ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton [Review]
One of the things that I love about reading is picking a book not really knowing what to expect, and it’s even better when you end up loving the book.
Well that’s sort of what happened with Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton. Although the book was on my to-read list, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up for a long time if it hadn’t been sent to me for review as part of the HarperTeen’s The Dark Days of Supernatural. And that’s what I call a happy accident. But before I get more into it, what exactly is Angelfire about?
Angelfire is the first book in a trilogy which follows the story of Ellie who finds out on her seventeen-year-old that she is the Preliator, an ancient warrior who fights reapers, creatures that devour humans and send their souls to Hell, and the only one capable of deploying angelfire. That’s not all, her soul keeps getting reincarnated every time she dies, which makes her old, very old, but the thing is she doesn’t seem to be able to remember her past.
Now with the help of her Gardian, the mysterious Will, they will have to prepare in order to defeat a very powerful reaper named Bastian and his plans to bring the End of Days and destroy the Preliator’s soul forever.
Within the first couple of chapters I was sucked into the world of Angelfire and it didn’t disappoint. Between some serious reaper killing action, love story and “regular” teen issues, I loved every second of reading Angelfire.
What I particularly enjoyed about it is that even though Ellie discovers her insane duty, she still worries about movie night with her friends, the fact that she might have to turn down her friend, Landon, who would like to be more than friends, and for Will to discover that her movie collection includes all the High School Musical movies next to Sailor Moon. It gave great balance to the story and more dimension to the character of Ellie.
And then there’s Will. How can you not love him when his favorite food after hundred of years on Earth is root beer float?
And finally, there’s the action. If you write a book about a reaper hunter, I expect some serious action throughout the book, and Angelfire does not disappoint in that area. You want action? You got it.
The best way I can explain Angelfire is that it’s “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” (the TV series) if Buffy slayed reapers and was thousands of years old. Now of course Buffy and Ellie are two different characters, but they are both strong female character that you can relate and look up to. Oh and while we’re on the subject of Buffy, someone needs to make a TV show out of Angelfire, like now, I would be the first in line to watch it.
Oh and did I mention that the story includes an ancient battle between the Angels and the Fallen? Yeah.
In case you didn’t realize, I loved Angelfire and the second book in the series is at the top of my reading list. I highly recommend you check it out, especially if you are a fan of tough female protagonists, action and supernatural. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton is now available in bookstores. You can of course get your copy on Amazon.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books | Pages: 464 | Source: Publisher
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