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Halflings by Heather Burch

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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.

Goodreads Summary

Nikki was a normal teenager until she was attacked at random and saved by a man she didn't know.  When three young men show up at random and attend her school, she doesn't know quite what to make of it, but she knows that one of them was connected to the day she was attacked.   Nikki expects that there might be something fishy going on, but she doesn't know the half of it.  She discovers fairly early on in the novel that the three men are Halflings...and they were sent to protect her.

Nikki's character was fun and easy to connect to.  She has a somewhat cautious, but welcoming exterior.  The three boys are terrific to read about.  They literally act like family...with all of the antics that goes along with that quality.  The reader will not know which one to root for as a love interest and which one he/she likes best and would rather hoard for him/herself.  Nikki's best friend can be sassy and a little on the pushy side, but the reader will appreciate her devotion to Nikki.

The plot was fast-paced.  The reader did not have to wait long to discover the true mystery in the book.  The events were richly detailed and easy to follow.  The author's lyrical way of writing will likely appeal to the reader.  Although the point of view from which the story is told switches around from character to character, the characters are easy to get to know and enjoy.  This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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  1. I really enjoyed this book. I totally agree - a fast paced story - adds to the delight!

  1. I saw this the other day! Sounds like it would be great!
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  1. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the review!

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