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by L.A. Weatherly
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.
“Full of suspense and beautifully written.”
“Packed with suspense and drama.”
The Daily Mail
“If Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy and Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire then without a doubt L.A. Weatherly has reinvented the angel in this powerful, dark and hugely suspenseful novel.”
Lee (L.A.) Weatherly grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England. Weatherly has written several novels for teenagers, including Child X, which was shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award.
Visit leeweatherly.com/ to find out more.
Shortlisted - Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2012
Shortlisted in the 'Simply the book' category. This award is for the best book for young people over the age of 14. Anybody, wherever they live and whatever their age, can vote and give their opinions on the short-listed books.
Winner - Leeds Book Awards 2011
Angel by L.A. Weatherly has won the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards, beating off competition including Malorie Blackman's Boys Don't Cry and Paul Magrs' Diary of a Doctor Who Addict. This year, 57 schools across Leeds took part in the awards whereby pupils voted for their favourite books from shortlists in three age categories.
Longlisted - Southern Schools Book Award 2011
Shortlisted - Worcestershire Teen Book Award 2011
A powerful, dark and hugely inventive thriller that burrows
beneath the reader’s skin. The charged relationship between
Alex and Willow in this electrifying novel makes a lasting
impression, a must read for 2010.
Jake Hope, Children’s book specialist and reviewer for The Bookseller
An extremely compelling idea, so rich and deep and thrilling.
The world of the book is dark and exciting. The characters
are brilliantly drawn, the style will appeal enormously to
the Twilight generation and the plot is fantastically full of
suspense, drama - and romance!
Liz Kessler, Author
From the opening chapter, I was gripped. From the start, I liked the main characters, Alex and Willow and found them both to be totally believable. As the road trip story progresses, the adventure and tension builds, along with their relationship with each other. It all moves at a good pace, and every chapter leaves you wanting more. Both the romance and the action are interwoven brilliantly, as neither one overshadows the other and both are entirely relevant to the storyline as a whole. I found the writing really brought the tale to life, as it was as vivid and clear in my mind’s eye to me as if I’d watched it as a film.
The first of L A Weatherly’s thrilling and much-anticipated teen trilogy is a celestial stunner, daring to clip the wings of the current angel cult and delivering something much more deliciously devilish. Weatherly weaves a dark, atmospheric and addictive story full of epic adventure and spine-tingling suspense, and then spices it up with a heart-stopping romance that unfurls as gently as a good angel’s wings. A fantastical flight of imagination that is heaven-sent for teenagers...
The Lancashire Evening Post
Suspense, drama and romance, Angel has it all.
Reading Force 2011
This book just made me want to keep reading and reading.
The tag line The only good angel is a dead angel will tempt readers to pick up this book and once they start reading, they won’t want to stop... Skillfully mixing excitement and adventure with romance, the narration is split between Willow’s POV and a third party narrator focusing on Alex, her rescuer. This allows each character’s voice and personality to develop as the shocking truth of Willow’s heritage is uncovered.
Full of suspense and beautifully written.
Angel is the first novel in a stunning new trilogy by L. A. Weatherly. It switches effortlessly between fast-paced action-adventure and heart-stopping romance. Mizz says check it out!
Angel flies high above the hellish pack, combining a romantic rite of passage with full-on action in this exciting first part of a trilogy. The Angels are struggling to survive, and find their life source in feeding off the healthy energy of humans. To combat their pestilence, agents such as Alex are sent to search and destroy-until he meets Willow, who is part angel, part human. Their developing relationship and complementary qualities are skilfully handled and this ‘manhunt’ across the U.S. is packed with suspense and drama.
The Daily Mail
Angels are reinvented as fierce celestial stalkers who prey on human energy in this high-octane action adventure.
If Eoin Colfer reinvented the fairy and Stephenie Meyer reinvented the vampire then without a doubt L.A. Weatherly has reinvented the angel in this powerful, dark and hugely suspenseful novel that switches effortlessly between fast-paced action adventure and heart-stopping romance...This is the first in a compelling and utterly mesmerising paranormal romance trilogy from a writer to watch.
The analogy with vampire-fiction is obvious and will appeal to fans of the genre, but the angelic predators provide an excellent twist, blending together perceptions of dark and light.
Books for Keeps
Angel is one of those ‘can’t be put down books’ that leaves the reader breathless at the end and longing for the publication of the next instalment.
[Angel is] a little different from what’s out there at the minute, and a definite page turner. The action will keep you gripped from start to finish. Such a roller coaster ride of emotions, from fear and hatred to love and lust. I just couldn’t put it down... I can guarantee you will love this book, it has everything you would want, action, romance, compelling characters and a great twist.
Open Book Society
Angel is a brilliant old-fashioned love story in a contemporary setting. L.A. Weatherly has created a world full of suspense and intrigue which Stephenie Meyer could only dream about.
