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Natural Born Angel

(Immortal City #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  3,741 ratings  ·  365 reviews
Life exploded for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into a world of paparazzi and fervent adulation that comes with being a celebrity Angel. Now she must juggle her ordinary existence - graduation, family, friends - with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob Angel Jackson Godspeed's girlfriend.

Then Maddy is off
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Razorbill (first published January 1st 2013)
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Rachel Payne
May 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
I don't like Tom. First of all, I want to know why any series where the couple gets together in the first book, has complication in the second? Can't they just have a bad guy they need to kill or a war to win and be done? Do they have to have the side problem of one of them (or both) having confused feelings about someone else? Why!?

Secondly, Maddy seems like a different person. Sure she seems stronger and more confident, but she doesn't seem like herself. And Jacks is definately a completely di
ANNOUNCEMENT: The much-anticipated angel novel of the decade has ARRIVED! Jackson Godspeed's 'THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT' now available worldwide!

It's so nice to know that you and your boyfriend can share near-death experiences and still have relationship issues. It keeps things comfortable, doesn't it? Knowing that he's such a hot, insecure egotistical jackass who needs a good bitch slap mess. And that when you need him to be there for you the most...he bails.

The words of Beyonce's Run The W
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, physical-arc
Natural Born Angel by Scott Speer - Neither angel nor man can escape their destiny

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My enjoyment for Natural Born Angel is all over the map, and that's one of the reasons why I was so unsure about how to rate it (and I'm still kind of unsure). That means, it's time to whip out the ol' Enjoyment Graph so you can get a sense of how I felt while reading the book:

My Enjoyment Levels — Monitored

Natural Born Angel by Scott Speer - Enjoyment Graph

As you can see, things started out strong. I was really excited to dive into the book, and when Maddy decided to become a Guardian, I was pumped! Bu
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**I received a copy of this book via NetGalley but that did not influence the review**

I was pretty excited to start this book since I loved the first one, Immortal City. I’ll admit it, it didn’t hurt that I pictured Jacks as Alexander Skarsgård so I was totally in love.

The Story: Natural Born Angel picks up about 10 months after the first book left off. Maddy was about to go off to college, but an event changes those plans. She knows in her he
Lauren Stoolfire
I like the Immortal City series by Scott Speer much more than I ever expected to. It's quite addicting and book two, Natural Born Angel, is no exception. There's a lot of fast-paced action and I enjoyed getting a first hand look at Maddy's training. With everything she's learned since the end of the first novel, she's a bit different this time around, as is Jacks. The only aspect I wasn't as interested in was the love triangle, but that's really to be expected from me. Anyway, I can't wait to re ...more
ahem....WHAT;OKASDFIOYS,/.EMPOAISUDGJHAERSK/LPFHJDGSI;H ahem.. i think i have controlled myself... oh no actually i haven't

^^^ that is exactly how my face looked like when i finished. you can't book like that! i mean what the hell? Man i thought we were friends, i thought we understood each other!

I need to calm down for a moment....

Alright i am sort of calm..not really but i will do my best for this review.

"Maybe Not" by Cat Power is my song choice for this song, and if you aren't sure what t
While Jacks attempts to cope with the loss of his wings (he mainly mopes), Maddy decides to train to be a Guardian. She is met with contempt by her fellow classmates and need outside help to learn to fly - enter human pilot, Tom. Jacks grows more distant and Maddy begins to rely more on her friendship with Tom. Meanwhile, anti-angel politics begin to separate the angels further as they lose human support. Also, strange accidents are occurring around the globe. Slyvester believes they are signs o ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
In the book, Maddy is adjust to life as an angel and the fame that comes with it. She has become one of the biggest angel since she is the only half-angel and half-human. She is also starting her training to become a guardian. Her boyfriend Jackson has had a hard time dealing with his wings and him feeling that he will never be able to fly again. This book takes place about a year after what happened in the first book and takes you through a year of maddy’s life in the book. This is the second b ...more
*minor spoilers from book one*

This was a disappointing sequel to Scott Speer's Immortal City.

Unlike the first book there was no light-heartedness or fast paced action just inane political arguments between humans and angels as well as a underwhelming detective POV.

