Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Date Read: November 19, 2011
Source: Review Copy from Usborne Publishing
From Goodreads:There are no words in my head right now that Oh. My. God. Angel Fire is such an emotional book and you are taken on an emotional roller-coaster while reading this book.
Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels, and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. Willow isn’t alone, though. She has Alex by her side – a trained Angel Killer and her one true love. But nothing can change the fact that Willow’s a half-angel, and when Alex joins forces with a group of AKs, she’s treated with mistrust and suspicion. She’s never felt more alone…until she meets Seb. He’s been searching for Willow his whole life – because Seb is a half-angel too.
Willow and Alex are now more determined than ever to rid the world of the evil Angels and save humankind. But they can't do it alone. So they team up with a group of AK's, Angel Killers, just like Alex and Alex as the best of them all starts training them. However, unlike Alex they don't welcome half-angel Willow with open-eyes like they hoped. Instead she is looked on with suspicion and fear. Willow is more alone than ever, being the only half-angel in existence she can't relate to anyone else, and Alex is too busy training the AKs. Then she meets the mysterious green-eyed boy she had dreamt about and feels a connection to she can't explain. It turns out he is a half-angel too but what does this mean for the fight against the angels and what will it mean for Willow and Alex's love?
When I finished reading Angel earlier this year I was blown away by the story. I thought the storyline was so unique and I had never read another angel book like it. I loved every single moment of it and fell in love with the characters. I was so excited for the next book in the series but I had my doubts about it as well. I thought the first book was so phenomenal that nothing could quite compare to that standard. Boy was I wrong. Angel Fire surpasses Angel 100%.
LA Weatherly blew me away again. Her writing technique is superb. Hers are the only books that have a mixture of First person and Third person narratives that works well. I love that we see the story through Willow's eyes and feel her emotions but at times in the story you really want to know what the other characters are thinking and feeling and this is shown as well through third-person narratives for these other characters. I have never known a book mix the two narrative styles and the book work so well and flow as much as this one does. I just love the style of this book and her writing just completely sucks you in. When I first received Angel Fire for review I immediately wanted to start it but I got so overwhelmed that it was such a big book. At 709 pages it is the biggest book I have ever read but once I started reading I was completely sucked into this world and this story yet again.
Angel Fire is definitely more emotional than Angel and at times I was in tears at what was happening. I was so heartbroken I didn't know if I could go on reading as my heart physically hurt because of what was happening with the characters but at the exact same time I couldn't stop reading. It is as action-packed as the first but where the first book was very focussed on the story of the angels and how they acted in this world the second book is focussed on the character's feelings and relationships. I loved that in both Angel and Angel Fire there is an equal balance of romance and action and this series is without a doubt one of the best I have ever read in my life. It is my favourite Angel series and easily surpasses the rest that are out there at the moment.
This book is just phenomenal and I cannot wait to read the third and final book in the series when it is released next year. I am so excited to see how it all ends and pray that it is a happy ending. When I get the third book you can guarantee I will not be overwhelmed by the amount of pages because like this one each page will be relevant and full of pure awesomeness.
Nothing I ever say will do this book justice, so you know what you have to do if you haven't read it right?
What are you waiting for go read this series now.
*A huge thanks to Usborne Publishing for sending me Angel Fire for review.