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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: May 24, 2011
e-Book: 455 pages
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal Romance
Read it in: 4 days
Challenge: TBR Pile, ABC Reading
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In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he’s found one that might deserve mercy.This has been on my reading list for a while. I kind of forgot about it for a bit, until I was searching the e-book catalog online for my public library and saw it. I checked it out and started to read it and completely fell in love. I'm really glad that this was my first official e-book on my Kindle. =)
Alex is a ruthless assassin—of angels. Forget everything you’ve heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel... until he meets Willow.
She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow... with devastating consequences.
There are a lot of Angel books out there, I know. A lot of them are starting to blend together and not really have any new concepts. There are a few out there that are my favorite and that are different, but this one is DEFINITELY different. When you think about Angels, you think about the glowing, beautiful, serene, gentle, beings from Heaven, right? Well, when you read this book you'll see completely different to these angels. The normal humans who are infected with "Angel Burn" do see the Angels in that way, but they really aren't. They are far from it in this unique series. They're killers!
Yes, I did say killers. They've come to Earth to feed off humans in order to stay alive. Sometimes they just infect the humans with Angel Burn, which makes them slowly lose it more and more each day and develop diseases like schizophrenia and cancer, and other times they kill.
BUT don't be afraid, because there are awesome Angel Killers to help somewhat get rid of these killer angels and protect the Earth! Like sexy Alex. Oh my! If I haven't intrigued you yet with this amazing book, just picture a hot guy who is smart, badass, and kills angels for a living! You'll just have to read his description yourself and see his personality by reading this book. It's the only way to get the full awesomeness that is Alex!
This book switches points-of-view between Alex and Willow; the main characters. It also sometimes shows the views of Raziel, one of the head Angels, and Jonah, one of the people from The Church of Angels. Though Raziel was just plain evil and Jonah was helping him out, I still liked their characters. All the characters in this book are real and have so much personality to them.
Other than the killer angels, and sexy AK's, there was romance brewing throughout the whole book. I'm not going to mention much about that though. It was amazing. Had be going crazy the whole time, screaming at the two to just tell each other how they feel, and then they're finally together and its awesome and then its sad and, well, you get the point. It was amazing.
Overall, don't let the fact that it's "another angel book" get to you. It's very unique. VERY. So do yourself a favor and READ IT. So much awesomeness going on throughout it. Most of the time it actually had me forgetting the fact that I was reading it on my Kindle, which I am NOT used to doing. Which added another brownie point to its awesomeness. I'm itching to read Angel Fire now. I'm glad it's already out, I'll definitely be using birthday money on that. =D
The sequel, Angel Fire, was released on January 24th, 2012.