Thursday, March 10, 2011

ARC Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Series: Angelfire, Book #1

Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance

Released: Date: February 2011

Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books

Author Website:

Format I Read: ARC ebook

Pages: 464

Source: Net Galley

Reading Challenge: Debut Author Reading Challenge, Kick Ass Heroine Reading Challenge

Read an excerpt
Book Blurb
When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once.

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

My Thoughts
I am always interested in reading different takes on the origins of angels so when I read the summary for Angelfire, I knew I would love it. The cover was also an attention getter.

I thought the story was interesting and full of plot twists. It was slow one minute and fast paced the next. The romance was predictable but still had me speed reading to see how their relationship would play out.

Ellie and Will are my new Buffy and Angel. She’s a kick ass slayer when she’s in her zone and he’s the tortured soul trying hard not to succumb to his own personal darkness. I could tell from the first moment Will popped on the scene that there was more between them than their mission. Of course he was in love with her but their relationship was beyond complicated. And for me, complicated love is the best to read about because the characters go through so much just to prove that they belong together. Will and Ellie had centuries to figure it out, but the greater good always came first.

The only thing I didn’t like about the story was the father and his attitude. I think I know what’s going on with him and hopefully it will be discussed later. I am anxiously awaiting the second book to confirm my suspicions. Overall, this was a very good debut from Courtney Allison Moulton and I am counting the days until I can get my hands on the next in this awesome new series.

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Four flowers of love-really liked it and would recommend it

Other Books In This Series:
Wings Of The Wicked, Book #2 (Coming in 2012)
Hymn To The Fallen, Book #3 (Coming in 2013)

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