|Country||United States, United Kingdom|
Young adult fiction,
|Publisher||Usborne Publishing (UK)
|Published||2010 - 2013|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback)|
|Followed by||Angel Fire|
The Angel Trilogy is a romance, thriller, fantasy, and supernatural series of three books written by L.A. Weatherly. The first book, Angel, was first published in the United Kingdom on 1 October 2010 through Usborne Publishing and was later released in the United States as Angel Burn through Candlewick on 24 May 2011. The following two books, Angel Fire and Angel Fever, were also released by Candlewick in the United States and Usborne Publishing in the United Kingdom.
In the series angels are beings from another dimension, who crossed over to ours when the ether, their natural foodsource, started running out. To supplement it, they feed off humans' aura, causing serious long-term illnesses to them. Willow is a sixteen-year-old girl who has psychic powers that tell her (on physical contact) the persons past and all the possible futures of the person; she meets Alex, who is an Angel Killer or an AK who has been sent to her house to kill her. But when he sees Willow's angel and realises that it doesn't have a halo, which is the angels energy store for the energy that they take form the humans he also observes a picture of Willow wen she was a child and takes it as proof that Willow's not an angel as angels don't have childhoods. He follows Willow as she goes to Church of Angels to talk out of one of her friends, who has a serve angel burn, from joining but the visit sets out a chain link of events resulting in all church of angel member looking for her and all eager for her death. Alex tells Willow that while her mother was a human her father was an angel. They both head toward Mexico to meet Cully an old friend of Alex's. On the way the car breaks down and they need to stop at a motel while the mechanic looked for the correct parts. Alex and Willow go to a restaurant where Willow 'reads' the waitress and stops her from committing suicide by telling her about the bright future which she would have if she didn't kill herself, she also convinces one of her colleges to keep an eye on her. This action makes Alex trust her a bit. The journey to New Mexico is fairly uneventful apart from the fact that Willow and Alex fall in love with each other, both are oblivious to the other's feelings. They arrive at camp, where Alex had lived before the Invasion. He recalls and tells Willow how his father started camp and how they used to hunt in groups of 4, how a hunt could take over a week. How when the Invasion occurred the CIA took over due to the sudden jump in the number of angels and they all had to break any contact with each other and how the angel spotters sent them texts with the address of the angels. The camp was seemingly deserted as Alex told Willow about life at camp and he recounted years of pillow fights with his elder brother, Jake. He tells Willow how the angels killed his mother, brother and father. Just then they hear a truck pulling up and Cully appears. After a while they both realise that Cully is suffering from an angel burn and they have to fight off five angels with the help of Willow's angel who came out to protect Alex. Alex takes Willow to a hut in the mountains where they finally get together and they remain there for a few months. On Willow's birthday Alex presents her with a beautiful necklace and encourages her to contact her angel. When Willow does, the Church of Angels uses the energy to pin- point the location but, a spy leaks the information to the only people in Project Angel without an angel burn and these to people, one human Sophia and one angel Nate who believes that his kind doesn't have the right to feed of another species come and propose a plan to end the angel problem for once and for all. They say that they need Willow's help as she can be at two place at once and Willow agrees, the plan goes horribly wrong and Nate is killed. Another wave of angels arrives and Willow and Alex Barley escape. For the rest of the story read book two Angel Fire.
- Angel (2010, Usborne Publishing, released in 2011 as Angel Burn, Candlewick)
- Angel Fire (2011, Usborne Publishing, 2012, Candlewick)
- Angel Fever (2013, Usborne Publishing, Candlewick)
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