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  • ISBN: 9780763656799 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 638 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012, c2011.

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Willow and Alex flee to the gritty urban streets of Mexico City, where their love is tested by their discovery of an elusive angel killer and a powerful adversary with a mysterious agenda.
Subject: Angels > Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Love stories.
Mexico City (Mexico) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Love stories.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 December #1
    This middle book in the paranormal trilogy picks up where Angel Burn (2011) left off, with Willow and Alex headed towards Mexico City. The arrival of the Second Wave and the Seraphic Council means the angels are spreading their power base beyond the United States. Alex's relief in meeting up with the surviving Angel Killers is tempered by the discovery of Seb, a second half angel who has been searching for Willow for years. The love triangle may be difficult for new readers to invest in, but fans of the series will be choosing teams and looking forward to the trilogy's conclusion. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
  • Horn Book Guide Reviews : Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall
    Willow and her boyfriend Alex (Angel Burn) escape to Mexico City following their semi-successful attempt to destroy the angels. Willow bonds with an attractive fellow half-angel, to Alex's dismay, and Alex prepares a ragtag group of killers to attack the angels once again. The intense love triangle and another riveting ending will keep readers engaged in this trilogy's middle volume.
  • Kirkus Reviews : Kirkus Reviews 2011 November #2
    An epic fight against evil, predatory angels takes a back seat to romance in the second of this planned trilogy. Angels intend to turn humans into farm animals as they invade the earth. They feed on human auras, leaving their willing and ecstatic victims sick and dying. Meanwhile, heroine Willow, a half-angel, basks in her true love for boyfriend Alex, an "angel killer," as they travel to Mexico City to hunt the angel high council. Another half-angel, a Mexican boy named Seb, strongly senses that Willow exists and constantly searches for her. Willow finds herself drawn to Seb when they meet, yet she never wavers in her love for Alex. Alex, however, breaks up with her in a fit of jealousy. Amid all of this repetitious romantic torment Weatherly keeps up the plot against the angels, although it simmers in the background through much of this shamelessly overlong story. The book needs to be cut by at least a third in order to sharpen the romance writing. The author writes the exciting suspense portions of the story with far more clarity. Nonetheless, the target audience likely won't complain. Certainly the book's imaginative twist on angels deserves a look. This lengthy installment in the series has inventive premise and some thrilling moments, but both are largely smothered by adolescent angst. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up) Copyright Kirkus 2011 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2012 February

    Gr 8 Up—Angel-killer Alex and half-angel Willow travel together to Mexico City, where the angels' powers are growing. There they meet Sebastian, another half-angel, and Willow feels an instant connection to him despite her blossoming romance with Alex. Tensions run high when the teens join a group of inexperienced angel killers who don't like or understand Alex and Willow's relationship, but they all must work together to have any hope of defeating the Church of Angels. The strain of living in a small, tight-knit community, along with Willow's increasingly confusing feelings about Seb, drives a wedge between her and Alex, and when he starts showing signs of angel burn, she begins to wonder if she is causing him harm. In the meantime, the group of angel killers is developing a dangerous plan to infiltrate the Church of Angels headquarters, and when help arrives from an unexpected source, they must quickly decide whom to trust, because failure will almost certainly result in the death of some or all of the group. Full of action, romance, and suspense, Angel Fire is a must-read for fans of the first book.—Misti Tidman, Licking County Library, Newark, OH

    [Page 137]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
  • Voice of Youth Advocates Reviews : VOYA Reviews 2012 February
    Like a long-awaited sophomore album, Angel Fire at once fills a longing and yet does not quite live up to expectations. Willow and Alex head to Mexico, but they cannot find peace, because this is the second book in a planned trilogy. The challenges for the pair are not just the invasive angels of the first book (Angel Burn [Candlewick, 2011/VOYA June 2011]) that feed off human life forces, but also a slew of new characters. First and foremost is Seb, another half-angel, who has been searching his whole life for the girl half-angel of his dreams (Willow). When the two meet, their psychic link is too close for Alex, whose own doubts are fueled by the hostility of his own old friend and another angel killer, Kara. Raziel, the angel villain and Willow's father, as well as a new angelic council, are also imminent threats There is no need to read book one to enjoy book two, but first time readers may not have the patience for Willow and Alex's love traumas, and, like Raziel, may find them self-involved and even boring. Yet the world that Weatherly has created is fascinating, the challenge of fighting the angelic Second Wave is intriguing, and once their love lives are worked out, this reader, for one, cannot wait for the continued adventures of Alex, Willow, Seb, and the other angel killers as they try to save earth and its people.—Beth Karpas Wells, Dan. Partials. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2012. 480p. $17.99. ISBN 978-0062071040. 2Q 2P Kira Walker, Plague baby and medic-in-training, was only five years old when the deadly RM virus was unleashed upon the world. The virus killed most of the population, and continues to wreak havoc on newborn children. Babies cannot fight off the disease, and because of this, the human race is becoming extinct. Kira believes that she can find a cure, but she must battle the Partials, the Senate, and the Voice in order to discover it. Kira's group of friends sacrifices everything to help her on this quest. They even go so far as to capture a Partial (a genetically-engineered humanoid), so that Kira can study its biological make up, and potentially unlock the secret behind RM. Wells's first novel is an ambitious attempt. The story's main idea is solid, but gets lost in the mix. There are so many sub-groups that the reader has to deal with, that it is hard to keep track of who is doing what and why they are fighting each other. This reviewer was also confused about how Wells broke up the novel into three parts, with part two beginning three months later, and then part three, four hours later. It feels as if Wells wanted to cover a lot of material in a short amount of time. If dystopian YA fiction is your thing, skip this one. There are many others out there that are more worth your time.—Jonatha Bayse 3P 3Q J S A/YA Copyright 2011 Voya Reviews.

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