Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book #26: Hades

Title: Hades (Book #2 in Halo series)

Author: Alexandra Adornetto

Date started reading: March 23, 2013
Date finished reading:  March 26, 2013

Publish date: August 2011
ISBN: 978-0312656270
Number of pages: 432

Official summary: "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." (

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How I obtained the book: Bought for $1.95 at local used book store

My commentary:
  •  I absolutely love the dedication in this book: "For everyone who's been to hell and back."

Memorable quotes:
  • "A body is merely a vehicle. The deepest emotions are experienced through the soul." 
  • "The righteous ones are always exhausting to have around."  ~ Demon
  • "You make me feel things, Beth. That's why you have to stay. Hell's whole lot brighter with you in it." ~ Jake
  • "I'd always interacted with the concept of evil on a philosophical level. Now I felt as though it was all around me, palpable and real." ~ Bethany
  • "Time became my biggest enemy in Hades. On earth it had been so precious because I didn't know when it would run out, but here it was drawn out and immeasurable." ~ Bethany
  • "If humans are God's greatest achievement, he seriously needs to review his design." ~ Jake
  • "Debauchery gets a bit old after two thousand years." ~ Jake
  • "Heaven has no mercy for the likes of me. I made a pact and belong to Hell now. Not even angels can dissolve those ties." ~ Hanna
  • "Human emotion is an irrational force." ~ Michael
  • "I know you want Beth back -- we all do -- but acting like some comic-book hero isn't going to help." ~ Gabriel to Xavier
  • "The souls (in Hades) feel everything acutely. The beauty of Hades is that you keep regenerating only to go through it all again." ~ Jake
  • "Don't deal with the devil if you can't handle it." ~ Jake
  • "If you think you love me, then you don’t know what love is. Love has to be reciprocated for it to be real." ~ Gabriel to Molly
  • "Never love that which you cannot keep." ~ Lucifer
  • "If Heaven couldn't separate us, Hell's got no damn chance." ~ Xavier to Beth
  • "I feel like I'm waiting for someone to jump out and tell me I've been punk'd." ~ Molly to the angels and Xavier
  • "Beth isn't human, because humans have a soul that they struggle all the time to stay in touch with. Every day is a battle for them to listen to their conscience and do the right thing. If you knew Beth at all you'd know that she doesn't have a soul, she's all soul. She's filled with it, more than any human possibly could be." ~ Xavier
  • "How come in all the paintings, angels are depicted guarding thrones in Heaven or taking out demons? I wonder why they're never shown in the kitchen making burritos." ~ Xavier
  • "It was funny how the goofiest behavior could feel perfectly natural when you were in love." ~ Bethany
  • "Bethany, you are a messenger of the Lord, not a detective in a B-grade spy movie. Try to remember that." ~ Gabriel
  • "One does not need to lock up that which is not dangerous." ~ Lucifer

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