I generally don’t review books in a series without reviewing the books before it, except I figured that you didn’t want a review of a book that I barely remembered! So, a fair warning right now. If you haven’t read all the other books in the series, don’t read this review. It may be fairly spoilery.
Angel was a bit of a disappointment for me. After the big bang that Fang ended with, I was expecting something bigger. More dramatic. More heartbreaking.
I suppose it was heartbreaking in a way, though. What with Dylan becoming closer to Max (and I being completely and utterly Team Fang), I was devastated. My love for Max has diminished greatly. I used to love her witty quips and hilarious moments (and I still do, to some extent), except now Max’s take on things have become less important to me. She’s become sillier. Confused and addled, I admit, but sillier.
On the other hand, I loved Angel’s development from bossy seven-year-old to caring and mature kid. At the end of Fang, I definitely wasn’t as big a fan of Angel as I used to be. But Angel increased my respect for the little seven-year-old girl with each act of kindness she did for Max and the flock.
The plot of the book was generally good, though a little silly. Seriously, a Doomsday group? Full of kids? Not realistic. Especially since the kids are hypnotized. But I enjoyed watching Max and the flock use kick-butt methods to try to defeat the cult. And with the ending of this book, I have a feeling that James Patterson is getting fond of cliffhangers.
All in all, though I was generally disappointed with the overall plot and romance, I think Angel would be a good read for any paranormal romance lover, though you might find it different from the regular PR.