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 does. 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.
Evil angels?! Finally, something different (at least to me 🙂 ) when it comes to angels. Willow is a half human/half angel though she doesn’t know this at first. In AB world angels are bad, very bad. Not only do they basically suck the life out of you leaving behind various diseases, you feel great letting them doing it. Alex, our lead guy is an angel assassin or “Angel Killer” (mentioned as AKs throughout the book as well). Since the CIA has taken over what is called the “Angel Project” all AKs work alone and are texted assignments. Alex receives a text to take out Willow but upon further investigation he realizes that not only is she not completely angel, she does not feed or know that she is anything other than human. When he reports back and is told to complete the assignment regardless he knows something is wrong, and (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!) figures out that the CIA has been compromised and angels themselves have been sending out “assignments” for any angels that are not helping their cause to take over Earth.
As I mentioned already angels have started to “invade” Earth where they can feed on our life forces. There are several members of the first wave of angels to arrive that have created the “Church of Angels” which is a basically a cult of people that they feed from and have do their bidding. After they discover that Willow exists (with powers, though I’m thinking we haven’t completely seen what she can do yet) and that not only did Alex not kill her, but is now helping her hide they ask their nationwide network of crazy followers to be on the lookout as she is a threat to their safety and the second wave of angels arriving soon. Most of the book is Alex and Willow traveling across country on the run and the preparation for the second wave of angels. (SIDE NOTE: not a huge part of the story, but Willow’s friend Nina? Annoying as all crap!! What kind of “friend” is she that she not only doesn’t believe anything Willow says, but mocks her about her abilities? I’d rather have no friends than that one. UGH.)
I was sucked in right away and a bit mad at myself for letting this one sit on my shelf for two weeks before starting it. There was a lot going on in this book and it’s hard to tell if I’ve given away too much or not enough. Overall I really liked the story, though from time to time the language was a bit hokey. Especially when they started talking about their feelings, etc it got kind of strange. There also wasn’t really any kind of cliffhanger ending, more of just an unfinished story. . . I guess with the sequel being so massive I assumed there would be a big ending. All the same, I look forward to reading book 2!