Thursday, 1 August 2013

Book review : Angel Fire - L.A. Weatherly


Up until a few weeks ago, I wouldn't have defined myself as a fan of paranormal romance fiction. Then I stayed up until 2am two nights on the trot, turning the pages as quietly as possible so that I wouldn't wake up my sleeping husband beside me, in order to finish Angel Fire, the sequel to Angel which I finished a couple of weeks ago! (You can read my review of the first tome here.)

Angel Fire picks up where Angel left off. After her failed and almost fatal attempt to prevent the second wave of angels coming down to Earth, Willow is on the run. The bad news is, the angels - including her evil father Raziel - know exactly who she is now and her face is plastered all over the Church of Angels' website as one of America's most wanted terrorists. The good news is, she has her true love Alex by her side watching her back. They need a plan so decide to keep their heads down and travel across America to try to join up with any other AK's - Angel Killers - who may still be out there. They end up heading for the relative safety of Mexico.

But the angels aren't the only ones desperate to find Willow. The enigmatic, not to mention drop-dead-gorgeous, Sebastian is also looking for Willow, the girl he has seen in his dreams, because he has an earth-shattering secret to share with her - he's a half-angel too. When their paths finally cross, Alex knows how much Seb can teach Willow - in particular about how to hide her aura so that she won't be so instantly visible to passing angels - but will jealousy and suspicion tear them apart or will they emerge stronger and united to defeat the angels when and if they get a second chance?

It's a fast-paced read, action-packed and full of twists and turns, as well as some lovely awww moments between Willow and Alex. Despite the extra-terrestrial creatures, the interplay between the characters - suspicion, misplaced loyalty, jealousy, megalomania - are all realistically portrayed and this second tome introduces some really interesting supporting cast members - including a couple who mysteriously disappear at the end of the book so I'm hoping they'll come back in for the final chapter in the trilogy.

Book three in the series - the final one called Angel Fever - is out on 1st August in the UK. Now that I've caught up with the first two, I can't wait to read the closing episode of this epic trilogy. Then we'll just have to wait until it hits the big screen !

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £7.99



Disclosure : I received a review copy of the book.

Other reviews you may be interested in :

Book review : Angel - L.A. Weatherly

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