Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly

Angel Fire (Angel #2) by L.A. Weatherly.
Publisher: Candlewick Press.
Pages: 636.
Release Date: January 24, 2012.
Source: Purchased.
In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow’s prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex’s past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or “The Twelve.” This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them.

What Willow hasn’t told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another—possibly the world’s only other—half angel. He’s been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can’t predict what chemistry will pass between them . . . or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the human race?

I'm not quite sure why these books get swept under the radar. Angel Burn was dark, epic, sexy, and thrilling and Angel Fire is just as good. L.A. Weatherly gives angels a scary edge and it makes for such an awesome read.

Everything is pretty much heightened in this book. The angels are more dangerous as ever and Alex and Willow's plans to get rid of them get more and more desperate. Combine that with a group of new Angel Killers who seem to hate WIllow and a new half-angel who causes riot in Alex and Willow's relationship and there is NEVER EVER a dull moment in Angel Fire.

Seb. Seb Seb Seb. I loved him so, so much but at the same time I wanted him to go far, far away from Alex and Willow. It was so conflicting. His character is funny and charming and it's easy to love him, but my love for Alex is so much more stronger. And my love for Alex and Willow's relationship? Unbreakable. That's why I spent much of this book in AGONY. L.A. Weatherly, you are evil. Not only did I have to deal with a powerful council full of evil angels invading earth, I also had to suffer reading about the rockiness of my favorite fictional couple. But as much as the tension frustrated me, I was so happy with how it all ended.

The action! At times, I did feel like it was a bit too much, almost a little bit dizzying. But with all of the Alex/Willow/Seb drama going on, I felt like I needed to read about things being blown up and angels being shot just to get my mind off of that for moment. It was really a great balance between drama and action.

Overall, this was a pretty sporadic review because it's hard to write when I'm so excited about the book but the Angel series is well on its way to becoming of my new favorites! Alex and Willow have one of the most romantic, sexiest relationships in YA today and their quest to get rid of the angels is so thrilling and gripping and had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. If you were a fan of the first one, I definitely recommend you pick this one up now!

Other reviews for Angel Fire:
Creative Reads.
About Happy Books.
Gone with the Words.

13 comments:

  1. Hmmmm.... I had LOTS of problems with Angel Fire, which makes me so sad because I LOVED THE COVER. I felt like there was so much awesome dramz in the beginning but then once Alex/Willow got their love on, everything just went to crap with ALL OF THE LOVE AND ANGST. Normally I love that shiz, but this time? Meh. I'm glad you're enjoying the series, though. I still effing love those covers.

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  2. Yeah this book really disappointed me. I loved the first one but this one (to me) firstly was WAAAY too long, I felt like she stuck a stupid love triange in there just for the sake of it (hello! Not ALL YA paranormal books HAVE to have a love triange you know?) and I thought it just lacked in everything that made the first one brilliant. The only redeeming quality was the ending.

    I will read the last one because I want to know how it ends but I truely hope its better than book 2 :(

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