Angel Fire

Title: Angel Fire (Book 2 in Angel)
Author: L.A. Weatherly
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: October 23, 2012

In the wake of the Second Wave, the angel menance has exploded, and Alex and WIllow are on the lam. Willow has a prphetic dream that points them to Mexico City, where they conect with a fledgling group of angel killers. Alex takes the team in hand, training them for a rush attack on the Seraphic Council, an elite group already under watch by Willow’s angel-father, Raziel, who wants “The Twelve” dead for sinister reasons of his own.
What Alex doesn’t know is that there was also a boy in Willow’s dream, one she felt overpoweringly attracted to. And when enigmatic Seb shows up in the flesh, he turns out to be another – possibly the world’s
only other – half-angel.
Seb’s been searching for Willow all his life … and as the team prepares for grim warfare against a divine enemy, Willow must weigh her love for Alex against the truth of her nature, with everything to lose.

In Seb’s words: “Mios Dio”! Everything about this book was enthralling – the characters, the conflict, the setting, the plot, the EVERYTHING! Seb was definitely a wonderful new addition to the book, and the conflict that he alone brought in (tension, jealousy, etc.) without his angel half or any other angels being involved at all constituted half the book. He’s a funny, intelligent, insanely cute boy with a past, and the undeniable connection between him and Willow was just amazing. Alex’s reaction to this, however, is despicable. He claims to love Willow – well then, boy, show it. Trust her, gosh darn it! Believe her. Willow and Alex broke my heart in this book, especially at the end – OH MY GOSH I wanted to hug them both and cry. I feel as though every time this sort of conflict comes up, I just want to smack both the characters and act as a mediator so that they can get back together and be happy.

Adding to that desire to be a mediator, though, was the perfect voices and POVs in the book. Even though only Willow told her story in the first person, seeing the story from Raziel’s, Alex’s, and Seb’s POVs was VERY interesting, to say the least. It was so effective, in fact, that there were points where I gasped out loud with what was going through some people’s minds, and my heart literally ached for some of the characters, especially Willow. Of course, I hate Raziel with a vengeance.

The other new characters – Kara and Sam especially – also were wonderful additions to the story. I loved Sam’s brashness, even when it got him into trouble. Kara, though. Geez, there were points where I despised that girl! I was 100% on Willow’s side, though, the entire story. Speaking of, the action, the romance, and even the recon areas were so much fun to read. Everything was organized so that everything was intermixed, and the emotional undercurrent through everything was very well done, acheived through the different points of view. The book definitely affected me as a reader – my emotions were all over the place – and then the ending totally flipped me out. I was so tense, I had no clue what was going to happen, and I pitted hope against hope that some things wouldn’t happen. Luckily, I got some of my wishes.

I cannot wait for L.A. Weatherly to finish this series. The third book is going to be so hard to wait for – but it will totally be worth every second. Definitely add this series to your TBR list!

~Yours Truly

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