Angel

Angel

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Description

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from...

But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous - and irresistible. In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

Utterly intoxicating and deeply compelling, Angel is an epic tale of love, destiny and sacrifice.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 31mm | 360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 01 ed
  • 9781409521969
  • 51,068

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Angels are reinvented as fierce celestial stalkers who prey on human energy in this high-octane action adventure. * The Bookseller * ...astounding. I loved every single one of the 507 pages and didn't want to put it down...intoxicating, passionate, funny, sweet, romantic, action packed and beautifully written. * Young, Wild and Read * [Angel is] a little different from what's out there at the minute, and a definite page turner. The action will keep you gripped from start to finish. Such a roller coaster ride of emotions, from fear and hatred to love and lust. I just couldn't put it down... I can guarantee you will love this book, it has everything you would want, action, romance, compelling characters and a great twist. * Open Book Society * A powerful, dark and hugely inventive thriller that burrows
beneath the reader's skin. The charged relationship between
Alex and Willow in this electrifying novel makes a lasting
impression, a must read for 2010. * Jake Hope, Children's book specialist and reviewer for The Bookseller * A story of betrayal, romance, angels and a whole new side to the world... [Angel] ticks all boxes for teenage girls! I give it a flying five stars! * Notes of No Other Purpose blog * A thriller with a difference, this riveting read explores the conflicting emotions felt by two young people who know, with apocalyptic dread, that only by risking their lives can they save the world. * Booktrust * An extremely compelling idea, so rich and deep and thrilling.
The world of the book is dark and exciting. The characters
are brilliantly drawn, the style will appeal enormously to
the Twilight generation and the plot is fantastically full of
suspense, drama - and romance! * Liz Kessler, Author * Angel flies high above the hellish pack, combining a romantic rite of passage with full-on action in this exciting first part of a trilogy. The Angels are struggling to survive, and find their life source in feeding off the healthy energy of humans. To combat their pestilence, agents such as Alex are sent to search and destroy-until he meets Willow, who is part angel, part human. Their developing relationship and complementary qualities are skilfully handled and this 'manhunt' across the U.S. is packed with suspense and drama. * The Daily Mail * Angel is a beautifully crafted novel that has your emotions as a reader on such a roller coaster from page one until the very end. Your feelings range from care, love, worry, angst, hate, loathe, fear and everything in-between. Every page leaves you craving for more, every character makes you longing to learn more about them. Every word leaves you yearning for the next. * Mar Dixon (Waterstone's reader) * Angel is a brilliant old-fashioned love story in a contemporary setting. L.A. Weatherly has created a world full of suspense and intrigue which Stephenie Meyer could only dream about. * Children's Book Buyer, Jarrolds, Norwich * Angel is one of those 'can't be put down books' that leaves the reader breathless at the end and longing for the publication of the next instalment. * Write Away * Angel is the first novel in a stunning new trilogy by L. A. Weatherly. It switches effortlessly between fast-paced action-adventure and heart-stopping romance. Mizz says check it out! * Mizz * Full of suspense and beautifully written. * The Sun * Beautifully written, pacy and action-filled, as well as unfolding such a soulful and tender romance that no girl who reads it is going to want to be with anyone who doesn't live up to the gorgeous (outside and in) Alex. * Kelly Mckain * Forget about vampires, it's all about angels!!! This is an excellent novel, with a fantastic pace and great characters, plus a concept that is hard to get out of your head once it gets lodged in there. Be warned though, if you read it too quickly (like I did) you'll just find yourself painfully anticipating the next instalment for even longer, * Nicole Burstein, Waterstone's Piccadilly * From the opening chapter, I was gripped. From the start, I liked the main characters, Alex and Willow and found them both to be totally believable. As the road trip story progresses, the adventure and tension builds, along with their relationship with each other. It all moves at a good pace, and every chapter leaves you wanting more. Both the romance and the action are interwoven brilliantly, as neither one overshadows the other and both are entirely relevant to the storyline as a whole. I found the writing really brought the tale to life, as it was as vivid and clear in my mind's eye to me as if I'd watched it as a film. * Bookbabblers * If Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy and Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire then without a doubt L.A. Weatherly has reinvented the angel in this powerful, dark and hugely suspenseful novel that switches effortlessly between fast-paced action adventure and heart-stopping romance...This is the first in a compelling and utterly mesmerising paranormal romance trilogy from a writer to watch. * LoveReading4Kids * I can guarantee you will love this book, it has everything you would want, action, romance, compelling characters and a great twist. * Susan K,. Mann (Waterstone's reader) * I just could NOT put [Angel] down. It definitely rates up there with the Twilight series, and in my opinion is actually much better written and the fact you get the book in both the main characters perspectives makes it much more interesting. * Sian Louise (Amazon Vine reviewer) * I love how the book is so different to others in its genre, when reading books that are about the same thing, e.g. Hush Hush and Fallen, you can easily get bored as it sometimes feels like you are re-reading the same story but wrote in a different way. You will not get that feeling with this book. It is so unique and one of the best reads I have read all year...I loved every moment of this book, and it's a highly addictive start to what's looking up to being an amazing series, one that I will be rushing to the bookstore to get as soon as it is released. * K-Books blog * If Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy and Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire then without a doubt L.A. Weatherly has reinvented the angel in this powerful, dark and hugely suspenseful novel. * LoveReading4Kids * Packed with suspense and drama. * The Daily Mail * L.A. Weatherley has turned convention on its head. [Angel is] a fast-paced mix of action and romance, with an added dose of the paranormal, which had me totally hooked. * Mad House Family Reviews * The analogy with vampire-fiction is obvious and will appeal to fans of the genre, but the angelic predators provide an excellent twist, blending together perceptions of dark and light. * Books for Keeps * Suspense, drama and romance, Angel has it all. * Reading Force 2011 * The first of L A Weatherly's thrilling and much-anticipated teen trilogy is a celestial stunner, daring to clip the wings of the current angel cult and delivering something much more deliciously devilish. Weatherly weaves a dark, atmospheric and addictive story full of epic adventure and spine-tingling suspense, and then spices it up with a heart-stopping romance that unfurls as gently as a good angel's wings. A fantastical flight of imagination that is heaven-sent for teenagers... * The Lancashire Evening Post * The strongest in a crowded field of paranormal romance. * The National Literacy Trust * The tag line The only good angel is a dead angel will tempt readers to pick up this book and once they start reading, they won't want to stop... Skillfully mixing excitement and adventure with romance, the narration is split between Willow's POV and a third party narrator focusing on Alex, her rescuer. This allows each character's voice and personality to develop as the shocking truth of Willow's heritage is uncovered. * Carousel magazine * The young adult market is abundant with angel books right now, some great, some not so, but if you want one that has everything you need for a truly great read, then check this one out. It has a stunning storyline with intricate plot twists, lots of action and adventure, a great road trip and a swoon worthy romance to boot! ...This book has major crossover appeal, and I hope it's going to be a big hit. It certainly deserves to be. * Daisy Chain Book Reviews * This book just made me want to keep reading and reading. * Teen Titles * When I think about Angel, I want to quote the all the thesaurus' in the world with the synonyms of epic, but I know there's lots of different meanings for that so...how about BLOODY AMAZING?! Angel is a beautifully crafted, intense and creative paranormal romance that is just the beginning of a stunning new trilogy from a writer you definitely want to watch. Weatherly's writing is like a dream - just too good to be true. * LoveReadingx *
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About L.A. Weatherly

