Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Release Date: May 24 2011
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: muh, the cover doesn't really do anything for me. It was definitely the synopsis that pulled me in.
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
Angel Burn is book 1 in the Angel Trilogy. And let's just say I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one night, which was not good due to the fact that I started around 7 and didn't finished until 2:45am the the next morning and had to get up at 5.
Characters, that I loved.
Nina - she isn't in the book much. But I definitely liked her.
Alex - Alex reminded me of a vampire. Well Stephen from Vampire Diaries to be exact. It was weird to me that Alex was actually 17 and that something magically hadn't just made him stay at 17. The guy had/has gone through so much. Oh and he's homeschooling sounds way more fun than mine every was!
Willow - I really liked Willow. She felt real. When she realized people were trying to kill her, her reaction was right. It was what a person should react like. Allot of books, the heroin 'raises' up to the challenge and it doesn't affect them. But Willow had all the right emotions and it was really well written.
The only thing that semi bothered me was Alex and Willow's relationship. I wanted wanted them to fall in love. I really wanted them to have a fabulous relationship. And well they did, they do fall in love, they do have a good relationship. Except that sometimes, it felt forced. It didn't feel completely natural and it happened pretty quickly once they both figured out that they the other one returned their feelings. On the other side I feel like they only had each other, they never gave anyone else a chance at making them happy. Sure Alex had slept with girls before, but he didn't have a talking relationship with them. Willow never had a relationship with guys, as she was known as the 'weird girl' and well it semi bothered me. But at the same time I can completely relate, as my relationship is very similar and I won't give it up or change anything about it. So it feels mean to judge them on that.
I believe that this is the second publishing of this book. So hopefully I'll be able to find the rest of the series soon. Because it was really good.