19 Apr 2012

Book Review - Immortal City by Scott Speer

Jackson Godspeed is the hottest young Angel in a city filled with them.

He's days away from becoming a full Guardian, and people around the world are already competing for the chance to be watched over by him. Everyone's obsessed with the Angels and the lucky people they protect - everyone except for Madison Montgomery.

Maddy's the one girl in Angel City who doesn't breathlessly follow the Angels on TV and gossip blogs. When she meets Jackson, she doesn't recognize him. But Jackson is instantly captivated by her, and against all odds the two fall in love.

Maddy is swiftly caught up in Jackson's scene, a world of glamour, paparazzi - and murder. A serial killer is on the loose, leaving dead Angels' wings for the police to find on the Walk of Fame. Even the Guardians are powerless to protect themselves in the face of this threat & and this time it's up to Maddy to save Jackson.

 My Review

What a great combination for a story - angels and celebrities.  The thought of Angels being celebrities in the human world intrigued me so much I knew I had to read this story.  Basically, the Angels have 'come out' to human kind, revealling their existence.  Now people know they are there, they set about making money.  They set up a 'service' where for a very very high price, you can be 'protected by an angel'.  

We follow the story of Maddie who, after her parents died when she was very young, lives with her Uncle Kevin.  Kevin runs a diner where Maddie works after school to help out.  Things take a turn for Maddie when she meets Jackson Godspeed (who is the Justin Bieber of Angels) but does not really know who he is.  There is also something special about Maddie that she cannot put her finger on.

Even though I felt the romance between Jackson and Maddie did happen a bit quick, I really did enjoy this story, the concept of Angels being celebrities and the added murder mystery that weaves through the story. 

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Best wishes

Debs :-)
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