Author: L. A. Weatherly
Release Date: May 2011 (USA) October 2010 (UK)
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 that Willow herself. 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.
I have only read a few angel books during the past years, and since those have featured guardian angels and fallen angels the angels in this book really stood out! The angels Weatherly has created is very original in my opinion, they are huntingly beautiful, but trust me, there are nothing angelic about their actions! Alex and Willow might be the only ones who can stop their evil plan... if only they learn how to trust each other.
I loved how Alex and Willow's relationship developed. They started out hating each other, but as time went they slowly opened up to each other, and hate turned to curiousity which turned to affection. It all felt really natural and realistic. The fact that we got to read from both Willow's and Alex's points of view (as well as occasionally from other people's points of view) only made this book more interesting and fun, and you couldn't wait until other characters found out what you already knew.
The ending of this book was a bit surprising, things don't go as you think they will and expect, but that only made it more realistic. And it also opened up for a coming sequel! (Angel Fire)
If you like angels, a hot bad boy with depth, a brave and caring heroin, love, action and roadtrips - this is the book for you!
Btw, how beautiful isn't that cover? So gorgeous!
Rating: 4.5 of 5
* Book source: Net Galley