Saturday, September 17, 2011

Review: Angel Burn

Book: Angel Burn
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 336
Source: KPL
Stars: 4/5
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.
(summary taken from Goodreads)

Angel Burn is unlike any other angel book I've ever read! Instead of the perfect, good, and pure angels we all know and love, L.A. Weatherly writes about angels that are more or less evil. They feed on human souls to survive. It's twisted and wrong and goes against everything I believe in... and I love it!

Everything about this book takes my breath away! From the original premise to the perfectly crafted characters to the amazing romance. Because, despite the insta-love between Willow and Alex, every time they're together gives me tingly feelings. They're just so darn sweet!

I adore Willow. There isn't a moment in the book where I dislike her at all. She's caring and strong at the same time and she also fixes cars (which is so cool!). And Alex is just pure amazingness! He's hotter than any AK (Angel Killer) has a right to be!

At first, you might find the switching narratives (from Willow's first person to someone else's third person) a little weird, but you'll quickly find that it works for this book! It helps you connect with Willow a whole lot more. Plus, the scenes in Alex's point of view? Oh, God.

Overall, I love Angel Burn! You should definitely read this book, whether you're a fan of angels or not!

BUY or BORROW?: You hear that pounding in your ears? It's telling you to go and get your hands on a copy of this book right now! :)



  1. Mimi...don't hate me... I liked it one okay, but the constant switching of narrative style drove me mad. I usually love POV changes, but to do that AND change narrative style too was just a bit much for me. I didn't think it worked well for the story, but yes, Willow and Alex were really sweet together. :)

  2. I had originally requested this on Netgalley but it expired before I got to it; sounds like I really missed out! I'm always up for a new twist on something.

  3. I absolutely LOVED this book. And I agree, I love how she twisted it around and essentially made the angels evil! Great review!! :)

  4. I want to read this book :D Thank you for the lovely review!

  5. Great review! I just put this on hold at my library! :D

  6. I've had my eye on this one for awhile, I guess I should put it on my wishlist. Great review!

  7. I really haven't read many angel books but I have heard some really great things about this book and I know that I really should read it soon! Excellent review, you have me excited for this one!

  8. Yay! So glad to see you enjoyed this one too Mimi! I thought this one was fabulous, I've never read angels quite like the ones in this book and they were kind of horrifically fascinating:) Lovely review!

  9. It's good to hear a positive review... I couldn't get into it, but I need to try again.

  10. Hmm, the POV seems interesting because I've never read something like that. The book overall sounds great though! Thanks for sharing your thoughts (:

  11. It's a really great cover and the synopsis sounds interesting ! Mainly if it's different from other angel's books. Thanks for the review

  12. haha :D I REALLY need to pick up this book now after reading your review!! Definitely! After my exame for sure! :) ;)

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