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Teen Review: Angel Burn (Book)

Angel BurnTitle:  Angel Burn

Author: L. A. Weatherly

Summary: Willow lives in a world where angels are fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans and drain them of their vitality. When she falls in love with Alex, an assassin of angels, she discovers that she herself is half-angel. She faces devastating consequences, but is still determined to fight.                                                               

Gut Reaction: Fun to read, but not too special.

Why: This was a fun book for a fast read. I enjoyed the somewhat unusual plot, especially in the beginning. The way Weatherly twisted other conceptions we have about “angels” was interesting. Though it became more predictable as it went on, I was still totally immersed. Willow’s character is somewhat relatable; I enjoyed her ability to stand up for herself and how she deals with problems. However, I didn’t like how the plot was slow for a long time in the middle, but then changed pace much too quickly at the end. The story is intriguing in parts, and I see what the author was trying to do, but there were many tactics that have been used too many times before. I guess you could say that Angel Burn is unique in a stereotypical way, if that makes any sense. Even though it could have been better, I still couldn’t put it down.

Who would like this book: Though I never classified myself as one, fantasy-romance lovers will like this book. Personally, I detested Twilight and still liked Angel Burn, so don’t dismiss this just because it sounds too Twilight-like. Most fun for teenage girls (14 and up) who like a strong female main character.

Helen, University Teen Blogger