Angel: Book 1
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Angel: Book 1

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 439.99g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409521966
  • 9781409521969
  • 33,109

About L. A. Weatherly

Lee Weatherly grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, collects frogs and has a cat named Bernard. Author location: Hampshireshow more

Review quote

'Full of suspense and beautifully written' - The Sun; 'Packed with suspense and drama' - The Daily Mail; '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; 'A powerful, dark and hugely inventive thriller that burrowsbeneath the reader's skin. The charged relationship betweenAlex and Willow in this electrifying novel makes a lasting impression, a must read' - Jake Hope, The Bookseller; 'Suspense, drama and romance, Angel has it all' - Reading Force 2011; 'This book just made me want to keep reading and reading.' - Teen Titles; 'Angels are reinvented as fierce celestial stalkers who prey on human energy in this high-octane action adventure' - The Bookseller; '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; '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; 'The strongest in a crowded field of paranormal romance' - National Literacy Trustshow more

Rating details

28,819 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 36% (10,247)
4 32% (9,084)
3 22% (6,418)
2 8% (2,186)
1 3% (884)

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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