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5.0 out of 5 stars Angel Burn
The book is very good - but beware - it is the FIRST book of the trilogy, not the third!!! They have just reprinted it under a different name but it is in fact the same book as "Angel".
Published 23 months ago by Christina Hirst
3.0 out of 5 stars Angel Burn
This book is a perfect example of a good idea gone wrong. I loved how the Angels are evil and when I say evil, I don't mean it lightly but like Angels who don't give a s*** about humans and treat them like cattle. It's so different from what you would usually find in other Angel books, where Angels tend to be good. Kind of like in Angelfall but in this case it's a choice...
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Angel Burn,
This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Quality)) (Paperback)The book is very good - but beware - it is the FIRST book of the trilogy, not the third!!! They have just reprinted it under a different name but it is in fact the same book as "Angel".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it,
This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick)) (Audio CD)Alex's life task is killing angels and stopping them from taking over the world. He's only seventeen but the best assassin there is. Willow's psychic ability has made her an outsider and caring for her apathetic mom is more than a sixteen year old girl should have to handle.
When Alex is sent to kill Willow and their paths meet, their whole lifes change completly. Willow doesn't want to believe that she is an half-angel and that there are angels at all. And Alex starts to doubt that Willow is really a danger for humanity. In contrast he soon realizes that she might be the worlds only hope to stop the invasion of the angels.
So he decides that keeping Willow safe is his new mission. Even though he hates angels because they killed his whole family, he's soon fascinated with Willow. The more time they spend together on the run from the angels who realized that Willow is a real danger to them and from the humans they have under control, the closer they get.
Will they be able to survive being chased by the angels and will they be able to form a tight relationship?
Let me start this review with saying that I normally avoid books with angels because mostly, especially when they are portrayed as kind creatures, they bore me. But when I read the concept of what angels are in this series, I was immediately fascinated and interested in reading "Angel". And I wasn't disappointed with what L.A. Weatherly created, in contrast I pretty much loved everything about this book.
You are thrown right into the middle of the book with the first scene in which Alex is sent to a kill an angel. Right from this scene on I was in the story and didn't want to stop reading. And meeting Willow was just as fascinating as meeting Alex. When both came together for the first time I knew that I would love the book.
The story concentrates both on Alex & Willow and their developing relationship (which changes in a comfortable and realistic pace). I enjoyed that I got the chance to read a lot about them and to really get to know them. Both were in my opinion very likable characters and also very strong. I rooted for them right from the start on and can't wait to know how their fight against the angels and how their relationship will continue. Willow and Alex didn't have a normal childhood and had to grow up fast. Maybe that's why the book is not too youthful and should be perfect for adult readers.
Angels as the bad guys is a fascinating concept and worked perfectly for me. Instead of being bored like I'm usually are when reading about kind angels, this time I was mesmerized and interested in every little detail. It was fascinating that the beautiful angels were so cruel and definitely not pure. When L.A. Weatherly described the masses of people who blindly followed the Church of Angels I could really see them before my eyes. All in all I was able to imagine most of the events in the book effortlessly even though I'm normally not a very visual person.
I will definitely go on with reading the series because I enjoyed the authors writing style a lot and want to learn more about the characters and what will happen next.
I think the UK cover is ok and I love the US cover because it's so pretty and fascinating. I got the UK version because it was published earlier however think about also buying the US version because I enjoyed the book so much and love the cover.
I was suprised by how much I loved reading "Angel". L.A. Weatherly has a very engaging writing style and her angels are fascinating, cruel and I want to know more about them and also about Willow and Alex. I will definitely go on with reading this series because it's thrilling and great.
I would recommend this book to all readers interested in a book in which angels are mostly the bad guys and that's thrilling & fascinating.
1. Angel /Angel Burn (2010 / 2011)
2. Angel Fire (2011)
3. Angel Fever (2012)
4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing take on angels, definitely a must read!,
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This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Quality)) (Paperback)Angel Burn isn't like any angel themed book I've read before. I admit I was a bit wary of this book when I bought it as there is a wide variety of reviews. But I gave it a chance and I'm glad I did as it was an entertaining read.
Like a lot of books it was slow burning at the beginning and took some will power to carry on but once you get into it you won't regret it! The synopsis had promise of an interesting read which it lived up to. I'm used to reading books in which the angels are good (except for fallen ones) so it was nice to see a different take on them.
I was slightly taken back by the switching of POV and first/third person tense at first as it wasn't clearly stated whose point of view we was reading from. However, once I'd gotten used to it I thought that it worked really well as we were able to learn about each individual character and the roles they played in plot.
The angels were downright evil, they feed on humans. Yes, you heard me right; they drain the life out of humans leaving them with Angel Burn. Angel Burn can lead to diseases, cancer and mental health problems. No human gets off lucky; instead they are left delusional and face many problems later in life but believe that the angel saved them. I really enjoyed the idea of angels being bad and I think that the author executed it well throughout the book.
