Author: L.A. Weatherly
Publisher: Candelwick Press
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
Series: Angel Trilogy, book one
Source: ARC requested from netgalley, also emailed by publisher
Note: This book was published as Angel in the UK.
About the Book: 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.
My Thoughts: This books starts off with a bang and doesn’t slow down. I was captivated from page one. I read it on my nook while working out and it kept me so motivated! I loved the idea behind it, the characters, everything! Plus, multiple narrators? Such a win!
Okay. So, first things first. When reading this book throw out everything you have ever heard concerning angels. L.A. Weatherly’s angels are not the benevolent beings you may be familiar with nor are they your typical “fallen” angels. These angels arenot at all they seem. (For you Dr. Who fans they reminded me more of the angles from Blink than anything else!) I loved this twist. I found it unique and it made me want to keep reading to find out more.
One of my favorite aspects of this book was the fact that although Willow and Alex (Holy hotness Batman!) have lead these crazy different lives and are in this crazy messed up situation the issues they face are still issues teens can relate to. They are dealing with friends and family, trying to figure out where they fit in the world, questioning the beliefs they’ve been taught to hold, and the romance… oh the romance! I was impressed that Ms. Weatherly was able to make connecting with these unique characters so flawless.
Random things I loved:
*Willows ability to fix cars
*The road trip aspect
*Alex ( I couldn’t resist!)
Check out the website for the UK edition of the book here and follow LA Weatherly on Twitter!