Angel Burn by @LA_Weatherly – Review 4 of 5

Title: Angel Burn (Book 1)
Author: L. A. Weatherly
Publisher: Candlewick
Series: The Angel Trilogy
Where to buy: Amazon

Book description: 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.

Review: This is such a refreshing story/series. Willow and Alex are two of a kind in so many ways. Willow is half angel half human, and Alex is the assassin sent to kill her. Angel Burn is a story of love, survival and trust.

The Angels are coming, The Angels are coming! Angels have come to earth, but not for the reasons everyone believe. They are slowly killing humans. The angels’ world is dying, and they have come to earth because here they have found the solution to their survival. Angel burn is the mark left by angels after they have fed from a human. They leave a distinctive signature on their prey, and the consequences are fatal.

I have read stories about angels before, however the angels in this story are far from peaceful. They allure their victims with their beauty and the feeling of peace and love. However, as they feed from their prey (Humans) they take away their essence and life. The angels are on a mission to make humans and earth their feeding ground, they have a plan, and that plan can destroy humanity.

Willow is a teenager that found herself involved in a world she wouldn’t have imagine. I enjoyed reading about Willow. Her character is smart, talented, pretty and loving. Her love for her mom is heartfelt. I enjoyed her character because she isn’t a typical teenager, yes she has insecurities as any other, but she is able to manage them and use them on her favor. Her character was very mature.

Alex, there is a lot to say about him as well. He was brought into adulthood by his father, whose job was to train others on becoming angel hunters/killers. He was one of the first to learn about the Angels existence. Alex has suffered loss in many ways, he lost his mother, father and his brother. I liked how the author was able to create Alex’s character as a young man who has gone through very difficult times, yet he has been able to maintain a pure heart. His maturity & wisdom is what I find attractive about his character.

Angel Burn has a great plot, the characters are smart, unique and interesting. Angel Burn is a wild ride filled with strong emotions. The twist and turns add excitement and uniqueness to the story. L.A. Weatherly did a really great job, the characters are well-developed and one can’t stop from falling in-love with Willow and Alex. This is one of those stories that will keep you turning pages after pages.

Great read and it totally deserves 4 (♥ ♥ ♥ ♥) hearts.


Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • this looks good, and i love angel books…grabbing this one since its the first in series! great review Maggie 🙂

    Kimberly (@kimbacaffeinate) 02/28/2012 11:28 pm Reply
    • Hey Kimberly,
      It was fun to read, I enjoy the characters more than I thought I would. I liked it because it is different from the other Angel books I have read, different can be good sometimes! :).

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ReadingDiva 02/29/2012 9:04 am Reply

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