Friday, 27 May 2011

Review: Angel Burn by L.A.Weatherly

angel burn
Angel Trilogy, Book 1 

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 does. 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.

Angel Burn is the first book in a fresh new urban fantasy trilogy, firstly published in the U.K. with the title Angel.

Despite the plot, wich remembers us something already read, Angel Burn has some points of originality:
~the angels: in this book, the angels aren’t the good and kind God’s creatures, they’re monsters which suck energy from human bodies!
~the angels killers: obviously,, if there’s a monster, there must be someone who try to kill him. Here we have the angels killers, A.K., a truly organization depending from the C.I.A.
~Willow: she is the main character, but fortunately she isn’t a lucky sexy bomb who everybody loves, she is normal. No Mary Sue here, only a common girl with, well, some strange gifts.

With these elements, the book could have been perfect: unfortunately, it isn’t. While the first part of it and the end are action packed, the middle part is really boring. I’m not a big fan of love stories and I hate when, in urban fantasy, they overcome the main story line. In the middle part of Angel, we read about Alex and Willow, Willow and Alex, and how beautiful her hair are, and how beautiful his eyes are… Stop!!! I’ve understand! I think it isn’t very clever to think about love when you are running away from someone who wants to kill you, do you?

In conclusion, I liked Angel Burn, but I think it could be better. 3,5.
rating 3

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