Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allsion Moulton

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (February 15, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0062002325
ISBN-13: 978-0062002327

                        4 Butterflies

Product Description:

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.
My Thoughts:

Angelfire was a unique story that was gripping and suspenseful, yet sweet and romantic as well.  It was well rounded and kept my attention throughout.  I really liked the storyline of a young girl being brought into her powers to fight these creatures, finding out she is someone who is helping in the ultimate battle of good verses evil.

Ellie was an interesting character.  She was very vulnerable and flawed, yet she could turn into this amazing fighting machine with a single minded purpose that kicks major butt.  There were times that she was slightly annoying, but those moments were definitely outweighed by the moments she was amazing me.  Will was swoon-worthy and definitely made my heart skip a few beats.  He was so loyal and strong and hot!  YUM!  I need a Will that is all my own!

The only thing I didn't love about the book was that I would have liked a little closure before the end of the book.  I love series, and don't mind cliffhangers, but I still like at least part of a story, or some threads of the story, to be brought to a close each book.  This one didn't really have an ending to any of the threads, it's just all kind of left in the open for future books in the series.  That being said, I simply can't wait to find out where this series will go with book 2 and how the characters, relationships, and battle will develop.
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  1. The cliffhanger was a little upsetting I agree. Especially in book 1! It was way too soon to dash our hopes and leave us hanging right after the introductions! Great review!

  2. I loved this book, but I agree with you on the ending. I CANNOT wait for the second book. Thanks for the review!

  3. Nice review. I didn't like it as much as you did, though I didn't dislike it either. I guess I feel neutral about this book.

  4. I unfortunately couldn't get into this one but I'm happy that you liked it!

  5. Yeah, I didn't like it as much as you either. But the fight scenes were kick ass! The end was disappointing, I agree. I'm glad you liked it a bit more then I did!


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