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Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly

June 1, 2020
Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly

I read Angel Fire as part of my Tome Topple TBR to fulfil the challenge of reading the tome that has been on your TBR the longest. Spoiler: I loved it.

**This is the second book in a series so mild spoilers ahead**

This book has all the elements of the first one that I enjoyed and more besides. It does have a love triangle that can occasionally grated on me but for the most part, I enjoyed this too. We follow Alex and Willow after they've escaped the second wave and are on their way to find some kind of refuge. Then their plans are derailed by one of Willow's premonitions and it leads them to Mexico City, where Seb the only other half angel in existence is. He's been searching for another half angel all his life and has been aware of another presence like him but didn't know who it was. Enter the love triangle. What added to the tension for me in this triangle was the bond that Seb and Willow shared being the only two of a different species. It was an understanding that no one else could have. Admittedly I have been firmly 'Team Alex' all the way through this series, there's just something so charming and earnest about him.

I said this about the first book but it is very 'of the time' there's a lot of breaths released that they didn't realise they'd been holding, some eye-roll worthy lines and yet I am always captivated by these books. The writing is simple yet draws you in and you feel like there's something on the line for each character. The stakes are impossibly high and how can they hope to ever overcome such a challenging foe?

I loved the direction this book took the series and how we have a far bigger cast of characters. From Angel being Alex and Willow to having a whole team in Angel Fire. It's great to read how each relationship in the group differs from the others but also how Willow and Alex's relationship has changed now they're not alone.

The finale had me on the edge of my seat whispering nononono over and over again. Not only did I fear for everyone in the group but also Alex and Willow. Whilst it always seems inevitable that the heroes will win and survive that seed of doubt never really goes away within this series.

Highly addictive.

INFO

Name: Angel Fire

Author: L.A. Weatherly

Publisher: Usborne

Pages: 709

ISBN: 978-1-4095-2201-0

Rating: 4/5

Have you read Angel Fire?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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