Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Of Angels, a Journey, & Unknown Events

Angel by L.A.Weatherly

“A stunning read that will have you on a roller-coaster of a ride."

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. Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy, Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire, L.A. Weatherly reinvents the angel! This is a heart-pounding, knuckle-whitening, paranormal romance action-adventure for fans of the "Twilight" series. This is the first in a devastating new trilogy.

This is a heads-up from Gilbert....a few spoilers are in this review, so BEWARE the crossed out sentences.

Alex is an AK, Angel Killer, who has been working for the CIA on Project Angel killing angels and protecting the humans that would be their victims, that is until he receives a text about Willow Fields, a seemingly normal human with an unknown side. Now, the AK and the half angel are on the run from an angel that wants Willow dead because she is destined to kill all angels and ruin their plans to venture into the human world and feed of humans’ life-force. Willow and Alex go on a journey across the country fighting crazed angel fanatics, falling in love, and finding out the ultimate truth. 

The most compelling aspect of the book would be Willow and Alex’s journey into hiding and the event at the end. The journey is the reason I kept reading because I wanted to see if they make it safely or if they get killed. Plus, the journey is where they fall in love and that just makes it sweet. The act at the end put me on the edge of my seat because I wanted Willow to succeed but I also wanted her to survive for Alex.

I think the story and plot are really good but the pace is slow. If it had more of a medium-fast pace where the action moved along generously but effectively then it would be fantastic. I’m use to action happening almost constantly or often enough where I want to keep reading. Some parts of the story were so slow that I wanted to skip them and more on. I even read ahead some to see if anything would happen because I needed a little motivation. Other than that, the story was great.

Overall, I rated this book:
- Gilbert

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