Brielle has begun to see the world as it really is, a place where angels intermingle with humans. But just when she thinks she’s got things under control, the life she’s pieced together begins to crumble.
Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her. Something important.
And her overprotective father has turned downright hostile toward Jake. Brielle fears she’ll have to choose between the man who’s always loved her and the one who’s captured her heart.
Then she unearths the truth about her mother’s death and the nightmare starts. Brielle begins seeing visions of mysterious and horrible things.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who saw through the Terrestrial veil. When he pulls the demon Damien from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
Brielle has no choice. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.
But can she fly with broken wings?
Broken Wings continues on shortly after Angel Eyes ends (see here for my review). Brielle is trying to come to terms with her new found abilities and her relationship with Jake. Her ability to see the Celestial with the aid of the halo changes and soon Brielle realizes she can see glimpses of the Celestial all the time without the halo on her head.
At the same time, Brielle and Jake’s enemy, Damien, has been given a second chance by the Prince of Darkness. Damien is given a new set of eyes to allow him to hunt and capture Brielle and Jake so he can use their abilities for the dark side.
Brielle also has to deal with her father’s swiftly changing behaviors. He has begun drinking all the time and dating a woman, Olivia, whom Brielle does not like or trust. The secrets pile up as a war looms over Stratus.
This was another engaging piece to Brielle and Jake’s story. Brielle is given more clues about her own abilities as well as understanding about what exactly happened when her mother died. The plot moved briskly and like the first book, there were religious tones but it wasn’t totally in your face which I appreciate.
I enjoyed how the storylines of certain characters were explained. Brielle has become much stronger as an individual, believing in herself and her own abilities, compared to the scared, uncertain girl from book 1. She and her father finally communicate about her mother’s death and Brielle understands why he has been so stubborn about releasing details and why he has tumbled into a downward spiral of drinking. He has the ability to hear things occurring on the Celestial and it drives him a little insane.
I hope the third book wraps up everything neatly and explains why Stratus is such a focus for the battles between good and evil.
4 out of 5 stars.
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