostly Supernatural gif-filled extravaganza, because A). That is how angels/demons/etc. should be done and B). I can. ...more
Mar 21, 2012 Anila marked it as not-with-a-ten-foot-pole  ·  review of another edition
Pre-synopsis and cover:
Perfect image: found.

Post-synopsis and cover:

Kanaya Maryam does not approve.

Alriiiiiiiight. *cracks knuckles* Let's do this.

So here's the synopsis we're given:
"Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as t
John Egbert
As of 7/9/2012

So I finally got around to reading (and trying to make sense of) the synopsis.

Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat,

You see, this is the obvious bait. I'm not going to take it. I'm going to walk away and move on to the next sentence, because if I were to even get started on how much of an insult this is to teenagers (and really every human being on the planet) I wouldn't be able to stop. And none of us want that.

So instead I'm going to
What do I think?

Here's what I think of the idea of Adornetto being a teen who Knows How Teens Work:

What I think of the idea of Xavier and Bethany getting married at eighteen after approximately half a year or so of knowing each other:

Of the idea that although they're breaking Heaven's Law, it's rogue angels that are after them and want to kill them:

Of the idea that Bethany can blend in with humans because, please, we can see idiocy when it walks and talks among us:

Of the idea that an angel who
While I was pondering over the best way to write this review, a little thought came to me.

'Vanessa, why are you even bothering to review this book? I mean, I know you've read the whole trilogy, but you just aren't the target audience. You aren't a Christian, for one. You've also made clear several times that you don't enjoy reading about teenage star-crossed and/or supernatural lovers, and you are now into your twenties. So don't get angry at an author for not catering to your specific tastes!'




(You see what this series has done to me.
It's driven me crazy... 0.0)



Update: 3/21/12

I just read the synopsis. Is this for real? Really?


So, in order to remain safe from some oooh scary angels, Bethany and Xavier go to college!? Oh sure, just blow $100,000 and party and whatnot! I am working my ASS
Mar 21, 2012 Hannah marked it as will-never-read  ·  review of another edition
"Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet. "

'She knows how teen hearts beat'... Oh fuck, this is our teen spokeswoman now? We're all doomed!

Ps. Cheesy cover is cheeseh.
Are they... Are they making a heart!? Oh the fuckery, what is this shit?
Am i the only one who liked Jake???
For some reason, there is a lot of bad review. I like the book because I love all book. The author work hard for it. And i'm mad that people are being ass. You can dislike the book but you don't have to be bitchy about it. How would you like it if you write your own book, and you get a hell of hate message? But again, i'm no one side. Although in my other side, i guess that this "hate" message to Alexandra Adornetto can enlight her to do better in future writing. Sign.... people these day... i d ...more
Beatriz  Lins
The cover. LOOK AT THIS COVER! *Die*

The synopsis does look pretty stupid, though. Two archangels challenging Heaven in order to protect an angel and a mortal's love and marriage? By hiding IN A COLLEGE? Are you freaking kidding me?

Edit: The trailer is out... and it's horrible -_- Why would seven fallen angels be so determined to stop Bethany and Xavier from their HEA? THey don't have anything else to do, do they? Go start the apocalipse or something. Just don't waste your time with these too.

Mar 21, 2012 Laurel marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are against brain cells
Now, I'm not one to draw anatomy correctly 24/7...but at least I know how to critique myself and find my faults. A COVER LIKE THIS HURTS ME.

That is THE tiniest ribcage I have ever seen, and her neck looks way awkward arched like that. Also, I haven't seen someone so tiny about the waist since Ariel the mermaid. For serious.
And I didn't know hair could be wings. That must be a new development in angel anatomy. The silhouette should also still imply foreshortening with arm muscles and size and wha
Nepeta Leijon

Raphael belongs to the SWAG club.


Okay, what the fuck was this story about? What was the moral even supposed to be?

"Let's all get married at a young age, have sex, then give up everything for a man!"- Alexandra Adornetto (But not really)

This sums up my feelings:

Also, this:

Yeah, Dolorosa does not approve of this mes
Ugh. Here I was thinking, hey, Heaven can't be so bad if I read it as a parody, right? Right? *Crickets* Who am I kidding, it's still terrible. The only thing that's remotely amazing is how I've now managed to finish this series even though I couldn't get past chapter four of the eye gouging turd that was Fallen, but that's neither here nor there. Only means this book isn't the biggest pile of crap, but it's still a pile of crap.

Where to start? Not a revelation at all, after Halo and Hades it's
-0 stars

Oh my. I have to say this was the worst one yet. One would believe that when someone has three tries to get something right, that person eventually would...

Where do I begin?

Let's start with the fun fact that the dense, smoky forestry in South Carolina can, in fact, hide your sinning asses from the Great Cheezus himself! Yup. Bet'cha you didn't know that. Well there you have it. So, if you sin beyond imaginable circumstances you now know where to hide your shame riddled face. And to help
Oct 22, 2012 Scarlet marked it as don-t-even-bother  ·  review of another edition
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Ahahah seriously? Is this a joke? Because I find it both infuriating and insanely funny at the same time. Adornetto doesnt know shit about real romance.

