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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (May 24 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455809314
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455809318
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)


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By Brenna TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 1 2012
Format: Hardcover
There's no shortage of angel paranormal books out there, but there are a few reasons why this one stands out and is well-worth the time spent reading it. A fresh take on angel mythology, along with an exciting, action-packed and mysterious plot leaves you flipping the pages faster than you can turn them, and throw in some characters with GREAT chemistry and you have a winner!

Reasons to Read:

1.An original take on angels:

The one thing I found to be really cool about Angel Burn was how it was able to cast angels in a whole new sort of light. I loved reading a book with angels where they weren't your typical angels - they certainly don't really act angelic in any way at all, and they're fairly cult-ish. It was a VERY original take and I loved reading this new twist.

2.Natural romance:

I loved the romantic relationship between Willow and Alex because they took their time, and there were real reasons that they fell in love with each other so it made sense to watch them grow closer and gradually fall in love, as a reader. Everything about their relationship felt so natural and true, even from their early stages of wariness towards each other.

3.Action scenes make a thriller novel:

I actually thought that Angel Burn made a great paranormal with a thriller feel to it since there is SO much action and excitement going on. There is so much mystery behind the events and changes taking place in Willow's life, and there really are high stakes at risk in this story.

But I did have one main problem wtih this book and that was that I didn't feel like I had enough background information to truly grasp the situation and in particular, I wanted to know more about the background and motives of the angels.
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By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on May 24 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book, previously published as Angel in the UK by Usborne, is finally available to North American Markets. Candlewick press has brought this book across the ocean and I am sure it will be a success. L.A. Weatherly's novel has a strange and unusual plot. The premise is great and the execution very interesting. If this first book is any indication it will be a really interesting trilogy.

What if Angels were real, what if they were coming to earth in greater numbers, what if they could manifest and show themselves to humans? No, what if they needed to feed, and they do so on human energy, leaving behind a wake of death and disease, and the whole time the humans believe it is the best thing in their lives? The Church of Angels is the fastest growing religion in North America; the followers are devout Zealots, who believe the Angels are only here to help us. There is a small but dedicated group of AKs - Angel Killers, who hunt them down and kill them. The only way to kill an Angel is to destroy its halo while it is in angelic form.

The main part of the story focuses around two characters. Willow is a young woman who has always known she is different from other girls, but not the reason why. She can sometimes see the future and help people make better decisions. And Alex is a young man who was never really allowed to be a boy, who has been hunting Angels since before he could drive. The two have been drawn together, at first with a great antagonism to each other, but also being a bit taken with each other. Circumstances have brought them together, and their friendship and relationship begins to grow.

This book is geared mostly for young women, but there is enough action, and guns and cars to keep a young man interested and reading. The romance and time at the cabin in the mountains is a little long, but other than that it is a great novel. I look forward to the next two books; it should prove to be a very interesting series.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Am I Allowed to Scream? Aug. 30 2011
By Kristen Ahrens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book had so much potential, it just makes me crazy.

Excellent characterization. Delightfully original plot. Tight pacing. And a fake, shallow romance that brought it all crashing down.

Willow and Alex were such facinating protagonists, but the author completely wasted her brilliant characterization work. Did Alex fall for Willow's quirky, generous, and loyal personality? Did she fall for his mature, experienced outlook on life?

No. From Square One, it was, "He's gorgeous/She's beautiful."

I really should be used to this by now, but coming from this book, it was such a letdown. Just once, couldn't we have a YA romance between normal-looking characters, a romance that blossoms slowly and naturally from their appreciation of one another's inner qualities? What would be so terrible about this?

Also, the scene in which they expressed their feelings for one another was unbearable. To watch helplessly as Mrs. Weatherly slowly and thoroughly undermined all the careful characterization she had built up... ugh. Not only was it incredibly cheesy, appearance-centered, and boring (rehashing every stage of their journey and how their feelings developed), but it just went on too long. As another author puts it, "The more the words, the less the meaning, and what does that benefit anyone?"

Overall, I wish I could rate the elements of this book seperately, but in the end I'm left with a disheartened three stars. Despite all the wonderful elements I've already mentioned, this book was painful for me to read. As an aspiring writer who struggles with characterization and with original plots, to see such a unique premise and such amazing protagonists be knocked into the mud, kicked, and spit on by such a pathetic romance was agonizing.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
!!!!!!!!!!!!READ BEFORE BUYING THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oct. 5 2011
By Aggie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought "Angel" and "Angel Burn" thinking that they are first and second book in the trilogy. Boy, I was mistaken. It's one and the same book! It just got published under two different titles in US ans UK. I didn't realized it and was very dissapointing because of that.

All in all, it's a good book. Different point of view when it comes to the angels. Interesting.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
An incredibly inventive and immensely entertaining read May 24 2011
By Fiktshun - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What if angels weren't the benevolent beings depicted on the domed ceilings of churches? What if they weren't even the fierce warrior heroes of so many stories?

What if instead they were beings who took pleasure feeding off the life force of humans - more vampiric than angelic in nature? What if they were the cause of cancer. Heart attacks. Pain. Death. And all for what? For their survival and pleasure.

And, what if their feeding off your life force made you feel admiration for them and left you in awe and indebted to them for their graciousness?

What if they made you desire the very thing that was killing you?

