Title: Angel Burn
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Angel, book one
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A great twist on a tired focus--angels--Angel Burn completely swept me away--an amazing read, and a favorite of the new year!
Angels live among humans. Beautiful, benevolent beings with the power to heal with a single touch, people clamor for their blessing. But no one knows the truth: angels are predators, feeding off of humans to live, and in doing so, spreading disease, cancer. Among all this lives Willow Fields, a girl who has had psychic powers--she's had them all her life. But when the gorgeous assassin Alex arrives to kill her for her origins, her life shatters. Thrust into a world of danger, she's on the run--and along the way must find the strength to do the impossible, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love..
What I enjoyed:
-The pacing was wonderful--breakneck and smooth, and I liked the way the action was tempered by friendship, and later, romance
-Willow, an amazing heroine, and a great main character--her evolution throughout the novel was an amazing thing to see
-Alex, and his attraction to Willow, at war with his instincts to annihilate the evil angelic forces that have taken residence on the earth, and eventually, their relationship that comes of it
-The brave, cool new twist that Weatherly uses as a clever selling point--evil angels!--it was new and different and really innovative
-The twists and turns that were artfully executed throughout the novel
-The cast of characters that we meet throughout the novel--especially Nina, Beth, and the angels
-I can't wait for the sequel!
What I didn't enjoy:
-There was nothing I didn't love about this novel--it has something for everyone!
I loved, loved, loved Angel Burn--easily a favorite of all time! Next on deck: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore!