Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Release Date: February 15th, 2011
Series: Angelfire #1
Number of Pages: 453
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.
I had heard many great reviews about this book, so I really had to pick it up and read it. I was really happy about finally reading it. It was really good. I wasn’t disappointed.
The story was good. I just couldn’t put the book down once I started. I just found it so entertaining. It was funny and I just loved it. The ending was really good, and made me really excited for the sequel. I just can’t wait to read what will happen next.
The characters were really good. Ellie is just really believable to me. She doesn’t just accept whatever she is told about her power and her destiny like some characters seem to do. She is a really normal teenager. Well, except for all the rich thingy. That’s the only thing that annoyed me. Still, I adore Ellie. Then, there’s Will! I completely adore Will. He is just such a nice guy, and OMG I can’t believe that he is that into protecting Ellie. It is kind of cute, kind of creepy, but I loved it anyway.
I really can’t wait to read more from Courtney. It is a really good Debut, and she is an amazing author that I will happily read again and again.
I would give this book a good 4.5/5. If you haven’t read it yet, you should!