Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly Review
Another Amazon cover. . . . whatever!
The idea of this book sounded weird and yet compelling to me: Angels are monsters who eat people! So I got this book, and once I read it I devoured it in 3 days!
Alex is a professional angel killer for the CIA, his mother, father, and brother were all killed by those monsters. Willow is half angel and psychic. They both meet, in a case where Alex is to kill her, but then he questions who he's been listening to and soon enough the idea of killing Willow is something he can't fathom. . .
Well this book started pretty good, lots of action that makes me think of my constant Saturday trips to the movies. Alex was the best, whenever it was his turn in first person I immediately began to perk up. Willow's mom also compelled me, it was so sad what happened to her. Willow herself wasn't always great, but she kept me interested. I kept reading for the action and most of the time I got it. I also kept thinking questions, most eventually they got answered, although slightly nonsensically.
One of my questions: What will happen when the angels kill off all the humans/ if humanity ends?
Answer from the book: The angels are going to encourage large families.
Me: Say what? If angel burn causes AIDS can't it cause miscarriages?
Another Question: Are the angels only in the U.S.A.?
Book: No definite answer, all of it only seems to happen in the fifty nifty states, even up in Hawaii and Alaska. I'm sure everyone is laughing over in Europe at the angel worshipers just like how they do at Fox News.
And I was guessing parts because they were so predictable, which at times can be fine, and in this case was an in between. The foreshadowing was pretty straight forward with some twists.
But the big part I'm going to mention in this book is the romance, which at times seemed real and other times I wanted to slam the book shut at the crazy lust. I was surprised there wasn't a sex scene. The romance honestly seemed like it was a mix of Shiver and Delirium, both horribly awful books. I just desperately wanted the plot, not the romance, but I'm willing to read the next book.
Another question was how religion was involved in this and it was only halfway explained. I want to know who fed on Mary and Joseph? Did an angel feed off Mohamed and did he suffer from angel burn? Who was in Daniel's dream? These weren't explained and I hope later on it is, it bugged me through the book.
3 stars due to romance, pacing, and unexplained parts.