Dangerous Angels

Dangerous Angels

Love is a dangerous angel...Francesca Lia Block's luminous saga of interwoven lives will send the senses into wild overdrive. These post-modern fairy tales chronicle the thin line between fear and desire, pain and pleasure, cutting loose and holding on in a world where everyone is vulnerable to the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love....

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Title:Dangerous Angels
Author:Francesca Lia Block
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:478 pages pages

Dangerous Angels Reviews

  • Kate
    May 11, 2011
    I don't read much YA these days, but I really enjoyed this collection of novellas. Block has a distinctive, lyrical writing style that makes her stories feel as much like dreams as prose. The sense of place in these books is very strong, and so far, they are the only thing to have ever...
  • Ben
    Jan 25, 2008
    These books are pure escapism, set in a pseudo-L.A. where magic is real, actions have no consequences as long as you really believe in them, and everyone lives happily ever after. Block is cross-marketed to teens and adults, probably because she doesn't really fit very well into either...
  • Mer
    Apr 18, 2007
    Lanky Lizards, I love the Weetzie Bat books! Quoting the Wiki entry for this series: "The novel is set in a world not without pain, but seemingly without prejudice. Issues such as blended families, pre-marital sex, homosexuality and AIDS are described freely and without apology." ...
  • Seth
    Aug 15, 2007
    This omnibus collects all 5 YA books in the Weetzie Bat series. These are fabulous books, although not every book will appeal to every reader equally, of course. The stories follow Weetzie Bat (yes, that's her name) from high school through mid-to-late 20s as she and her beau and t...
  • Shannon
    Apr 20, 2007
    Very pretty and amusing to read. Some great parts, but some of the books are WAY better than others, and some characters (like witch baby) are great, while others are unbelievable (not in a good way). Her style of writing definitely isn't for everyone, its very flowery and descriptive ...
  • Heather
    Jun 18, 2007
    surfing, frosted pink lip gloss, good tunes, old cars, cute bungalows in Los Angeles, Witch Babies, gay best friends, platinum blond hair, good food, great friends, the best of times, the worst of times. i couldn't believe it when i was done reading and there was no more.... ::sniff:...
  • Gina
    Jan 17, 2011
    This is quite possibly the worst book I've ever read in my life. It's actually a collection of books by the same author, with the same characters and overlapping storylines. To be fair, I only read three of the five books included. Maybe the two I skipped were phenomenal. But I doubt i...
  • Daryl Barnett
    Jul 02, 2007
    I seem to be one of the only men to write a comment about this book, but I tell you this; this book not only changed my attitudes about my own writing style, it changed my heart. I can't tell you how many times I broke into tears while reading this book. There were passages that I woul...
  • Christine
    Aug 07, 2007
    I know without a doubt that I would have loved the Weetzie Bat books if I'd read them in high school or college when I was an alterna-chick who scoured thrift stores for cool vintage clothes and went to underground clubs every night with gorgeous gay boys who loved me, but not the way ...
  • [Name Redacted]
    Aug 30, 2011
    I'm sure there are a number of reasons I didn't enjoy this book, among them the fact that I have a penis, I'm straight, I am not some kind of Valley-Girl-Hipster hybrid, and I hate California - especially Southern California - with a firey passion. This author's writing is too aggressi...
  • Kendra
    Sep 15, 2009
    I really wanted to like this book, because I know that a friend is very fond of it -- but I just could NOT keep reading it. This is where I have to admit that I am not the least bit "slinkster-cool," because I just do. not. get. Weetzie. Bat. I don't get the stupid nicknames. I don't g...
  • Kim
    Oct 10, 2007
    I was introduced to Weetzie in college during my children's writing class and it was the best return on investment of those college loans. Never thinking that I would be a fan of L.A., and never really caring... I completely fell for Francesca's version of it. Not just in these books, ...
  • Neko
    Nov 24, 2007
    I tuely adore this book. I recall the first time I read this book was some years ago when my mom rushed into my room clutching a tattered book. she thrust it at me saying "you have to read this book! it's my new favorite book now!" seeing how much my mom loved that book (love itself ma...
  • marsu
    Feb 03, 2008
    this book could save the life left in any lingering remnants of your childhood (as well as clearing up eyes bruised purple by dammed-up tears). if only several of the books comprising francesca lia block?s dangerous angels collection would have secretly slithered into my bedroom when...
