Review: Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Title: Angel Burn
Series: Angel #1
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Pages: 449
Published: 09.30.10
Acquired: Library 
Goodreads Rating: 3.95
My Rating: 4.5

Goodreads Synopsis:

They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...

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 does. 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.

My Review:

I have always loved picking up a series about Angels. But the problem with angel stories is that they some how always end up blending together in my mind because the stories are so similar. In the last several years I have started 4 different angel series, but am only up-to-date with one. That being The Immortal City series by Scott Spenser. It's not that i did not enjoy the other series, I did. But when the sequel would come out I could not remember a thing about the 1st book so I would find myself having to do a re-read before I picked the series back up. I am glad to report that this Angel series is completely original and one that I will not likely to forget. 

I had originally seen this book at the library and was stood out to me was the sheer size of the squeal and the beauty of the cover. (YES I LIKE BIG BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE). With the third book being recently released, I decided to pick all 3 of them up from the library and marathon them! 

In almost every Angel story you have ever read Angels are beautiful, caring and a symbol for everything that is good an holy. But what if they weren't eveything they were cracked out to be. what if Angels were actually feeding off of humans energies for their own existence? Sounds interesting right? This is EXACTLY the main premise for this book.

We start off meeting Alex a teenage boy is part of a CIA group that specializes in killing angels. This is all he's ever known his entire life, tracking down and killing angels before they harm humans. He also has a special personal vendetta; angels are responsible for killing his father and brother. 

On the other hand we have Willow, an average yet beautiful teenage girl who is known more for her unusual abilities such as repairing cars and using her psychic abilities to tell fortunes.  One day we read the fortune of a class mate Beth who has been Angel burned (what happens to a human after an angel has fed off of them).  Once the angels find out that Willow has this psychic ability they will stop for nothing to have her killed. 

Alex receives a text message with a new assignment to track down and kill, but when he arrives at the destination he meets Willow, a girl who is not angel, but not human. The angels want her dead because she could possibly be what may be the demise of all angels. After the order to kill Willow, Alex is starting to question exactly who he is working for. Now it is up to Alex and Willow to get to the bottom of all this and find out a way to save the human population before the angels completely take over. 

I'm telling you guys, I was blown away by this book. It was original, suspenseful and kept me on my toes. There were certain times where the book was kind of slow, but it would make up for it by some amazing discovery. I can't wait to find out where the rest of this story leads! 


  1. Hello! I came across your blog through goodreads, so I figured to stop by and say hello! I also am now following your blog through GFC, bloglovin, and networked blogs.

    I actually have this book sitting on my shelf! Even though the author is American, she lives in the UK, and I believe this series was first released in the UK, because my copy has a different cover. I haven't started reading it yet, BUT, I remember feeling the same way that you do-- when I read the synopsis, I just knew this book was going to be different from other angel books out there. This is the first review I've read about this book, so I am really glad it's original. Awesome review!

    If you like angel books but are looking for ones with a twist, then I absolutely have to recommend Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone series! It's about a demon (Karou) who falls in love with a warrior angel named Akiva (OMG is he sexy). And these Angels aren't all nice. Definitely one of my favorite book series.

    Anywho! Love your blog, nice layout, so easy to navigate! Feel free to stop by my blog sometime! Always looking for new blogger buddies to chat with!

    Best Wishes,
    Mia @ The Muses Circle

  2. Wow! I'm glad you were able to love this book and take it as a memorable read. I also have the same experience when it comes to reading books with the same theme. They tend to somehow show so much similarities that we think and remember them as one :)

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  3. This is not a book I'd quickly pick up... but your review makes it seem pretty cool actually :P


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