Thursday, November 10, 2011

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Author: L.A. Weatherly
Pages: 449
Publishers: Candlewick Press
Date Released: May 24, 2011
Source: E-book

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 was different than any, I mean any angel book I have read. The cover really draws you in and also the synopsis. But I did like it. It had a different take on what angels can do to humans. I did like the 3 character point of views from Willow, Alex, Jonah, and one important angel. It was very well written. The beginning was a little slow, until Alex came into the picture and saved Willow from the Angels, since she is a Half-Angel who is very powerful. These Angels are not the ones we picture in the bible or even in pictures. These Angels are evil things that can make the human race die! 

It did take me a while to get into it, but it did succeed in capturing my attention with the plot and the characters. I thought the romance was a little quick between Willow and Alex, but I think they still would have fallen in love with each other despite being stuck and running away from the CIA and the Church of Angels.  L.A. Weatherly has beautiful writing! Her writing sucks you in and you can imagine what she is writing, especially the action scenes + romance scenes. The ending had the most action and it can bring you to surprise, but it was very interesting how the Angel population does come to be when they land on Earth. 

Overall, it is a great book to read. It takes Angels to a new idea. Romance is discovered between two people who are the forbidden to be together. The first few chapters will get you attention. Alex and Willow are very good characters who do belong together. Weatherly is a talented writer and I look forward to the next book Angel Fire when it comes out early next year to find out more about them and the world of evil Angels. 




  1. I just got this one last week it does sound promising regardless of the insta-love (which is almost expected in YA anyhow). :) Excellent review, Amanda!

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  2. Ohhh I'm really looking forward to reading this one!! It sounds so awesome! I'll definitely have to pick it up soon :) Great review!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  3. I really enjoyed this one too. I don't always love angel books, but this is one of the better ones that I have read.

  4. Fantastic review, I want to read this even more now. Thanks for posting :)

  5. The cover definitely makes me want to pick it up and find out more, it's just beautiful...

    Good to know about the multiple POV's, that something that I don't always enjoy, so will have to keep it in mind.

    Good review! :)

  6. Absolutely ADORED this book and can't wait for book 2 :) I liked the many POV's, and man, those angels are SCARY. Great Review!

  7. The story centers around Willow, who seems to be an ordinary teenage girl that likes to fix cars and has the unnatural talent to see the future. Little does she know, she's FAR from ordinary and her "talent" is actually an angel trait. She is the type of heroine I love to read about, strong, determined, loyal and not afraid to kick some ass when need be! Her character grows so much through out the book & as the story develops Willow finds out who & what she really is.


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