Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: Hades

Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

Pages: 424
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: August 30th 2011
Copy Type: Hardcover
Copy Received by: Gift from Family Member

Teaser from Goodreads

Heaven Help Her.

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 motorcycle 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.


I'm going to write this as spoiler free as I possibly can.

This book seemed in ways worse than the first in the series, Halo, though I did read that a long time ago. This book just didn't cut it for me. It seemed very thrown together.

My first issue with the book is the title. The word Hades refers to the Greek god of the Underworld Hades, though in this book the characters use it as the name for the underworld instead of the name of god himself. 

Throughout the book I felt that the description the wrong things at the wrong time, and at one point I believe I found a sentence that hadn't been completed thoroughly before starting the next sentence. 

I loved the romance in the book, Bethany and Xavier, because they just seems so good for each other, but in the beginning I found my self wanting to yell at Bethany for her many mistakes that later contributed to the main conflict. 

My last issue was the ending, which was very sudden and incomplete. (I'm avoiding spoilers, I'm sorry I'm being very vague.)

Overall I say if you liked Halo, you should feel free to try Hades out. 


  1. I still haven't read Halo yet, even though I've got it on my bookshelf. I've just read too many mixed reviews about these books that I can't decided if I want to start the series!

  2. I agree with you. I didn't really like how this book turned out compared to the first book.