Children's Book Buyer, Jarrolds, Norwich
I just could NOT put [Angel] down. It definitely rates up there with the Twilight series, and in my opinion is actually much better written and the fact you get the book in both the main characters perspectives makes it much more interesting.
Sian Louise (Amazon Vine reviewer)
Forget about vampires, it's all about angels!!! This is an excellent novel, with a fantastic pace and great characters, plus a concept that is hard to get out of your head once it gets lodged in there. Be warned though, if you read it too quickly (like I did) you'll just find yourself painfully anticipating the next instalment for even longer,
Nicole Burstein, Waterstone's Piccadilly
I can guarantee you will love this book, it has everything you would want, action, romance, compelling characters and a great twist.
Susan K,. Mann (Waterstone's reader)
Angel is a beautifully crafted novel that has your emotions as a reader on such a roller coaster from page one until the very end. Your feelings range from care, love, worry, angst, hate, loathe, fear and everything in-between. Every page leaves you craving for more, every character makes you longing to learn more about them. Every word leaves you yearning for the next.
Mar Dixon (Waterstone's reader)
When I think about Angel, I want to quote the all the thesaurus' in the world with the synonyms of epic, but I know there's lots of different meanings for that so...how about BLOODY AMAZING?! Angel is a beautifully crafted, intense and creative paranormal romance that is just the beginning of a stunning new trilogy from a writer you definitely want to watch. Weatherly's writing is like a dream - just too good to be true.
The young adult market is abundant with angel books right now, some great, some not so, but if you want one that has everything you need for a truly great read, then check this one out. It has a stunning storyline with intricate plot twists, lots of action and adventure, a great road trip and a swoon worthy romance to boot! ...This book has major crossover appeal, and I hope it’s going to be a big hit. It certainly deserves to be.
Daisy Chain Book Reviews
A thriller with a difference, this riveting read explores the conflicting emotions felt by two young people who know, with apocalyptic dread, that only by risking their lives can they save the world.
The strongest in a crowded field of paranormal romance.
The National Literacy Trust
I love how the book is so different to others in its genre, when reading books that are about the same thing, e.g. Hush Hush and Fallen, you can easily get bored as it sometimes feels like you are re-reading the same story but wrote in a different way. You will not get that feeling with this book. It is so unique and one of the best reads I have read all year...I loved every moment of this book, and it's a highly addictive start to what's looking up to being an amazing series, one that I will be rushing to the bookstore to get as soon as it is released.
A story of betrayal, romance, angels and a whole new side to the world... [Angel] ticks all boxes for teenage girls! I give it a flying five stars!
Notes of No Other Purpose blog
...astounding. I loved every single one of the 507 pages and didn't want to put it down...intoxicating, passionate, funny, sweet, romantic, action packed and beautifully written.
Young, Wild and Read
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This book could not be any more astonishing. From the first page I was completly overwhelmed, obsessed and jealous of L.A Weatherly for writing one of the best books I have ever read. To be captived and breathless in a book like this was just what I was looking for. Never again will I be able to read a book this compelling.
Annie Tattersdill, 5th June 2013
This will draw you in from the very first chapter and by the end you will definitely be left longing for more! I couldn't put it down and think this is the quickest I have read a book in my life. Highly recommend; 10 out of 10.
Donna, 2nd March 2012
Thank you L. A. Weatherly!
Powerful. Romantic. Magical. Mystery. Danger. Everything I dream of in a book. I thought that the book sounded good just from the cover. I know that they say don’t judge a book by its cover but I’m glad I picked it up. I started reading this book whilst I was on holiday and got sucked straight in. I kept getting told off because I was picking up the book every time I got a chance. I love Willow’s character and feel like I can relate to her a lot of the time. I wish I could read the second and third books straight away but I suppose that’s my fault for picking up the book before any of the others had come out. The author is very talented and anyone in their right mind would love this book. I am not religious and I don’t believe in angels but in this book it was like they were meant to be. Thank you L. A. Weatherly for showing everybody your amazing book and making it come alive!
Philippa, 13, 20th February 2012
Many of my friends don't read but if they had to read something this would definitely be my top suggestion.
Kelly Cunningham, 13th December 2011
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down from start to finish, and even started reading it again. Some parts made me smile and some made me sit on the edge of my seat. My friends all tell me how much they also loved it and we all discuss it at school. It is such an amazing read that I would suggest everybody to read it! Can't wait for the sequel.
Chloe, 1st May 2011
A rapturous read from the very first page.
In a tale that spans a continent, L. A. Weatherly creates a fascinating thriller. She skilfully guides the readers' imagination to reinforce a plot that surprises and enthralls from the start. From a seemingly innocent beginning Willow learns uncomfortable truths about herself when Alex is sent to her. Appearances are continually deceptive, but the reader is drawn in until the right time in the story for the next turn. The development of the story is extremely credible in this interesting fantasy novel. The first book in a trilogy, 'Angel' has set the scene for the next two installments that will, if they follow the same drama and pace, become young adults' classics for many years to come.
Lesley Hines, 25th October 2010
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