Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Friday April 8, 2011

by Courtney Allison Moulton
February 15, 2011
by HarperCollins
Goodreads 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.

Pontifications...Ellie has gone most of her life believing she is pretty much just your average American girl...but she was a big way! First she notices a cute guy who ALWAYS seems to be there when she turns around and the dreams...they are vivid and seem so real. 

Soon Ellie finds out that she is a Preliator, an ancient warrior created by Angelic origins and who basically lives forever. When she meets Will and turns seventeen she starts to remember her past lives and what her duties as a Preliator exactly entail. 

There is a lot of action as Ellie battles her foes and discovers more about her past. Will doesn't immediately reveal all the details about what has transpired between the two of them in the past and that just plays out on the anticipation of the reader finding out!

I've heard a lot of different things about this book but I'm telling you right now anyone who likes a good romance with lots of tension between the boy and girl in question, well then they will like this book. Of course there is the whole ancient warrior thing and the mystery of Ellie's past is intriguing but what it all comes down to is the chemistry between Ellie and Will and there is plenty of it!

There is some mention of drinking and partying and the fight scenes are a wee bit bloody so I'll have to say this book is best for 8th graders (14 yrs) and up!


Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiner's Book Blog) said...

I really enjoyed this one, thanks for the reviwe.
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

YA Book Queen said...

This one sounds like an intriguing book, I'll definitely try to check it out next time I'm at the library :)

Great review!