‘Angel Eyes’ by Shannon Dittemore ~ Book Review

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through . . .


Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

I was riveted, captivated and drawn into ‘Angel Eyes’ more than I have been in a long time.

Okay, I’m honestly not sure how many times I can say OH MY GOODNESS in this review before I lose you.  So…. I’ll say it once more and be done… OH MY GOODNESS!

I’ve just recently became aware of this wonderful author.  Shannon is a delight to tweet and Facebook with!  I bought ‘Angel Eyes’ and added it to my ‘To Be Read’ pile (which is about 40 books deep) and placed it just under the last two book I’ve reviewed.  I always love to read books by people I’ve had some interaction with.  It seems to make the reading of the book even richer!

So, I turn on my Kobo and sit down to delve into this book by this great author I’ve begun to chat with.  OH MY…. sorry.  I mean,WOW!  Almost from page one, I was sucked into this amazing story.

Brielle’s world has been shattered.  She’s on the verge of shattering herself.  She is just barely keeping it together.  She tries to return to normalcy, but the cold and guilt won’t go away.  Brielle is so human and it resonated in me.  She isn’t a super hero, she has regular abilities… just like me.

Jake is the new guy.  He seems so calm and put together and he somehow he has the ability to warm the deep chill in her spirit.  He seems to appear wherever she is.

Brielle is content to push everyone away, but something about Jake keeps drawing her in.  Is it just that he’s cute?  Is it the unexpected, shocking gift?  Or is it even more than that?

Forces greater than both of them are in play and if they aren’t careful, they will both fall to the enemy.

Shannon has a way of writing that is so personal.  I felt as though I was Brielle.  I love the first person point of view!  (I used to write that way myself and have a fondness for it)  I could almost feel the cold when Brielle was describing it.  I felt my heart racing at her panic.  Shannon has a wonderfully descriptive way of writing.  I felt like I was seeing everything in front of my own eyes.

The forces of good and evil in this book held my attention.  The point of view from the Angels is magnificent.  I felt an almost overwhelming desire and longing to be one of the blessed ones who sit and work in the direct presence of the King.  I pitied those who chose to abandon Him.

It was nearly physically painful to put this book down when I didn’t know what would happen to Brielle, Jake or their angelic guardians.

I enjoyed this book immensely.  There are almost no words for how much I enjoyed ‘Angel Eyes’!  It is a heart-pounding, jaw dropping read that I will be adding to the rotation of books I re-read once a year (at least!).

Thank-you Shannon for a beautifully written journey into Brielle and Jakes world!  I’m sad that I didn’t find out about your wonderful book sooner, but I am so glad to know that I don’t have to wait long for ‘Broken Wings’!!  Even two months is going to feel sooooo long!

5/5 stars!!  It almost doesn’t seem like enough!

Get your copy of Angel Eyes HERE!


Have you read ‘Angel Eyes’?  What did you think?

You can find Shannon on Facebook, Twitter and here at her website:  http://shannondittemore.com/


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