Monday, 7 February 2011

Book Review: Angel by LA Weatherly

Angel (Angel Trilogy, #1)Title: Angel
Author: LA Weatherly
Series: Angel Trilogy #1
Pages: 507
Date of UK Publication: 1st October 2010
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he's found one that might deserve mercy. Alex is a ruthless assassin - of angels. Forget everything you've heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel...until he meets Willow. She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow...with devastating consequences.


My Thoughts:
I bought this book because my friend would not shut up about how awesome it was. Usually, we have the same taste in books, but recently we haven't, so I was a little hesitant to read it. So, when I needed a third book to complete a 3 for 2 offer, I bought it. And I'm so glad I did. It was awesome.

LA Weatherly has created an awesome new world, with an amazing and unique take on angels. Angels are evil, and they feed off humans, but they make the humans believe that the angels are good, and these humans then created the Church of Angels, a whole new religion. The people belonging to the CoA think it's amazing and life changing, but in fact, it's not. And Willow Fields is on a mission to stop it.

Willow is half-angel, half-human, and the only one. Ever. And she's the only thing who can stop the Church of Angels from taking over the world. I loved her. The main reason is, she just seemed so real and so believable, even though she's half-angel. And, to make things even better, even though she knows that she's weird because she's physic, and even though she knows that there really are angels, she laughs and won't accept that she knows, because it's impossible. Angels don't really exist, do they? Anyway, she's fun, quirky, and a great main character.

And then there's Alex. He's perfect for Willow, in every way. He loves her, cares for her, and won't let anything happen to her. When the two finally become a couple, it is just so sweet, but maybe a little rushed. They both knew they both had feelings for each other, but they refused to do anything about it. Then, all of a sudden, they seemed to be spending every minute they could kissing each other. I'm not complaining though, no, I'm just saying ;)

The plot was well written and well thought out, and I read most of the book in a day. And, that was a lot, seeing as it was 500 pages, which is a good length. The events that happened seemed real and believable, and didn't seem rushed or forced. Everything played out nicely in the end, and set up well for a next book, as it left just enough questions unanswered to leave you wondering, but not too many to make the book feel unfinished.

Angel is amazing. I was glued to it, and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. It is definitely one of the best books I have read this year, and I cannot wait until June, when the second book, Angel Fire is due to come out. It's going to be great.

My Rating:
I give it 5 Feet!


Challenges:
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #8
2011 100+ Reading Challenge

8 comments:

  1. Great review! I'm glad you loved this! :)

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  2. I have just finished this and felt the same way. It such a unique book and the romance was beautiful. Great review :)

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  3. I've had Angel on my Kindle since it came out in October but still haven't managed to get to it. I know I should. It sounds awesome.

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  4. So glad you enjoyed this!
    l LOVED it too! =)

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  5. This sounds super unique! An evil angel story - definitely never read anything like that before! Glad you loved it!

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  6. Wow, nice review! I feel all excited to read this book now. :) I like hearing that you finished this book really fast even though it's so long. I'm always a little nervous about really long books (thinking they might be sloooow), but your review makes me a lot more ok with it here. Thanks for the info about the ending, too!

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  7. The UK cover (and title) are so superior to the US version! This sounds like a great one - not to be missed. I hadn't realized it was so long... I've got an e-version of the book. One small advantage of reading the digital edition, it's not quite so heavy to carry around!

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  8. I loved these two character apart and I loved them together. And the book is mostly the two of them, together, in a car. But it doesn't drag or seem repetitive. Ms. Weatherly keeps it fresh and exciting. Car chases, shootings, narrow escapes, mystery, romance, and cool powers. This book had everything.

    There was a lot of point of view shifting in this book. I am not really a fan of this. However, it wasn't too bad in this one. And it felt, if not necessary then...well, it would've been a completely different book without it. Different characters were told in different perspectives too. It took some getting used to. I think I would've enjoyed it more had it all been in third person. Or, it wouldn't have needed an adjustment-grace period-thingy.

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