Thursday, April 7, 2011
Book Review: Angel Burn
Pub Date: May 24, 2011
Book synopsis curtesy of Goodreads:
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 does. 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.
To be honest I had my reservations when I first started reading this book for the simple fact that it is told from multiple perspectives (I like books told in first person and from the girl's perspective) however, I was up way past a healthy hour, reading Angel Burn.
THE ANGELS HAVE INVADED!!!
The action in this book is tremendous and the interaction between the two main characters, Willow and Alex, keeps the pacing of the story alive. I couldn't help thinking of Twilight while reading this book. Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing similar in the two stories- plot wise- however the love story between Alex and Willow really gives Bella and Edward a run for their money in the sense that they're chemistry is electrifying.
Plus Willow is a very strong and brave character- her relationship with Alex doesn't define her but rather, compliments her character. Weatherly writes a very touching and fragile relationship between Willow and her mother (whom's is infected with Angel Burn) , and I must admit I did have a tear or two in my eyes while reading one scene between these two.
Move over Edward- cause Alex is here to stay. Alex *swoon* is a great character with his own turmoil from his past. He's strong and knows how to handle himself and will do ANYTHING to protect Willow.
Weatherly has spun her own unique and successful take on the Angel epidemic plaguing the YA genre (I mean halos as the heart of the angel, come on how brilliant is that?!) As I write this review I can't decide whether to categorize this book as an action novel with a love story on the side or a love story mixed with action- Weatherly has interwoven these two so masterfully that there's no way to distinguish the two from each other.
So thank you Weatherly for keeping me up until all hours of the morning with your gripping story. I only have one thing left to say- MORE PLEASE!!
The second book in the Angel Trilogy, Angel Fire, is set to hit shelves Fall 2011.
Official Rating GGGGG 5/5
Posted by HayleyAG at 12:29 AM