Halflings

Halflings

Book - 2012
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When Nikki is targeted by an evil intent on harming her, she finds herself under the guardianship of three young men who call themselves Halflings.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2012
ISBN: 9780310728184
0310728185
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 21 cm

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Nymeria23
May 31, 2015

Okay, finding it hard to begin this review. Not totally sure how I feel about the book. I like the storyline, I love Raven and think he's the best character so far, and Damon is an interesting development. (Spoilers ahead). But the book is way too predictable and over-dramatic. I think Damon is a bad Halfling, Nikki is part Halfling but has had her genetics altered by Omega Corporations, and whichever guy she doesn't end up with (she'll be part Halfling already so it'll be okay) will get together with one of the Golden Girls. But, okay, Nikki's constantly shifting mood in the face of danger, Mace's sudden and complete infatuation with her that made me want to gag, and the not-so-subtle thoughts the characters had of "I knew my life was about to change for the worse", or "I had a sudden feeling that one of us wouldn't be alive by the end of this journey" were kind of annoying. The one part of the book that I enjoyed the most was the fight session Nikki had with Raven. Honestly, I live his character. He's so troubled and is on the verge of giving up hope. Mace vows to stick by him and help him get his hope back, and when he was with Nikki, his eyes lightened! She's bringing out the good in him! Instead of condemning him to an eternal life of pain and misery, she'll actually be leading him to the light! And what I like about him is he isn't disgustingly attached to her, he wants to make her believe in herself and loves her for who she is now, and has a better backstory with his struggle to stay good.

Zero is weird, Vine is adorable, the Golden Girls will be an interesting addition (where's their angel?) and I can't wait to find out what's up with Damon. Oh, and for later reference, Nikki's parents have been killed, Damon has had her house cleared out, and Nikki has run to Will and the Halflings.
(By the way, it hasn't come up again at all pretty much that Nikki is a Seer. Um... okay)

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read04440
Jun 14, 2014

This book was pretty good. It's kind of a mix between Twilight and Mortal Instraments. I liked this book okay, but the second one I found boring and had to force myself to pick up. If you don't like romance novels, I wouldn't suggest this. It has some action, but the main premise is the star-crossed love triangle. If you like those kind of things, then I would suggest this book to you.

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hcr_violet
May 31, 2014

This book was quite good. I picked it up thinking it would just be a quick, mindless read, but I liked it a lot. I am looking forward to checking out the next two books in the series. This book is aimed more towards feminine readers.

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Reality_Escaper
May 19, 2013

Overall the book was pretty good and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Now I would like to continue my review of this book but it won’t make too much sense unless I explain how I found the series.

So I found this series while I was looking through the “Recently Reviewed” section, when I came across a GREAT rating on the book Avenger which just so happens to be the 3rd book in this series. My mouse arrow hovered above the “place on hold” button when I noticed that it was the 3rd book in a series and thought ‘there is no way I will understand what is going on if I start reading the end of the series.’ And for that reason alone, I searched for the book Halflings. And what do I find?! These comments and reviews posted. Nothing says, READ ME like a bunch of low rates and reviews. But I was determined to read the 3rd book so I put Halflings on hold.

And now that I have explained, I can continue.

While I enjoyed reading this book overall and loved the ending, much of it was slow and hard to finish in a timely manner. Well not exactly SLOW but it just lacked a lot action. Due to my determination to read the 3rd book, I pushed through the slow parts and managed to finish the book in less than a week. Now I am quite happy to have finished and can’t wait to read what happens next.

So, what am I trying to prove? Well, first I am recommending the book. Lol and second if I were you I would advise you to take a look at the 3rd book’s reviews and ratings and see if a bit of determination is worth finding out what happens and how everything works out in the 3rd book. Of course don’t read too much about the 3rd book first just in case it spoils/mentions/concludes something that happens in the earlier books. I hope you read the book or at least understand my comment and rating reasoning. Also, I’m sorry that this is so long.

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ElizabethSummer
Apr 10, 2013

ick. Did not like this book. Basically the Christian version of Twilight.

starlet587 Jan 11, 2013

This book was not one of my favorite reads at all...It took me more than 3 months to finish this book because it was so freakin boring. What makes it so much worse is that the premise, half angel/human is in love with human NIkki. Then in the book you get the idea that Nikki isn't all human or somehow enhanced genetically. In any case it sounds like it should be great but it was NOT. Half the book is spent discussing the state of halfings having to live in sort of a limbo. The other half is just all over the place, All the scenarios are underdeveloped. The author starts to pick things up a little in the end but decides to leave you with the dumbest cliffhanger ever. That wasn't before introducing some halfing chicks who get her jealous. I'm over this book. Ithought it was trash.

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KayleighBook
Aug 16, 2013

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hcr_violet
May 31, 2014

This book begins with a young girl, Nikki, being chased through the woods by hell hounds. We then meet the three Halflings meant to protect her: Raven, Mace, and Vine. She is part of their journey, which has been assigned to them from the Throne, in heaven. As they grow closer, it becomes evident that Nikki is special and their journey may encompass things far beyond her. Nikki and her protectors will have choices to make as they struggle with the challenges constantly thrown at them.

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hcr_violet
May 31, 2014

"The sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Genesis 6:2"

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