In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menace has exploded, and Alex and Willow are on the lam. Willow's prophetic dream points them to Mexico City, where they connect with a fledgling group of angel killers led by the exotically beautiful Kara, an Angel Killer from Alex's past. But the team remains suspicious of Willow, even after the more-experienced Alex takes over as leader, training them hard for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, or "The Twelve". This elite group of all-powerful angels is also under the scrutiny of Willow's angel-father, Raziel, who has his own sinister plan to defeat them.
What Willow hasn't told Alex is that there was also a mysterious boy in her dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. When brooding, gorgeous Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another - possibly the world's only other - half angel. He's been searching for Willow all his life, and when Alex enlists this rival to help keep Willow safe, he can't predict what chemistry will pass between them... or how far Willow might go to keep Alex safe. Will their love endure or spell doomsday for the human race?
©2012 L. A. Weatherly (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I loved the first installment in this series, "Angel Burn," and have been anxiously awaiting the sequel. I read "Angel Fire" as an ebook, then bought the audiobook and just spent this past weekend enjoying every minute of this story again. GREAT book, and I thought this narrator did an excellent job with the characters. I especially enjoyed Seb, a new character in this second book. I thought he added a lot to the plot, and I can't wait to see how she wraps up his arc in the final installment of this trilogy!
Everything about this book is interesting and unique, apart from the romance, which itself seems to be coppied from a hundrend other YA novels. For some reason, the author has this idea that the hackneyed emotional tripe that is inserted would be far more interesting than exploring the rich and new world created with a pair of properly loving and cute lovers. I can not recommend this book as the unique bits are far too far and inbetween everything that we have seen before and done better.
I'm still not liking how the romance is played out. it makes me dislike Alex as a character due to it taking 2 "deaths" for him to realize his stupidity. I don't like how weak Willow has constantly been emotionally. In the beginning of the story she seemed tough. granted her situation was normal and different but I feel like now she's only ever emotionally distraught until Alex starts babying her again. maybe my opinion is too harsh but I just can't get hooked into their relationship. the overall story though, I still like. I still like the battle against the angels, the internal strife between the 2 sides, and so on.
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