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Hades

Hades


Hades

ratings:
3.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
13 hours
Released:
Aug 30, 2011
ISBN:
9781441875310
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Description

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier's love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can't keep Beth from being tricked into a motor- cycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth's release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test.

Something happened - something I could never have imagined. It was so unfathomable, I felt nothing but a sickening feeling that seemed to come from my core and spread like poison through my body. The highway defied gravity and suddenly reared up in front of us. A deep jagged crack appeared in its center. The highway was splitting open. The crack widened like a hungry cavernous mouth, waiting to swallow us up. The wind that whipped my face grew warmer, and steam rose from the broken asphalt. I knew instinctively what it was from the feeling of hollow emptiness that emanated from it. It was a gateway to Hell, and we were heading straight toward it.

Released:
Aug 30, 2011
ISBN:
9781441875310
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Alexandra Adornetto penned her first novel at thirteen and is now a New York Times bestselling author. She lives with her five-pound Yorkie named Boo Radley, who she rescued from a trailer park in Alabama. As a child, she saw a lot of ghosts. Her parents were concerned. She now lives in Hollywood with all the other misfits. You can find her online at Facebook.com/AlexandraAdornetto and follow her on Twitter @MissAllyGrace.


Reviews

What people think about Hades

3.3
13 ratings / 9 Reviews
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  • (3/5)
    OK, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book in the series, Halo. The storyline was good. I had trouble believing in the characters though. Xavier is far too good for a teenage boy, especially one of the popular ones! Also some of the characters in hell didn't even seem that bad, in fact hell didn't seem that bad. I think the author's idea for hell being made up of nightclubs and fancy hotels was interesting it just needed more fire and brimstone. The book ended with a cliffhanger but I probably won't bother to read the next book in the series.
  • (2/5)
    I still feel that the main character is unbelievable. I don't see how she can be an "angel" and still do the things she does. There is no way that teens actually talk using the language that is used. Can't believe this series was ever on the New York Times Best Seller list. It's not even close to the really good stuff out there.
  • (1/5)
    I am giving this book one star. I cannot even finish it! Halo was good, but my interest in this series just does not hold over enough to care to finish this. I may try it again one day but for now, I cannot say I enjoyed this one enough to finish it. A big disappointment.
  • (5/5)
    This series is just extraordinary. I love Adornetto's love triangle, Beth & Xavier period and Jack wants to add a comma somewhere. It's one of the best YA series I've read so far, the tone of emotions are more matured and the motives more rational than its counterparts. Which is probably the reason why I wasn't annoyed. My frustration stems from the near-impossible situations that the protagonists find themselves in.
  • (5/5)
    I love this series. When I got close to the end of the book, I was relieved that maybe this would be the end of it, only because I hate it when a book leaves you hanging. I got all the way to end feeling wonderful about it, until I read the Epilogue. So, now I have to wait for the next book! I can't say that I'm unhappy about it. I'm more unhappy about the fact that I have to WAIT for the next one to be released and I am very inpatient person. But on to a more positive note; I am really impressed with this author especially because of her age. I wish that I could write as well as her. The first book, Halo, was impressive but not nearly as impressive as I found this book to be. It seems like her style of writing has improved a lot since the last book was published. Kudos! Very excited for the next book to be released.
  • (4/5)
    Hades is the second novel in the Halo series by Alexandra Adornetto. It picks up where the last novel left off. Bethany and Xavier are still in love. The small town of Venus Cove is returning back to normal. Things seems to be going well for all parties until a bad decision with really bad consequences occurs. Jake Thorn finds a loop hole to trick Bethany into going to Hell. I like this book so much more than the Halo. I felt as if the characters in this novel finally came alive. Bethany is an angel trapped in Hell. Jake intends to keep her there at all costs. However Bethany refuses to accept her fate. She'll stop at nothing to get back to the ones she loves. Jake on the other hand, is obsessed with Bethany. He will stop at nothing to keep her in Hades, as he calls it. There tempers flare quite a bit as they go up against each other. Bethany finds some unlikely allies to help her. I'm glad the author included Jake Thorn in this novel. He's an interesting character that's multidimensional. At times I really wanted to hate him but at others I couldn't help feel sorry for him.The story line in this novel was good. It was definitely a page turner for me. There are so many obstacles that the characters must overcome I just wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. As for the ending let me just say this: Major Cliffhanger! I can't wait to see what happens next.