Friday, June 8, 2012

Review: Angel Fire

Angel Fire  by L.A. Weatherly 

Publisher: Candlewick
Pages: 636
Release Date: January 4th 2012 (USA)
Source: Library
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

My Review of the First Book (Sorry it's really short, it's one of my earlier reviews)
In Book Two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow’s prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex’s past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or “The Twelve.” This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them.

What Willow hasn’t told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another—possibly the world’s only other—half angel. He’s been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can’t predict what chemistry will pass between them . . . or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the human race?

The first book in this series,  Angel burn was one of the most interesting and enjoyable of the books I read in 2011, and when this book released I was hesitant to read it because of the insanely high page count. After reading Angel Fire, I am glad that I continued with the series. Angel Fire continues the interesting story where Angel Burn left off and continues the complex story of Willow and Alex.

I really like the writing style of this story because instead of giving the point of view of just one character, it will go from the first person perspective of Willow, the main character, to the second person perspectives of Alex, Seb, and other major character in the story. This story is much more emotional than the first book in the series, and compared to the first book I really much prefer the action of the first book. The story was much slower than the first book with its more emotional feel. Because it was slower it gave readers a chance to learn more about the characters and form true opinions about them. I often had very conflicted feelings about one or more of the characters and the book was at times very tense.

I applaud Weatherly for her very unique plot and the imagination that was put into this story. The book did take a very overused plot twist in the story that I wish had not been used in a story as imaginative and creative as this one. Overall I really enjoyed this very unique, interesting book.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this series. It sounds pretty good. Gonna have to check it out. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever