Halflings by Heather Burch

You know what I smell??  A LOVE TRIANGLE!  It’s like the Bermuda Triangle big… it makes you have to choose a side.  *gasp*  Team Mace or Team Raven??   Just those names alone…  I’m usually not a fan at ALL of love triangles, but this one…it was good.

Title: Halflings (Halflings #1)

Author: Heather Burch

Summary (by Goodreads):

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.

My take:

This was a book I got from NetGalley to review and I absolutely loved it!  Thank you to Zondervan, publisher of this book for granting my request for a read and review!  *bows* 

*rubs hands together*  Now where to begin….ok, let’s start basic and work our way up, shall we?
Nikki, is a girl who in the beginning is being chased down by hell hounds.  You read it right…Hell Hounds.  A pair of “cerulean” eyes saves her before she blacks out.  Not kidding…cerulean was my favorite crayon color…*crosses heart*  We soon learn that those gorgeous pair of eyes belong to Mace, a halfling.  (A halfling is a child from an angel father and mortal mother.)  He along with two of his “halfling brothers”, Raven and Vine, are on a mission from the Throne and they don’t know exactly what’s going on, but at every turn, they always seem to find the need to intervene to save Nikki’s life.

Now…Raven and Mace are described as handsome young men, blonde hair, blue eyes, even goes as far to say that they have perfect “Michaelangelo” noses and”a mouth that looked capable of pleasing any girl’s lips”…basically:

…..where was I??? …. umm …. oh yeah…

So Raven, Mace, and their “younger brother” Vine are trying to keep Nikki safe from crazy gunmen, hell hounds, and mad scientists.  They’re also wanting to figure what exactly their mission is exactly.  In the midst of it all….Mace and Raven fall for Nikki.  AND Nikki while having amazing feelings for Mace has a few feelings of her own for Raven…but who wouldn’t with halflings looking like Thor/Chris Hemsworth?  Therein lies the “Bermuda Triangle” of love.

This book leaves you with a HUGE cliffhanger.  Like the author has a character make a crazy decision and start running…..and the book ends. Literally ends.  Over.  Done.

Overall, when I think about the story line, I’m more focused on the romance part and not so much on what is going on with her parents, the scientists, etc.  You’re probably like…scientists? What?  Yeeeah…there’s more to the story than Mace and Raven…

But Mace and Raven….all I’ve got to say is:



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