Immortal City by Scott Speer

Jackson Godspeed is the hottest Immortal City (Immortal City, #1)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. Goodreads

Stars: 3.5/5

My thoughts: Immortal CIty is interesting. LA is Immortal CIty and angels are our stars. Instead of Starstruck a person was Angelstruck. I loved how Scott Speer showed how society is through this story. I think that was my favorite part of the whole book. It showed how we, as people, have this need to just know what is happening with these famous people.

Teenage girls are fixated on attractive these angels, but Maddy isn’t. She doesn’t care about angels… until Jacks walks into her Uncles diner. Soon she’s thrust into his world, whether she wants to be or not. And she wants to. Maddy was an okay character. I think what got to me was every time she went through her whole,”He loves me, he loves me not,” phase. When a guy calls you beautiful, tells you all the time you mean so much to me, I don’t care about fame or what people think, he means it. I understand why she felt that way, I just wish she didn’t repeat it all the time. Jacks was everything Maddy didn’t care about. I actually like his character more and would have preferred if it was his POV altogether. He wasn’t stuck-up and actually cared about important things. Maddy just woke him up even more.

I didn’t want to read the book. It was on a whim. And it promised action. A serial killer. And that was in it only when a new killing came up. I thought this book was going to be about Maddy and Jacks on the run. Again, this happened at the end of the book. I know my problem: more action. I understand building a plot, it’s important, but Maddy doesn’t have an Nancy Drew moments. They both didn’t know what was going on.  Also, it felt like insta-love. I doubt a girl who has never looked twice at angels, would fall in love so fast with one. Jacks too just saw Maddy and started quoting Shakespeare.

I don’t know. I really think the fact that everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, happened at the end of the book caused it to feel so slow. It was literally just Jacks and Maddy running around Immortal City and Maddy denying Jacks may actually like her. Also, this plot was really predictable. I called everything by the hundredth page. There was maybe TWO things that surprised me. I still enjoyed it. The last maybe 50 pages or so were the best of the book. That’s why this book got 3.5 stars instead 2. The action picked up and I found my self on the edge of the seat.

I was going to read the sequel, but there’s a love triangle *facepalm*. I hate love triangles. Jacks and Maddy were a cute couple, but instead of using an actual plot to makes them struggle through their relationship, Scott Speer chooses the Love Triangle. Yay. If you like a good romance and don’t mind a predictable plot Immortal City is your kind of book. I’m upset because I did enjoy IC, but I despise love triangles, a main plot point that turns me away from a book. Between this and not getting to see the Divergent trailer my emotions are left feeling angry. I think it’s up to you if you want to read this book.

~Lauren