Book Review: Angelfire

Angelfire #1
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Pages: 464 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Published: February 15th 2011
Review Source: NetGalley and HarperCollins

This book started and maintained a slow pace for me, even though it has tons of action and violence. What kept it somewhat slow for me was that I felt lost through the story. So much to understand but no answers really explained. The characters are good and have a lot of potential to be great, especially the main character of the book Ellie. The flashbacks and dreams are over powering the story. The mythology is Great. I think the violence could have been toned down for being a YA. This is basically a story about Good vs. Evil.

Ellie the main character is fun to read, she has to learn to embrace her powers and actually by the end of the book she is still learning to. Being that she see Reapers, she has too fight off horrible creatures. You learn more about Ellie once she is brought together with Will. He is the typical sarcastic guy with some grumpiness on the side. Will of course loves Ellie, he is her guardian. He goes above and beyond to protect Ellie. This definitely not your normal paranormal Angels story, the book does leave you ready for the second book with tons of questions be be answered.

Summary: This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action. 

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.

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