Monday, March 7, 2011

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

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.

3.5/5 stars

Angel Burn was an amazing novel. It was incredibly fast paced, full of nail-biting, heart stopping moments, lovely protagonists and a tender, deliciously sweet romance.
I loved how the concept of Angels was woven into the story, not as cliched protectors- but as predators. The idea was/is completely unique and refreshing.

This book was so good I read it in a single day- I started in the morning and could NOT pit it down until I had finished. Some parts had me going all mushy inside, while others made me sit at the edge of my seat, they were so intense! The novel was full of action and never dragged at ALL, which is pretty amazing
considering its 460 pages long.

Things I loved:

I love love LOVE Alex! At first I wasn't too sure about him, he seemed too indifferent in the beginning, somewhat like a robot, but the author, L.A Weatherly made his character develop pretty well, into something so adorable yet sexy-dangerous.
Plus I love reading books which are from both the girl and the boy's perspective. Its really interesting to read of how the guy thinks and acts. And so I had a wonderful time looking at things, and Willow from Alex's perspective.

Willow was pretty awesome too, with her quirky car skills and her purple lavender personalty! Sometimes, I felt she was being too, I don't know, 'swoony' but then I thought, would I have been doing what Willow is doing here? And eight out of ten times the answer was, yes, I wouldn't be able to help myself. [concerning the
romance and some weepy bits].

The best part? It was one of those warm-fuzzy-feelings-and-big-smile-at-the-end books, my FAVOURITE kind.

Overall, Angel Burn is one hell of a young adult book, kinda chick lit [but maybe not really]. SO GO BUY A COPY/EBOOK of it asap.
Be kewl. Not fazewl.

-{This book is the first book of the Angel Trilogy, but its brilliant enough to be a stand-alone novel too. I will def be reading the second part though, its supposed to be released in October, this year!}

I am so happy and thankful to Candlewick Press and Net Galley for giving me a chance to review such a gem of a book.



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