Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy Series #1)

Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy Series #1)

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by L. A. Weatherly, Cassandra Campbell

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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

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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. 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.

They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
Willow knows she is different. She can predict the future when she touches a person's hand. Couple her odd ability with an unconventional fashion sense and a mentally ill mother and no father, and her peers in high school will hardly give her the time of day. Alex has also had an unusual past. He has been trained since he was very young to be an angel killer. He knows that angels are not what tradition dictates that they are. Yet when he is told that his next hit is Willow, he figures that something strange is going on—because she isn't like all the other angels he has killed. As Willow and Alex are forced to work together to solve the puzzle of their lives, Alex isn't sure if he wants to kill Willow or kiss her. With a tight deadline (that is unknown to Willow and Alex) and a very short list of those whom they can trust, this paranormal romance will intrigue many teen readers. The audio recording was performed by Cassandra Campbell. Her performance captures the complicated emotions of these two teens perfectly—and readers will never be confused as to which point of view they are listening to at what time. With just enough tension and the right pacing, readers will be pleased with this paranormal audio. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
Children's Literature - Heather Kinard
Being a teenage girl who likes to tinker with cars is unusual, but that is not what makes Willow different. Willow is a psychic. Just by touching someone she is able to see their future and know their hopes, dreams, sorrows, and regrets. Beth is one of Willow's classmates who had an encounter with an Angel. Beth believes the Angel has blessed her life and wants to join a cult called the Church of Angels, but Willow can see that the angels are dangerous and feeding on the life forces of humans. Willow fails in an attempt to rescue Beth from the cult and now becomes a major target of these vengeful angels. Alex is a trained Angel Killer who has received orders to find and assassinate Willow. When Alex discovers that Willow is only half-angel and possesses a power that could help him stop the Angel Invasion he rescues her and takes her on the run. Willow and Alex start out as enemies, but as they face increasingly dangerous situations they discover they only have each other to rely on. Quickly their relationship changes from enemies to friends and then to something even deeper. But the Angels are strong and Willow and Alex cannot fight them alone. Alex must leave to find more Angel Killers to help in their fight. Will he find help in time so he and Willow can be together? This book is well written with very likeable characters. It is an action-packed paranormal romance that leaves readers anxious for the next book in the trilogy. There is some "language," making it more appropriate for an older audience. Reviewer: Heather Kinard
School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 9 Up—A rash of supernatural romance novels involving angels have been published recently, but L. A. Weatherly has done the unexpected here (Candlewick, 2011), creating a fresh and terrifying scenario in the first book of a new series. Angels are beings from another world who are looking for energy to feed on, and humans are the willing sheep whose minds become irreparably damaged by Angel Burn once they have been fed from. Willow, 16, is a psychic who is unaware that she is half angel. While she is giving a reading to a friend, she sees the truth behind what the angels intend. This puts her on the radar of angel assassin Alex, 17, who is a skilled angel killer and a totally hot bad-boy. The fast-paced action and intense romance that blossoms between Willow and Alex during a nail-biter of a road trip will have listeners hooked. Cassandra Campbell narrates both Willow and Alex's point of view beautifully and reveals emotions that go far beyond the text. The aching intensity of both their romance and the process of discovering the impending second wave of the angel invasion is gripping. Listeners who thought that the angel well had run dry will be hooked and will eagerly await the next installment.—Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VA
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Angels are appearing to humans all over the world, filling them with an overwhelming sense of love and peace. Angel mega-churches spring up everywhere. But no one seems to notice that the people who've been visited by them quickly begin to waste away. That's because angels are actually creatures from another world who feed on human energy, sickening their hosts and eventually causing their deaths via natural-seeming illnesses. Alex is a trained AK (Angel Killer) who believes he works for the CIA. He suddenly finds himself acting as bodyguard to Willow, a high school student with psychic powers who just might be half angel-and therefore his sworn enemy. The angels seem to believe that she has the power to destroy them, making her safety of paramount importance to the survival of the human race. The relationship that eventually develops between Alex and Willow is steamy but chaste (at least in this first installment of the planned series). Fans of supernatural suspense with a generous dollop of romance will be clamoring for the next book.—Hayden Bass, Seattle Public Library, WA
Kirkus Reviews

A beautiful blond half-angel and the dark, handsome assassin sent to kill her fall in love in this fast-paced thriller romance, the first installment of a series first published in Britain (the sequel, Angel Fire, is due out in December 2011).

Due to an energy crisis, the ethereal sphere is dying and angels are crossing over to feed off humans, who are too bedazzled to connect visits from heavenly beings with growing mental/physical illness, aka angel burn. Alex, raised to be an AK (angel killer), is one of the few to realize the danger. When he tracks down his assigned target, he is surprised to discover she's only half-angel and that the Church of Angels cult wants her dead. Willow is just as surprised. She thought the only reason she was considered "Queen Weird" at school was because she was psychic and a whiz car mechanic. The two go on the run and eventually become involved in a plan to save the world from a Second Wave of angelic invasion. The story is told alternately via Willow's voice and a third-person account that provides the perspective of Alex and others. It's worth noting that the secondary but substantial falling-in-love plotline is quite chaste (they don't kiss until three-quarters of the way through the book).

Perfect for the Twilight crowd. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

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Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
Angel Series, #1
Edition description:
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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