Of course we can't have angels going around draining the life out of everyone! Enter Alex, a member of the AK which stands for Angel Killers. I was hoping they would have a slightly more bad ass name for this group of elite people. Alas, it's simple and to the point so I can't really complain. Anyway, Alex is another typical YA guy, killer looks and stormy blue eyes! What is with authors and blue eyes? I know they're nice but heck I would like to see something different every now and then. Alex has a cool demeanour and is haunted from the memories of his brother's death. He doesn't trust anyone and is completely alone. That is until he meets Willow, a half angel he's supposed to kill...
Ah, where do I start with Alex and Willow? First of all it was so refreshing to read a book in which the two main characters didn't fall in love straight away. In fact, they didn't particularly like each other at first but as they grow closer while on the run you could see sparks flying. Some parts did make me cringe, but it's a YA book so you can't exactly expect anything hot and steamy! Instead we get some gag worthy one liners with a hint of cheese but I really do like this couple as they seem to complete each other.
I think that the build-up to the main event was slightly dramatic; I wasn't expecting anything too epic being as though it's the first book in a trilogy. But I would say that this is a solid opening book to what I expect will be an action packed series. I just hope that the editors pick out the mistakes in the next ones, as it was slightly annoying trying to decipher what the author actually meant! I think that I will carry on with this trilogy as it was an interesting read and I would like to see if they take down the angels. But, I will probably wait until the final book is released later this year so I don't have to wait around.
3.0 out of 5 stars Angel Burn,
This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Quality)) (Paperback)This book is a perfect example of a good idea gone wrong. I loved how the Angels are evil and when I say evil, I don't mean it lightly but like Angels who don't give a s*** about humans and treat them like cattle. It's so different from what you would usually find in other Angel books, where Angels tend to be good. Kind of like in Angelfall but in this case it's a choice. In Angelfall the Angels are required to destroy Earth by a higher power so yeah but in this case they take great pleasure in their treatment of humans. I love how this book makes it seem more like that Angels are creatures from another dimension instead of the whole religious aspect (that gets annoying from time to time).
I could have and would have given this book more stars if the romance wasn't so damn corny! When there were more important things going on, the only thing going on the minds of these two were how much they loved each other. SERIOUSLY? I like romance but hell I don't enjoy love declarations within knowing each other for a few days. That gets on my nerves. It isn't realistic. Life cannot revolve around one person. It doesn't work that way.
Aside from that it has also come to my notice that the sequel has a love triangle so I won't be continuing the series. If you make love declarations to one person what the hell are you doing with another?
I recommend this book to everyone who can put overlook the silly romance because it does happen to be a good book, the writing is great and so are the characters (when they aren't swooning over one another) and the plot is really good.
5.0 out of 5 stars same as angel,
This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Quality)) (Paperback)theres two books the same, angel and angel burn same book but the american name is angel burn, english is angel with a picture of will facing forward. I read angel (been english) and loved it i turns everything you know about angels and twists it. In the book the angels are the bad guys and 'burn' people into believing angels are good and pure when in fact they are sucking this life force out of people who see and touch them. I wont spoil the book anymore but you can read the blog on the back for a bit more detail i would really recommend for anyone to read
5.0 out of 5 stars Angel Burn,
This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Quality)) (Paperback)Fantastic book, thoroughly enjoyed it and my friend has now started reading it too. Look forward to reading other books by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginning,
This review is from: Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Hardcover)) (Hardcover)This book, previously published as Angel in the UK by Usborne, is finally available to North American Markets. Candlewick press has brought this book across the ocean and I am sure it will be a success. L.A. Weatherly's novel has a strange and unusual plot. The premise is great and the execution very interesting. If this first book is any indication it will be a really interesting trilogy.
What if Angels were real, what if they were coming to earth in greater numbers, what if they could manifest and show themselves to humans? No, what if they needed to feed, and they do so on human energy, leaving behind a wake of death and disease, and the whole time the humans believe it is the best thing in their lives? The Church of Angels is the fastest growing religion in North America; the followers are devout Zealots, who believe the Angels are only here to help us. There is a small but dedicated group of AKs - Angel Killers, who hunt them down and kill them. The only way to kill an Angel is to destroy its halo while it is in angelic form.
The main part of the story focuses around two characters. Willow is a young woman who has always known she is different from other girls, but not the reason why. She can sometimes see the future and help people make better decisions. And Alex is a young man who was never really allowed to be a boy, who has been hunting Angels since before he could drive. The two have been drawn together, at first with a great antagonism to each other, but also being a bit taken with each other. Circumstances have brought them together, and their friendship and relationship begins to grow.
This book is geared mostly for young women, but there is enough action, and guns and cars to keep a young man interested and reading. The romance and time at the cabin in the mountains is a little long, but other than that it is a great novel. I look forward to the next two books; it should prove to be a very interesting series.
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Angel Burn (Angel (Candlewick Quality)) by L. A. Weatherly (Paperback - 27 Dec 2011)
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