Friday, June 10, 2011

Angel Burn

When I first started getting access to ARCs, I was a bit over-excited. I'd read them and then review them right away. Even though their release dates were months away. I know better now, so I'll be reminding you of a few of the books I reviewed WAY too early.

I did a review of this book quite a while ago, but it was recently released. So as a reminder, I wanted to post the review again.

 Angel Burn
by L.A. Weatherly




Goodreads Blurb:
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.

This book was a tough one for me. On the one hand, I didn't like it that angels were evil and the cause of so much pain and suffering--chronic pain, mental illness, cancer... On the other hand, I found myself fully captured by the story, compelled to keep reading. And yes, I will read the sequel.

The characters of Alex and Willow are both strong and independent, and the development of their relationship is enthralling. The writing and storyline are very well done, sucking you in and holding you to the end. In spite of my early doubts, I ended up really enjoying this book. It's a great YA read!
 
**ebook from Candlewick Press through netGalley. Thanks, Candlewick! 

14 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Thanks for this review. I hear what you're saying about angels being evil. When I first read it, I thought of faeries. :)

Heather said...

I'm not real big on angel books, it just isn't a theme that usually attracts my attention. But since this one sucked you in so much, I may have to take a look at it!

Karen Lange said...

This one sounds kind of interesting, amigo. Shades? Were you wearing shades when you read it? It may have been the difference...you never know! :)

Thanks for the info about it. Hope you have a lovely weekend! Hope all is well with you and your gang.

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Meredith said...

It sounds like such an intense story! I'll have to check it out. Thanks, Shannon!

Tamika: said...

Interesting review. I read a book off the recommendation of a friend a few years back called, Lucifer's Flood.

I would never select a book like this on my own, but I found myself caught up in the story anyway.

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like an intriguing book!

Thanks for the review. :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I remember this great review. Kudos reposting it.

Old Kitty said...

Oh this sounds utterly rivetting stuff!! It's twisted and dark but I love that there is love involved too!! Yay!! Thanks for the review and info of this book Shannon! Take care
x

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Evil angels that cause pain and suffering don't do much for me, either, but your review has me itching to read this novel. Very nice. Thanks!

Kari Marie said...

The story twist with angels being evil is interesting. I might have to read this one. Thanks for the great review.

Regina said...

I got to read a few chapters of this book and got hooked. Now I have to get the book! Thanks for the re-review! ;0

storyqueen said...

What an unusual sounding book. All the more reason I appreciate a good review like yours!

Shelley

Theresa Milstein said...

I remember your review. I looked at this one in the bookstore recently, almost bought it, then put it back down. It's on my list, so maybe I'll give it another chance.

Deb Marshall said...

This is on my to read list. The teens I know who've read it absolutely loved it. In fact everytime they see me it's a have your read this yet? So...one of these days I better be saying yes to them, lol.

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