7 April 2012

Book Review: Immortal City (Immortal City #1)

Immortal City (Immortal City #1) by Scott Speer

Format: Paperback (arc)
Publishers: Scholastic UK Ltd.
Published: 5th April 2012
Pages: 406
Main Characters: Maddy, Jackson
Date Started: 3rd April 2012
Date Finished: 7th April 2012
Rating Given: *****

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.

Move over you normal celebrities there's a new kind of celebrity in town...Angels!

This book sounded so good I just couldn't wait for it to come out so I asked for a review copy. I am so grateful to Scholastic UK for giving me the chance to review it as it is up there with my favourite reads of the year!

I haven't read many books that have been written by a male author but when I have I haven't really enjoyed them so I usually stick with the female authors until now. I am so glad I gave another male author a chance as otherwise I wouldn't have been able to read one of the best book that I have read so far.

I fell in love with this book from the moment I started reading it as from the very first page something was happening. From then on there was always something happening hardly giving me time to catch my breath it was so entertaining. There is also so many twists and turns into the story that it is hard to keep up but that's just another reason to love the book.

The whole concept was a refreshing change to the usual angel books that I read as I like Maddy and Jackson didn't know who was the good guys and that included the archangels. It's more of a modern take on angels were instead of saving people for the good of man kind, they get paid to save people who has enough money to afford them so whoever don't have money don't get saved until Jackson.

Jackson or otherwise known as Jacks is such a great male character he is sweet and all he cares about is getting the chance to be Guardian Angel so he can save people. He believes in what the Angel's are told but I think that's because it's what he has grown up to believe. So when he meets Maddy who isn't like everyone else she believes it should be how it used to be. I actually like the will they-won't they part of the story every time you think they are going to get together something is thrown in their way it just makes me want to continue the series even more. I can't wait to see what will happen to them next.

Overall a great debut novel from the very talented Scott Speer I can't wait for the next instalment.


  1. This book sounds SO good! I'd love to read it myself. And I agree that it's refreshing to see male YA authors once in a while. :)

    Great review, thanks for sharing!

    Agnieszka @ Nook of Books

  2. this sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing it!

  3. I love the sound of this book I'll be purchasing this on my next haul. Love the review.

  4. Good review. I really need to read this one, soon. New Follower