*This is my first book review, if you have any advise on writing book reviews leave me a comment*
Book: Angel by L.A. Weatherly
About: 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. She has no idea where she gets this power from… But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow’s secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous – and irresistible. In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.
Where do I start with how amazing Angel is. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down, I was immediately sucked into Alex and Willow's lives. (Am so happy this is the first in a trilogy as I needed more of this story once I had finished Angel, as will you when you read it)
This is my first Angel book and I LOVE the concept of these angels. In L.A Weatherly's world Angel's are not your typical version of heavenly Angels, they are creatures that are feeding of humans auras in order for them to survive. The affect it has on humans is fatal, it drains their life force and if a human is feed on too much they are left either mentally unstable or will develop a terrible disease and die. In short these Angels are not a good thing. The Angel's live among humans disguised as humans. The few Angels that have "shown" themselves have been accepted by society as they don't understand the affect the Angels are having on them, they find the Angel's irresistible. They even have churches for them know as the Church of Angels throughout the country.
Maybe I should tell you a bit about Alex and Willow. Alex is a 19 year old AK who works for the C.I.A. An AK is an Angel Killer. Basically Alex travels around the country killing Angels. I fell in love with Alex straight away. He is a character that you can easily fall in love with.
The leading lady of the book is Willow. Willow is a 17 year old Psychic. She can touch a person and see the different paths they can take in their lives, their hopes, dreams and regrets. Alex meets Willow when he is assigned to kill her as she is supposed to be an Angel. However it turns out that she isn't an Angel she is in fact a half angel/half human the first of her kind.
The Angel's are planning for more of their kind to come to earth and this will eventually kill the human race.
Alex and Willow end up having to go on the run together from the Angels as they are intent on killing Willow as she is the key to defeating them.
The story is fast paced and exciting as Willow and Alex go on the run. Alex at first hates the idea of being with Willow as she the thing he despises. However this tuns to love, and I loved seeing the relationship grow between them, especially when they spend time together for a few weeks isolated together in the mountains in a cabin.(This was one of my favourite parts of the book!) They connect with each other on so many levels. They both have had hardships in their lives so can connect on that level.
Overall I loved this book. It was my favourite book of 2010 and the next book in the trilogy Angel Fire is one of my most anticipated books of 2011. The beautiful love story between Willow and Alex, the fast paced action and the uniqueness of the Angels makes for an amazing read!
5/5 Butterflies :)