Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Review: Angelfire

Book: Angelfire
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton


*I received this book for review from NetGalley

Verdict: 4 Thumbs Up

From Good Reads:

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...

he Good:

(1). Will....he is ultra swoonworthy!!! He's probably one of my favorite YA LI's. I totally love how serious he takes his job as Ellie's guardian. I thought he brought the best out of Ellie, and he pushed her to be not only a better warrior--or the warrior she was meant to be, but also to be a better person. His internal struggle between keeping everything "all business" between them was very noble...and very sexy! :)

(2). The action sequences. I haven't read a whole lotta kick ass fight scenes in YA, and Angelfire seriously delivers. Just when you thought Ellie and Will were down for the count, they were back with a vengeance. I love how varied the settings were for the fights as well.

(3). The Angel/Hebrew/Summarian a history fan, I really enjoyed all the mythology and how it all tied in together.

(4). The "not love at first sight" romance between Ellie and Will. It's nice to see their relationship evolve.

The Bad

(1). Sad to say, but a lot of times Ellie. I just couldn't take her personality....she was a little too immature sometimes The excessive obsessing about clothes and cars didn't endear me to her. Really this was only the beginning of the book....the more she remembered her past life, the better she got, lol.

The Daddy factor....just didn't feel like it enhanced the book and some of the scenes. I'm hoping it will be explained in the 2nd Book.

(3). The "Whoa" moment--I can't say too much about this b/c I don't want to spoil it, but I'm not really sure whether I liked or disliked it...still kinda mulling it over and seeing how it will unfold in the second book.

The Ugly

*The Reapers--most def were some pretty hideous and unfortunate creatures!!

So, go forth and read Angelfire when it debuts next month!


Melissa said...

Sounds pretty interesting.