Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Immortal City by Scott Speer

Title: Immortal City (Immortal City 1)
Author: Scott Speer
Published: April 3,2012 by Razorbill
Number of Pages: 368

Blurb from Goodreads: 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.

Review: Scott Speer definitely took a fresh take on angels. Ever since the Awakening, Angels have roamed the Earth and more or less overtook Hollywood. They are the talk of blogs and shows, they're on tabloids, the are the focus of paparazzis. In short they are the celebrities 2.0 of their day the 2.0 being the fact that they're angels and are immortal. Maddy is your average teen girl, minus the fact that she doesn't give a flying puppy about angels. At least until she meets Jackson Godspeed, hot, famous, and one of the most talented young angels out there, he is shocked that Maddy doesn't recognize him and when she finds out who he is she wants nothing to do with him. However, as Maddy starts seeing the real Jacks she is swept into his world, a world where Jackson Godspeed can be the next victim of a gruesome murder. 
     I have to say I was surprised with this book. It was definitely cool reading about the life style of the rich and the famous. The plot was good and the characters were quite likable.
   Jacks  was pretty amazing. He is super famous, super hot, super talented and yet he isn't full of himself or conceited.  He also really cares about Maddy and it was really awesome to see how much he was willing to sacrifice just to be with her. So yeah I liked Jacks he's definitely book boyfriend material. I mean come one how can you resist him? He's such an angel ;) Get it? Cuz you know he is an angel? Yeah... No? Okay forget my little rant. Jacks was awesome.
    Maddy was a really likable character. She works in her Uncles diner for no pay simply because she wants to help and she doesn't even complain. To go even further she feels guilty when he starts thanking her because he took care of her. She is very loyal. Just like Jacks was willing to sacrifice so much for Maddy, Maddy is willing to give up her own happiness and even her life just to make sure that Jacks stays alive.
   The plot was good even if it was predictable. There were certain things that were left unanswered and I'm guessing it's going to be addressed in the following book. However the next book is due out in April. April!!!!!! That's 8 months!!! (head meets table.) Anyway, I excited to see how certain issues are going to be dealt with in the next book.
  Anyway this book gets 

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