  • Gaelan D'costa
    Mar 21, 2010
    Very impressed. Manages to maintain a fairytale structure while being both dark and relevant for its time. If the mandate of a children's book is to instruct children about life in a whimsical manner that both insulates the child from the horror it is explaining and maintain a certain ...
  • Beckett
    Aug 12, 2008
    So bad!! i can't believe Harper Collins published it...I am perplexed. The dialogue was ridiculously bad, the worst I've seen published. (Who starts sentences like, "One day...."...SERIOUSLY) And in the first book, where's the conflict? It's a list of events. What's the point of the...
  • Michelle
    Apr 03, 2009
    I think The Weetzie Bat Books are of the WORST books I ever read. In my very personal opinion, the problem?s not the story per se, but the way it?s written with conceptual language and descriptively what makes it terrible. It?s a book where they want to take youth and understand ...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 19, 2012
    This is one of my all-time favorite books (or all-time favorite book series, depending on what you consider it to be), and I reread it recently for the first time in years. I was afraid it wouldn't hold up, because Francesca Lia Block's work is so squarely aimed at the teenager I was w...
  • Rosanne
    Mar 03, 2010
    One of the most original things I have ever read, unique and evocative. When I finished the first book, my impression was of a charming bohemian fantasy world on crack, not very realistic, but totally wonderful. As the books progress, issues are explored in greater depth and we see ...
  • Amanda
    Oct 27, 2017
    I should have found these books when I was 15, but since I didn't, I will have to settle for loving them at 35. ...
  • Jacquelyn
    Jun 14, 2013
    This collection was just really fantastic. I had no idea what I was getting into, but even without realizing that these are modern fairy tales, I was completely in love with it. It made me miss Los Angeles a lot. The only thing I object to--and maybe it's just a small thing for everybo...
  • Tabitha
    Jul 23, 2019
    Weetzie is interesting and often inspiring, and I enjoyed the fairytale-like quality of these stories. But for the most part they just left me feeling oh so sad. Sad that these characters seem to find happiness primarily in Romantic Love, that their lives are on hold until they find Th...
  • Alison
    Jun 18, 2012
    I read Weetzie Bat a while ago and while I didn't completely love it, I wanted to read the rest of the books in the series, so I picked up Dangerous Angels. The first book and its four sequels are compiled here in this omnibus, a term I had never heard of until reading other reviews fo...
  • Ecaterina Burton
    Jan 24, 2013
    Perhaps to today's audience saturated by TV shows like Glee or Gossip Girls and teen novels that cover everything from abusive-human-vampire-werewolf-love-triangles to drugs, what Francesca Lia Block did in this series may not seem revolutionary, but she originally published these book...
  • Karissa
    Dec 30, 2010
    This is the collection of the Weezie Bat Books all into one book. I picked this up because it sounded like an interesting urban fantasy; that wasn't really what it was. This book follows Weezie Bat's family. Each book is done from a different character's point of view. More than any...
  • Stargirl
    Nov 09, 2017
    What a little wonder this book(s) is(are). In a simple yet magical way. And I feel LA is the perfect setting-another character really- for these stories. It broke my heart and gave me hope at the same time. I think my favorite story is Missing Angel Juan, which is a bit weird as it?...
  • kendermouse
    Aug 13, 2013
    IMPORTANT WARNING: If you have trigger issues, ESPECIALLY if they are severe, please see the starred portion of this review below, before you consider the Weetzie Bat books any further. I love these books dearly, but I don't want to feel like I've led someone into severe panic attack...
  • Anna
    Jan 15, 2012
    I don't normally give up on books, something really has to be bad or piss me off for me to put it down and never pick it up again and this book did both. I understand that not all fiction is realistic but as a book aimed at young adults this book encouraged some terrible behaviour and ...
  • Marija
    Dec 15, 2012
    I LOVED THIS SERIES. Francesca Lia Block really is a genius to write such a beautiful series. This is one of the few book series that I have wanted to just jump into and live there. I really loved this series. It was both funny and sad, beautiful and painful, all wrapped up in one glow...
  • Brenna
    Aug 04, 2014
    I am completely in love with the Weetzie Bat books. Francesca Lia Block's writing is breathtakingly gorgeous, profoundly quirky, and lush with sensory detail without being overwhelming. In many places, it reads like a sort of distilled beat poetry suffused with the perfume of Californi...