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Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
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Nov 09, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: shelf-of-sadness
Read from November 09 to 16, 2011

Well, the beginning started out interesting and I was really drawn into the first few chapters. Then, after Willow and Alex got together to go on their cross-country adventure, it completely fizzled out. First of all, the romance between Willow and Alex was completely predictable and unremarkable. "Oh, I think he hates me, but I'm in love with him." "She's part angel, which is evil, but she's hot, which isn't evil. So I love her too." Willow jumped from pouting because Alex is mean to her to being totally and completely in love with him within the span of about a week, week and a half. Really? And of course Alex fell in love with her, because she's hot. That's pretty much all Alex can say about her, given that he's known her for a week, but that's enough foundation for everlasting love, right? And then the idea that all angels are evil beings living in a parallel but dying dimension who can only survive by feeding off of human's energy is kind of, well, silly. I mean, I can buy some angels being evil, or fallen if you will, but all angels? Even the "good" angel we meet is still feeding off of humans and therefore killing them slowly. I kept waiting to discover that the angels were actually evil aliens or something, because then that would make sense. And how do you go an entire book about angels without at least mentioning, well, God. Or some kind of explanation as to how or why these evil angels were created or came into being. And don't even get me started on the finale and miraculous escape. Really? I mean, really?
Basically, I though this story started good but fell flat on its face. The only reason I gave it two stars is because I wasn't so annoyed that I couldn't finish reading it. If you want an excellent angel based book with plausible plot, character development, and dialogue, go and read Angelfall by Susan Ee. That is an AMAZING book!!! Go read it now! And don't bother with this one.
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Paisley Amen!

Megan @paisley, right???! Have you read angelfall? Because I can't recommend that book enough when it comes to excellent reading about angels. Best book I've read in years!

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