Incoming Angels

This is a road movie, with the hunter and the mechanic escaping the bad guys. Well, it’s a road book, really, and it’s about two teenagers trying to get away from the angels. Same thing.

Angels are bad.

They are so bad, that they are what Alex – the hunter – kills for a living. His next angel victim is Willow – the mechanic – who doesn’t even know about angels, let alone that she is one herself. When they meet, Alex doesn’t kill her immediately, and pretty soon the two of them are fleeing the wrath of the angels.

You could look at L A Weatherly’s book Angel as just another romantic thriller about a couple who take to the (US) roads when chased by bad guys. But you’d be missing out on a terrific adventure if you do.

Angel

Angels are the new vampires, and I mean that in the best possible way. From what I gather Lee (for it is of course Lee Weatherly) has been living with her angel plans for quite some time, and it’s unlikely that she woke up one morning and decided she’d come up with the next big thing after Twilight. But I think it could well be the new craze for girls – and hopefully some boys – and even for us oldies.

Angel is a fast paced, heart stopping kind of read, and I found myself racing along to get to the end, heart going thud thud thud.

Willow is an anomaly, a half angel. It’s not possible, but she is. Alex is only 18, but has been killing angels for most of his life already. To begin with there weren’t so many angels, but now our world has been invaded and if nothing is done the angels will take over and ruin the world as we know it. But it’s beginning to look as if Alex may be the last remaining Angel Killer, so what can he do?

Lee draws some pertinent parallels with the religious bible belt of the southern states. I can see that that might not be popular with everybody. She also has an almost ‘daemon’ scene worthy of His Dark Materials.

For a romance Angel is surprisingly chaste. I’ll be interested to see how things are allowed to develop in the next two books. For this is the first in a trilogy. Naturally.

7 responses to “Incoming Angels

  1. Thank you! So glad you liked it. I LOVED writing Angel, and think I’m going to stick with writing YA for a long time to come. I’m currently busy writing the sequel, Angel Fire, so as for the question of how things will develop between Alex and Willow…you’ll have to wait until next October to find out! 😉

  2. Next October, Lee? Groan! I can’t wait that long! Maybe a few little hints, just for Bookwitch readers?

  3. Yeah, Linda, Lee really ought to have the next one ready and waiting now. I’m predicting something less chaste. !!!

  4. Your comment that “Angels are the new vampires, and I mean that in the best possible way,” is an interesting to me.

    The storyline “Willow is an anomaly, a half angel. It’s not possible, but she is. Alex is only 18, but has been killing angels for most of his life already. To begin with there weren’t so many angels, but now our world has been invaded and if nothing is done the angels will take over and ruin the world as we know it. “ is indeed fresh and I am glad the author of this book is exploring it.

    The movie “The Prophecy,” (1995) starring Christopher Walken and Elias Koteas describes the duality of angels with this line from the main character, Thomas Dagget (Elias Koteas):
    “Did you ever notice how in the Bible, when ever God needed to punish someone, or make an example, or whenever God needed a killing, he sent an angel? Did you ever wonder what a creature like that must be like? A whole existence spent praising your God, but always with one wing dipped in blood. Would you ever really want to see an angel?”

    Thanks for an informative review.

  5. @Michael – so that’s where that quote comes from! Thank you. I’ve only heard it sampled at the beginning of a track by the prog band ‘Frost’ – the track is called Milliontown, and begins with that eerie quote in the background. Always meant to find out its derivation. Thanks for that.

    Nick.

  6. @Nick,
    It’s a great movie quote, so that’s why it stuck with me. I’ll check out the song by Frost now. Should be a good song. Thanks. -Mike.

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