Saturday, March 10, 2012

Review: Immortal City

Title: Immortal City
Author: Scott Speer
Published: April 3, 2012
Source: BookPeople Review

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.

Immortal City will leave you wanting more. It swept me off my feet and I don't want to come back down yet. It wasn't what I was expecting and that was a good thing. It took me by surprise, even if it was a little predictable at times, you never knew the big things that were going to happen.

So my copy of the book had a different cover, which I loved. It was really shiny and had a shirtless winged guy on the cover. I was pretty happy with it! :) The cover that is on, I don't really like. It has some inconsistencies like the fact that this guy has a tattoo and Jacks doesn't. Other than that there isn't really anything else that is wrong with it!

The story line was very interesting. It wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting a shabby love story and nothing that seemed real to me. Instead I got a very realistic love story and some action/adventure mixed in, which I loved! :) Well realistic minus falling in love with an angel.. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised!

The writing was what got to me though! I love how it switched POV's throughout the story, but it didn't have any rhyme or reason to it. One paragraph it would be Jacks, the next it would be Maddy, and then it would some drunk on the side of the road. Which I mean it all had somewhat of a purpose but it gave me a sense of whiplash.

The characters were all very different, and some were very two-faced. It was nice to see that all the angel's weren't perfect and that they did make mistakes. Even if they weren't gorgeous and perfect in the lime light.

Maddy is human though, and she is one of those girls who covers up her beauty with sweatshirts and jeans. But she is strong willed and very very stubborn. She isn't caught up with the glitz and glamour of the angels and particularly doesn't care about them. Then she meets Jacks and everything in her life changes. Yet she stays the same girl. She is still strong willed and stubborn. Which was nice to see that she saw him as a real person and not some way to get famous quickly.

Then there's Jacks. At first when I saw his name I did a double take. Is the 's' on the end a typo? Or is it supposed to be there? I had no clue! Then I read farther into the book and figured out that it wasn't a typo.. Jacks is the type of guy that is dedicated to his job. Well.. His soon to be job. All he's thought about since he was twelve was getting that Guardian Ring. He loves the thought of helping people and doing his duty, but then he meets Maddy and well.. His life changes a little. :)

All in All: I loved this book! It is that type of read that has a good surprise in store and has things that you would never guess. I read it in about one sitting and loved every moment of it! Check it out! :) 5 out of 5 tacos!


  1. i have a pre=order of this one/ hope it gets here soon when it's publisjhed
    gr8 review samjam

  2. I can't wait to read this one! I would also wonder about Jacks but it's cool that he takes his job seriously. I also love switching POVs.

  3. I loved the switching POVs, it just tended to get confusing! Plus it was late (or early in the morning) at night and I was past focus comprehension! :)
    Thanks Roro!

  4. These are some great pics. I will be sure to tell others of this blog.


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