Reviews for Angel Fever


Booklist Reviews 2014 February #2
In this conclusion to the Angel trilogy, the world has been devastated by earthquakes, allowing Raziel to establish Edens, battery farms that provide a controlled food source for the angels. The Angel Killers are planning for an all-or-nothing attack, but Raziel is one step ahead of them. Willow will eventually find herself back in Pawtucket as she makes a final stand to save humanity. Despite the copious amount of high-stakes action, there is still plenty of romance as the Willow-Alex-Seb love triangle survives jealousy, bad judgment, and hardheadedness to conclude as it should. New readers will need to start with Angel Burn (2011) to understand what is going on, but fans of the series will be satisfied. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring
Willow realizes that only she can save humanity from Raziel and the rest of the angels. Meanwhile, Alex unknowingly jeopardizes his relationship with her. Patient readers will be rewarded in the final chapters of this trilogy's lengthy conclusion: it's when the love triangle is most compelling. A fierce showdown (which occurs where the series began) neatly brings everything full circle.

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Kirkus Reviews 2013 September #1
The Angel Burn trilogy ends with plenty of action and heaping portions of romance, complete with jealousy, rivalries and lovers' quarrels. In a nice twist on the usual angel meme, the angels in this series are the bad guys, feeding on humans' auras and killing them. The humans respond by worshipping the angels even more, except for Willow and Alex's band of Angel Killers. In middle volume Angel Fire (2012), the group succeeded in killing much of the angels' leadership, but devastating worldwide earthquakes resulted, and the angels have pretty much taken over anyway. Half-angel Willow and boyfriend Alex find a secure underground CIA base where they train and plot, only to learn that they are so severely outnumbered that victory appears impossible. Meanwhile, half-angel Seb still loves Willow, who still loves Alex. Willow's trek across the country and the solo adventure of another major character stand out as high points in this entry. Weatherly's action scenes move briskly, and she draws out the impossible-to-win-but-can-they-do-it-anyway scenario. For romance fans, she provides appropriately spaced hot kissing scenes and hints at behind-the-curtains sex. Then there's the lonely Seb, who can't stop loving the unavailable Willow. The main characters are, of course, supermodel-attractive and bound together by raging love forever, except when they're having a spat. Despite (or perhaps because of) the standard-issue romance tropes, fans of the series will find all they want here. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up) Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2014 January

Gr 10 Up--In this action-packed finale to the trilogy, half-angel Willow; her boyfriend, Alex; and the rest of the exhausted Angel Killers have picked their way through earthquake-ravaged Mexico to find a secret underground base in the Nevada desert. They determine that because of the linked consciousnesses of the angels, they only need to kill about 100 more before all of the angels succumb to death. If they fail, every person on Earth will fall to the angels' appetite for human auras. But while Willow and her group are preparing for battle, her father, Raziel, is making plans of his own-plans that he believes will ensure the angels' survival. If he discovers that Willow is still alive, he will stop at nothing to kill her before she can fulfill her prophesied destiny. Alex, in desperation, makes a choice that will jeopardize both his life and his relationship with Willow. Willow is a strong, likable heroine with realistic flaws. Her conflicted emotions when Seb (the boy who loves her but whom she does not love) begins a relationship with another girl ring true to life. Some confusing plot points may make this a challenge for struggling readers, but there's enough action to convince them to keep going. And Willow's romance with Alex will have teenage girls swooning. Despite a bit of deus ex machina and a few convenient occurrences, the saga wraps up in a neat, satisfying manner.--Heather M. Campbell, formerly at Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO

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VOYA Reviews 2013 December
The concluding novel of the trilogy that began with Angel Burn (Candlewick, 2011/VOYA June 2011) will be a welcome read to fans of the series. Beginning directly at the end of Angel Fire (Candlewick, 2012/VOYA February 2012), the world has been struck by catastrophic earthquakes, which Willow's angel father, Raziel, blames on her. Willow, working with her love, Alex, and the other Angel Killers, is determined to finish off the angels once and for all. As they train for the final battle, the rest of the humans have been corralled into Edens, where they can live in relative normalcy while the angels feed upon them One must read the previous books to understand the characters and their backstories. While the story line is a standard supernatural romance, there are interesting moments that give it more depth. Much of the novel takes place over a year and a half while the characters are training. Weatherly does well to keep the reader's attention through dialogue and character conflicts, but the time lapses are only told by a character in dialogue, which would be jarring if a reader skips the line. The conclusion to the trilogy is a climactic battle that is completely eclipsed by Willow's devastating fear of losing Alex, both by death in battle and his leaving her at the end of it. While the novel never rises to "cream of the crop" of supernatural romances, libraries with the previous two titles should seriously consider it.--Kristin Fletcher-Spear 2Q 3P S Copyright 2011 Voya Reviews.

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