Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Angelfire- Courtney Allison Moulton

Hello! It is day 3 of my ARCs review week! I was thrilled that I had to opportunity to read this before it is released!

Title: Angelfire
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Rating: 4.5
Cover rating: 5
Description: 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.
Ellie is a badass. There is no question about that. I adore her character, she's strong, fearless, but still a teenage girl at heart. When her past is revealed she doesn't believe it. She tries everything in her power to write it off as a dream. I LOVED that, because I honestly think that so many novels the characters just so easily accept their fate. And, well, let's be honest. Teenagers? Accepting a fate designed for them without a say? Yeah, just not going to happen. I admired that she was reluctant to believe. And, after she did accept her badass nature, she still didn't change. She was fun, funny, sarcastic, and a girl.
Will is so sexy. Those eyes. Oh my goodness, saaaa-woooooon. He is so protective of Ellie, but he still pushes her buttons. He's a little odd and doesn't exactly fit in. He's so mysterious. You think you have him figured out? You don't. I promise. He's so mysterious and sexy. It's difficult to review him without giving a lot away. He's full of surprises. He's sweet and lovely though. And crush worthy.
I think it's so interesting how concepts of angels, demons, and all the things that go along with it are interpreted in so many ways in different novels. The same names and concepts come up, but they ideas are drastically different. This is a wonderful read that I highly recommend. I think it will be one of the most talked about books of 2011.