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.

Vanessa

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