Saving Angel by J.L. Weil
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Twilight. except so much more fun.
Angel and her mom just moved to the middle of nowhere, Illinois to escape her alcoholic dad and get a new start. Angel isn't too worried because all she needs is her video games. CoD, Skyrim, etc. Until she meets her girlie girl next door neighbor Lexi who all but jumps on the chance to be friends with Angel. Which is kinda nice except for her "douchbag" cousin Chase who drives Angel crazy. They are literally at each other's throat at every opportunity. Too bad he's insanely sexy and has a nice butt.
Something isn't right though. Everyone in town avoids Lexi's family like the plague. Except for Angel. Something is afoot and Angel is determined to find out what.
Like I said, Twilight, but a lot more fun. Zane and Angel do have the whole "you're insanely fast and different. and dangerous. Your eyes change colors. - what are you. SAY IT" but it's just so much more damn fun. Their banter is great and there are many moments where I chuckled out loud. Angel isn't like Bella where's she's like "ooh i'm not scared. I love you." Angel is very rightly scared of what Zane is and the change he brings. RIGHTLY SO. I love that.
I also love that there is a girl side kick (Lexi) who is genuine, fun, and truly caring. Speaking of awesome girls, Angel makes two chearleader friends at school who are NOT bitches or shallow. Way to break that stupid YA high school stereotype J.L weil!!- Props. Chearleaders don't have to be the bitchy bad girls. They are capable of being nice.
This books is for a more mature young adult, maybe 16+, especially as the series goes on, for adult language and sexual themes.
If you're looking for a quick fun read with ample romance, this is your book.
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