Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Angel Fire (Angel #2)

Angel Fire (Angel, #2)
Angel Fire (Angel Series #2)
By L. A. Weatherly
Published January 24th, 2012 by Candlewick Press
709 pages

4.5 stars - It was pretty amazing! 

In Book Two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow’s prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex’s past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or “The Twelve.” This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them. 

What Willow hasn’t told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another—possibly the world’s only other—half angel. He’s been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can’t predict what chemistry will pass between them . . . or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the 
human race?

So first of all Ive been wanting to post my review for this book for a week already but I've been very busy lately.  But anyways here it is now!  After reading Angel Burn, (review on my blog), I was really wanting to find out what was going to happen.  Well Angel Fire let me know what happened and I was very pleased with it.  And in case you haven't noticed its like 700 pages!  I enjoyed the length of the story but I'll admit that at some times it did feel a little slow, mainly in the middle.  In the last 200 pages or so the book gets pretty exciting.  So we start out Angel Fire with Alex, Willow, Raziel and a new character, Seb.  The view points switch between the four of them again and I found each one interesting.  

Some might not be fond of the fact that there is a sort of love triangle in this book but there is and I'm sure you can guess who it's between.  Although at times you might wonder if it's going to become a square because someone from Alex's past comes into the story.  I'll let you find out who on your own so I don't spoil it.  Throughout the story Alex has the responsibility of training new AK's because they have to get ready for some pretty powerful angels and with the second wave there is a whole bunch of them.  In the meantime Willow is having a difficult time with the rest of the AK members and figuring out her feelings for Seb while she practices her angel powers with him.  

I really like Angel Fire.  I feel like the characters became closer, Alex and Willow mainly.  And their relationship became more real with flaws.  The action was intense near the end of the book and it has you wondering what's going to happen next.  I like that I was able to really dislike some characters while loving others. Plus this book made me cry which means that I really connected with the characters even more than the first book.  There's a ton I want to say but I don't want to give anything away. So check this out for yourself!  The third book should be coming out sometime in 2013 and I can't wait!  Sorry for not posting sooner but again I've been really busy with homework and school.  Hopefully I'll post more soon! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Angel Burn (Angel #1)

Angel Burn (Angel, #1)
Angel Burn (Angel #1)By L.A. Weatherly
Published May 24th, 2011 by Candlewick Press
449 pages

4.5 stars - A Great Read!

They're out for your soul.

And they don't have heaven in mind...

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.

I have finally read Angel Burn after wondering about it for awhile.  I don't remember why now but every time I thought about reading it, I just didn't.  I guess I didn't think that it would be very good.  Now I know that I thought wrong because this book is pretty great.  It's interesting and really got hold of my attention.  

Before I read the book I figured that Willow would meet Alex at school and then everything would go on from there but I was wrong again.  Alex hasn't ever been to school because basically he is a trained Angel assassin.  Willow is different from other girls as well, she is psychic and she loves to tinker with cars.  So Willow and Alex meet after Willow gets herself targeted as dangerous to all angels.  And yes angels are living among us but we can only see them when they want us to or when they are using us for our own purposes.  Not all of them but most angels are dangerous.  When Willow does a reading for a popular girl at school, Beth, Willow finds out some pretty disturbing things.  Beth's energy is being drained by "her" angel.  So after warning Beth to stay away from the angel, Willow becomes targeted.  This brings in Alex who has been sent to kill Willow.  But soon Alex and Willow find themselves running for their lives and falling in love.  But can they both live or will one have to make a huge sacrifice to save mankind from the angels?

Sorry if I gave anything away, I tried not to but sometimes I can't help it.  Anyways Angel Burn caught my attention and I loved most of the characters.  Oh and something that not everyone may be fond of is that the story is seen through 4 different characters.  Alex, Willow, Raziel and Joseph.  You'll find out who the other two are once you read but it took me a little getting used to reading from all four.  And I'll admit that at times I became a little bored with 2 of the characters stories.  Other then that the book was great.  I loved how Willow wasn't afraid to be different and to be herself.  Alex was great as well and his story is sad at times and it just made you feel for the characters.  I know that at the end I was a little nervous as to what was going to happen to the both of them.  I can't wait to read the second one soon because it sounds even better than the first.  But either way Angel Burn was a good read.  Anyone who is into the whole angel theme should check it out and even if your not check it out anyways.  

p.s. - Sorry if this post doesn't all make sense.  I'm pretty tired and excited at the same time which doesn't always mix well with me.