Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Review: Angel - L.A. Weatherly

Angel by L.A. Weatherly.

Willow knows shes different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into peoples futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willows 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.

Loved it, loved it, loved it. Angel was comprised of two things I love most in books - a fantastically cute love story and a road trip. Yes I love road trip books, no idea why considering I can't drive (yet - I am having lessons) maybe its just something about close quarters and only having that one other person to rely on that makes road trip books so good. I had no idea going into this book that it would have a road trip but I am really glad it did. It meant that our main characters, Alex and Willow, really got to know and trust each other, this made me so much more invested in the story.

I think this is my first Angel type book - I tend to go against trends I was reading Vampire and Werewolf novels before they became really popular and stopped reading them so much when they did. Because there has been a massive increase in angel books in the past year or so I don't seem to have read any but I am really glad I finally have. The premise was really good - bad angels who suck the life force out of people - totally awesome.

The Church of Angels makes for an excellent villain. They have that all encompassing, unstoppable thing going for them that makes for excellent tension through out the book. It was all action, action, action which I loved. There's a time and a place for slow and this book wasn't it. The story moved along at a fast pace which kept things exciting and intense it made the book really hard to put down. And can I just mention how great Alex and Willow were - totally perfect for each other. The emotion and feelings between them were totally believable and they were so comfortable together it made me feel comfortable with them, if that makes any sense.

I cannot wait for the next books in the series, Angel Fire and Angel Fever, I am seriously looking forward to the next part of Willow and Alex's journey. The odds are stacked against them and I really want to know how they are going to survive.

That's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe I missed it, but is this a young adult?
    I do enjoy books where the main characters seem comfortable with each other.

    I'd like to give it a try sometime. :)