Monday, August 22, 2011

Book I Gave Up On #2 -- Angel Burn

I have a never ending list of tbr books that grows every single day. My poor list never gets any shorter no matter how fast I read. Today alone I added 10 new books to the list. Because of this, I've decided life is too short for bad books. If I start reading it and only get a little ways into it and don't even try to pick it back up in three-ish days, then I'm done with it.

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Published by Candlewick Press
Genre: YA
$17.99 (US hardback)
449 pages

What it's about:
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 than 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. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip - and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.

They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

Why I gave up on it:
This one had multiple reasons I gave up on it after 120 pages.
I couldn't get into this type of angel. In this story, angels are not angelic. They are these weird creatures who suck the life/essence/whatever you want to call it out of people and replace it with something bad, like cancer. Then the victim spends the rest of their life trying to find the angel again. I couldn't get myself to like this kind of angel or even tollerate it. I'm not a very religious person at all, but I didn't like angels being these horrible creatures. I just couldn't read about it.

Next was the writing style. If this would have all been from Willow's perspective, I think I could have finished the book. Instead it kept switching around. Willow's sections are in her POV and in first person. Then it will randomly switch over to Alex and that is not written in first person. Having this switch around all the time bugged me.

Goodness knows I tried multiple times to keep going with this book. All the reviews I've read for it said the book is really good and I know it turns into a road trip book which I normally LOVE, but I just couldn't finish this book. I would pick it up, read about 10 pages, be bored and do something else. It's too bad because so far I had really liked Willow's character. I'm still a little curious about the book, just not enough to keep reading it.


  1. I'd been really interested in reading Angel Burn at first, but after reading tons of mixed reviews, I didn't. I'm still glad I chose not to buy the hardcover. Maybe I'll read the paperback one day, but for now, there are so many other books I'd rather spend my time reading... you know what I mean?

    Anyways, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the novel!!

  2. Life's too short for bad books especially after 120 pages. I think I'll pass this one by.

  3. I gave up on this one, too. I made it to 200 pages before I realized I just didn't care what happened anymore :(


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