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Series: Angel #1
Published by Candlewick Press on May 24th, 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Angels, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...
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 does. 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.
The angels in this book are not the typical messengers of God or watch over you to keep you safe. Nope, they drain your energy, your life force so you become sick with diseases and illnesses. Beautiful they may be, their kind is dying and what they’re doing to humans is the only way to survive.
The book starts off really slow, but other than that I quite enjoyed it. Having Willow and Alex develop their feelings for each other was nice, but there’s no way that you could fall in love with someone in a span of almost a week. No matter how much danger you’re in.
I enjoyed this book. I always love it when a book writes from different points of views and this has that. There was enough dialogue and descriptions to set the plot which I enjoyed very much. What I always loved about Young Adult books is the romantic and sometimes sexual tension the characters get into. It usually involves a sexy guy who becomes the hero while the heroine falls madly in love.