Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly

Angel Burn (Angel, #1)Hardcover

449 pages

Published May 24th 2011

by Candlewick Press

original title

Angel

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.

I have been very impressed with the types of Angel books produce within the last few years.  Although none have been as unique as this particular one.  Angels are thought to be every thing good and righteous but that is not the case in this book.  This book is definitely a new take on angels.  These angels are not from heaven but from a different world altogether.  These beings are evil, so evil that they feed off humans.  They suck away you life essence and leave you feeling as if you have been given a divine message.  When in fact they are depleting what makes you, you.
I loved how they have Willow the main lead who is part Angel and human as the one capable of destroying the angels.  Although, I am not sure how she is to fight the angels if all she can do is keep them from killing her.  I think her character is a little under developed.  I hope as the series progresses that she will discover more powers or strengths that she can use against the angels or I am not sure what the point is.
Alex by far is my favorite character.  I liked the fact that he is an AK and that he has been training since he was a very young boy to fight the angels.   By far he is the most complex of all the characters.  His struggles to accept Willow for who she is instead of what she is, has to be some of my favorite moments in the book.  There relationship and how it evolves is just so sweet that is just makes you warm inside.
The only negative thing I have to say about this book is the ending.  I felt that the ending was a little vague on some points and that it lacked this big show down that it was building up to.  Although given that there is more books to come it does explain the ending somewhat.  I just felt the things could have been written in away that was a little more clear.
Over all I enjoyed the book immensely and I can’t wait to continue the series.  I have very high hopes for future books and can’t wait to read more of Alex and Willow.
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