Monday, March 14, 2011

Angelfire: Review

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you're having a good start to your week, I know I am. Here's a review thats a tad bit late. Sorry about that.
Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)Angelfire
By: Courtney Allison Moulton
Publisher: Harperteen
Thanks to Harperteen and Netgalley for letting me read this book. 

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.

Review:

The dramatic mystifying cover captures your attention. It makes it look like an exciting action book, which it is. The cover stays true to the story and doesn't miss lead you.  The girl on the cover is Ellie, the main character of the book. She is one of those main characters that you wish you could be like. She knew what she wanted and what she believed in it. I also liked that she didn't jump right into things.

Then there’s the mysterious Will. He just shows up in Ellie’s life and at first I didn't really know what do make of him. H tells Ellie that she is a warrior who is reincarnated over and over again. But it seems like something is starting to go wrong this time. She isn't remembering everything. 

The whole book was gripping and exciting. Every time you turned around there were gory battles, or thrilling practices. The only time you got a break from it was during the romantic tension that was so thick you could have cut through it. It was almost impossible to stop reading.

 My favorite part of the book was that Ellie actually acted like a teenager. She wasn't like a 30 year old in a 17 year old body. She wanted to go to parties and hang out with her friends. Ellie was believable. She had crushes (the hot hot hot Will) a best friend, and a so-so relationship with her dad. She was human (well acted like it) and that’s what made the book so good. This is another must read book for 2011 but it seems like they all are so far. 

--Danielle

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