Saturday, 18 June 2011

Angel by L.A. Weatherley

UK version

  • Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 Oct 2010)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 1409521966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409521969

This is without doubt my favourite book!

"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 peoples 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 Willows 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."

Cover: I love both the UK and US versions of this book.  I think the girl on the cover of the UK is a perfect Willow and is how I imagined the character to look which makes a change from covers that look nothing like the character they are meant to be. 

Plot: Alex kills angels.  They're not as we know angels but killers that feed off of our life energy.  His next assignment is to kill Willow Fields...but she's like nothing he's ever seen before- half angel, half human...but that's impossible.  Willow has done something to upset the angels and now they want her dead, and Alex finds himself protecting Willow and falling for her.

Sometimes the plot or synopsis make the book sound better than it is but not this one: the synopsis hooked me in and then from page one I was gone, could not put this book down, finished in a day.  The romance between Willow ans Alex was amazing and is by far my favourite- there's an instant attraction but not love, then some hostility, progresses to friendship and then love and so I felt it really developed and therefore really meant something and was a true romance.
US version

Characters:  Willow and Alex were both great characters.

Willow- People think she's odd because she isn't a girly girl but would rather play around with car engines...oh and she's psychic.  Willow doesn't know she's half angel until Alex tells her. 

Alex- His life has been ruined by the angels- his mother, father and brother were lost because of them and so his life is killing them.  He doesn't expect his feelings for Willow and his conflict is obvious- he feels if he loves Willow he is betraying his family. 

Writing Styles:  Wow this books pacing was incredible, pages just flew by.  Wasn't hard to read at all. Amazing really.

Rating:  5/5 stars.  Simple as.

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