Thursday, August 4, 2011

ANGEL BURN by L.A. Weatherly

Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful. 

They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

 I loved, loved, LOVED Angel Burn. Such a completely original take on all the paranormal books involving angels out there. I just finished it and am completely wowed by how L.A. managed to take an overused baseline and create a storyline so utterly unique that no one has ever thought to try it before. Angels are usually considered good and holy and pure because they're...well, angels, but in Angel Burn the angels are the complete embodiment of evil, feeding off of human life energy in order to survive and not giving a second thought to the harm caused by doing so. Even more ironic is the fact that the humans who are being drained actually enjoy the experience and automatically become obsessed with the angels' "goodness" as a result. Ingenious. LOVED it!!! Okay, I'm rambling, but pick up a copy soon! You won't be disappointed. Hopefully I didn't get too spoilery here. I don't think I did. You had better leave before I ramble again.

P.S. The romance between Willow and Alex was predictable, but yet also incredibly sweet and spicy. *swoon*

5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Hiya - new follower! I read this book for the Debut Author Challenge, too. I completely agree with you about how original and awesome the premise was - one of the best ideas I've read this year. And Alex and Willow were very sweet.