Review: Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

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Title: Angel Burn  

Author: L.A. Weatherly 
Publisher:  Candlewick Press 
Publication date: May 24, 2011 
# Of Pages: 449 Hardcover 
How I got the copy: Library 


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.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

My Review:
þAttraction, tension, and a growing romance.

þcorrupt race of angels with an evil plan

þNonstop Fast paced action 

This book had gotten mixed reviews on goodreads, but I decided to get it anyway because my book club was reading all Angel/Demon books for the month of April.  I am so glad I didn't let the bad reviews determine whether I read it or not because I loved it!  It starts out giving background on both main characters Willow and Alex from each of their perspectives.  We see Willow living with her aunt and mom (who has lost mental capacity over the years), and we see how she is different from her classmates.  She a little eccentric, works on cars, and gives people psychic readings.  Then we see Alex, a 17 year old living on his own and trained to kill angels for the rest of his life.  I liked that the action began within the first few chapters.  The author didn't wait to start the car chases and electric attraction between Alex and Willow.

Pretty much the whole book went like this: action, attraction, new information about the angel's plot, and then the cycle repeats.  I didn't mind that it was slightly predictable because I was enjoying watching Alex and Willow fall for each other and grow emotionally.  I also enjoyed watching Willow as she learned to accept who she was.

As much as I loved this book I did feel that the ending was really rushed.  There was mass chaos in the end and as the reader I got really confused as the POV switched between Alex and Willow and another character.  As there were only a few pages left and the conflict had not been resolved I realized this is a trilogy.  Although the ending was really bland with no real cliffhanger I'm excited to continue the series, mostly to watch Alex and Willow's love grow.  This book was fun and romantic so my suggestion is putting this on your summer to read list and reading it on the beach.

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“Alex gazed at her. Her mouth was slightly open; she ran her fingernail against her lower teeth as she thought. She'd knotted her hair at the nape of her neck again, and a strand had slipped loose onto her shoulder, gleaming in the lantern light. Suddenly all of his objections seemed meaningless. Don't, he thought. You'll regret it.

He didn't care anymore.

Slowly, unable to stop himself, he reached out and cupped his hand around her foot.”

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