ARC Review: Halflings

Author: Heather Burch
Series: Halflings #1
Pages: 286
Format: ARC paperback
Source: Zondervan
Rating: 3/5

After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with.

A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.

For some wierd reason, I thought this book was about fairies (both with the cover and the title) but I was wrong.  And I feel like it would have worked out better had it been about fairies.

I was all geared up for story about human/fairy creatures called Halflings but instead I got angels.  Yes, angels.  And for some reason, I wasn't crazy about it.  The plot wasn't that great, it started stuff but didn't finish them (I'll probably understand in the next series).  I usually don't like love triangles AT ALL and this book was no different.  I don't even know why Nikki likes Raven.  And it makes me think less of a girl when she has two guys.

My favorite of the two boys fighting for Nikki was Mace.  He was the nicest one, besides Vine (who I also like) and he really cared about Nikki.
The other boy in the triangle is Raven, and I don't like him at all.  He is not appealing to me AT ALL.
In the beginning I really liked Nikki.  She was strong, self-confident, and completely uniterested in boys.  Even when she met Mace I still liked her because it was just him, not two guys.  But the minute Raven came into the picture my opinion of her started to slip.  I wish she had just stayed with Mace.

All in all, not the best book I've read, but it was still good and I want to read the next book for sure.

Huge thanks to Heather Burch for talking to me and letting her agent know I wanted a book and Zondervan for sending me one.  THANKS SO MUCH!!!


  1. I liked this book, but I wasn't a big fan of Nikki. I though she came off as a bit whiney. Like she would be constantly thinking about how ugly she was and that boys shouldn't like her, but everyone knew otherwise. I dunno, she seemed like one of those girls who will post a picture on FB and say they are ugly just to get people to tell them they are pretty.

    I also thought it was going to be about fae and not angels from the cover.. I still want to read the next book though, to see what happens next.


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