Series: AngelFire #1
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Pages: Hardcover, 464 pages
Rating: 4 Excellent book! Go buy it!
Source: Netgalley (ARC)
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When ordinary 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 Angels and the Fallen, and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will, who has been waiting sixty years for her return, reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the onlyone armed with angelfire, and capable of fighting the reapers. He is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Her soul has been reborn againand again over the centuries to fight the reapers, and he's been there for five hundred years to protect and fight alongside her. 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. At the same time, Ellie is falling in love with Will, even though they know their relationship should be impossible.
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 destroy Ellie's soul forever, not to mention the devastating ramifications for human souls. 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
Angelfire is a story about a girl named Ellie, Who seemed to be normal at first but then suddenly she's not. She's a heavenly creature who is repeatedly reincarnated for a very important task that needs to be done from heaven and is destined to fight all the evil creatures from hell.
Intense and deadly action scene with beautiful characters. Wow. The combination of it is perfect. Characters are beautifully made by its own purpose. The main characters are easy to love. I love the pair and their tandem: Will and Ellie and I made a name for them - Willie<3. I love Will's mockery which Ellie find annoying. I also love the secondary characters: Kate who I think is the great friend for Ellie who actually will do anything for here even though she has no idea of what's going on but just trusted her friend. I also love both Nathaniel and Laurel that I wanted them to end up together no matter what. And Cadan, Cadan, Cadan. The Angel in disguise. He remains a mystery to me. I don’t know where he truly stands and who. Is he an enemy or a friend? ohhh how I love to see more of him in the next series.
The action scenes are detailed and more explained to the point that you find yourself imagining the next scene and day dream that you are fighting along with them. You can feel Ellie's emotion as she struggled to accept what she really is destined to be and has always been.
The Pace is slow that in some times you'll find it boring to continue esp. that Courtney made sure that her reader is well informed about world she created. So you'll find a lot details or long explanations but that's cool. The ending was a cliff hanger! and thats the reason why I gave it 4 hmmp!. But a good closure is what Im really looking for in a good book ^^.