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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. It’s the story of Alex, an angel assassin and it’s his job to rid the world of these despicable creatures before they suck the life force from ordinary mortals who themselves believe they are their future and yearn to catch a glimpse of them. To Alex though the only good angel is a dead one, until that is, he meets Willow, an angel who he finds irresistible and he’s falling in love with… This is the first in a compelling and utterly mesmerising paranormal romance trilogy from a writer to watch.
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.
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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Angel a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Angel is the new sensation that will grip your heart and play with your head. It was the perfect mixture of passion, innocence and adventure that really got my blood boiling.'
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In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he's found one that might deserve mercy. Alex is a ruthless assassin - of angels. Forget everything you've heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel...until he meets Willow. She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow...with devastating consequences. This is a heart-pounding, knuckle-whitening, paranormal romance action-adventure for fans of the Twilight series.
Ellie Frost, adult - Alex kills angels, but not angels as we think of them. These angels are parasites, feeding off human energy to survive. A gothic romance, this is a real page-turner. Click here to read the full review.
Emer O'Brien, age 16 - Angel by LA Weatherly, is an enjoyable read which provides a fresh and interesting twist on angle mythology, which in the current vampire obsessed era is refreshing. Lots of fun and easy to read. Click here to read the full review.
Rebecca Tyrrell - Angel is an amazing book...It has highs, lows, romance and action- the perfect mixture for an exciting and addictive read. Click here to read the full review.
Jenny Duffy, age 20 - A compelling paranormal read with action, adventure, romance, and some seriously scary angels. Click here to read the full review.
Molly Hudson, age 12 - Fantastic book, my favourite I've read this year so far! Very exciting; loved the romance, fantasy, car chases, the road trip and especially love that all my angel illusions are over forever! Click here to read the full review.
Ayesha Afghan - Angel is a thrilling romance novel aimed at teenagers...L.A Weatherly has done a very good job to write this book. I definitely want to read other books by this author. Click here to read the full review.
Rachel Bourn, age 14 - This is a fantastic book, with some really fresh ideas. There have been many books concerning angels, but Angel really has a bite! Click here to read the full review.
Jhaneel - 'Absolutely breathtaking! If you're looking for a book to thoroughly enjoy and pine for what happens next, this series should definitely be on your reading list.' Click here to read the full review.
Calum Stillie - 'Angel killer, Alex, and half angel, Willow, unite in this romantic, yet scary, high octane adventure in their fight to overcome the angels.' Click here to read the full review.
Harriet Cunningham - 'I am a massive fan of L.A.Weatherly after reading these books and as someone who has read both this book, and the sequel, I can assure you that the quality continues.' Click here to read the full review.
Harriett Batty - 'The term “angel” means angelic and most desired creatures. But the book ‘Angel’ by L.A. Weatherly, tells of romance, action and so much more.' Click here to read the full review.
Delilah Acworth - 'Angel is the new sensation that will grip your heart and play with your head. It was the perfect mixture of passion, innocence and adventure that really got my blood boiling.' Click here to read the full review.
Jade Craddock - 'The creativity and imagination of this novel is unparalleled and with two more books in the series this epic looks set to get even more interesting. Move over vampires, it’s the turn of the angels.' Click here to read the full review.
Praise for Angel:
"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
“Full of suspense and beautifully written.” - The Sun
“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
Publication date: 01/10/2010
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
|Publication date:||1st October 2010|
|Author:||L. A. Weatherly|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
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. ...More About L. A. Weatherly