But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, a
I thought it couldn't get any worse. Boy, I was wrong.

Bethany Church, or the Paranormal Mary Sue, whichever you want to call her, hasn't changed. At all.

After Xavier proposed to Bethany at the end of Hades, God made it really clear that this marriage was an abomination. Did Xavier and Bethany listen? Of course not.
So, they get married, cheese cheese blah blah, and OMG! A reaper appears to destroy it. What should they do? Bethany protects Xavier which made the reaper KILL Father Mel, Xavier's fam
Guess what popped up in my mailbox.

You know what's funny? The book, underneath the jacket, is sticky. Maybe it's an omen that they're finally gonna have sex!

This snark-bait book is on its way to me as we speak... Should be here on either Friday or Saturday... Cant wait to snark the hell out of it read it!
Hydrogen Carbonate
Dear Alexandra Adornetto,

I'm currently in the middle of Hades and might I say NO book has pissed me off more than this one. Lordy Lucifer, Bethany got more stupid and annoying from the last. So, to counter balance all the 5 star reviews, I'm giving one star. Because even if you tack on gold at the end of two shits, you end up with more shit than gold.
Howdy YAL
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Oh, dear lord. Let's just say I'm thankful that this is the last installment of this train wreck. I have lots to discuss and rant about so if you like positive and up beat reviews this is not the review for you.

I will say this though, this will be my first and last positive thing to say about this installment besides the fact that it's over. This was an improvement to Hades. But how could it not be? That being said, let's get
Jul 30, 2012 Teresa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Okay, someone do me a favor and call Guiness, because that was the biggest, motherfucking bullshit I have ever had the misfortune to read!!!! I honestly believe my IQ dropped seventy points after reading that statement, because if Ally knows how teen hearts beat, then I'm Madonna. And I am so obviously not Madonna.

And by the way, the co
Apr 13, 2011 Jasmin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookworm
:'( Xavier needs her!!!
Nov 28, 2012 Demo marked it as lol-no  ·  review of another edition
Right now, before you read this, I want you to go look at that synopsis again. Look at it. Study it. Read into it like words that could determine whether you live or die. Then come back here and continue on.

Upon doing this, you may come to a few realizations:

First Question: Why would a bunch of rogue angels give a flying fuck about some stupid teenagers' relationship?

Let's picture this. You are an angel. You can fly. You have purtty wings and purtty hair and purtty everything. You can probably s
the scarecrow
"Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat"

This is exactly why Rowling invented the Crucio curse. It's so I can spend recovery time imagining casting it at awful authors and the cretins that allow this sort of drivel to be published.

*cracks knuckles*

Bring it, Adornetto. I'll do to you what Bellatrix did to the Longbottoms, except that you actually deserve it.
kitty cué

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Zero vi Britannia
At first, I was iffy about giving a low rating before the book came out. But then I saw that this has a 4.13 rating. Now I don't care.

Edit #1:
(view spoiler)
the golden witch.
Oh wow. Okay, guys, just a warning: this one is all over the place. If anything, it wasn't really the neat, tied-up package I was hoping for, but it felt a little over-crammed full of sub-plots and dogma, not-so-subtle misogyny, endorsing the purity myth, and self-righteousness. Yet, oddly enough, it addresses some of the more confusing pieces of the Christian mythology (a lot of contradictory things that go on in Heaven itself, etc), which I liked a lot. I'll go more into all of this later, but ...more
My experience with this novel has brought a few names to mind. Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell; these are a few of the well known scribes who can step their old dead asses aside. There's a new fuckin' sheriff in town and I believe her name's Alexandra Adornetto. She wields words like swords and swords like delicious sticks of honey butter. Picture a diamond studded french fry dipped in ecstasy laced ketchup being fed to you by the sexiest set of siamese twins alive, while Morgan Freema ...more
Dec 17, 2010 Jori marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I hope Beth gets to stay with Xavier! PLEASE ALEXANDRA! Don't make her go back, please! And don't you DARE make Xavier get killed, just so Beth can be with him forever! You CAN'T DO THAT TO ME! Make 'Our Father' understand their love... or something, let it work!
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Am I The Only One Who Disliked Bethany? 9 58 Jun 24, 2015 09:44PM  
Sorry, but HEAVEN SUCKS 12 103 Dec 13, 2014 03:00PM  
So who did you hate more, Bethany or Xavier? 8 60 Jun 26, 2014 01:16PM  
GABRIEL AND MOLLY PLEASE! 13 140 Aug 08, 2013 12:34PM  
Why do all YA series about angels seem so predicatable 5 37 Aug 06, 2013 06:19PM  
So wait... Is this the last book? 17 76 Feb 25, 2013 01:43AM  
Was this a good ending? 3 56 Oct 18, 2012 10:30PM  
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Alexandra Emily Adornetto was born on 18 April 1992 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is the only child of an English Teacher and a Drama Teacher and attended, in her own words, "many" schools including MacRobertson Girls' High School, Ruyton Girls' School and Eltham College. She has loved stories for as long as she can remember. In 2006, she won the State Legacy Public Speaking competition. ...more
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