Author: COURTNEY A. MOULTON
Genre: YA URBAN FANTASY/ SUSPENSE
Published: February 2011, KATHERINE TEGAN BOOKS/ HARPERCOLLINS
I received this book for review from STAR BOOK TOURS
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...
ANGELFIRE delivers one kick-ass heroine in Ellie. I definitely feel that the phrase "strong female main character" is over-used and mis-used. It can devalue the true strong female character. And, that character can be found within the pages of this awesome book.
Imagine having horrible nightmares of your own death. They get more graphic and scary the closer you get to your birthday, and then BAM! you are told that you are the mighty Preliator, a demonic-reaper slayer. A person that wields the powerful angelfire, and a fearsome warrior for man-kind. WHAT!? That would kind of be my reaction.
But, this is the character that Courtney A. Moulton has created. This is Ellie. She fights for her life and the continuation of humanity at night, then uses that same determination to get through high school during the day. What makes Moulton such a fabulous writer is that she makes Ellie balance these two things. She includes humor, danger, fear, horrific monsters, snark, and pulse-pounding action within the pages of this book.
ANGELFIRE is a fast ride, an intense read, and I wanted it to go on long after the last page. Luckily for me, and all of the other fans of Moulton's novel, there will be more to come. Ellie and Will are returning to fight more reapers, and I for one, can't wait.
4.5/5 for plot
5/5 for characters
4/5 for language
My Rating: 13.5/15 Must Read
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