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The angels are back…

* Spoiler alert *

Well the sad time has come…I have finished Angel Fire; the second installment from the epic ‘Angel’ trilogy. It’s been a long time coming and the anticipation for this book has been huge. Was it worth the wait? In a word, yes.

When I first received the big parcel from Usborne I was very excited. I would finally learn what was to become of Willow and Alex…in 700-odd glorious pages. As i sat down to read this book (usually in the bath because it was too heavy to carry around in my bag all day) I realised I had forgotten a lot of what happened in the first book but as I got to know the characters again, it all came flooding back.

I was hesitant with ‘Angel Fire’ being such a long book. At 700 pages could it really keep me interested and could Alex and Willow’s story develop anymore? With the introduction of Seb, the elusive other half-angel with a shady past ‘Angel Fire’ created a whole new dynamic. For the first time, L. A. Weatherly let the characters loose with other characters and the results is a hugely compelling, action-packed romantic thriller which I couldn’t put down.

I loved it from start to finish. I knew I would because I have every faith in Lee Weatherly as an author. From blog perusing and twitter stalking it dawned on me that a lot of people had a problem with the introduction of Seb and how Willow and Alex would react. After all, the one thing they could always rely on was one another and with Seb, their whole understanding and reliance on one another completely shifted. But I was never apprehensive about Seb. In fact, I loved the introduction of his character and the new possibilities he created for the storyline and you know what? I think Alex and Willow are even stronger for it. Their lives are still at risk and they’ve still got a hell of an ongoing battle to fight against the angels, but they’re not alone and I look forward to the character devlopments book three will bring.

I’ve been recommending ‘Angel Fire’ to all my customers, making sure they pick up a copy of the first book but it’s also so encouraging to have people come in and ask for the new book because ‘they loved Angel so much’.

And you should have heard the squeals when I told two teenage girls that film rights have been optioned…

‘Angel Fire’

L. A. Weatherly

9781409522010

£7.99

Usborne

October 2011

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