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! 
Thanks,
Vanessa

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reviews

Hello to whoever reads this blog. :)  I've realized that I haven't posted a review in about a week and I'm sorry for keeping you waiting.  Actually I was sick all last week and wasn't able to read a single book. :(  But finally this weekend I was able to read and I was so excited.  First because I hadn't read in a whole week and second because I was able to read the second book in the Angel series.  I review Angel Burn which is the first book and just finished Angel Fire the second one yesterday.  I'm going to try to post the review for Angel Fire here soon but since I missed a couple days of school last week I'm pretty busy.  So if I don't have too much make up work it will be sooner rather than later.  I'm also looking forward to reading Under the Never Sky this week so lets see if that happens.  Another exciting thing?  Finale the last book in the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick is coming out soon in October!  I'll be putting up 2 other reviews for that series soon as well.  Ok well I'll stop rambling on now and get back to work.  Thanks for reading, whoever does, and for being patient.  Hopefully I'll be able to read and post more these coming weeks.

Vanessa

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September is here!



Well another month has gone by and September is here.  Summer is leaving and fall is coming and school is becoming busier.  It's kind of upsetting because now that school is in full swing I haven't been able to read as much as I would like to.  Like now I'm barely able to read 2 books a week where I was reading far more than that during the summer.  But oh well, I have tons of homework and I'm usually exhausted every night.  So this is the reason why I won't be able to post as frequently as I would like.  Maybe 1 to 2 books a week.  It kind of bums me out because I love posting my reviews but oh well. :)  Anyways I was looking through some quotes about reading and I decided to share a few of my favorites with you as well as some books that have caught my eye.  Enjoy!




Angel Fire (Angel, #2)Angel Fire (Angel #2) by L.A. Weatherly
(Can't wait to read it, I've reviewed the first one already!)

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?



Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.



Anew (The Archers of Avalon, #1)Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1) by Chelsea Fine

Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice. 

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer. 

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her.


Thanks for reading,
Vanessa

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.

Vanessa