Friday, 20 July 2012

Immortal City By Scott Speer Review

Source: Bought

Author: Scott Speer

Publisher: Razorbill

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Action-Adventure, Mystery, Paranormal

Format: Hardcover 

Subformat: Young Adult

Release Date:   5th April 2012 


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.

Chaos' Review

I honestly love this cover. It's so beautiful and bright. I could stare at it all day, no joke. It ties in perfectly with the description in the story and seems glamorous, which it should be. 
 On to the story! Immortal City is written in 3rd POV, and for once, I was able to -actually- enjoy it, and usually I can't even stand a story thats written in that format. Honestly, I can't even finish a story if its in that format. However, for once, I enjoyed it so much it was so different and incorporated so many things, including twitter, into the story! It was total fame & fortune, but imagine this, instead of Hollywood stars walking the red carpet, its a bunch of angels. I thought that concept was totally awesome, which kept me reading. 

The protagonist, Maddy, is a normal girl, doesn't have much money and is a typical waitress, shes independent, and isn't a crazy big fan of the Angels, all she cares about is getting into a good college. Meaning, that she isn't stupid, but more sensible and understanding. 

Then there's the sweetheart, Jackson Godspeed, he's like Alex Pettyfer, but Angel form. Well, that's how I picture him. He's a big shot, but kind of like Maddy, he doesn't care about the fame, but the fact that he's going to save people, that's what he cares about. Which is so ADORABLE! I adore him to bits. 

The story is mainly an entrance into the world. Your getting introduced to everyone and everything in that parallel world. This story wasn't AMAZING but it was such an interesting read and so different from the usual vampire love stories that I loved it. PLUS there was a major twist in the end that I definitely never saw coming. 

Therefore, I eagerly anticipate the sequel which is called Natural Born Angel. 

Cover to Natural Born Angel

Maddy explores her Angel heritage—and struggles to get her wings—as the Angels and the humans head for a showdown.

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 fervent adulation that comes with 
being in the celebrity Angel world.

And now Maddy must face the most difficult choice of her life. She’s been offered the chance to become a Guardian. This means 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...

1 comment:

  1. I liked this one, but agree with you that it wasn't incredible. It was still a super fun read, though!