Saturday, August 11, 2012

Immortal City by Scott Speer

Immortal City was a fun book to read. The plot was a little predictable, and the characters weren’t as well defined as I would like, but it was fun. It kept me interested from start to finish. It’s a bit of an easy read. I finished it in less than twenty-four hours.

I like Maddy. She’s nice and can stick up for herself. Though she ignored her friends when she started to like Jackson. Jackson gets on my nerves a bit and I found myself wanting to throw the book at the wall multiple times. Both of them tend to act stubborn and so romance is a little hard to come by. The author made me hate one character, then acted like he was a good guy. Most of the other characters are not very deep, and don’t come in as much as I would like in the story.

I don’t like books with a whole lot of detail, but Immortal City didn’t have enough. I don’t need to know every little thing that goes on in their lives, but I would like to have enough detail so that I can see in my mind what’s going on.

From start to finish, the book was an interesting read. The characters and plot could be better, but the idea was very good. I give the book three stars.


  Jackson Godspeed is the hottest Angel in a city the revolves around idolizing Immortals like him. He grew up in the spotlight, and in less than a week he’ll become the youngest full-fledged Guardian ever. People around the world are lining up to pay him to keep them safe. His life-long dream of becoming a hero is finally within his grasp-and he can’t afford to let the parties, paparazzi, or red carpets distract him.

  But Jackson’s high-profile life takes an unexpected turn when he meets seventeen-year-old Maddy. She’s smart and down-to-earth, and see’s Jackson for who he is and not his celebrity. They forge an instant-and electric-connection. Their vastly different backgrounds seem like the only obstacle in their path to being together... until something much more dangerous threatens to destroy their change at love.

  Because not everyone worships the Angels: a bitter killer is murdering the Guardians one by one. And it’s up to Maddy to save Jackson-he’s next in the killers sights.

  Set in a reimagined Los Angeles that sparkles with glamour and celebrity worship, Scott Speer’s Immortal City is charged with passion and haunted by themes of power and idolatry.

Title: Immortal City
Author: Scott Speer
Release: April 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Series: Immortal City
Pages: 368

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