Book Review: Angel

by , Wednesday March 1, 2017
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Book Review: Angel

Book Review of Angel by L.A. Weatherly

Angels are all around us in this novel read and reviewed by Molly Looby

 

 

Willow knows she’s different from other girls.
And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift.

She can look into people’s futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them.

She has no idea where she gets this power from…

 

But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow’s secret and is on a mission to stop her.

The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous — and irresistible.

In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

 

 

Okay. I don’t know how to approach this because this book was so…average. Is that harsh? I guess you can make your mind up as you read.

 

First of all, I was anxious about reading this book as it’s been on my shelf for at least five years. There was just something about it I’ve never been drawn to, and I guess that’s a pretty bad start.

 

The prologue. Don’t get me started. I hate prologues! And to top it all off, this one was painfully long. Why can’t some authors just jump straight in? This prologues reads like a normal chapter, and I have no idea why it wasn’t labelled chapter one instead, then it wouldn’t have annoyed me so much.

 

The first time we meet Willow, our protagonist, I immediately disliked her, and I’m not sure why. Maybe the prologue rubbed me up the wrong way (I really hate them). Sometimes she didn’t feel real enough. I can’t put my finger on it, but there was something off that I just didn’t like. True, that may have been done on purpose, but still, I wasn’t keen.

 

What irritated me most about this book was the point of views and their switching. In my opinion, only one point of view was necessary, and that was Willow’s. I understand why the other points of view were there, but they didn’t add enough for my liking. Plus, Willow’s point of view was in the first person, but the other three points of view were in the third person. It was totally jarring. I tell people all the time to pick one and stick to it, and this is why. It threw me and made it hard to sink into the universe.

 

I hate to say it, but I pretty much made a snap judgement of this book in chapter one and couldn’t let it go. Everything felt too long and drawn-out, which bored me. There’s so much set-up, and it all feels very long-winded. If you ask me, it was 200 pages too long. Though the pace picked up at the end, and I actually felt tense, it was too little too late. Unfortunately, after all that build-up, the ending fell flat for me. I saw it coming and felt disappointed.

 

So, no, I didn’t get on with Angel or Angel Burn as it is in some countries. All the information came at the wrong time, I found the structure bizarre, and the pace sluggish. The book wasn’t bad exactly; the writing was fine. But I’m afraid that’s just not good enough for me anymore.

 

 

      3/5 stars

 

 

Thanks to Molly Looby for writing this review and Infinite_Exho for creating the banner

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