Maddy must choose to either go to university or start her guardian training. Jacks is still unable to use his wings and he overlooks Maddy becoming increasingly popular in the media spotlight which leads to animosity between the coupl
Jul 28, 2012 added it
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Dec 04, 2012 rated it liked it

Natural Born Angel --

I was so excited to get this book, I loved the first book! This one was didn't meet my expectation, it was a little slow and predictable. Still a good read but it was missing the suspense that the first one had.

In this book Maddy did get stronger. She starts to believe in herself more, yeah there are some hard times when she is doubting herself but she has every reason too. There are people out there that don't like that she is half human half angel and all the attention she
Aug 20, 2012 marked it as sequels-to-read
Hmm.. I didn't think I'd ever say this about an agel-related book, but I honestly can't wait for Scott Speer's new book Natural Born Angel to come out! I hope the storyline stays as interesting as the first novel and did I mention.. That. Cover is sooo preety ! (:

Over & Out, T xx
Charlotte Bugler
THIS is why I hate LOVE TRIANGLES!!!

After reading the book...

I just.. Speechless.

*Getting brain in order*
Okay, so lets start with this book is just amazing. Scott Speer DEFINITELY improved from the first book! (Someone reads their reviews. Well done.)
There was still a couple of mistakes with grammar but not as much as the first book and which I easily overlooked.
THANK GOD! The alternate POVs have been sorted out! Phew. Because that was annoying the crap out of me in the first book. Yeah it
Apr 23, 2013 rated it liked it
It seems that I have been reading a lot of books that are more of Filler and Build-Up books lately than normal. Natural Born Angel does continue on from the first book, Immortal City, and it does have a couple good action and important type of stuff happening in it. But it just seemed to be missing that "umph" you used to get in books. I still enjoyed this second installment, but it was a little difficult to get through at times.

Sep 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, angels-nephilim
3.5/5 it wasn't a filler book but I just didn't love it nearly as much as the first one. And that ending! Not cool.

EDIT: I really wanted to write a good, full review on this book on my blog. But I realized that I'm too mad about this sequel to Immortal City to give it a full, descent, and well-rounded review. It had very few high points, all of which have left me.

What I didn't like: The first thing that made me mad about this book was that Speer completely skipped over the best part of a sequel,
May 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: awful, 2013-reads, may-13
Disappointing. :/

I don't understand Maddy. She is getting ready to go to college, then has one vision, changes her mind and decides to become a Guardian. She has nobel ideas that she can somehow change the Protection for Pay system where only the rich can afford to be saved, yet she's not proactive about it. We never see her fighting for this cause she supposedly believes so strongly in. Great ideas are pointless without action.

While I enjoyed her and Jackson's developing relationship in book o
Jan 02, 2013 marked it as to-read
Why do I do these things to myself? Or in this case think about doing these things to myself. I just named Immortal City one of my worst books of 2012, it killed brain cells, there's no possible way it could get any worse! And therein lies the problem, I have to it possible that it could get worse? Maybe it doesn't help that the author is kind of hot, I don't want him to be such a crappy writer! Yet, it is so. It's killing me! ...more
"Neither Angel nor Man Can Escape Their Destiny. That Is Both Their Gift and Their Curse."

That has me pondering for a few moments. Both Man and Angel fell from heaven.

In this book, both Maddy and Jacks are separated by their emotions and fame. Maddy's fame is blinding her from why she wanted to become a guardian angel in the first place. To save people no matte of status. Fame is getting to that girl's brain. Jacks finds out he may never fly again, that alone is heartbreaking for him and seei
Ugh, I liked this book but it kind of fell into the second book syndrome.

Natural Born Angel ended up annoying me. Whether it was little subtle digs/comments or it was the ending overall - I was just annoyed. Which is weird because I really liked Maddy and Jack in the first book. It just sucks that I didn't really like them as a couple this time around. It didn't help that Jacks was just falling into shit that I predicted. Ugh.

I hate triangles and this whole ending was giving me those terrible vi
taveena kade
Mar 21, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF @30%

It just didn’t hold my attention and i don’t feel like forcing myself to read it
Aug 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Spoiler Alert***
I cannot review this book without adding spoilers from the previous book so if you haven't, don't read beyond this point! Look for 'Immortal City' the first book in the series.

