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01 June 2011

Book Review: Angelburn by L.A. Weatherly

Angel BurnAngel Burn by 
L.A. Weatherly
Pages: 464, Hardcover
Young Adult 
Date Published: 
May 24 2011
Source: Netgalley
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  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.
They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.
     Angel Burn is a book that is going to be hard for me to write a review for. It began slow and I disliked it but when the book finally reached the end I was hungry for a second book. The book always left me wanting to find out what happened next and made me plan for future events I thought would occur. I also enjoyed  having the view of angels as a parasitic creature instead of their usually helpful Heavenly beings aspect.
    The main characters are Willow, a teenage girl with physic powers, and Alex ,an angel hunter. The two of them meet when Alex is sent on a mission and there is nothing but action that surrounds them after that.  Willow is a kind of outcast and doesn't have many friends. She is also physic and thats one reason for her being an outcast. She also has to watch her mom who hasn't been the same after an "accident". Alex is a normal teenage boy who happens to hunt angels. He has never been to a real school or had an interaction with normal humans. He lives vicariously through the tales Willow tells him about normal school. The characters develop through out the novel and go from detesting each other to love.
     L.A. Weatherly's writing style was good. It wasn't the best but I enjoyed it. The book switches from first person (Willows thoughts) to third person. This gives us an interesting spin from some parts experiencing the book from Willows point . The writing was descriptive but not overly descriptive and didn't have unnecessary details. You can also tell a difference between each of the characters voices. Angel Burn also doesn't have insta-love which is another great aspect.
     In all Angel Burn is a great read. I actually stayed up all night to finish the book. The book is packed with action and romance in equal proportions. Those proportions add up to give you a perfect read. Angel Burn gives you everything you could ask for and more. I loved it and I cant wait for the second book. I wish I could have it now!

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  1. It's funny how some books can frustrate you by starting out slow but then by the end you must find out what happens next!

    Great review, Trick!

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  2. Your review is amazing! As I said earlier, I'm not very fond of angels, but your opinion made it look like an interesting reading. I'll give it a try!