Immortal City by Scott Speer

Immortal City (Immortal City #1)Immortal City by Scott Speer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In a world where you put the TV on, your bound to fall on some reality show and where real life heroes are made into over night celebs. Scott Speer gives his own take of the not so bright lights of this world with Immoral City and celebrity angels. Angels whom have fallen into the world of greed and bright lights, where everything is given to them on a whim of saving the lives of those who can afford it.

In this world there are those who could care less about angels and their celeb status. Maddy Montgomery is just trying to help her uncle with his diner and get into college and away from the corrupt city that lives in the shadows of angels. In one night her life changes when she meets an angel Jackson Godspeed.

Jackson has always wanted to be an Guardian Angel, to be a hero. So he’s pretty surprised when he saves Maddy that she shuns him instead. He finds her different, as she looks at him as himself and not as a star.

The growing relationship between the two is at times very sweet and will give you a major headache as the same time. Both come from different walks of life, with Jackson groomed to be a bright star and Maddy just trying to make her way in life. Speer gives a nudge to those born with a silver spoon in their mouth that life isn’t a bed filled with roses, and that those who have the power can use it for the good of all.

The parallel mystery of those killing angels was done nicely if not all that surprising as who was behind it. This lead to the unevenness of the plot and speed of the story.

With Jaks and Maddy’s relationship burning hot and cold took away from the crimes that were happing to the angels. Both never truly molded together and almost felt like there were both separated stories. This lead to some slow down periods were I got bored with the unneeded teen angst between the leads and wanted to go back to the crime to see what would happen next.

At times I felt there were to many fillers before the next date between Maddy and Jaks with not a lot of understanding or talking going on between them that would have cleared the air pretty quickly.

There were a few “ah ha” moments that explained a few things and left it open for the next book in the series.

The book was a great idea but I felt needed a little bit more focus on the characters and their growth to have made it shine. Making this in the end a fun guilty pleasure read.

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