Friday, October 01, 2010

REVIEW: Angel by LA Weatherly



Angel
Author:  LA Weatherly
Pages: 512
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Publication Date: 1st October 2010
Paperback.

From Amazon
Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars.
Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. But she has no idea where she gets this power from.
Until she meets Alex…

Since I know for a FACT that my review of Angel will not do it justice AT ALL, I should just redirect you somewhere else, shouldn't I.

*sighs* (LOL)

Don't you find it so hard to write a review for a book that you just loved? As in, totally unputdownable, breath-taking, inspiring, I-love-him-and-I-want-to-be-her, loved? Because Angel is one of those books. I felt so many different emotions when I read Angel, it's unbelievable.

From the first chapter, I was totally gripped. The relationship between Alex and Willow was fantastic- it felt so believable and they seemed absolutely perfect for each other. To be really straight-forward they were both just amazing as individuals anyway. I wish they were real - it felt like they were real. I especially adored the way they tried to ignore their instant attraction to each other, it was cute, and they were even cuter in doing so!

Here is le synopsis in my own words which doesn't really make it sound interesting, it's just me rambling on again:


Willow is sixteen, and a typical outcast at a school. She lives in her aunt's house with her aunt and her mentally ill mother. We know from the very beginning that Willow herself is special. We see a very unique and independent character in her. Maybe because she's psychic.

One quiet afternoon and the head cheerleader at school confronts Willow, asking for a reading with her. Willow finds the whole thing quite odd but still invites Beth to her house. What Willow sees isn't good, and she tries to warn Beth that she's in danger, and that she can change things, but Beth isn't having any of it. She's decided to join the The Church of Angels (these dudes are so incredible they actually have their own religion)  and leaves. Immediately after, there's a knock on the door. And it's the Angel that Willow saw when she was reading Beth. He's threatening her and Willow has a really bad feeling about the whole situation, but what can she do? Willow doesn't even know about the danger that is due to appear in her future as well..

And then the unthinkable happens, Alex, who is an AK- short for Angel Killer, has been informed about his latest victim, (because Alex is an assassin. One of the cool ones). He's just trying to protect the human race though. (He is so badass) And it's none other than our little Willow Fields (that is seriously her name. How cute?!!). 

When the time comes, and Alex is in his attempt to kill Willow in her house, he realises something isn't right. Pictures of Willow as a baby (Angels are never babies), and although there's an Angel vibe in the room, it's nothing like the usual kind. This is weird, Alex should've hated her from the moment he saw Willow, but he is startled by the pull he has towards her.

And what are we going to do to save the world now? (After they've met properly of course-) ROAD TRIPPPP! Driving all over America, Alex and Willow are intent and on the run from the evils angels who are trying to capture them, and during that they find out a lot more about each other than they would have ever guessed..

The way Weatherly has reinvented the angels in this novel is outstanding. Gone are the celestial goddesses in pure white robes and feathers, and in come the dark, treacherous creatures that bring nothing but devastation. Although that's not exactly how it seems at first. The sightings have been increasing and people all over are in awe and are queuing up to worship them.

Angel shows us the other side of Angels. The side that shows salvation, those mysterious, celestial beings that feed off of the aura's of humans, causing severe cases of mental illnesses and horrible diseases like cancer. Technically, Willow shouldn't exist. A half angel. That's what she is. And there's nothing she can do about it. 

***

When I think about Angel, I want to quote the all the thesaurus's in the world with the synonyms of epic, but I know there's lots of different meanings for that so..how about BLOODY AMAZING?!

Angel is a beautifully crafted, intense and creative paranormal romance that is just the beginning of a stunning new trilogy from a writer you definitely want to watch. Weatherly's writing is like a dream - just too good to be true. Angel is unputdownable, and that is from a girl who lives in a house where you can't EVER read IN PEACE.

I want to give a mahousive shout-out to the awesome people at Usborne for sending me this highly-obsessive novel - I'm sure I could go on about this book for ever. Oh, the art of procrastination.

I'm also currently arguing with myself about which book is better out of Angel and the *T-word*.

Bad fairy: "She did NOT just go there."
Good fairy: "Oh yes she did."
Bad fairy: "What the hell are you talking about? She LOVES *T-word*! And said sparkly peoples"
Good fairy: "And your point is.. ?"

...

Oh yes, I just went there.
And now you see my dilemma.

You will be the end of me, Lee Weatherly. Hurry up and finish Angel Fire! Due for release next Spring, I really need it to be out now.

Visit the author's website. (publishers' page)

♥Iffath

3 comments:

  1. Oh wow look at you missy, someone is in love eh hehehe, i just started it, looking good so far :D

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  2. This sounds really good, great review.

    Sounds like you've got a book love dilema on your hands :)

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  3. ooooh i really wanna read it now! i mean i was kiiiinda interested at first but now (and i dont even know you but if your procrastination and good fairy/bad fairy black girl talk is anything to go by- then i trust your judgemet!). so where was i? i also tend to ramble...but YES! i want this book but ITS NOT OUT IN AUSTRALIA! i gotta get some money!

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