Angel Fire by L. A. Weatherly
  

Angel Fire

Written by L. A. Weatherly

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If you're still into paranormal fiction or if you think you've had enough of it then think again. L A Weatherly's Angel sequence is a completely addictive and stunning story of loyalty, conflict and love. Original and fast-paced with characters you really warm to.

The Trilogy consists of Angel, Angel Fire and ends with Angel Fever.

But don't take our word for it. Here is a review by avid reader and lovereading member Safiyah Afghan:

'Willow is a half-angel and only she has the power to defeat the deadly angels. But she is alone, she is the only half-angel in existence; or so she believes. Willow and Alex know what they must do, train more Angel Killers to help stop the angel invasion. But Willow is alone and isolated by the suspicious and untrusting Angel Killers. Then she has a dream, about a boy who isn't Alex, a boy she can't live without. And then the real test of love, loyalty and survival begins for Willow. Angel Fire is a gripping and thrilling book that readers will not be able to put down. Full of love, adventure, friendship, survival, conflict and loyalty, this novel is a wonderful blend of high impact and high charged emotions. Weatherly excellently combines these raw, powerful emotions to create a fast-paced, emotional and thrilling novel that readers will fall in love with instantly. Told from the perspective of different characters Angel Fire takes readers on an emotional roller coaster and creates an unforgettable impression. The characters are well developed and well expressed and readers will experience their emotions as if they were their own. An excellent plot keeps readers on edge and wanting more. Full of sorrow and anguish, hope and love and loyalty and conflict Angel Fire is the perfect blend of excitement and anticipation. Perfect for all readers Angel Fire covers adventure, romance, adrenaline pumping scenes and slower more emotional moments. The intertwining of slower, deeper moments were the readers gets to know and love the characters and the faster paced more thrilling scenes, really help to engage the reader and make Angel Fire an excellent book for all types of readers. A work of art Angel Fire is unmissable and emotionally charged, perfect for readers looking for a deep, thrilling read.'

L.A. Weatherly on writing Angel:

I've known Alex for a long time. He first came to me as a character almost twenty years ago, when he was a thief in a fantasy setting – an expert with knives rather than guns. Nothing came of that particular novel, but Alex always stayed with me. He refused to go away, in fact! And over the years, I began to wonder about redoing his story completely, and placing him in a contemporary setting.

Click here for the Angel Fever website.

A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

Winner of 2011 Leeds Book Award

Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2011

Shortlisted for Worcestershire Teen Book Award 2011

Longlisted for Southern Schools Book Award 2011

Synopsis

Angel Fire by L. A. Weatherly

As a half-angel, Willow can't help feeling like an outcast, even with Alex by her side. So when a handsome stranger with a tortured past arrives at the AK camp, Willow finds herself inextricably drawn to him. Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels - and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, Willow is not alone. She is with Alex, a trained Angel Killer - and her one true love. Together, they must train a new generation of Angel Killers.

Reviews

Praise for the author:

“Full of suspense and beautifully written.” - The Sun on Angel

“Angel fever is spreading.” - The Observer

“Packed with suspense and drama." - Daily Mail

“[Angel] switches effortlessly between fast-paced action-adventure and heart-stopping romance. Mizz says check it out!” - Mizz

“A celestial stunner.” - The Lancashire Evening Post

“Fresh, imaginative, hugely entertaining and highly addictive. A stunning read.” - Ryan Woods, Empire of Books Blog

“It's a sin to miss a book this good!” - Dwayne, Girls Without a Bookshelf Blog

“An absolutely compelling book, by turns tense, romantic, scary.” - Our Book Reviews Blog

'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

'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

'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, bestselling children's author

About the Author

L. A. Weatherly

L. A Weatherly was born in Arkansas, and moved to the UK in 1995. Her first book, Child X, was shortlisted for the Sheffield, Leicester and Red House Book Awards and was also chosen by the American Library Association as one of their ‘Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers’. She lives in Hampshire.

L.A. Weatherly on writing Angel, the first in the trilogy:

I've known Alex for a long time. He first came to me as a character almost twenty years ago, when he was a thief in a fantasy setting – an expert with knives rather than guns. Nothing came of that particular novel, but Alex always stayed with me. He refused to go away, in fact! And over the years, I began to wonder about redoing his story completely, and placing him in a contemporary setting.

Once I had that, I had the rough premise of the story: suddenly I knew that Willow had psychically seen something that she shouldn't have, and Alex was a teenaged hit man. The two of them join forces instead, and fall in love.

Then, in a bookstore about a year ago, I saw all of the books about angels that were out. Rather than focusing on the religious aspects of angels, these books seemed to be about something more: the idea of angels as very personal helpers to humans; friendly beings who you could call on for anything from helping you find a parking space to saving your life.

With one of those almost-audible clicks that writers sometimes get, the two story ideas came together into a glorious whole.

Angel happened very quickly after that; it seemed to write itself. Writers aren't supposed to have favourites of their own books, but Angel is incredibly special to me – I've known and loved the characters for a very long time. I'm thrilled that Alex and Willow finally have their own story, and are going out into the world. It's been a long time coming!

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Paperback
720 pages
Interest Age: 14+

Author

L. A. Weatherly
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2011

ISBN

9781409522010

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