Hardcover, 403 pagesExpected publication: May 24th 2011 by Candlewick Press
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From Goodreads: Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip — and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.
Review: All right. I want to say right now that I liked this book. Really, I found the premise of evil beings called ‘Angels’ very interesting. And I did love the buildup between Willow and Alex. They didn’t just meet and BAM they’re in love. They actually didn’t like each other at all at first. I liked the change there. I felt for the most part the plot was strong, and it held my interest. But there were things that pulled me out of the story right when I was getting into it. I’d like to quickly go over those before I talk more about what I loved: It was written in multiple POV’s, which is fine! But it was done from Willow in the first person, Alex in the third, then two different characters from the third. Right when I would be really getting involved in Willow’s story, it would switch on me, and I would have to get used to either first or third person, and then I’d have to figure out why I’m hearing from a random guy in the middle of the book who doesn’t have anything to do with what was just happening beforehand. The second thing I felt seemed to pull me away, was it was a bit overwritten. I read 460 pages in digital format. Most of which was dialogue. The conversations seemed very winded and made the book drag in many areas. Now, other than those things, I really enjoyed the story. I cared for Willow and Alex and their plight. I loved their relationship, and felt their struggle more because they weren’t simply attracted to one another, but they truly loved each other. Theirs was a very heated and passionate commitment, and it tugged at my heart strings. I felt the action near the end was a bit rushed compared to the rest of the novel, but it was needed. It cranked up the drama and exploded in a major twist that left me wanting more. I kind of wanted a better understanding of what exactly the Angels are, but I believe since this is a trilogy I’ll get more of an answer along the way. Overall, I’d recommend this book to lovers of Paranormal Romance, Angels, and those who are looking for an engaging, romantic read.