Angel Fever by L.A. Weatherly Blog Tour #Review #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop for the Angel Fever by L.A. Weatherly Blog Tour, hosted by Book Nerd Tours. Wow it's been a wild ride that's coming to end in this third book and it's great to share my thoughts with you. Check out the rest of the tour by clicking the banner above.

November 26th 2013 by Candlewick

As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale.

In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in "refugee" camps provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As this angelic stranglehold tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. But Willow continues to have feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin-and the fate of the world hangs in the balance-each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?

My Review

Words I never thought I would hear myself utter when I had about 400 pages left…”it’s Angel Killing time”...Angel Fever is the conclusion to the epic series by L. A. Weatherly. We have been introduced to angles in a light that we have never seen them before and have followed Willow on her journey to stop them. Let’s start off with the fact that these books are no joke. Each book is about 500 pages or beyond but don’t be intimidated by that. They read quickly because it’s hard not to be absorbed in the action. I’ll try to be as spoiler free as possible but it’s a third book and some things are given away in the beginning so I won’t be ruining anything.

We didn’t start off the series in a dystopic type of world. Willow was a just a “normal” teenage girl going about her life. Ya there were angel fanatics but there are fanatics in many things. Just because people like to go to book conventions doesn’t mean authors are sucking the life out of them. Let’s face it, we are talking about angles. Of course everyone, even if you're not a believer thinks that they are all rainbows, lollipops and goodness. As we follow the series we find out that Angels are not those things but slowly sucking the life out of people and Willow is the only one who can stop it. Book two ends with a bang and earthquakes shatter the world that we know. We quickly find out that we have not gotten rid of the angels but they have now used this opportunity to herd the people of the world like a shepherd into Edens so that angles can suck the life out of them. We have left the world we know behind and are now in what we would consider a dystopic society. Willow and Alex must go into hiding and bid their time to thwart the angels. After the prologue we rejoin the story almost a year later.

This a book so you are 98 percent sure that things are going to work out in the world being saved favor in the end. There were times though when I was starting to feel hopeless. Like no how did the angels get out of that, how are they always a step ahead. Ahhh how are Willow and the gang going to get out of this. Of course that was also what kept me reading, I found myself so totally absorbed and needing to know what happens that I speed through the book. Each time they come up to an obstacle, I had to know how they were going to get past it. I was engaged in the book and wanted to keep reading.

I really like the characters too. We see some come, some go, some die and some resurrected (well in a way). There are times when I get pissed at Willow but I still like her and that’s important to me. I also can’t say that I’m necessarily Team Alex or Team Seb because in the end there is really no war. It’s quite obvious that Willow and Alex are dedicated to one another. The best part is how Alex and Seb are friends. Alex mentions how he really should hate Seb but can’t and Seb feels the same way. I think that’s completely awesome. I might not be a fan of the love triangle but that part of it makes me really happy. I also like the interaction with Seb and Meghan. She is just another cool character. There are moments when things happen with Willow and Seb but they are totally normal reactions. It wouldn’t make sense if she didn’t have those kinds of feelings. It would be weird and unnatural. Nobody is perfect. I just thought the characters were very strong in the book.

I really like the plot of the series and how things built up to the finale. I was definitely satisfied with the ending and thought it flowed well with the story. There we times when I thought maybe some stuff could be slimmed down a bit. Nothing that would change the story. I really liked the story just such a great unique take on angels. Of course if saving the world was easy it wouldn’t be saving the world.

A very solid book three for the series. I kind of feel like I’m still floating around in that world. It defiintely gave me book hangover….

L. A. Weatherly is the author of the bestselling Angel series, as well as almost 50 other books for children and teenagers. She’s originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and lives in Hampshire, England with her husband. Her books have been translated into over 10 different languages.