Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Immortal City by Scott Speer

Immortal City (Immortal City #1)[add to Goodreads]
by Scott Speer
Published by Razorbill
Date publication: April 3rd 2012
Source: won
Rating: 4/5


Synopsis: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 thoughts

Cover: Masculinity flows from the cover. A great pose and strong white/grey wings with cool scenery in the background

Book: Authors are people. People who pen down books.A lot of those are awesome books.Some writers become celebrity in the book world for ex J.K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer .Hollywood celebs are people. A couple of their books have appeared on bookshelves in stores.Some on YA shelves. A lot of readers treat celeb fiction like the plague. I agree some look like trash for example snooki's Jersey Shore fairy tale-esque book written by a ghostwriter. I'm honest to say that i'm weary and hesitant of the Kardashians' YA dystopian out next year.But ,there is a huge BUT people can write great to amazing books. No matter their background.This written down spark, idea, story is one of them.

the 1st time I heard of Im City it drew me in

1st reason: there is a male point of view
2nd : a murder mystery 
3th angels

Imagine a world were we idolize Angels.They don't star in movies or tv shows/ They protect us from harm for a prize.Only a select few are under there protection, the mega rich.And every one want a piece of that pie. There are lotteries for protection or shows that are a equivalent of survivor to secure an angel. LA , the HQ. This is Angel City.Jackson Godspeed , our main man is days away to take his place in the ranks of the prestigious Guardians.But horrible things happen. Torn bloody angel wings are deposited on the walk of fame stars of their owners.A murder is on the loose and trough circumstances he meets Maddy. One of the few people not obsessed with the glamour and glitz of the angels, maybe the only girl in Angel City.Will they find the murder before Jackson is next on the chopping block?

I loved how Scott Speer re-imagined LA.It was fun seeing everything angel-fied ranging from ANN(Angel News Network) to Angels Weekly.Very enjoyable after you get used to it. The use of 3th person in multiple (3) point of views was a great method to see a bigger picture at the very end.You get to see how all the pieces fell in to place but still some curiosities left open for the sequel.

Maddy and Jacks are from two different worlds and differ immensely but make each other stronger in the end. I loved how Maddy was herself and not in too the Angel craze but disliked that she had preconceived notions but changed trough out the novel.They are living breathing creatures with emotions. In all the fame and splendor that can make people change, Jacks is level headed,a normal teen ,kind and cares for her.They fell in love at the very end.Real conversations were repeatedly seen and no long stretches of staring at each other was in sight.

The the person that i suspected was complete utter bs when it was revealed who the murderer was. Very scary and bleak at that very moment.Intense,intense intense.

Immortal city had romance, action, suspense and had a detective feel to it. A lot more than your typical run of the mill paranormal/angel book. A lot of though went it too it and the book that surprised the most this year. I can't wait for march to read book two.


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  1. Great review! I'm so glad you ended up enjoying it. I've been curious about it because of the first points you listed as well and I think I might end up having to pick it up for a try now, too. ;)

  2. That's so cool how the angels are like celebrities in this book! I can totally see myself looking up to them if they actually made themselves known in the real world, as long as they're not evil angels like in Angel Burn haha :') And I'm really intrigued about the murder mystery! Those are three really great convincing points x)

    Really awesome review, Roro! :) <3

  3. Wow wow, step back..the Kardashians are coming out with a book?! Ok yes I will avoid it like the plague

  4. I like that the two main characters make each other stronger. I am curious about these angels. The murder mystery is what sold me though..i love a good mystery. What an awesome review!

  5. Awesome review!! Ah,t hey way you describe makes me want to read it NOW >.< I need to get my hands on this.

    Side note: Um, WHAT!? The K-peeps ..a book!? Oh God *face palm*

  6. I want to read this. Scratch that: I need to read it.

    Thanks so much for the heads up and the review, roro! :)

  7. woo! That trailer gave me chills! Great review!!!

  8. I've wanted this one since the day it came out. It just sounds so awesome! Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad to hear that you liked it. :)

  9. Wow, I am so going to read this book thanks to your glowing review.

    And I love the cover!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  10. I have heard really good things about this book and after reading your review I might have to go and buy it :)

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  11. WOW! This is the only review I've read about this book. I just picked it up because I found it super cheap at a bargain store and I've been wanting to read it since then. Great review, Roro. I like how you say it's the book that surprised you most this year. That's pretty exciting. :)

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