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Monday, March 18, 2013

Review: Natural Born Angel

Title: Natural Born Angel
Series: Immortal City #2
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: Scott Speer
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher

Life turned upside down for Maddy Montgomery when she found out she was half-Angel and was catapulted into the scene of flashbulbs, paparazzi, and the fervent adulation that comes with being in the celebrity Angel world. She's trying to juggle her ordinary life—high school, family, friends—with the intense demands of being in the public eye as heartthrob Angel Jackson Godspeed's girlfriend. And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She's been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means entering into dangerous and high stakes training, with no guarantee that she can succeed. But more than that, it would mean leaving her mortal life behind—forever—and allying with the Angels at a time when their relationship with humans is heading for war. . . .

Argggghhh!!!! This is probably the one main reason I hate reading books before they come out because when you finish it, you have to wait longer for the next book to come out. This book made just think how I wish I waited. 

This book continues down the road a little where the main character Maddy is about to go to college but she has the difficult decision of opting out and becoming a guardian just like her boyfriend Jackson. I kind of new what her decision was going to be but I didn't know how it was going to play out. Just let me tell you that there were some ups and downs. 

Maddy is an amazing character. She is humble, sweet, caring, but she does end up getting carried away with all the publicity and it starts to go to her head. At this part, all the reasons why I fell in love with Maddy in the first part all went down the drain. I kept thinking to myself that this girl needed to be slapped and quick. As the novel did progress, the Maddy that I came to love in the first book came back but now she had to make the biggest decision of her life. 

Now Jackson, this stuck up person who thinks he is the goddess of all angels, for sure needed to get a reality check. In the first book we recall him getting seriously hurt (sorry if this spoils anything) and he is temporarily set aside in the world of being a guardian. With him being placed to the sidelines we start to see a new attitude come of I would say jealousy and yes I can see why but he starts to lose who he is as a person and this starts to create tension in his relationship with Maddy. 

Now going to the relationships in this book. Let me just say a love triangle has officially formed. Drama just entered the battlefield and it is going to be messy. With the struggle between humans and angles, Maddy is going have to decide which side she cares more for. Her old life where there are people who she cares for, or her new life where the love of her life stands. 

Scott Speer caught my full attention with his first novel and this one just blew me away. Leaving me speechless and wanting more, The Immortal Series is one that no reader should ever pass up the chance to read. This book will deliver a punch leaving you begging on your knees for more. 

I give it 5 bites!


  1. I read Immortal City a while back and loved it. After reading your review, I can't wait for Natural Born Angel to be released. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. A love triangle? NOOOOOOO CHAYSE!!!! NO MORE LOVE TRIANGLES! I'm guessing there is a cliffhanger too if you're this torn up about the wait for the next book? Or is the whole thing just epic? I haven't read book one, but it's been on my list forever. I hope to get to it soon:) So glad you're such a huge fan of these books!

  3. I am not big on angel books so I haven't read this series, but I am glad that you are loving it!!

  4. Hm... do need to get that first book. Oh and I know what you mean about reading books way before they are out. Torture before the next gets here. :) Yep, do need to check out this series!

  5. Wow, I think I need to get that first book! I'm not a huge angel fan (book angels, of course) but this series sounds kind of interesting.

  6. I still haven't read the first book -- like Amy I'm not a huge fan of angel books, but this series sounds really interesting.

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  7. I've been meaning to give this series a try bc it sounds really good but I'm not the biggest fan of angel books so I'm always wary to try them out. It's cool when a sequel can be just as good or better than the first though that so rarely happens I'm finding lately! Great review!


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