Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books

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Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books

by Francesca Lia Block

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 20, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books is rated 4.8235 out of 5 by 17.

Love is a dangerous angel.

In five luminous novels, acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block spins a saga of interwoven lives and beating hearts. These postmodern fairy tales take us to a magical Los Angeles, a place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 in

Published: September 20, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062007408

ISBN - 13: 9780062007407

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking!! This is the first book I ever read by Francesca Lia Block, and from that point on, I was hooked. She has such a unique way of writing and she's super descriptive, which is something I love in books. Like one other comment said, I felt like I could see, smell and taste the food she describes. I thought the storylines were great in each book, although I think Witch Baby is my favourite.
Date published: 2012-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful. One of my favorite books..... I have recently read Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block and have since been in love with her writing. So unique and lyrical, dark and strange and just....beautiful. My favorite story in the book was 'Missing Angel Juan', Witch Baby's last book. Its about Wich Baby's journey in New York as she searches for her love, for Angel Juan. Now whether she finds him or not, I won't say, but she does discover the dark and dangerous city of New York, her phantom, slinkster cool granfather, and most importantly, she finds herself. I loved Block's descriptions of the cold city filled with darkness and magic, of Witch Baby's heartache and love for Angel Juan. Along with Missing Angel Juan I also enjoyed Cherokee's story, 'Cherokee and the Goat Guys'. In this one, Cherokee, her boyfriend Raphael Jah-Love, and Witch Baby and Angel Juan start a band. With the help of Coyote and some gifts from the earth (the feather wings for Witch Baby, the Goat pants for Raphael...) they become a hit, but swept up into the life of drugs, alchohol and music, they soon learn that they are not ready for the power of these gifts and the fame it brought them. Francesca doesn't shy away from homosexuality, aids, sex and real life. Her writing is always sensual and real, but lyrical and magic at the same time. She makes me envy the characters who get to live in this slinkster cool, L.A. world. Who have Angel Juans and dance to reggae and hold powwows in their backyard. Who live "....in their silly-sand topped house in the land of skating hamburgers and flying toupees and Jah-Love blonde Indians".I highly recommend this book (Dangerous Angels). It is under the YA category (though Im not sure why) but is for adults too.
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A strange new take on magic...... (small spoilers) and Im not sure if I liked it. The book was a collection of 5 books all related to the main character Weetzie Bat. The beginning was great but then things started to spiral out of control and it just got really weird. I found the writing to be sloppy and detached. There was no real climax to the story and things just went from one to the next without any real explanation. I wouldn't recommend this book because it just isn't a well written novel IMO. The characters were beyond unrealistic and like I said there was no real plot or climax.
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical This book has so much influence on me now it makes me see the magic in every day life. Francesca Lia Block can describe food so well that you can smell taste and feel full after reading about it. I recommend this book to everyone!
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDEFULLY AWESOME This book was absolutely amazing! I recomend that everyone gets it!
Date published: 2004-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchanting This book would have to be one of my favorite books I have ever read. I used to hate reading, then I read this book, and I have fallen in love with reading. It's a must read!!
Date published: 2001-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super cool this book is the BEST book i have ever read. its lovely and cool and is strangely romantic and beautiful. its writen so well and has everything i could want in it. jet black mohawks to surfing. its awsome
Date published: 2001-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dangerous, indeed. Just the fact that the book is about love should be enough to make you put it down. But it isn't. It's romantic without being corny. I am tempted to say it's a beautiful novel with a personal, sentimental message. But then, I'd have to excuse myself to go throw up. Besides, a comment like that wouldn't do this work justice. It's eccentric and sensual. Go buy it.
Date published: 2000-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic This may sound like an overstatement but it's the truth: After I read this book, I felt like I was reborn. I know see the magic and beauty of everyday life. This book is brilliantly written and beautiful in every way.
Date published: 2000-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dangerous Angels, Amazing!!! I really enjoyed reading about all the different people in the story, and following the younger people,Cherokee, Witch Baby, Angel Juan, and Rapheal grow up. I thought this was the best book I've ever read and I especially liked the style of writing like how Francesca Lia Block really brought out each characters moods and feelings towards themselves and others. Finally I hope to get the other books written by Francesca Lia Block. Thanx! Buh-Bye
Date published: 2000-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dangerous Angels In the books of Dangerous Angels Francesca Lia Block spins a world of beauty and detail in which the senses are charged, the imagination soars with the possibilities of the every day and the magic of life. In reading the adventures of Weezy, Witch Baby, Cheroke and company one is being taken into the their own world and shown it's true beauty, then cast back into life to enjoy it.
Date published: 2000-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dangerous Angels In the books of Dangerous Angels Francesca Lia Block spins a world of beauty and detail in which the senses are charged, the imagination soars with the possibilities of the everyday and the magic of life. In reading the adventures of Weezy, Witch Baby, Cheroke and company, one is being taken into the their own world and shown it's true beauty, then cast back into life to enjoy it.
Date published: 2000-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The Weetzie Bat books have to be just about the best books I've ever read. The modern fairy tales Francesca Lia Block creates with her incredible imagination surpass any other author I've ever read. I recommend this book to anyone with a great imagination.
Date published: 2000-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome series This book is a great combination, i was thrilled that i got it for Christmas, it helps you to understand what us teenagers go through each day! For me my idol is Francesca lia block, she writes in teen language so we can understand easier, her books to me are mesmerizing and fun too.
Date published: 2000-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dangeorus Angels After reading this book I deemed it my most favorite book I have ever read. It has incredible stories in it, from an incredible author. The stories are so new and so different. They are not at all like anything I've ever read before. The stories are like a real life fairy tale and they are so believeable and have events that are dealt with in everyday life in them. I definately recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a different style of book to read!
Date published: 1999-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK!!! If you love realistic fiction you will LOVE this book... impossible to keep your eyes off it!!! Once you start you can not stop!
Date published: 1999-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dangerous angels the dangerous angels series was a very well written piece of work that i am sure many peole will enjoy. if you read it and enjoy it read other books by her because she is a very talented writer.
Date published: 1999-04-05

– More About This Product –

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books

by Francesca Lia Block

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 in

Published: September 20, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062007408

ISBN - 13: 9780062007407

About the Book

Available for the first time in a single volume, these postmodern fairy tales chronicle the thin line between fear and desire, cutting loose and holding on in a world where everyone is vulnerable to the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all--love.

From the Publisher

Love is a dangerous angel.

In five luminous novels, acclaimed writer Francesca Lia Block spins a saga of interwoven lives and beating hearts. These postmodern fairy tales take us to a magical Los Angeles, a place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.

About the Author

Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat, Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, thecollection of stories Blood Roses, the poetry collection How to (Un)Cage a Girl, the novel The Waters & the Wild, the illustrated novella House of Dolls, and the gothic vampire romance Pretty Dead. Her work is published around the world.

Editorial Reviews

"Transcendent." (New York Times Book Review)

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17