Friday, January 11, 2013

Angel Fire by L. A. Weatherly

Series: Angel (bk. 2)

Genera: Paranormal Romance/Dystopian Sci-fi

Subjects: Angels, psychic ability, Mexico

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 638 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $17.99

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Summary/ product description: “In Book Two of L. A. Weatherly’s wildly romantic, action-packed trilogy, the angels are back with a vengeance . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.
In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow’s prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex’s past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or “The Twelve.” This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them.
What Willow hasn’t told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another—possibly the world’s only other—half angel. He’s been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can’t predict what chemistry will pass between them . . . or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the human race?”

My Rating: êêêêê

My Review: My thoughts on the first book: I loved Willow and Alex’s relationship. I loved that they traveled across the country and ending up in so many places. It’s just exciting. I love adventure stories. And the romance was so hot. The story was unique because the angels were evil, soul sucking creatures. Aliens or beings from another dimension. Alex is an Angel Killer, Willow is half-angel. They fall in love despite that.

Now my thoughts on this book: I still love this series, but this book was so freaking long. Lots of stuff happened, I just felt like this book could have been 2 books. It really heavy to hold this thick book. And also I’m kind of sad that Alex and Willow’s relationship is kind of ruined by Seb. Seb’s a great character, but I really loved Alex. I hate love triangles that appear in the second book. They’re okay if they happen in the first book, but it still also seems that whatever “team” I’m on loses. I’m still Team Alex.  Seb is funny. He’s kind of a compulsive liar when it comes to his past, but he’s really honest to Willow. He seems pretty good looking, not at all like a stereotypical Mexican. His mother was Italian, apparently. Seb’s really in love with Willow, and he’s the only other half-angel, then I guess they are meant to be (Which makes me feel like how I did at the end of Hallowed by Cynthia Hand).

I’m still giving this book 5 stars. It was pretty awesome. I’ve never been to Mexico, and this book was set in Mexico City. I’ve not read many books set in other countries, and it’s nice to read another one. I even looked up the setting on Google Earth so I could picture it better. I actually had Spanish in high school, so no problems there.

The plot is really hard for me to describe because the book was so long. Basically, Alex and the AKs, and Willow and Seb are going to try to kill the Council of 12 angels because they think that will kill all the angels in the world. And they keep trying to find a good way to make that happen. And they keep running into problems. And of course, there’s the love triangle subplot (which turns into a love quadrangle). Alex keeps training a bunch of Angel Spotter to be Angel Killers. He teaches them how to shot moving targets. Alex is getting migranes, Willow thinks it’s her fault. Willow only wants to be friends with Seb, even though Seb is clearly in love with her. There’s still some switching perspectives. Willow’s 1st person perspective and 3rd person perspectives of Alex, Seb and Raziel. The 1st book had all but Seb.

The ending of the book wasn’t exactly a cliff hanger, but it’s certainly enough to leave you anticipating the last book. It’s a pretty long wait if you read this book when it came out January 2012. Since its January 2013, and it’s supposed to come out in November, the wait for me is kind of cut in half. I really want to see how the end of the series plays out. Hopefully it will be full of action, adventure and excitement.

Cover Art Review: This cover looks too creepy. Not at all how I’d picture Willow’s angel form.


~Haley G

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