Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore

From the back cover:

Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. 
Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt ... and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.
A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.
My review:
In Angel Eyes, Shannon Dittemore has done for today's generation what Frank Perretti did for my generation-- opened their eyes to the spiritual realm.  This book was mysterious and intriguing as well as fun and enjoyable.  It kept me on the edge of my seat.  Shannon's description of angels and demons is amazing... I could actually see the scenes she painted with her words.  
The Bible says, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Eph 6:12)  In Angel Eyes, we see the spiritual battle that happens between demons and angels for our souls.  The end decision is left up to us though.  
Shannon also broaches the subject of human trafficking in this book.  She just touches on it, but it's enough to make a person want to look it up and see if it's real. Unfortunately, it is and it is about the spiritual darkness that covers America.  
I would definitely recommend this book.  I would say a mature 13 and older can read this and understand it.  It really is an eye-opener.  

About Shannon: 

Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents-pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.

As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008. 

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This book was provided for review by Litfuse.  No other compensation was given.


  1. Thank you, thank you Ladette! What a thoughtful review. I'm so grateful that you took time to read and review Brielle's journey. Glad you enjoyed it friend. Can't wait to share Broken Wings with you. God bless.


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