Would you erect churches in their honor? Hunt down their enemies just for the privilege of being near them to be fed on like cattle? You would. Because to feel angel burn is to know bliss.

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Angel Burn is an incredibly inventive and immensely entertaining thrill-ride of a read that will suck you right up into the action, starting off with an explosive prologue that will completely alter every preconceived notion about angels you have held.

Alex Kylar is a killer. A hired assassin. It's his sole purpose in life to find and kill angels before they destroy the entire human population with their angel burn. Isolated and alone, he receives his orders by text and executes them flawlessly.

But when Alex meets Willow he begins to question everything he believes in and learns that although he may have wanted to give up on love, his heart says otherwise.

Angel Burn is the story of two people who must come together to fight against a common enemy and save humanity from an unimaginably dismal future.

Angel Burn moves with such fluidity as you are carried through the story, which alternates between Willow's perspective, told in the first person, and Alex's perspective, which is in third person. The characters journey is filled with moments that are both beautiful and torturous.

This story is a must read for anyone looking for a very different take on the angel theme, and a story filled with adventure and true love.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
One of the worst books of 2011 Feb. 19 2012
By Katie Cat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Yet another hokey, cheesy, plot-hole ridden story about evil angels ::cough:: Hush Hush, Crescendo::cough::

I picked up Angel Burn because it was on sale at the bookstore. It looked good. I should have done my research. And I forgot I don't like angel books. Gag.

At first, It was an okay book --just every so once in a while there's some painfully bad writing. "Like a puma lying in the sunlight" you get the drift. It just makes me think the book wasn't edited very well. And the book changes voice a lot. That just bugs me. Alex in narrating. Willow is narrating. Now it's third person about what's going on. Now it's third person from some random person's perspective. Ugh. I didn't like the shifts.

And then there might of been a lack of research. Like, we have theses two teens on the run from an organization that's infiltrated the police. They're taking main highways but they're not caught. And they don't switch license plates. Oh and the book starts off with this kid driving a porshe. That's exactly the non-noticeable car an assassin would drive !?! There's also really random info dumps. Like Willow is good at fixing cars and Alex speaks spanish. Oh and he doesn't have a social security number despite the fact that he lived a normal life until he was 6. Most babies get social security numbers. Taxes? Ever heard of them.

The book is supposed to be a romance and I'm rooting for them to get together but what's the appeal? They're both attractive. Okay. She's half angel and he's the last angel killer. Okay. What else? The only thing they have in common is that both of their mothers had angel burn and that they're "older than their years because of hardship." He's got a lot of backstory, but still feels like the stereotypical uber-macho hero. The characterization could have been better for both of them. She doesn't seem to have as much back story, and her character is a little flat too. And some of the scenes that are supposed to be romantic make me want to vomit. Ugh.

And then when they do get together......blah.....she would do anything for him. Total complete selfless love at 16? Of course!

Also, this book is L-O-N-G. And I think the author just stopped trying. And when there was nowhere for the plot to go, the author brought in new characters.

Cookie cutter characters, been-there done-that plots you name it. By the end of the book, there was nothing original or likable. It was vomit and I'm not sure WHY it was published. It definitely needed a rewrite.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A suspenseful new take on Angels! Feb. 14 2014
By A Reading Nurse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Actual 4.5

I have always loved picking up a series about Angels. But the problem with angel stories is that they some how always end up blending together in my mind because the stories are so similar. In the last several years I have started 4 different angel series, but am only up-to-date with one. That being The Immortal City series by Scott Spenser. It's not that i did not enjoy the other series, I did. But when the sequel would come out I could not remember a thing about the 1st book so I would find myself having to do a re-read before I picked the series back up. I am glad to report that this Angel series is completely original and one that I will not likely to forget.

I had originally seen this book at the library and was stood out to me was the sheer size of the squeal and the beauty of the cover. (YES I LIKE BIG BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE). With the third book being recently released, I decided to pick all 3 of them up from the library and marathon them!

In almost every Angel story you have ever read Angels are beautiful, caring and a symbol for everything that is good an holy. But what if they weren't eveything they were cracked out to be. what if Angels were actually feeding off of humans energies for their own existence? Sounds interesting right? This is EXACTLY the main premise for this book.

We start off meeting Alex a teenage boy is part of a CIA group that specializes in killing angels. This is all he's ever known his entire life, tracking down and killing angels before they harm humans. He also has a special personal vendetta; angels are responsible for killing his father and brother.

On the other hand we have Willow, an average yet beautiful teenage girl who is known more for her unusual abilities such as repairing cars and using her psychic abilities to tell fortunes. One day we read the fortune of a class mate Beth who has been Angel burned (what happens to a human after an angel has fed off of them). Once the angels find out that Willow has this psychic ability they will stop for nothing to have her killed.

Alex receives a text message with a new assignment to track down and kill, but when he arrives at the destination he meets Willow, a girl who is not angel, but not human. The angels want her dead because she could possibly be what may be the demise of all angels. After the order to kill Willow, Alex is starting to question exactly who he is working for. Now it is up to Alex and Willow to get to the bottom of all this and find out a way to save the human population before the angels completely take over.

I'm telling you guys, I was blown away by this book. It was original, suspenseful and kept me on my toes. There were certain times where the book was kind of slow, but it would make up for it by some amazing discovery. I can't wait to find out where the rest of this story leads!

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