Lee Weatherly is the award-winning author of the bestselling Angel series, the Broken trilogy and over fifty other titles for children and young adults. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Lee lives with her husband in a rambling Victorian house in the Scottish Borders, where she writes all hours and drinks too much coffee. Her books have been published in 20 different languages.
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Rating details

32,019 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 35% (11,126)
4 31% (10,006)
3 23% (7,290)
2 8% (2,549)
1 3% (1,048)

Our customer reviews

I've read this book as part of the The Book Nerd Choice of the month of October, yes I know I'm behind for once in my life as I've finished it on the second to last day of the month but I have gone back to studying so I haven't had much time sigh.... But now for the book. Generally speaking Angelic books bring me deception, as either it's a human girl falling for an angel who happens to be a warrior swoops her away with his amazing looks and wings, whereas the female is annoying; or even worse the angel isn't a warrior at all. But this book was amazing, true the angels weren't exactly warriors, but they weren't the epitome of goodness. Willow is a great protagonist and her development and how she comes to accept who and what she truly ism is realistic inside the fact that this is a paranormal book were talking about. Alex, sigh what about him, he's the male character, he's completely human (or at least I think so) but also strong young boy who has suffered allot in life and who's main goal is to destroy the angels. The angels are the main antagonists in this book, particularly Raziel who has his own secret (although I suspected it half way through the book) I loved how the love in between Alex and Willow develops slowly and how they both learn to accept that there is good things and bad things about each other. And I was really sad about Cully. My only problem with this book was the jumping in between characters POV, but apart from that excellent choice Jean^^show more
by Nathiel Gold
It takes alot for me to not enjoy a book but i can honestly say i hated this book it was way to long, boring and unoriginal. Avoid this book at all costs.show more
by Chantel
The story is not very original. I've recently read something very similar by Danielle Trussoni, titled Angelology. This book won't get high marks for originality. But despite being in a congested genre, L.A. Weatherly puts a nice spin on a tired tale and gave us a beautiful story which would make a reader come back looking for more! For the same reason I buy Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs even if their books are in a congested genre too... the reason these authors stand out in a competitive field? Masterpiece story telling quality! And judging by this book, L. A. Weatherly could very well have that too. But we will see with the subsequent books if this will hold true or if this is a one-off thing with this book. The story is narrated in the first person by the protagonists. Halfway into the first chapter, the narration swapped from the female protagonist to the male protagonist narrating the story. About a couple of pages after the male protagonist started telling the story, the author seemed to slightly loose perspective and the narration went from the first person to third person. This is confusing to read. I had to go back and re-read a few pages a couple of times to make sure that I am still reading about the same characters. I thought that a new set of characters were being introduced which wouldn't exactly surprise me since the book seems to be in a "introducing characters" mode at this point... only to realise that, no, these are the same characters mentioned a few pages back... And this change in narration perspective without warning is repeated a few times through out the book which is a little disorienting... a slight annoyance but forgivable. My copy is an ARC so the cover is plain. But I had a little look at amazon for the final cover art and it is disappointing. If I was browsing the shelves of a bookstore, this cover art wouldn't register in my "buying radar" at all. Although it did depict the story nicely, it could also seriously use a bit of an artistic input from the likes of Tony Mauro and Gene Mollica. By the way Willow is blonde, not brunette, as might otherwise be suggested by the cover art. I enjoyed this book and am eagerly waiting for the next two books, Angel Heat to come out in May 2010 and Angel Burn to come out in October 2011. Story telling quality = 4.5 Character development = 4.5 Ending = 4 World building = 3.5 Story itself = 3 Cover art = 2 Cherry's Rating: 4 out of 5show more
by Cherry
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