Natural Born Angel: An Immortal City Novel

Natural Born Angel: An Immortal City Novel

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by Scott Speer
     
 

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Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and the fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world. She's trying to juggle her ordinary life—high school, family, friends—with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob

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Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and the fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world. She's trying to juggle her ordinary life—high school, family, friends—with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob Angel Jackson Godspeed's girlfriend.

And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She's been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means entering into dangerous and high-stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever—and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Miranda McClain
Maddy and Jackson are the perfect celebrity couple. She is the adorable "girl next door," and he is the charismatic heartthrob. Maddy's life seems like a dream come true. When she discovered she was part-angel, she landed headfirst in a world of elite parties and crazed fans. Now, she has been selected to train as a Guardian, the cream of the Angel crop. However, not everyone is thrilled about her status upgrade; she has several enemies. As Maddy tries to decide where her loyalties lie—with her uncle and her human half, or with Jackson and the other Angels—darker forces are at work. Someone sets off a bomb at Angel headquarters, and there are warning signs of something even more evil afoot. In the midst of all the havoc, Maddy must learn to fly well enough to make guardian. This is no easy feat for someone whose wings only just appeared. She is sent to meet a Navy fighter pilot named Lieutenant Tom Cooper for help with her training. Meanwhile, the gulf between the humans and the Angels is widening, and Maddy feels as if her Guardian status is being used as a political maneuvering ploy. Soon after her first save as a Guardian all Hell literally breaks loose, and the Angels decide the humans must fend for themselves. Maddy is forced to decide between the two factions, as well as between the two men in her life, Jackson and Tom. This fast-paced, glamour-filled, nonstop action sequel to Immortal City, will keep reader on the edge of their seat and eager for the next installment. Part of the "Immortal City" series. Reviewer: Miranda McClain
From the Publisher
"Speer blends romance and mystery to deliver a fresh take on the 'angel novel' . . . [with] strong writing, well-rounded characters, and an enticing hook."—Publishers Weekly

"An atmospheric TV show of a book."—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595145130
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Series:
Immortal City Series, #2
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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From the Publisher
"Speer blends romance and mystery to deliver a fresh take on the 'angel novel' . . . [with] strong writing, well-rounded characters, and an enticing hook."—Publishers Weekly

"An atmospheric TV show of a book."—Booklist

Meet the Author

Scott Speer is a movie and music video director and a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. He has worked with Will.I.Am, Ashley Tisdale, Paris Hilton, Jordin Sparks, and other Hollywood personalities, and most recently directed Step Up 4. He is also the author of Immortal City. Scott lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit him online at www.ImmortalCitySeries.com!

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Natural Born Angel: An Immortal City Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt enjoy this book as much as the 1st one. The characters changed so much at somtimes I didnt like them at all. Maddy become a selfish little girl at times and got in too many fights with people. I liked her a lot more towards the end when she found her passion again towards humans. Jackson changed so much I cant explain. *spoiler from 1ST book* when he lost his wings I could understand how it let him down but he wasnt the loving and caring Jacks. He was the dark and serious side and I kinda liked him that way. He was now more down to earth when his popurlarity died but his relationship fell apart with Maddy. They wernt nearly as close and were barly togather. They got in too many fights and we never saw the same spark as the first book. I wish there was more of Kevin, I missed him. And when yiu read the end of this book, I hope your on team Tom as well. He seems a lot nicer/cooler then some other angel I can name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm between a 2 and a 3 rating... Why? Probably high expectations first off because I loved the first book but also because it seemed like the author Scott Speer lost all his passion. I wouldn't be surprised if he was forced to write this sequel or at least forced to change it enough that it no longer interested him. I felt like the book was telling me a story, not showing, the dialogue seemed forced. Maddy became such a different person (without a gradual, believable change) that I felt completely disconnected from her. Also super predictable. And Sylvester's detective work seemed forced also, as if the side story was added just so it would match the first book. The ending also leaves you hanging and not in a good way. If you want fans to read the next book, why not write it well instead of trying to leave it as such a cliffhanger?  Loved Loved Loved the first book.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A great twist on Angels Contemporary, Paranormal, Southern California Maddy Montgomery’s life was changed the moment she found out she is half-Angel. Since then she has been thrust into the world of paparazzi and fervent adulation that comes with being an Angel. Now she is trying to juggle her regular life of family, friends and graduation with the demands of being in the public eye especially as the celebrity Angel Jackson “Jacks” Godspeed’s girlfriend. Now Maddy is being offer the chance to be a Guardian herself. She is going to have to deal with dangerous high stakes training and jealous full-blood Angels. And there is a chance she won’t succeed at all. It also means leaving her mortal life behind and allying herself with the Angels at a time when the Angels and humans’ relationship has become precarious and very volatile. A bombing by anti-Angels sets in motion a chain of events that will turn the City of Angels into a city in turmoil, everyone including Maddy and Jacks is going to have to choose sides. Even if that choice puts them on opposite sides. This story takes a twist that readers won’t have seen coming from the first book in the series. The plot is interesting and keeps the book moving at a nice pace that will hold the reader’s interest until the very end. It will also have readers wanting the next book to find out what will happen between Maddy and Jacks and how or if things will work out between the Angels and humans. This one also has some twists that will have readers eagerly looking to see just what will and could happen next. It will also have readers mourning the fact that they will have to wait for the next book to find out how things turn out. This one is also a little darker than the first book was.
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My god the ending i cant wait for the third one!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the series, can't wait for the third! Please don't keep us waiting another year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ct wait for the next one