17 Following


Currently reading

Bearing an Hourglass
Piers Anthony
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles 8 Book Bundle: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen
Angel Fire  - L.A. Weatherly Whew, I'm done. This is probably one of the longest YA books I've read in a long time. The first one was an ebook which made things so much easier. Do you know how hard it is to cart around a 600 page novel? It's a real pain. Hence why ereaders are awesome. The disclaimer I have to put in is that the story really needed all that extra space. This book wasn't long just to be long.
Now that I'm done whining, I'll tell you about the book. Angel Fire majorly improved on the premise of the original. Half-angel Willow and angel hunter Alex are on the run together. Somewhere in southern Texas she gets a fortelling that says that the Council, the major governing body of the angels, are in town and ready to take over. This is the best chance for Willow and Alex to stop the angels once and for all. They head out where they meet up with some old friends and make a few new ones. The stand out in the cast is Seb, another half angel who's been looking for Willow his whole life.
I really liked how Angel Fire moves away from the primarily romantic plot of Angel Burn and starts getting into the actual details of the angel invasion and how humanity can fight them. Alex and Willow are cute, but I really want to know the wider world of what's going on. Seb's viewpoints are genius. They are written in such a compelling way that I kept wishing that Willow would through over Alex for Seb. Even though I get why that's not really going to happen it is a new favorite pipe dream of mine. Alex and Willow grow a lot and I'm glad to see that they are becoming even more interesting characters as they meet some of the challenges they're facing.