Saturday, August 13, 2011

Review: Angel Burn

Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars
Cover Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (May 24, 2011)
Received: Bought

Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly

Book Rating: 4/5 Stars
Cover Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Candlewick (May 24, 2011) Received: Bought
Goodreads Summary: Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful. They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.
THOUGHTS: This books was definitely original. I've never read an angel book where the angels were quite like this, let alone as monstrous. These angels feed off of human energy, causing the victim to end up in a dazed dreamy state, always regarding the angel who ruined their life as the best thing that ever happened to them, a thing called Angel Burn.  Anyways, I really liked this book. The way the POV's alternate is one of the things that I loved, the way it switches from Willow in first person and then Alex in third person. I do like first person better, but having Alex's point of view thrown in was just a huge bonus.

SETTING: The book starts off in Pawtucket, New York. Willow leads a pretty normal life, despite the fact she's psychic, likes fixing cars, and her Mom is delusional. And then she meets Alex. She gets discovered by the Church of Angels, a legion of humans who have Angel Burn and worship the angels, for what she really is: a half angel, which shouldn't be possible and is a huge threat to the angels. After that, Willow goes on a cross-country trip with Alex. They also stay in my home state, Tennessee, for a while, which made me giggle a little bit. 

CHARACTERS: The characters in this book were very likable. Willow had a rough life, and that makes her strong. The same goes for Alex. I honestly adored Alex- after he lost everything, he became like a hard shell. You really get to know him after he falls for Willow- he becomes himself again. Sweet, super sexy and smart, strong, and protective. You can't help but love him.
 The other characters in this book are very well developed, each one has their own personality that is conveyed perfectly through the pages.

PLOT: The plot in this book really catches your attention. The action and suspense is well paced, and you find yourself feeling as hunted as Willow and Alex do. The only problem I had was that the climax could have been more dramatic. There wasn't anything that amazed you, or even really got you surprised. Overall, a good book. If you get the chance to read it, you should. 

FIRST SENTENCE: "'This is so embarrassing," muttered Nina."

LAST SENTENCE: "And somewhere inside of me, I knew that my angel was smiling."


Liz. R

Glad you enjoyed this one, I really liked it, and can't wait for the next book! Thanks for the review :).


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I ditched my current read and didn't stop reading Angel Burn till the very last page. Alex is addicting to say the least, and Willow is not your average sappy girly girl. Usually most books out there have a great male character and a girl character that is unworthy of that male. This story was amazingly wonderful, its a new take on angels and makes you feel like this could happen. The chemistry between Alex and Willow will keep you hooked till you realize you have been holding your breath.

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