Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Title: Angelfire

Author: Courtney Allison Moulton

Series: Angelfire#1

Publisher: Harper Collins

How obtained: E-book

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.
Absolutely Ah-mazing. I actually stayed up until 2 trying to get through it the day I got it but I couldn't keep myself awake so I finished reading it this morning, the second day I have it. I usually write reviews on books that I've read and totally adore. And i totally adore Angelfire alright. When it first came out I entered a few giveaways but haven't had the luck to win it.

It was worth waiting for though.

Ellie, our red headed heroine is something more than human. But, she keeps all her human characteristics. She's so strong and powerful but she is also very realisitc. She has her love and compassion and she's been able to keep all that in sight. I can just imagine her swords engulfed in angelfire. Deadly but pretty, really nice touch on Ms. Courtney Allison Moulton's part. She got me hooked on Ellie and Will from the second chapter.

I don't know why I always get more interested and excited when archangels,demons and in this case reapers are mentioned. I don't know about you, but whenever I end up reading about a "Will" he's smoking hot and a bad ass. Yay for us! :]

I like the talk about the souls. Its really cool how Elli's soul has been reincarnated so many times. Everytime she dies her body may be destroyed but her soul stays the same and her memories from thousands or even hundred of years come back to her.

I want to share on of my favorite lines

As I swing a third time, he grabbed my wrist. "Thats enough hitting," he growled. "You don't exactly hit like a girl, you know."                           

I would tell you the page it is on in the book but the e-book format is usually not parallel to the paper version.
Theres not a lot to say about Angelfire because i'm still in shock at how wonderfully the book was written. I can't wait for the sequels, they're coming out this year!

I give Angelfire 10/10. Because I seriously think the book deserved it and so does the author. As a debut novel, she really kicked off with a awesome book. I can't wait for what comes next.

Read up a storm! <3~


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Jeff Rivera said...

Nice and unique story. A book mixed with lots of mythology and adventure. A mush have book for book collectors. Thanks for the post!