Monday, February 6, 2012

Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton

Title: Angelfire (Angelfire #1)
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Release date: February 15, 2011
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Pages: 453
Source: Publisher

First there are nightmares.
Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.
When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie’s power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie’s memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt.
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Courtney Allison Moulton’s debut novel introduces a world of reapers, angels, and one seemingly human teenage girl. The story is probably one of the most unique stories I have read and I was hooked from the beginning.

Ellie was a bit of a wimp at first but that quickly changed.  I had heard that she was a great heroine but I didn’t know how true that was until I read the book.  Ellie was badass!  She was fierce, brave, protective, and courageous yet she still had her scared and vulnerable moments.  She was very real.  Will was dark, mysterious, and a but moody but he quickly grew on me.  He was just as fierce as Ellie and they were great together.  Neither of them overshadowed the other.  Kate, Nathaniel, and Lauren were also fabulous characters.  Yay for best friends who don’t backstab you!

The plot of Angelfire was extremely fast-paced.  Ellie is thrown into this world of reapers and she doesn’t get a training period.  These guys are out to get her and they are EVIL!  There is a ton of action and I really think this book could appeal to both guys and girls because of that.  =)

Overall, Angelfire is a must-read, in my opinion.  I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to read it!

Rating: A

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11 Comments

  1. Hazal

    This book does sound a little like both the Soul Screamers and Fallen series put together so it doesn’t sound too unique but nevertheless I love the sound of it so much, I will definitely look out for it. Anything to do with powerful females attracts me really!

  2. Christina Kit.

    I really like that she started out a bit of a wimp, like most of us would! Love how she still was vulnerable, that her badassness didn’t strip her of emotions.

    It’s awesome the world is unique!

    Lovely review 🙂

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