Monday, February 7, 2011

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulten

I'm going to start a new format for my reviews, and we will see where that takes us! I'm also going to stop writing my own summaries.

Title: Angelfire
Author: Courtney Allison Moulten
Publisher: HarperCollins/ Katherine Teagen Books
Publication Date: Febuaray 15
Recieved from: NetGalley

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 was expecting so much more from Angelfire than what was delivered. And sadly by the end of this book I found myself really disappointed.

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I expected a really good plot, that would make me want to read to the very end and keep those pages flipping. And I didn't get that. I found myself bored for most of the book and wishing I could read something else. The only reason I even finished it was because I had already invested so much of my time in it.

There was action, and I consider myself an action fan but I just felt so disconnected and out of it when Ellie and Will were fighting. It just felt weird or maybe even awkward.

And Will drove me nuts. I don't want to spoil anything but he just did.

I really liked Ellie. She was relatable and a sweet girl. Who had some crazy powers but still relatable.

And was this book anticlimactic...? I was expecting something big and then they just do something that I don't want to tell you I won't spoil the book. But it was pretty lame.

I'm going to end it here but I feel really, really bad about giving a bad review. There were some high points but there was also some low points. It was a decent debut.



Jessica said...

I read this one too and only liked it slightly like you did. It was just an okay read for me.

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