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  • Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (Oct. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409521966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409521969
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,112,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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: Hampshire

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By Steven R. McEvoy HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on May 3 2011
Format: Paperback
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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By JASMIN on Oct. 28 2014
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in my mind i thought the book was going to be a bit bigger but thats ok
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Angel Nov. 28 2010
By Caitlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As much as I like to complain about all the Angel books being written recently, I sure do keep on reading them.

Putting that aside, I enjoyed this one a lot. Angels are evil and are out to feed on humanity. Awesome.

So, the story starts with Willow who can see people's future. And when the Angels find out she can do this, one comes after and sees that she is the key to their destruction. Then every Angel in world is out to find and kill Willow. Not to mention their horde of human worshipers.

Oh, by the way, when the Angels feed off of humans, they just think they're having the most wonderful experience of their lives. They've been blessed by an Angel. So, when I say horde of human worshipers, I mean HORDE!

Willow and an Angel hunter named Alex end up on an American cross country road trip looking for somewhere safe and trying to figure out what Willow is and why the Angels think she can destroy them.

What I really liked about this book is that it didn't have to be Angels. In fact the Angels are basically aliens that resemble our myths of Angels. They don't actually fulfill the myths. They are not connected to God in anyway. At least, not that we know of by the end of this book.

What I LOVED about the book was Willow and Alex. Alex is seventeen years old but everyone always thinks he's older because he's lived such a hard life. watching his emotional journey alongside the physical one he has to take with Willow is wonderful. From wanting to hate her, to realizing that he admired her, to be so scared of loving her, each step made perfect sense and felt natural.

Willow didn't do anything stupid. And this is saying a lot in young adult fiction. She didn't make a phone call thus alerting people to their presence. She didn't spend all doubting Alex's affection for her. She was smart and resourceful, a little sad about having to leave her whole life behind, but ultimately eager to help beat back the threat of the Angels. The doubts that Willow did have were completely warranted as one of the first conversations she has with Alex is about he hates a certain part of her. The same part that makes her different from everyone and forces her to leave her entire life behind. I love intelligent female leads and Willow was definitely one.

I loved these two character apart and I loved them together. And the book is mostly the two of them, together, in a car. But it doesn't drag or seem repetitive. Ms. Weatherly keeps it fresh and exciting. Car chases, shootings, narrow escapes, mystery, romance, and cool powers. This book had everything.

There was a lot of point of view shifting in this book. I am not really a fan of this. However, it wasn't too bad in this one. And it felt, if not necessary then...well, it would've been a completely different book without it. Different characters were told in different perspectives too. It took some getting used to. I think I would've enjoyed it more had it all been in third person. Or, it wouldn't have needed an adjustment-grace period-thingy.

The ending was fantastic. It had a conclusion, while still leaving everything up in the air and keeping the threat real. I also loved Alex at the end. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but he just has some good realizations and takes good actions.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good not great April 16 2013
By Hershey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Much better than I expected it to be. Simple novel, the characters seemed to grip me till the very last pages and I found the plot to be interesting to read. On the whole this book wasn't great to the point were I can start gushing about it but it was good. And simple.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Angel Dec 22 2010
By Rach - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wow! i love this book im going to keep it short and sweet but if you are a teenaged girl this is the book for you!! cant wait for the next one to come out!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Going to be on everyone's wish list May 22 2011
By Ali Sammes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wow! I simply could not turn the pages fast enough in Angel Burn. This is a fast paced, original and well written story, full of love, adventure, mystery, and angels (the only thing it's missing is pirates).

It seems that the world has gone topsy-turvy these days, vampires are the good guys (even when they don't sparkle) and now angels are the baddies; if you've read Nalini Singhs Guild Hunter series, you may have already encountered a new take on Angels, but LA Weatherly brings us an even bigger twist in Angel Burn, the first part of what is going to be an exciting series.

At the risk of being accused of `Fairy Killing', the basic plot is our heroine Willow is a teenager who can see peoples futures and has a talent for fixing cars... unfortunately she's also pissed off the Angels, and they want her dead. Enter Alex, cute, gorgeous Alex, who's been training as an assassin most of his 18years, and is now tasked with one more mission.

Ok, so we've all read enough books and seen enough movies to see where this is heading. But Weatherly does it so well! There is a great build up of tension between the two, and the interaction is quick and keeps the story flowing, even in the midst of battles and fleeing for one's life. My biggest issue was repressing the adult in me who just wanted to go `oh yuck, she's only 16, he's only 18, just yuck'. 18 and 20 would have worked, but for me the youth of the pair really made the love/lust thing a little disturbing to read at my age. However, I'm not the target age group, so moving on...

The story itself is believable, with believable characters and realistic situations. The whole book is written in such a manner that it becomes plausible that ex-CIA father might go a little gung-ho and train his children to kill, with the blessing and funding of the American government; or that 9 year old Willow might have been looking after her mentally ill (and failing fast) mother for 3 years. And this background adds extra layers to the story that, again, just lend credence to the overall believability.

I really enjoyed Angel Burn; it's a light read, but I gasped at a few of the twists, cried at some of the sad moments, nodded sagely as the mystery was revealed, and applauded the authors research at the engine repair scenes. This is definitely a series to watch out for, and one I think is going to be on everyone's wish list.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good beginning May 3 2011
By Steven R. McEvoy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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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