Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Review: Angel Fire

Goodreads Description:

"Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels, and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. Willow isn’t alone, though. She has Alex by her side – a trained Angel Killer and her one true love. But nothing can change the fact that Willow’s a half-angel, and when Alex joins forces with a group of AKs, she’s treated with mistrust and suspicion. She’s never felt more alone…until she meets Seb. He’s been searching for Willow his whole life – because Seb is a half-angel too."

Angel Fire is the second book in the Angel trilogy by L.A. Weatherly. It follows the story of Willow, a half Angel who falls in love with an Angel Killer named Alex. They were never meant to be together, but nothing can stop the attraction.
I picked up this series as I was intrigued by the idea of female angel instead of a brooding male. While it is a different approach, I felt that having a female lead as the angel isn't quite the same. Never the less, it was still a great read and pulls in the reader with a unique love triangle and a battle to save the world against the evil angels that suck life force out of humans, making them sick. This book is simply chaotic and bound to impress any YA reader.

Angel Fire is more intense than the first book, Angel. Alex is now on a mission to get his team of AK's (Angel Killers) together in order to defeat the Angels trying to kill Willow and harm the rest of humanity. We are introduced to several new recruits that Alex has to train up and the third in the crazy love triangle. One thing that is great about this book is the authors writing. I felt as thought I was in the middle of the battle, watching all the action around me.

As usual in a book like this, we are given a love story. In the first book, Willow and Alex are deeply in love and it is assumed the second book will show how they grow together. However, while on the hunt for Angels, Willow meets another half Angel, Seb. Obviously as they are the only half Angels in the world, you can expect a bit of drama... and believe me, we get it! Although at one point, I did feel like this was on the verge of the love triangle in Twilight.
The love triangle is exciting, with both males being your typical handsome, dark and complicated character. It is difficult at times to take a side as both Alex and Seb seem so perfect for Willow.

With such an action packed book that beat the first, the author has lifted my expectations and the third book is going to have to be outstanding! For those new to the series, be sure to read Angel (Angel Burn in the US) first as you need to understand Alex and Willow's relationship and history.

Final Comments:
Enticing read that had me gripping on the books waiting to see where the author would take me. At no point was it predictable and I was constantly thrown a new surprise that made reading more enjoyable. The love triangle was fascinating too! Really glad we were introduced to another half-Angel. I recommend this book to YA and paranormal readers.

Release date: 1st October 2011 (Paperback)
Publisher: Usborne
Author: L.A. Weatherly

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