Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review: Angelfire (Angelfire #1) By: Courtney Ann Moulton

Title: Angelfire (Angelfire #1)
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Published: February 15th, 2011
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

First there are nightmares.
Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.
When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt.
Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember

 My Thoughts:

Angelfire was packed with action, and that was one of the things I loved from Moulton's great storytelling.  I have to admit that I didn't love this book as much as I wanted to but, I don't think it was anything lacking in the book, I am just over angels. Because of the amount of YA books on this subject it takes something amazing for me to really love it.

Ellie is just your average teen girl, she has a great group of friends that have their rituals like Friday night movies and they stick together through everything. Until one day at school Ellie spots Will and when she sees him it's like she knows him, he seems familiar to her and he stands out from the crowd. As Ellie's seventeenth birthday approaches she is having terrible nightmares of demons haunting her dreams and keep her awake at night. That all changes when she decides to take a late night walk on her birthday, Will is their just hanging around on her street, protecting her from the demons that haunt her and want to destroy her,  with a touch of his hand he awakens ancient powers inside of Ellie that she never knew existed. Just like that she knows exactly what she must do, she knows how to fight along with the help of her trusty swords filled  with Angelfire, she and Will are unstoppable. 

Our main  character Ellie was hard for me to fall in love and connect with, there wasn't anything wrong with her but, she was trying to find out who she is throughout the book and piece together all of the memories of her past, and find out who she is which made it hard to completely connect with  her.  The one other thing that left me wondering was Ellie's dad I kept feeling like there was something that I was missing  and I kept expecting to find out I was right but, we never do but, I was hoping that maybe sometime in the series we do, guess I will have to keep reading to find out.

Overall, I really enjoyed the face paced and action packed story of Angelfire but because of the flood  of angels in YA it's really hard to impress me and to read something that I fall in love with. I am still curious about  where the  series   will go and maybe eventually I will continue reading the series.

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  1. I'm glad you liked this one! I hate when I can't connect with a character, so I totally am with you there, but at least there was a reason that she seemed a little distant at times. The plot sounds really great though; the plot's the biggest part for me and I NEED to have a strong plot so I may be picking this one up soon if just for how action-packed you said it was :)

    Great review, Kristin!

  2. I haven't read a book with loads of action in it for ages! I feel starved :P I might try reading this!

  3. I totally agree with you. I'm Angelled out!! Too many books now sneak them in and it's getting boring. I also didn't really connect with the main character although I loved the action. Fab review!!

    Charlotte @ Bookworm Blogger

  4. Glad to hear you liked this one! I've had it on my shelf for so long and just never got to it. Thanks for the great review!

  5. I thought something was up with Ellie's dad but I didn't enjoy this first book so I never read on to the second book to find out if there was going to be more.

  6. You might like to try Paul Weston's new series, The Rephaim. Shadows is the first one and the second is Haze.

  7. Just picked up the Temple Wars book! Book 1 is fascinating and had me engaged from page one! You guys should check it out! Temple Wars


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