*Review* Angel Burn – L.A. Weatherly

 Angel Burn (Angel #1)

L.A. Weatherly

512 pages

ISBN: 9781409521969

Read 7-7-12

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library (own paperback)

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Angels are all around us: beautiful, awe-inspiring, irresistible.

Ordinary mortals yearn to catch a glimpse of one of these stunning beings and thousands flock to The Church of Angels to feel their healing touch. But what if their potent magnetism isn’t what it seems? Willow knows she’s different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people’s futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. But she has no idea where she gets this power from.
Until she meets Alex… Alex is one of the few who know the truth about angels. He knows Willow’s secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous – and irresistible. In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

This was a very fun and different kind of angel story!  Angels are usually these wonderful beings that are pure and good, but not the angels in L.A. Weatherly’s world.  These angels feed off of people, who in turn, become obsessed with the angels and will eventually fall ill thanks to angel burn caused by the feesing.  It’s a very interesting twist on the popular angel perception.

I really like the character of Willow.  She is so good-hearted and always worried about helping people.  She is strong, even if inside she would like to run away in some instances.  Alex is a good character as well.  I enjoyed how his and Willow’s relationship grew, definitely no insta-love here!  As for Willow’s best friend, Nina, I’m glad we didn’t see her much because I found her to be incredibly annoying and I haven’t got a clue how someone could be friends with her.

The book is very fast-paced and full of action.  There weren’t many slower points in this story at all and something was happening at every turn.  Some things go as expected and some things don’t.  The reader does a good job at narrating and she knows how to make the exciting parts exciting, and for emotional parts, you can almost hear her lip quivering!  This has nothing to do with this sotry, but I like this company’s audiobooks becuase of the few repeated “reminder lines” of story at the beginning of each disk when you switch to the next one.  I already have Angel Fire in my CD player.  Definitely recommened for those who like angel stories, expecially if they are looking for something outside the normal box!

Fast, plenty of action, great characters, good narration.

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Filed under 4.5 Stars, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult

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