Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly

Angel Burn (Angel, #1)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.

Hardcover, 449 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Candlewick (first published September 30th 2010)

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I actually have a prejudice against angel books for absolutely no reason. If I'm looking for new books to add to my wish list and I see it is about angels, chances are I will click out of the page right then and there. However, I was reading reviews on The Midnight Garden and was actually intrigued by this one. So I thought "hey, why not?"

I was pleasantly surprised. A modern day road trip novel traveling from coast to coast... while on the run from evil angels. Honestly, the book read like an action movie (but in a good way), complete with explosions, chase scenes, and helicopter rides. One thing you don't get out of an action movie, though, is the poetic prose of L. A. Weatherly. 

It's not the greatest book I've ever read, but far from the worst. Good enough to make me rescind my angel-book-prejudice (for now).

Final thought: 16 out of 23 toadstools

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