Are Angels the new Vampires?
At first I thought Werewolves would be the next big thing with the success of Maggie Stiefvater’s series, The Wolves of Mercy Falls — but it seems the winners are Angels. With Becka Fitzpatrick's Hush Hush, Fallen by Lauren Kate, and Cassandra Claire’s The Mortal Instruments popularity and her new The Infernal Devices, I definitely saw an increase in books with angels in them. I also believe that the success of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series influenced this trend. The idea of forbidden love between supernatural beings and mortals is captivating. We had that with the Twilight saga – and now it’s coming full force with the Angels. Just like their blood-sucking supernatural cousins, angels are the next best thing—and here to stay for a while.
I think these bad boy hotties really appeal to teenage girls. They’re immortal, gorgeous, dangerous, and otherworldly fine creatures. Who wouldn’t want to read more about them? Although my book is not a teen romance novel, it still has romantic elements in it. It’s more of an action-packed-ride with some fragments of the weird thrown in. But hey, they’re guardian angels too…and they kick some serious butt!
I read Clockwork Angel a few weeks ago, and let me tell ya—it was amazing. It’s definitely my favorite Cassandra Claire book thus far. It’s a little more sinister than her Mortal Instruments series, and I thought it was great.
Here’s an interesting articled I found with Anne Rice discussing about if Angels are the new Vampires.