I know I've said this before but again it is true for this book too. I have been eagerly waiting for 'Natural Born Angel' as I absolutely loved the first book in the series and still holding to the opinion that Scott should make it an AMAZING major motion picture!

With Natural Born Angel, I was waiting t
Carrie Mansfield
3.5 Stars

This review will be available on my blog as of 7/18:

Like a lot of second books that come on the heels of a great first book, Natural Born Angel doesn't quite live up to its predecessor, but there is still a ton that this book does right.

First, the book summarily deals with Maddy's decision to become a Guardian within the opening pages of the book and I think it was handled really well. That she was going to decide to become a Guardian was never really in question - cover art, title, an
Raina {The LUV'NV}
The glitz and glam of an Angel celebrity-driven world has dulled and plummeted to doom. That's not only the plot of this second installment in the Immortal City series, but also my assessment. While the originality of Protection-for-Pay Guardian Angels was refreshing in the first book, it marked the potential downfall as well.

"We regret to inform you that we will not intercede on the humans' behalf in this conflict with the demons."

When an Archangel, a leader of guardian angels, says such, it'
After slaving away at her uncle’s diner and studying hard to get the marks required to get into college, Maddy Montgomery is faced with a choice. Her dream school or the chance to train at the top-secret Guardian school. Going from the anonymous high school student to being the world’s number one It-Girl in less than a year, Maddy also has to navigate her new-found popularity and balance her new professional life with her relationship with the oh-so dreamy, Jackson Godspeed. Life will never be t ...more
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: angels, demons, reviewed, ya
First of all, I absolutely loved Immortal City , so I was really quite excited to read Natural Born Angel. I felt the first book of this series was a really fresh concept, and not something I had expected from an angel book, and I loved it.

So naturally when I found out it was a series, and this was the next book in the series, I was expecting more of the excitement and originality like the first. This didn't really happen for me.

First of all, I felt like the characters underwent drastic perso
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: angels
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Chayse Sundt
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Argggghhh!!!! This is probably the one main reason I hate reading books before they come out because when you finish it, you have to wait longer for the next book to come out. This book made just think how I wish I waited.

This book continues down the road a little where the main character Maddy is about to go to college but she has the difficult decision of opting out and becoming a guardian just like her boyfriend Jackson. I kind of new what her decision was going to be but I didn't know how i
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Unlike most YA novels that feature angels, the Immortal Angels series doesn’t hide these beings from the masses, it turns them into celebrities complete with paparazzi, commercials, and magazine interviews. It’s a cool concept that could have been even cooler if the human celebrity reaction to the angel craze was explored as well.

Picking up ten months after IMMORTAL CITY, NATURAL BORN ANGEL follows half-angel Maddy as she tries to navigate the complex a
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I waited a long time to read Natural Born Angel and when I did read it I was both happy and sad. The first book took me by storm and I could not put it down and read it in four hours because I had to see where it was going but NBA really had me stumped. First I love when you e sequel and they glaze over some things from the first book and you get to see why that person said or did that but with this book it did not happen so I found myself going back and checking and making sure I did not miss a ...more
Leslie Anne
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first time for me to review on a book for the reason of just expressing how much I view it. Don't read my review if you haven't read the book yet because some vague spoiler is included.


I can get how Maddy would suddenly feel on all the changes that happened to her and Jack too. Maddy is finally going to choose what she view as being a half angel and half human and being part of it. While Jack is blinded with his feelings too much that he has forgotten what he has. Changes can
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Are Maddy and Jackson going to be together, together as in a couple? 3 28 May 02, 2017 11:44AM  
3rd book-What do you think Maddie will choose? What would you choose? 17 67 May 02, 2017 11:42AM  
Anyone else? 6 14 Feb 25, 2014 04:15PM  
Is she going to choose to become a Guardian Angel? 1 6 Jul 22, 2012 06:18PM  

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Scott Speer is a movie and music video director and a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema Television. He has directed music videos for artists such as Will.I.Am, Jordin Sparks, and Ashley Tisdale and is currently directing Step Up 4. Scott lives in Los Angeles, California. ...more

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