Sunday, May 22, 2011

Review: Angel Burn by Lee Weatherly

Angel Burn by Lee Weatherly

464 pages - -
read as a galley - from NetGalley -

Amazon Product 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. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful. 

My thoughts:
This is a whole new look at angels!  Secret CIA Angel Killers?  That too is new for me!  
The characters are thoughtfully designed.  I liked their convictions and willingness to do the right thing in the face of danger and the threat of death.  Both Willow and Alex are fantastic characters.  The development of their relationship is creative and wonderful to follow.  I love that Willow fixes cars and dresses out of style.  She is so realistic that the extraordinary powers she possesses don't seem to be such a stretch.  Alex is incredible.  He is so strong in his beliefs, but at the same time centered enough to reach beyond what he has always known to grasp the new and changing world that he is thrown into.  
The cult-like Angel religion is so true to life it is frightening.  She creates a world that is easy to believe in and fills it with characters that are wonderful to read about.  The story flows easily and the plot threads all come together to an ending that leaves the reader both satisfied with the story and anticipating the next book in the series.
I truly enjoyed the book.