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 does. 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.
©2011 L. A. Weatherly, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved..
I struggle with angel fiction, but this book doesn't deal with regular angels. These have no connection with God. They are evil parasites that feed on human energy leaving people drained, diseased, and mentally unstable. They don't come from Heaven. They come from a dying world in a different dimension. Willow is half angel. Alex is an "Angel Killer." So, of course, they fall in love, after initially hating each other. They join forces to fight the Angel Invasion. Willow is sort of the one person in the whole world who can destroy them, but we don't know why. It's better than it sounds and the romance is sweet. There will be more to the story. Why doesn't anyone ever write solitary books anymore?
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
This is a story to go to if you're looking for a little escape with a tale of two young people who fall in love while on the run in difficult circumstances and facing dangerous angels...all the while they don't like each other at first. In fact that's the plot device that almost drags on a little too long. Sounds entertaining, and it is, since some scenes play out better than others. The narrative (and dialogue) is not quite as artful and compelling as some other great books I've read (or heard) lately, and is a bit repetitive at points throughout the story. However, I came to like the characters enough that I will read the next book to see what happens; they are fairly well-developed and fleshed out. The narration is pretty good, and for the most part matches what I feel is the tone of the story.
No because my friends aren't 14 years old. The concept was kind of interesting Fantasy/SciFi but it turned into a story about teenage infatuation as much as anything. I actually enjoy lots of young adult books like Harry Potter, Hunger Games but this just didn't cut it.
Probably not unless it was clearly not focused on a teenage relationship.
Not really a favorite but seriously if they had focused on the fantasy or Sci Fi part it would have been much better.
the overall story and idea of it was good, narration was great, but the romance was a little cliche. the whole alone in a cabin scene, confessing their love and such, began to disconnect me from the story. I felt like throwing the "I love you" phrase around so soon was unrealistic. I almost stopped listening for good right around there but I trudged through it.
The story was cute and Yes it's Sci-fi fantasy but it's also a book with young teenage characters. It's a young teens book and should be labeled as such.
I bought the series all three books, I wish I would have listen to book 1 first, although the series is not bad in itself it is a YA series, not really my cup of tea. I barley made it through book 1 & haven't even listen to book 2-3 just didn't grab and keep my attention.
Narrator was fine.
I really like the idea of the story line, but getting through ooey gooey teenage love story is tough. I'm half way through book two and it gets worse. The overdone love drama makes twilight seem like underworld. If you are into that, you'll love it. If not, maybe look elsewhere.
The book started out great, then turned into teenage lovey-dovey angst. I don't want to listen to teens fawn all over eachother, trying to figure out if there are stronger words than, "I love you". Gee, let's say it in another language, that'll do it. The entire middle third of the book is just them saying how much and why they are in love. I think I would have been ok with it if the first part wasn't so great. It had real potential, leading to disappointment.
I would recommend this to a teen (very PG-13) who would like to read about how "fun" kissing is.
I get that this is a YA novel but it's been done over and over, and it's been done a lot better. The content is so predictable and lacks any real depth or imagination. Even the term angel killers is so obvious it's annoying to hear. The interplay between the main two characters is just a series of make out sessions and ridiculous professions of love. There is nothing compelling about their attraction to each other rather than their respective looks. I have no interest in hearing the rest of the series.
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