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496 pages, Hardcover
First published August 1, 2013
Angel Fever picks up right where Angel Fire leaves off and wraps up Willow, Alex, and Seb’s story with defeating the angels who have come and started to feed off humans parasitically. The problem with angels is that they leave the humans they feed off harmed and if they are fed off enough they will develop Angel Burn- when a human is mentally gone, but physically present. So, the premise of this trilogy is great. The first book was a solid 5 star-read and I still stand by that rating of the first novel. I absolutely adored the first novel. I loved the characters, the plot, the villain, and the romance. I was a huge fan of Angel Burn. However, the sequel Angel Fire was a big disappoint for me. I gave it 4 stars, but I don’t know if I would call it a 4 star-read. To me Angel Burn has held up in my head, but Angel Fire has decreased mainly because I remember the distaste I had while reading the novel and I was not a fan of the points the series chose take. I was particularly put off by the introduction of Sebastian (or Seb) another half-angel who serves no other purpose than to be the other point in a love triangle.
Now that we’ve discussed my wavering feelings to this trilogy, let’s talk about the final book, Angel Fever. I’m not a huge fan of it. In fact, I would compare this series decline to that of Divergent. A strong, first novel, a mediocre sequel, and a cringeworthy ending. This novel was cringeworthy. It made me uncomfortable. This is mainly due to the atrocious writing. It is not strong and I will give several examples as to issues I had with the writing. The main problem is the sentence structures that Weatherly chooses to use. They are absolutely cringey.
“The part of you that’s here is still twenty-one. I guess you always will be. But in the other world, you’re old enough to be Willow’s mother.” – Alex as he talks to Willow’s mother. Obviously, she’s old enough to be Willow’s mother because SHE IS!
The dialogue is stilted and doesn’t flow well. It doesn’t feel natural and it made me uncomfortable. Also, this book is predictable and I will tackle that in the character section, but I called literally every single event that happened in this novel. Not one thing was shocking or thrilling. There were no plot twists. It was a steady trek up the mountain from point A to B and that can sometimes benefit the story, but it was lackluster and boring.
The main female character is Willow. Willow has become more of a horrible and selfish person as the series progresses. She is obsessed with thinking that the world revolves around her and then is offended when things revolve around her getting her head out of her ridiculous love triangle and actually having to do something. She also thinks that everything Seb does is because of her, but doesn’t want him to love her. She perpetuates his unhealthy obsession because she is offended when he is not obsessing over her. It’s ridiculous. There’s a quote that perfectly sums Willow’s outlook on life and how I feel about her, “You know, I’ve heard a saying here: You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. Well, I’m making up a new saying: You can’t refuse cake and then get upset when someone else takes it.”
Willow is also indecisive and can’t not only make up her mind about which man she would prefer to shove her tongue into, but she also wants to pick fights with people at the most inconvenient times. The time to tell someone you were intimate with another man is not within days of angels attacking and possibly killing all of you. She’s an idiot.
The main male characters are Alex and Seb. Okay, so I’m going to talk about spoilers that are major to this novel, so don’t click unless you have already read this novel or if you don’t care Alex also isn’t as swoony as he used to be. He is the best character of these three, but he was just a little too much. I don’t know. I just wasn’t feeling him. Don’t get me started on Seb, though. It must be a half-angel thing because he was as angsty as Willow. If he wasn’t whining about Willow not loving him then he was whining about having to break up Meghan even though he was in lover with her. UGH.
Also, I’ve never liked Seb and Willow together, so that scene where they are about to almost have sex is so gross and I would like to scrub it from my memory.
The Villain- Raziel is the one shining light in this series, but he isn’t even the best villain in literature. Still, he is a lot of fun to read about and his POVs were the best part of this novel.
There are a lot of characters introduced in this novel. Characters come back from book 1 and 2. It’s a lot. To be honest, I don’t care about a single one of them and they are all irrelevant to me. There wasn’t enough characterization on characters outside of Willow, Raziel, Alex, and Seb and that made it hard for me to connect with any of them.
The only sad thing about this finale was but besides that nothing of consequence really happens and this series ends up on a cheesy and happy note. If you loved Angel Burn, if weary of recommending the rest of the series, because for the me it wasn’t worth it. However, I recommend trying the second book and using that to decide if you want to continue. If you don’t finish the sequel or don’t like, then don’t pick this one up.
Даже если он никогда не будет испытывать ко мне ответных чувств, неважно. Я всё равно хочу быть с ним. Я всегда хотела быть с ним.
Он обещал себе не привязываться ни к кому, даже к друзьям. И уж точно не испытывать таких чувств, какие он питал к этой к девушке. Это не стоило того: ведь привязавшись к человеку, он неминуемо потеряет его, рано или поздно.