This list is geared toward young adults, but adults may enjoy this angel-themed selection as well.
The weekly book list provides readers with names of books and other material recommended by the staff of Western Counties Regional Library. All recommendations by the staff are posted at www.westerncounties.ca under recommended reading with links to the library’s catalogue. Book summaries are supplied by library staff.
by Susan Ee
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans, where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go. Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders.
by L.A. Weatherly
In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in “Edens” provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As the angelic stranglehold on humanity tightens, half-angel Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. Willow continues to struggle with feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin – and the fate of the world hangs in the balance – each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?
The Sweet Dead Life
by Joy Preble
Following a car accident, Jenna Samuels wakes up in the ER to find her brother Casey beside her, looking pretty good. Better than ever, in fact. Downright ... angelic. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that her brother didn’t survive the accident at all, and she isn’t just sick; she’s being poisoned. Casey has been sent back to help Jenna find out who’s got it out for her, a mystery that leads to more questions about their mother’s depression and their father’s disappearance.
by Cynthia Hand
The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Now, with the fallen angel who attacked her watching her every move and the threat of Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny – a destiny that includes Christian Prescott by her side. But in order to complete her purpose, Clara must first find a way to give up the thing she wants most ... a future with the boy she loves, Tucker Avery.
by Heather Burch
The mission to safeguard Nikki Youngblood depends on the fragile alliance of two half-angel, half-human guardians, both struggling with intense feelings for the girl who has been assigned to their care. Mace, steadfast and deeply in love, wants to protect Nikki at all costs, while Raven’s loyalty to Nikki finds him advocating for her independence and battling his own darker inclinations. At the same time, Nikki finds it harder and harder to choose between the two heavenly beings she may never have. Dangers intensify, and tensions between Mace and Raven flare as the purpose of their mission becomes clear. Can their defences hold up to master manipulator Damon Vessler and the powerful secret he holds regarding Nikki’s heritage?